ANZ banks naming rights extension for Sydney Olympic stadium

Banking group ANZ has extended a deal for the naming rights to the former Olympic stadium in Sydney, Australia, until 2017.

The renewed deal will take ANZ’s affiliation with the stadium up to the 10-year mark, with the group having first agreed a naming rights deal in 2008.

The venue will continue to be known as the ANZ Stadium until the end of the deal.

In 2013, the venue welcomed 1.6 million fans to more than 50 events in what was its busiest year since it hosted the summer Olympic Games in 2000.

Daryl Kerry, managing director of ANZ Stadium, said: “ANZ’s decision to extend its naming rights sponsorship also comes at a time when the Stadium Australia Group is working closely with governments and the five sporting codes to advance plans to redevelop the stadium and the surrounding precinct.

“We fully expect that, by 2017, ANZ Stadium will be well on the way to becoming the world’s leading multi-purpose stadium – a venue able to continue to attract major international events.”