Parramatta Stadium – until 2016
|1,039 (Business seats)|
|Clubs||Western Sydney Wanderers FC|
|Record attendance||27,918 (Australia - France, rugby, 1994)|
|Address||O'Connell Street, Parramatta NSW 2150, Australia|
Parramatta Stadium – historical stadium description
The history of sports in this precinct of Parramatta, western suburbs of Sydney, goes as far back as to mid-nineteenth century. Though it was horse racing and cricket at that time, this is still a background many stadia around the world don’t have.
The current stadium’s story is more simple: work began in late 1984 and was done within a year. Opening took place in early 1986 and Queen Elisabeth II herself opened the stadium.
With a few decades of operation behind the stadium today, there’s been a variety of events held here. Along rugby use there were also concerts of world’s greatest performers, like Michael Jackson or Paul McCartney. For us it’s the football that matters most, though. This discipline settled here last, in 2012. This didn’t stop Western Sydney Wanderers from building a solid fanbase.
In late 2013 the stadium gained its first naming rights partner, local company Pirtek. The sponsorship coincided with plans to refurbish the stadium that is seen as somewhat outdated, especially in terms of corporate facilities. Works should be delivered in 2015.
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