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 name: Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre (current name)
City: Sydney, Australia
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

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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