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.
The plot has been subject to works for months now, starting with demolition of the old stadium and moving to the site clearing. But it was exactly today that official groundbreaking ceremony for Western Sydney Stadium took place, with New South Wales top officials in attendance. Premier Gladys Berejiklian and sports minister Stuart Ayres were both in attendance, grabbing their shovels.
Now the more serious work is about to begin, with excavation and foundations. In two years, thanks to the work delivered by a planned contingent of 2,000 workers, Sydney's newest football/rugby stadium will be built here in Parramatta.
The ground will have a capacity of 30,000 seated and covered fans for a whopping $360 million (US$ 286 million). From a European perspective that's a lot and in terms of aesthetics the stadium doesn't have too much to show for it.
That said, it's expected to win with its layout and technological advancement. With Australia's steepest stands and extensive corporate hospitality zone that includes special tunnel giving a glance at players coming out/in, it will surely be a worthy addition to A-League from late 2019 onwards.