Bankwest Stadium has been recognised as the premier sports and events project of the year at the Western Sydney Leadership Dialogue’s Project of the Year Awards.
In the latest acknowledgement for a stadium that has changed the event experience in Greater Sydney forevermore, Bankwest Stadium won its category at this year’s awards and now is nominated for overall Greater Western Sydney Project of the Year, which will be announced at Boomtown! Greater Western Sydney’s Property and Infrastructure Dinner on Thursday 28 November.
More than 500,000 fans have passed through the Stadium’s turnstiles to witness sport and entertainment events since Bankwest Stadium opened its doors to the public with a Community Open Day on Sunday 14 April.
An additional 25,000 visitors have attended functions, business meetings, community or cultural events in the same time period.
Bankwest Stadium will host its first international football event this Saturday (9 November) when the Westfield Matildas play Chile in front of what is expected to be a record attendance for a women’s football match in Australia.
The Stadium has already hosted an international rugby Test, Wallabies v Samoa, on Saturday 7 September, and international rugby league in the form of the Downer Rugby League World Cup 9s on 18-19 October. Rugby’s HSBC Sydney 7s tournament will be staged at Bankwest Stadium on 1-2 February.
Thirty-five sport and entertainment events are already locked in for 2020 including historic first concerts featuring Australian rock legends Cold Chisel and Hoodoo Gurus on Friday 24 January, and global superstar Elton John on Saturday 7 March.
Four NRL clubs will play home matches at Bankwest Stadium in season 2020 – the Parramatta Eels (11 games), Wests Tigers (4 games), Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs (4 games) and South Sydney Rabbitohs (2 games).
The NSW Waratahs will play three home games at Bankwest Stadium, including blockbuster matches against Queensland Reds (Saturday 18 April) and the Brumbies (Saturday 23 May).
Western Sydney Wanderers made their debut at Bankwest Stadium by hosting storied English club Leeds United on Saturday 20 July and will play all 13 of their home games games in the 2019/20 Hyundai A-League season at the Stadium.
Bankwest Stadium is a dedicated 30,000-seat Stadium built for the fans by the NSW Government and owned by Venues NSW. The Stadium brings fans closer to the action than ever before and hosts a range of sporting events, concerts, special events, functions and meetings.
In September, the Bankwest Stadium project received its first award when Stowe Australia was awarded the NECA Excellence Award for its work on the revolutionary electrical systems within the Stadium.