The proposed Western Sydney Stadium will be the first of a network of contemporary venues to ensure NSW maintains a competitive edge in the national and international sporting and event market.
The stadium, to replace Parramatta Stadium built in 1986, will be the first project delivered in the NSW Government’s stadia strategy. The proposal is for a 30,000-seater to be built on the existing Pirtek Stadium site at Parramatta. The stadium will accommodate more fans and provide an improved game day experience for spectators.
In December 2016, it was announced that Lendlease had won the contract to design and build Western Sydney Stadium, with construction planned to commence in 2017 and the new stadium due to open in 2019. It will accommodate a range of activities including rugby league, football, rugby union and outdoor music events. All hirers will benefit from a state-of-the-art playing surface with improved facilities for teams. Event goers will experience better and expanded seating, big screens and modern technology including Wi-Fi, with improved food and beverage facilities.
The new Stadium is being delivered by Projects NSW, a specialist project delivery unit of Infrastructure NSW, in close partnership with Venues NSW. You can read project updates on the Infrastructure NSW website.