Australia might not have the best soccer team in the world, but it does have some fantastic soccer stadiums. In this article, we line up the top five biggest soccer stadiums in Australia.
Melbourne Cricket Ground
Surprisingly, the second largest soccer stadium by capacity in the world, Melbourne Cricket Ground, is in Australia. Even though it’s primarily used for cricket, it also hosts soccer matches, with the most famous match being the 2015 International Champions Cup between Real Madrid and Manchester City. The game attracted a record 99382 attendance and has a 100024 capacity.
Also known as ANZ Stadium, Stadium Australia has a capacity of 84000 and has been host to several Socceroos matches, and a few Western Sydney Wanderers games as well as International Friendlies.
The original name is Perth Stadium, but because of sponsorship rights, it has been renamed the Optus Stadium. With a capacity of 65000, it hosted the 2019 A-League Grand Final. Another memorable match here was between Perth Glory and Chelsea. It will also host two Manchester United friendlies against Perth Glory and Leeds.
Also known as Marvel Stadium, it has a 56347 capacity with the highest attendance recorded during a Melbourne Victory vs Adelaide United match. A thunderstorm struck the Docklands Stadium during the 2010 Victoria storms, but luckily it survived. It hosts some Melbourne Victory and Socceroos matches.
Lang Park/Brisbane Stadium
This stadium is named Suncorp Stadium due to sponsorship agreements and has a capacity of 52500. The stadium played host to several of the 2015 AFC Asian Cup Tournament games. It is home to Brisbane Roar and attracts some Socceroos matches as well.
These are the top soccer stadiums in Australia. We also feel obliged to mention the Adelaide Oval, which boasts a 50000 capacity and hosted the Adelaide United vs Western Sydney Wanderers A-League Grand Final with a record attendance of 50119.