Pirtek Stadium (Parramatta Stadium)
|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|
Description: Pirtek Stadium
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 The sponsorship coincided with plans to refurbish the stadium that is seen as somewhat outdated, especially in terms of corporate facilities.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.
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.
New design: Australia’s steepest stadium presented
Long-awaited, the new ‘rectangular’ stadium for western Sydney is finally revealed. Its stands will be the steepest across Australia, making it a promised land for supporters.
Sydney: Final weeks for Pirtek Stadium
Planning permission for new 30,000-seat stadium in West Sydney is expected by year end. Later demolition can begin as three bidders are competing for lucrative $300-million contract.
Australia: Pirtek Stadium up for revamp
The Parramatta-based Pirtek Stadium will receive 4,000 more seats in a thorough redevelopment aimed at bringing it to latest standards.