All you need to know about the Arsenal in Sydney tour
English Premier League giants Arsenal are set to play back-to-back blockbusters in 2017 against Sydney FC on Thursday 13 July at ANZ Stadium and Western Sydney Wanderers on Saturday 15 July at the same venue.
“It’s 40 years since Arsenal last visited Australia, so we’re delighted to partner with and play in one of the world’s great cities where we have a very strong and loyal Arsenal following,” said Gunners’ legendary manager, Arsene Wenger.
The two Arsenal matches are expected to attract more than 28,000 domestic and international visitors to Sydney and plough $18.6 million into the NSW economy.
With one of the biggest fan bases in the world, Arsenal have vowed to treat their fans in the Southern Hemisphere to a week of fan engagement and events, which are now being finalised.
About ANZ Stadium
PURPOSE-BUILT for the 2000 Sydney Olympics, more than 23 million fans have since walked through the turnstiles at ANZ Stadium to witness many of Australia’s greatest events and most iconic sporting moments.
ANZ Stadium was the jewel in the crown of the most successful Summer Olympic Games and Paralympic Games ever held.
Today, the Stadium stands as an icon of the new millennium and an enduring symbol of Sydney’s coming of age as a global city.
In the 17 years since its official opening, ANZ Stadium has set a series of record international and Australian attendances.
These unforgettable highlights have become part of Australia’s sporting folklore – Cathy Freeman’s 400m dash that unified the nation, the John Aloisi penalty shootout heart-stopper that broke the Socceroos’ 32-year World Cup hoodoo, the exhilaration of the Socceroos first ever Asian Cup title, the South Sydney Rabbitohs first NRL Premiership in 43 years, the Cowboys’ pulsating 17-16 Grand Final victory, and so many legends created in the heat of battle in Grand Finals, Origin showdowns, Bledisloe Cup Test matches, Football internationals and classics.
Football superstars David Beckham, Alessandro Del Piero, Harry Kane, John Terry, Eden Hazard and Diego Costa have graced the hallowed turf of ANZ Stadium with back-to-back visits by Manchester United (2013), Juventus (2014), and Tottenham Hotspur and EPL Champions Chelsea FC in 2015.
Australia’s greatest players including Harry Kewell, Tim Cahill, Brett Emerton and Mark Schwarzer have played some of their most significant games at ANZ Stadium.
The Stadium has also been Sydney’s first-choice venue for some of the world’s biggest entertainment acts such as Taylor Swift, U2, AC/DC, The Rolling Stones, Bon Jovi, Foo Fighters, and Eminem.
And there’s plenty more action and entertainment to come!