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Sports Fans Rejoice
It’s officially game time at Allianz Stadium!
After years of hard work, the Allianz Stadium is welcoming fans back this September, kicking off with three epic sporting events over five days.
Before we embark on the next chapter for Sydneys sport and entertainment scene, it’s time to look back at some of the most memorable sporting moments that occurred at the Sydney Football Stadium.
Let’s take a look back..
Beating the World Champions
July 14th, 1988
The Socceroos secured themselves a spot in the finals after defeating the reigning world champions, Argentina 4-1 in the Bicentennial Gold Cup.
Still to this date, it remains one of the Socceroos greatest triumphs!
Catch more Soccer rivalry this month at the SFS as the Commonwealth Bank Matildas take on Canada Tuesday 6th September.
The Greatest Grand Final Ever
September 24th, 1989
Many argue this is the greatest grand final played of all time!
The Tigers were chasing their first premiership since 1969, The Raiders their first ever. The Tigers were leading 12-2 at half time, but that didn’t stop the ‘Green Machine’ from fighting back. After Benny Elias missed what would have been match-winning field goal, Raiders, John “Chicka” Ferguson managed to weave his way over the line to level the scores, leading into extra time. With this momentum, the Raider’s kicked a field goal, to win Canberra their maiden premiership.
Bledisloe Cup, 1994
“That Tackle” as they call it, a match-winning tackle that saved the day at the Sydney Football Stadium. The All Blacks were trailing 20-16, with only seconds in the game. Jeff Wilson, All Blacks wingers, charged towards the try line, stepping Australia’s players one after the other. What looked like a heartbreaking try to come, Wallabies halfback, George Gregan, came flying across the field and made “that tackle” that secured a 20-16 triumph for Australia.
Watch the Wallabies take on the Springboks on Saturday 3rd September ~ who knows their could be another match-winning tackle that you don’t want to miss!
With endless blockbuster sporting matches to take place and big headliner artists, like Bruno Mars awaiting to take the stage at Allianz Stadium, you won’t want to miss an opportunity to step into the new stadium.
Swing past Forrester’s in Surry Hills, before making your journey towards the SFS. There’s nothing like a a Big Yorkie or American Cheeseburger and a cold craft beer, to get your excited for a big game ahead.
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