• College Football University of California Golden Bears v Hawaii Rainbow Warriors Sat 27 Aug

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Sydney Cup

COLLEGE Football is heading to Sydney with the opening game of the 2016 NCAA College Football Championships to be played at ANZ Stadium on Saturday 27 August.

The University of California Golden Bears and the University of Hawaii Rainbow Warriors will face off in the first American Football action on Australian soil since 1999. 

Make sure you're part of the action at this historic, must-see event at ANZ Stadium!

Event Schedule

Time Activity
10:30AM Gates Open
12:00PM College Football Sydney Cup commences
3:30PM Match concludes (approx).
Seating Plan


Before the game there will also be pop-up food and beverage stalls so fans can soak in the atmosphere ahead of Gates Open at 10:30am. 



Fans will be able to embrace all things College Football with an exciting, American-style menu on offer inside the Stadium. The specialty items include:

  • 2ft-long hotdogs;
  • Cal bear burger with beef patties, lettuce, tomato, bacon, caramelized onions, pickles & cheese;
  • Hawaii chicken burger with tomato, pineapple, cheese, bacon, lettuce & chili;
  • Nathans hot dogs with the lot;
  • Chilli Bean Corn Chips Corn chips topped with chilli bean salsa made from mixed beans, homemade bbq sauce and brisket burnt ends;
  • Cape Byron Angus beef brisket roll Texas style 12 hr slow cooked brisket served on fresh milk bun with dry slaw and homemade tangy bbq sauce;
  • Hot butter corn on the cob;
  • Salt crusted pretzels;
  • Buckets of warm popcorn and candy floss
  • Krispy Krème doughnuts;
  • Cinnamon churros with chocolate sauce;
  • American candy


Child price is applicable to children aged 4 years to 16 years at the date of purchase. A child aged 4 years or over will need to have a ticket purchased for them to enter the venue. There are no child prices available in Platinum & Gold seating. A child 3 or under is admitted free into the venue only if they do not take up a dedicated seat.

Must have documentation to support a concession entitlement is required at the point of purchase. Concession ticket holders are asked to note they will also be required to provide the same documentation upon entry to the venue. There are no concession prices available in Platinum & Gold seating

  • Full time Australian Student Cardholder. Must have photo ID.
  • Department of Veteran Affairs & TPI
  • Commonwealth Senior Health Card
  • Pensioner Concession Card
  • International Student cards are not valid





  • Tickets for the College Football Sydney Cup do not include an entitlement for travel on public transport services. Patrons will need to tap your Opal card on and off on your journey to and from the game.
  • Patrons are encouraged to take advantage of the direct service trains in operation for this event.
  • With a large crowd expected and conflicting events in the precinct, it is best to leave the car at home, but if you do intend to drive, it is important to pre-book parking via the Sydney Olympic Park Authority website here.
  • Plan your trip on public transport via the Transport for College Football Sydney Cup game day event page here.


The closest train station to ANZ Stadium is Olympic Park Station.

Getting to the Stadium:

  • A Direct service from Central to Olympic Park will run every seven (7) to eight (8) minutes from 1000 until 1200, stopping at Redfern, Strathfield then Olympic Park.
  • Another direct service from Blacktown to Olympic Park will run every ten (10) minutes from 1000 until 1200, stopping at Seven Hills, Westmead, Parramatta, Granville, Lidcombe then Olympic Park.
  • Alternatively, you can catch a train to Lidcombe and head to Platform Zero for a direct service to Olympic Park running regularly throughout the day.


Getting home from the Stadium:

  • Direct services back to Central will leave Olympic Park every five (5) minutes between 1500 and 1830, stopping at Strathfield and Redfern then Central.
  • Additional services to Blacktown will leave Olympic Park approximately every ten (10) minutes from 1500 until 1830, stopping at Lidcombe, Granville, Parramatta, Westmead, Seven Hills and Blacktown.

For further timetable information, click here.



Trackwork is taking place on the following lines during the event and may affect how you travel:

  • T1 North Shore, Northern & Western Line - Buses replace T1 Western Line trains between Penrith and Blacktown.
  • Blue Mountains Line - Buses replace trains between Lithgow and Blacktown and between Bathurst and Central.
  • South Coast Line - Buses replace trains between Bomaderry and Kiama.

For the latest and most appropriate information, check trackwork service updates or use the Trip Planner.



Sydney Buses will operate to a normal weekend timetable.

  • Route 525 runs between Parramatta and Burwood via Sydney Olympic Park.
  • Route 526 runs from the Sydney Olympic Park Ferry Wharf to Olympic Park.

Use the Transport NSW Trip Planner to help plan your journey. It will give you up-to-date train and bus timetable information. Click here for more information 


With other events occurring in the Sydney Olympic Park precinct, fans are encouraged to leave the car at home and take advantage of the direct train services in operation for the event. All fans who plan to drive should pre-book their parking to guarantee a spot for the game.

You can pre-book parking via:

  • Sydney Olympic Park Authority: Print your ticket at home by clicking here. Please note: pre-booked parking tickets cannot be booked on the day of the event.
  • Ticketek: Order your tickets by clicking here or calling 132 849. Please note: These can only be collected from Ticketek agencies. 


If you’re planning on driving to the game, allow plenty of extra travel time as heavy traffic is expected on roads approaching Sydney Olympic Park.

If you do decide to drive, the below routes are advised and can help minimise traffic issues:

  • From the NORTH: Through Top Ryde, take Victoria Rd and then Silverwater Rd and Holker Street to Sydney Olympic Park;
  • From the SOUTH: Turn onto Parramatta Road then Hill Road to Sydney Olympic Park;
  • From the EAST: Take Parramatta Road then Birnie Avenue or Hill Road. If you are driving along Victoria Road, consider taking Silverwater Road then Holker Street.
  • From the WEST: Turn onto Silverwater Road then Holker Street or turn onto Hill Road, and then to Sydney Olympic Park.


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