Plans for Parramatta’s brand new stadium have been unveiled today after NSW Premier Mike Baird and Minister for Sport, Stuart Ayres, announced that Lendlease will take control of the project to design and build Western Sydney Stadium.
Initial design plans show that spectators will enjoy one of the best views of sport in the country thanks to the seating’s close proximity to the sporting arena.
Premier Mike Baird said that the investment in the Western Sydney Stadium will continue thanks to the State Government’s commitment to upgrading sporting infrastructure.
“We’re getting on with the job of delivering the biggest investment in sporting and entertainment infrastructure since the 2000 Olympics and our first cab off the rank in our $1.6 billion stadia package is truly jaw-dropping,” Mr Baird said.
“This design boasts Australia’s steepest stands to ensure fans will be closer to the action than they are at Brisbane’s Suncorp Stadium, or any other in the country.”
It has been estimated that up to 1200 jobs will be created throughout the project’s lifespan which will provide a massive boost for the local Western Sydney economy.
Mr Ayres echoed the Premier’s sentiments over the quality of the new stadium and spoke about some of the features that will be on offer.
“The new jewel in the Parramatta crown, Western Sydney Stadium, was designed with the entire fan experience in mind, featuring all the mod-cons like Wi-Fi and an activation precinct set to draw the crowds on game day,” Mr Ayres said.
"Western Sydney now has a stadium to set a new standard for sporting experience in Sydney – a precinct of global significance we can all be proud of.”
Western Sydney’s Pirtek Stadium will be demolished early in 2017 to enable works to begin on the new stadium, which will open in 2019.
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