The newly revamped Allianz Stadium in Sydney, Australia will serve up a triple treat for sports fans when it opens later this year.

The revamped stadium will host three high-quality events across five days when it opens on Friday, September 2.

The AFL’s Sydney Roosters will host the South Sydney Rabbitohs on the Friday, before the Wallabies take on the reigning Rugby World Cup winners in South Africa on the Saturday.

The Matildas will then host Canada in an international friendly.

The new Allianz Stadium, sited in the iconic Sydney Cricket Ground precinct, will continue to be the home ground of Sydney FC, the Sydney Roosters and NSW Waratahs men’s and women’s teams.

The venue will also host marquee national team fixtures across all codes and attract the biggest national and international performers, artists, acts and events, including the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

Allianz Stadium has been designed to set a new standard for stadium sustainability. Approximately 87% of construction and demolition waste has been recycled while its lightweight roof structure uses 40% less steel than a typical venue of the same size. Fans can travel sustainably too, with electric vehicle charging points, bicycle parking, light rail and bus stops, and a two-kilometre pathway from Central Station.

Allianz Stadium will be open to the public for a free community open day on August 28 before some of Australia’s brightest sporting stars take the field.

The new 42,500 seat stadium features a 360-degree open concourse inside and outside the venue, steep seating angles and a roof extending above all seats.

Minister for Tourism and Sport Stuart Ayres said the weekend would be an “unforgettable opening series of events” at the new world class stadium. He said:

It’s been a long time coming for sports fans but we’re so incredibly excited to open Allianz Stadium and welcome the community back to what will be the best sports and entertainment venue in Australia.

Over 150,000 fans are expected to visit the new precinct over the course of the four events, providing a significant boost to the NSW visitor economy.

Having a world-class stadium in the heart of a thriving sport, entertainment and hospitality precinct on the cusp of the CBD positions Sydney as the events capital of Australia.