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New Western Sydney stadium 70% complete

Western Sydney’s new stadium is 70% complete and will be ready to open in mid-2019.

The new venue will be home to the A-League football club Western Sydney Wanderers and NRL rugby league team the Parramatta Eels.

Construction begain in September 2017 on the site of the old Pirtek Stadium and the next phase of construction will see completion of the Western Grandstand before 30,000 seats are installed and the stadium’s two giant video screens are installed.

Minister for Western Sydney and Minister for Sport Stuart Ayres said:

The NSW Government is delivering major infrastructure which sets communities up for decades. Western Sydney Stadium is part of a multibillion dollar infrastructure spend on schools, hospitals, public transport, roads and cultural facilities.

A total of 1,200 jobs have been created during the construction phase, with hundreds of additional jobs created through more than $60 million in local business contracts.

The stadium, designed by Populous, has already seen 26,000 cubic metres of concrete poured into the foundation and more than 3300 tonnes of steel lifted into place.

When completed the stadium will have 4,300 tonnes of steel used for the seating bowl and roof. Ayres added:

Western Sydney Stadium is on track to open within months – a new home to showcase our finest home grown and international sporting and international entertainment acts right here in Parramatta.

This venue will revolutionise the visitor experience and ensure fans are closer to the action than any stadium in the country, all within an inviting all-year round precinct featuring green space, BBQ decks and kids playgrounds.

The stadium will feature a Gold LEED Energy and Environment design rating, the US Green Building Council’s sustainability rating tool.