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The Allphones Arena is a large entertainment and sporting complex located in Sydney, Australia. It is situated in Sydney Olympic Park, and was completed in 1999 as part of the facilities for the 2000 Summer Olympics. The $190 million dollar facility was designed and constructed by Abigroup Ltd and Obayashi Corporation with environmental factors in mind; however, the air-conditioner unit for the facility used HCFCs and was said to be a breach of the Green Guidelines for the Olympics. Bob Carr, premier of New South Wales, officially opened the stadium in November 1999. The naming rights were subsequently purchased by Allphones, the new name taking effect from 1 September 2011.


In 1999, a league record 17,800 spectators attended a NBL match between the Sydney Kings and West Sydney Razorbacks.

During the 2000 Games, the venue hosted the basketball final, and the artistic and trampoline gymnastics events.

Capable of holding up to 21,000 people.The arena is the largest permanent indoor venue in Australia.

  • Hillsong Colour Your World Women's Conference (2007–2008)
  • World Wrestling Entertainment (2003–present)
  • ARIA Awards (2003–2009)
  • Crusty Demons (2004–present)
  • Ultimate Fighting Championship (2010–present)
  • MTV Australia Awards (2006–2007)

See also

  • 2000 Summer Olympics venues

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