Accor, the largest hotel operator in the Pacific, has won the naming rights for Stadium Australia, with the iconic venue in Sydney Olympic Park to begin the transition to Accor Stadium.
Accor Stadium is one of the world’s most exciting and diverse entertainment venues in the region and was the centrepiece of the Sydney 2000 Olympic and Paralympic Games. With a capacity to hold concerts for 100,000 spectators and over 80,000 people for seated sporting events, the stadium has hosted the world’s best in entertainment. This has included global acts such as Adele, AC/DC, Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift, and sporting events like State of Origin, National Rugby League Grand Finals, FIFA World Cup Qualifiers, and Bledisloe Cup and British & Irish Lions rugby Test matches.
Accor Stadium will host the Australian national women’s football team the Matildas against USA in front of an anticipated record crowd on 27 November.
Minister for Sport Natalie Ward said the NSW Government was delighted to partner with Accor as the stadium’s naming rights sponsor.
“NSW is open for business and we are thrilled our local fans, along with interstate and international visitors, will be able to experience fantastic sporting and entertainment venues like Accor Stadium,” Mrs Ward said.
“Accor Stadium will have an important role to play in NSW in 2022 and beyond and I can’t wait to see the seats filled again by those enjoying the experience of a large-scale live event.”
Accor Stadium will soon feature one of the world’s largest LED video screens at 1200sq metres.Â This screen is just one of many new enhancements that will improve the spectator and fan experience, and will be a unique signature of Accor Stadium.
Simon McGrath, CEO of Accor Pacific, said that it was a natural partnership for the leading hotel operator, expanding on Accor’s promise to give customers and loyalty member’s memorable experiences beyond their hotel stay.
“Accor is dedicated to creating incredible customer experiences, and Accor Stadium firmly aligns with this vision. We are immensely proud of this partnership, which is an investment in limitless experiences that bring people together, from world-class concerts, to sporting and family events,” said Mr McGrath.
“This commitment also expresses our support for tourism, hospitality, events and travel, which play a vital role in our culture.”