Awnings were also added over the north and south stands, which allows most of the seating to be undercover.The stadium was also engineered along sustainable lines for example with the low use of steel in the roof structure in comparison to the Olympic stadiums of Athens and Beijing.New South Wales Blues (State of Origin) (1999–present ) Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs (NRL) (1999–present) South Sydney Rabbitohs (NRL) (2006–present) New South Wales Waratahs (Super Rugby) (2009–present) St George Illawarra Dragons (NRL) (2008, 2014–2017) New South Wales cricket team Sydney Swans (AFL) (2002–2015) Sydney Thunder (BBL) (2012–2015) GWS Giants (AFL) (2012–2013) Wests Tigers (NRL) (2005–08, 2014–present) Western Sydney Wanderers (A-League) (2016–present) Parramatta Eels (NRL) (2017–present) Stadium Australia, commercially known as ANZ Stadium and formerly as Telstra Stadium, is a multi-purpose stadium located in the Sydney Olympic Park, in Sydney, Australia.
On 9 June 1999, the stadium hosted its first ever State of Origin series game between New South Wales and Queensland.
The match, Game 2 of the three game series, saw the record Origin attendance in Sydney when 88,336 saw the Blues christen their new home with a 12-8 win.
The attendance broke the Origin attendance record of 87,161 set at the Melbourne Cricket Ground for Game 2 of the 1994 series.
On 7 August 1999, a National Football League (American Football) exhibition game called the American Bowl was played between the Denver Broncos and the San Diego Chargers, bringing home former Australian Football League player Darren Bennett, the Chargers' punter.
The event attracted a virtual capacity crowd of 82,698.
The 1999 Bledisloe Cup rugby union match between the Australian Wallabies and the New Zealand All Blacks attracted a then-world record rugby union crowd of 107,042.
Australia won the match 3–2 in front of a crowd of 88,101.
Stadium Australia also played host to the national side's historic playoff win over Uruguay in November 2005, a victory which granted Australia FIFA World Cup qualification for only the second time in the country's history.
The Broncos won the game 20–17 in front of 73,811 spectators.