|WS Wanderers, Eels
|$ 360 mln
Bankwest Stadium – design description
New stadium in western Sydney will replace Pirtek Stadium as the home venue for Parramatta Eels (rugby) and Western Sydney Wanderers (football). With 30,000 seats it’s expected by New South Wales government to become Australia’s best ‘rectangular’ stadium.
With completely covered auditorium, very compact layout and the country’s steepest upper stand (34°) which becomes a massive terrace on the north end, it should produce intimidating atmosphere. One place where that atmosphere may be felt less is the western main grandstand with three balconies of premium seating overhanging the lower tier.
For the first time in Australia there will be a field-level business club placed just behind the team benches and with a window into the tunnel leading players onto the field.
Exterior of the stadium will be simple and rather rough, with steel pillars dominating and most infrastructure placed on ground level (creating an open plaza with cafes along the north end). Only a thin mesh with lights will be wrapped around the stands, allowing the building to come alive at night.
New stadium: First of Sydney's new stadia
While eyes turn on the future of Allianz Stadium and ANZ Stadium, Sydney already has its first fresh sports venue. Bankwest Stadium opened this year in Parramatta and it joins StadiumDB now.
Sydney: Just 7 weeks left until Bankwest Stadium opening
As progress moves towards 93%, the new stadium in Parramatta is on its way to host the first 20 large events in 2019. Yes, the schedule is very busy already, so no delays can occur if it's to be retained.
Sydney: Bankwest gets naming rights of new Parramatta stadium
Even though it's not scheduled to open until April, the new stadium in western Sydney has a naming rights deal sealed already. And for the next 7 years, too.
Australia: Western Sydney Stadium suffers from flood
Work had to come to a halt last week as New South Wales suffered from excessive rainfall. Western Sydney Stadium's future field was filled with brown, muddy water, causing construction to stop.
Sydney: Australia's steepest stadium under construction
Official groundbreaking ceremony took place today on what is expected to be one of the best rectangular stadia across Australia. Delivery of the 30,000-seater is expected in 2019.
Sydney: Demolition work begins on Parramatta Stadium
Demolition crews have begun the gradual process of tearing apart Pirtek Stadium in Parramatta to make way for a new venue.