Allphones Arena is a large entertainment and sporting complex located in Sydney, Australia. Acer Arena became Allphones Arena on 1 September 2011. It is situated in Sydney Olympic Park, and was completed in 1999 as part of the facilities for the 2000 Summer Olympics. The arena was originally known as the Sydney SuperDome until 11 May 2006, when Acer Inc., a Taiwan-based multinational computer technology and electronics corporation purchased the naming rights.
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 development of the stadium was part of three subsites which also included a 3,400 space carpark which cost A$25 million, and a plaza with external works, also costing $25 million. The roof's masts reach 42 meters above ground level, and the stadium occupies a site of 20,000 m².
The arena is ranked in the top 10 arenas worldwide. It was also a finalist for the 2010 Billboard Touring Awards in the top venue category.Events held
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.
The arena is home to many major entertanment and conference events and is a venue of choice for major entertainment promoters.Venue record
Metallica broke the venue record when the World Magnetic tour of 2010 sold-out four shows on September 18 and November 10, 11 and 13, selling 70,000+ tickets.Regular/annual events
- Hillsong Conference (2001–present)
- Hillsong Colour Your World Women's Conference (2007–2008)
- Hillsong Live Album Recording (2007–2008)
- World Wrestling Entertainment (2003–present)
- ARIA Awards (2003–2009)
- Crusty Demons (2004–present)
- MTV Australia Awards (2006–2007)