The New South Wales government has revealed the design for the new Parramatta stadium with expected completion in 2019
The design boasts the steepest grandstands in Australia and will be used for rugby league, union and football games as well as live music events.
The revamp will be greatly appreciated by the Parramatta Eels and Western Sydney Wanderers, who play out of Parramatta.
“We’re very excited about it coming to fruition and becoming a reality,” Wanderers CEO John Tsatsimas said.
NSW Premier Mike Baird also had high praise for the design, which is part of a 1.6 billion dollar package where Parramatta Stadium and ANZ Stadium will be completely rebuilt while Allianz Stadium will be renovated.
“We’re getting on with the job of delivering the biggest investment in sporting and entertainment infrastructure since the 2000 Olympics and our first cab off the rank in our $1.6 billion stadiums package is truly jaw-dropping,” Mr Baird said.
New Parramatta Stadium looks absolutely outstanding. pic.twitter.com/fJ6AtdV4V5
— Laurence (@LaurenceRosen) December 7, 2016
Lendlease has been granted the contract to build the stadium, which will cost 300 million dollars and seat 30,000 as well as 3,000 premium seats and 54 suites.
The stadium itself has been designed to avoid impacting on the city’s skyline and will also boast several amenities such as wi-fi coverage throughout the stadium.
Parramatta Stadium is going to be perfect. Every a-league club needs a rectangular stadium. Ovals don't have the same atmosphere IMO ⚽️
— Taylor Regan (@taylorreegs) December 8, 2016
An area outside of the stadium will also be purpose-built to allow for community events and markets to be held.
The current Parramatta stadium will be demolished next year to make way for construction. – Compiled from online sources by Matthew Buchanan
Above photo of the new Parramatta stadium design from an NSW government media release.