SYDNEY, NSW (CelebrityAccess) — Construction on a new stadium in Sydney is now 70% complete with the announcement of an official opening date for the new facility expected in the near future.
The new 30,000-capacity stadium, which will serve as home turf for the Western Sydney Wanderers, is part of a multibillion-dollar infrastructure spend on schools, hospitals, public transport, roads and cultural facilities in the region.
Minister for Western Sydney and Minister for Sports Stuart Ayres joined Member for Parramatta Geoff Lee to tour the in-development stadium, which cost a reported $300m AUD.
“Western Sydney Stadium is on track to open within months – a new home to showcase our finest homegrown and international sporting and international entertainment acts right here in Parramatta,” Mr Ayres said.
“This venue will revolutionize the visitor experience and ensure fans are closer to the action than any stadium in the country, all within an inviting all-year round precinct featuring green space, BBQ decks, and kids playgrounds.”
According to the team, structural work has been completed at the stadium and the process of installing 30,000 seats and the stadium’s scoreboards is set to start next.
“We have poured 26,000 cubic meters of concrete, and lifted 3,300 tonnes of steel into completing the stadium’s entire concrete structure, and reaching the highest point of the stadium,” Ayers added.
When the stadium is completed, it will serve as home field for the aforementioned Wanderers, as well as the Parramatta Eels, a Professional Rugby League club.