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Sydney’s Bankwest Stadium open for business

The new Bankwest Stadium in Parramatta, Sydney, Australia has opened its doors.

The Parramatta Eels, Western Sydney Wanderers, Wests Tigers and NSW Waratahs will call the stadium home.

It will provide guests with state-of-the-art entertainment and sporting facilities.

The 30,000-seat Bankwest Stadium has the steepest stands in Australia and has been designed to amplify crowd noise, with 360-degree LED screens to create a wall of sound and colour.

The stadium precinct will also feature children’s play equipment, parkland and new spaces for community events including market days and community movies.

BANKWEST STADIUM FAST FACTS:

  • The Stadium will cater for bigger crowds, provide an improved game-day experience and bring major benefits to the Western Sydney economy;
  • Generate approximately 1,200 jobs during construction and between 600 and 900 jobs once operational for sporting event days and major events;
  • Offer improved facilities for spectators including high-quality food and beverage facilities, improved screens, and better function facilities;
  • Total budget of $360 million with Lendlease appointed as design and construction partner;
  • Early work commenced in June 2017 with major work commencing in September 2017;
  • 30,000 seats, all fully roof covered and closer to the action than ever before in Australia;
  • 3,000 premium seats and 54 suites;
  • Full Wi-Fi coverage throughout the stadium;
  • A 360-degree open concourse with views of the field of play so that fans won’t miss any of the action when buying food and drinks;
  • Two flexible function spaces with views of the field and the parklands beyond the stadium;
  • Facilities catering to the emerging female sports industry including four team change rooms, which means women’s games can be played before men’s games.

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