Sydney International Aquatic Centre

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Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre
Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre.jpg
Aerial view of the Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre
Building information
Full nameSydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre (current name)
Former nameSydney International Aquatic Centre (previous name)
CitySydney, Australia (Map)
Coordinates33°51′1″S 151°4′7″E / 33.85028°S 151.06861°E / -33.85028; 151.06861Coordinates: 33°51′1″S 151°4′7″E / 33.85028°S 151.06861°E / -33.85028; 151.06861
BuiltApril 1992
OpenedAugust 1994
Architect(s)COX Architecture
Home club(s)SOPAC Swimming Club
Length50 metres (160 ft)
Lanes10 lanes

The Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre (SOPAC) is a swimming venue located in the Sydney Olympic Park in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Built in 1994, the SOPAC was a major venue for the 2000 Summer Olympics as it hosted the swimming, diving, synchronized swimming, the medal events for water polo, and the swimming portion of the modern pentathlon competitions.[1]

The stadium currently holds 10,000 people. Capacity was boosted to 17,000 during the 2000 Summer Olympics. It is Australia's largest swimming arena.[citation needed]

2013 fire[edit]

In October 2013, a large blaze ripped through the centre's carpark, destroying more than 40 cars, one motorcycle and forcing 1,500 people to evacuate.[2]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ 2000 Summer Olympics official report. Volume 1. p. 386.
  2. ^ Blaze rips through Sydney carpark. 3 News NZ. 14 October 2013.

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