GIO Rugby Stadium (Canberra): Super Rugby Pacific

GIO Rugby Stadium Canberra

GIO Rugby Stadium (Canberra): Super Rugby Pacific

GIO Stadium Canberra - Brumbies Super Rugby Stadium


Canberra Stadium also called as Bruce Stadium, formerly known as GIO Stadium Canberra, or simply GIO Stadium because of sponsorship reasons. It is an important venue for rugby league, football, and rugby union games, situated near the Australian Institute of Sports in Canberra, the capital of Australia. GIO Stadium Canberra is the biggest stadium in Canberra because of its seating capacity.

The rated full seat capacity of the 2004 Super 12 finals was 25,011, with the largest number of spectators being 28,753. The main stand is named after the Canberra Raiders and Australian Rugby Union player Mal Meninga, and a statue of the Raiders and Australian League representative Laurie Daley is decorated at the entrance of the main stand.

Currently, the stadium is owned by the Australian Government through the Australian Sports Commission and contract with the Australian Capital Territory Government. Although in 2010, the contract was expired, the Capital Territory government is looking to acquire tenure of the stadium through a transfer of land to the Australian government.

Crowd Records

Date Event Attendance
22 May 2004 2004 Super 12 Final – ACT Brumbies vs Canterbury Crusaders 28,753
27 May 2000 2000 Super 12 Final – ACT Brumbies vs Canterbury Crusaders 27,489
27 September 2019 2019 NRL Preliminary Final – Canberra Raiders vs South Sydney Rabbitohs 26,567
17 September 2010 2010 NRL Semi-Final – Canberra Raiders vs Wests Tigers 26,476
19 April 2013 2013 Anzac Test – Kangaroos vs Kiwis 25,628