• BLEDISLOE GOLD: FANS TURN ANZ STADIUM INTO BOGY GROUND FOR ALL BLACKS

16 Aug 2016

  • 70,000 fans expected to witness Saturday night’s opening Bledisloe Cup Test at ANZ Stadium;
  • Strong home town support has turned ANZ Stadium into a fortress for the Wallabies – making it the All Blacks’ most unproductive ground in world Rugby;
  • A huge pre-game party is planned for 4pm with 50m bar, live entertainment and more;
  • Fans are strongly encouraged to take advantage of public transport included in tickets to the game. 

Julian Keith

SYDNEY’S ANZ Stadium has been revealed as the All Blacks’ most unsuccessful venue in world Rugby with passionate Wallabies fans turning the Olympic stadium into Fortress Sydney.

Despite their dominance in international Rugby, the All Blacks will go into Saturday night’s opening Bledisloe Cup Test with a lowly win ratio of just 47%, compared to their lofty 85% strike-rate at other major world venues.

Since the Stadium opened in 1999, the Kiwis have managed just seven wins, seven losses and a draw – and they will enter the game knowing they haven’t won at ANZ Stadium since 2013.

The sea of gold filling the stands has made ANZ Stadium a hostile environment for the visiting All Blacks with the passionate Gold Brigade – the most vocal of Wallabies supporters – in the northern stands at the heart of the atmosphere.

Head here for tickets and be part of the passionate Bledisloe Crowd.

Sydney Olympic Park will be a sea of gold with about 70,000 fans expected to flow into the precinct on Saturday for a 4pm start to a pre-event party.

With live entertainment, a monster marquee and 50m bar, pop-up cafes and the entire precinct bathed in gold there’ll be no better way to start the sporting feast than the party rockin’ and rollin’ outside ANZ Stadium.

The Stadium will have a golden halo as projections light up Sydney’s Olympic venue and other buildings in the precinct, including Olympic Park Station.

Fans are strongly encouraged to take advantage of the cost of public transport being included in all tickets to the Bledisloe Cup game. For all the details check out the Transport NSW page here

If driving to the event, it is essential you pre-book your parking at Sydney Olympic Park. Go here to book your parking.

Proud Wallabies fans, this is your time! Your nation needs you to bolster Fortress ANZ Stadium on Saturday.

With the Bledisloe Cup game fast approaching – plus finals footy, the historic first Sydney Derby between Western Sydney Wanderers and Sydney FC in October, plus two Arsenal FC blockbusters in 2017 – there is no better time to join as an ANZ Stadium Member. Click here for more information. With guaranteed seating, you'll have prime views, access to exclusive areas and VIP Dining at all events.

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