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30,000 fans on the way for the opening of the new Bankwest Stadium

30,000 fans on the way for the opening of the new Bankwest Stadium

  • Bankwest Stadium Community Open Day is Sunday 14 April;
  • Tickets to the Open Day are FREE and include public transport to and from Parramatta;
  • Fans need to redeem a ticket via Ticketek:;
  • The ticket allocation for the 11am session is already fully exhausted;

Julian Keith

The stage is set for a grand opening of Bankwest Stadium, with almost 30,000 people having already redeemed tickets to see inside the new home of sport and entertainment in Western Sydney.

Tickets to the Bankwest Stadium Community Open Day are free and include public transport to and from Parramatta, with fans only needing to choose a session time and redeem a ticket via Ticketek.

The one-hour sessions inside the Stadium commence at 9:30am and continue through the day.

The ticket allocation for the 11am session is already fully exhausted, with all 8000 tickets snapped up by fans itching to experience the new Stadium.

Tickets are still available for all other sessions at the Community Open Day:

  • 9:30am
  • 11:00am (ticket allocation exhausted)
  • 12:30pm
  • 2:00pm

Club legends, mascots and available players from home clubs the Parramatta Eels, Western Sydney Wanderers, Wests Tigers and NSW Waratahs will all be part of the Open Day as Members and fans see the Stadium for the first time.

NSW Minister for Sport John Sidoti today encouraged fans to come out and enjoy the Community Open Day on Sunday.

“This Stadium will be a game-changer for sport in NSW and indeed will be a facility for everyone in our community, with the venue to host a range of sport, entertainment, business and cultural events each year,” he said.

“The Community Open Day is an opportunity for the public to see this magnificent new Stadium and the facilities that it will provide for the public, as well as our sporting codes and clubs.”

Bankwest Stadium CEO Daryl Kerry said there were still plenty of free tickets available for the Open Day.

“This Stadium is unashamedly for the fans and you can gauge the level of excitement in the community by the number of people who have already locked in their tickets for Open Day,” Mr Kerry said.

“Ticket-holders will see how much closer to the action they will be and get to mingle with representatives from the clubs and codes that will call the Stadium home in 2019.

“Open Day is also about the fans helping us test their Stadium before the big events start in 2019.”

Bankwest Executive General Manager Customer Experience, Andrew Chanmugam said he was looking forward to seeing the local community enjoying the benefits of the new stadium in the heart of Western Sydney.

“Bankwest Stadium is positioned at the core of the one of the nation’s fastest-growing regions and reflects our commitment to meeting the needs of our customers in Sydney and across NSW.”

Inside the Stadium on Sunday, ticket-holders will be able to loop around the Level 1 Concourse, find their seats for upcoming events, and experience the steep grandstands and other unique design aspects of Bankwest Stadium.

As they move through the Stadium, fans will also be able to explore Australia’s first Field Club and the warm-up rooms, and get side-of-field to experience what it’s like to be at pitch level.

More than 30 sport and entertainment events have already been locked in at Bankwest Stadium for this year and early 2020, with more to be announced.

The historic first sporting event – an Easter Monday NRL blockbuster between Parramatta Eels v Wests Tigers – will be a 30,000-seat sell-out event.

The Stadium will also host a range of business, cultural and community events and activities.

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