Sydney International Aquatic Centre

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Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre
SIAC, SOPAC
Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre.jpg
Aerial view of the Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre
Building information
Full name Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre (current name)
Former name Sydney International Aquatic Centre (previous name)
City Sydney, Australia (Map)
Coordinates 33°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
Capacity 10,000
Built April 1992
Opened August 1994
Architect(s) COX Architecture
Home club(s) SOPAC Swimming Club
Pool
Length 50 metres (160 ft)
Lanes 10 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]

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References[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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