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Minister’s Release: Bankwest secures naming rights to Western Sydney Stadium

Minister’s Release: Bankwest secures naming rights to Western Sydney Stadium

See the Bankwest Media Release here

Office of NSW Minister for Sport Stuart Ayres

Western Sydney Stadium will now be known as ‘Bankwest Stadium’ after a seven-year partnership between the NSW Government and Bankwest for naming-rights of Western Sydney’s newest purpose-built stadium was announced today.

NSW Minister for Sport and Minister for Western Sydney Stuart Ayres made the announcement at the Stadium today alongside Bankwest Managing Director Rowan Munchenberg.

“Bankwest has embraced the opportunity to be part of booming Western Sydney and the company’s commitment to the naming rights of the venue is a huge vote of confidence in both the future of the Stadium and the region,” Mr Ayres said.

“This deal is important for the Stadium to be financially self-sustaining, making sure there is no burden to taxpayers to cover ongoing running costs.

“Bankwest Stadium is a game changer for sports fans across Western Sydney.”

Managing Director Rowan Munchenberg said Bankwest was thrilled to support this critical piece of community infrastructure in the vibrant, diverse and growing corridor of Western Sydney.

“The Bankwest Stadium partnership sends a clear message to the people of Western Sydney that we’ll continue to invest in products and services that meet their needs,” Mr Muchenberg said.

“Our vision is to deliver amazing customer experiences that matter, which is strongly aligned to the vision of this stadium ‘to empower world-class fan experiences’.

Bankwest Stadium is on track and on budget, with a rapidly increasing calendar of events and activities in place for 2019 including;

  • 14 regular-season NRL games commencing with Parramatta Eels v Wests Tigers on Easter Monday;
  • Three home Super Rugby games for the NSW Waratahs;
  • Western Sydney Wanderers playing English club Leeds in July;
  • Downer Rugby League World Cup 9s in October.

Bankwest Stadium will also host a range of community events, as well as meetings, functions and other special events.

The Stadium is owned by Venues NSW on behalf of the NSW Government and operated by VenuesLive.


  • The Stadium will cater for bigger crowds, provide an improved game-day experience and bring major benefits to the Western Sydney economy;
  • Generate approximately 1,200 jobs during construction and between 600 and 900 jobs once operational for sporting event days and major events;
  • Offer improved facilities for spectators including high-quality food and beverage facilities, improved screens, and better function facilities;
  • Total budget of $360 million with Lendlease appointed as design and construction partner;
  • Early work commenced in June 2017 with major work commencing in September 2017;
  • 30,000 seats, all fully roof covered and closer to the action than ever before in Australia;
  • 3,000 premium seats and 54 suites;
  • Full Wi-Fi coverage throughout the stadium;
  • A 360-degree open concourse with views of the field of play so that fans won’t miss any of the action when buying food and drinks;
  • Two flexible function spaces with views of the field and the parklands beyond the stadium;
  • Facilities catering to the emerging female sports industry including four team change rooms, which means women’s games can be played before men’s games.

Countdown on as Western Sydney’s future home of Sport Takes Shape in the heart of Parramatta

Countdown on as Western Sydney’s future home of Sport Takes Shape

Ministerial media release

Western Sydney’s future home of sport and entertainment is coming to life with major construction more than 70 per cent complete and installation of 30,000 seats and scoreboards set to start next.

Minister for Western Sydney and Minister for Sport Stuart Ayres joined Member for Parramatta Geoff Lee to tour the rapidly developing stadium already injecting millions into the Western Sydney economy.

“Western Sydney Stadium is on track to open within months – a new home to showcase our finest home grown and international sporting and international entertainment acts right here in Parramatta,” Mr Ayres said.

“This venue will revolutionise 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.

“The NSW Government is delivering major infrastructure which sets communities up for decades. Western Sydney Stadium is part of a multi billion dollar infrastructure spend on schools, hospitals, public transport, roads and cultural facilities.”

“We have poured 26,000 cubic metres of concrete, and lifted 3,300 tonnes of steel, completing the stadium’s entire concrete structure, and reaching the highest point of the stadium.”

Member for Parramatta Geoff Lee said the progress of Western Sydney Stadium is boosting confidence in the business community and wider community alike – already injecting millions of dollars into the Western Sydney economy.

“This stadium project has already created 1,200 jobs alone in the construction phase, with hundreds of additional jobs created through more than $60 million in local business contracts ranging from turf for the playing field, to concrete and steel,” Mr Lee said.

“We’re employing local people and local businesses to build the world class stadium Western Sydney deserves.”

Find our more about Naming Rights and Procurement for Western Sydney Stadium here.

Originally posted on Venues NSW. 

Venue Management company VenuesLive appointed Operator of Western Sydney Stadium

VenuesLive appointed Operator of Western Sydney Stadium

The NSW Government has confirmed the appointment of VenuesLive as Operator of the new Western Sydney Stadium.

The 30,000 seat Western Sydney Stadium at Parramatta is due to open in the second quarter of 2019.

The appointment of VenuesLive the experienced operator of Sydney’s ANZ Stadium and Optus Stadium in Perth is a significant milestone on the journey to deliver a world-class venue in the heart of Western Sydney. Western Sydney Stadium will provide the fastest growing region in Australia with a new venue in which to host elite sport and entertainment events.

VenuesLive Chief Executive Officer, Mr Daryl Kerry, said: “VenuesLive is delighted to be part nering with the NSW Government to operate Western Sydney Stadium, which will set new standards in live sport and entertainment when it opens in 2019.

“Western Sydney Stadium will offer arguably the best viewing experience of any purpose. Built rectangular s tadium in the Southern Hemisphere when it comes to watching live sport and entertainment, but it will also provide Western Sydney with an exciting new home for a multitude of meetings and special events.

“VenuesLive is committed to growth and innovation in the areas of venue management, event delivery and catering services.

Western Sydney Stadium Inside

“We will leverage our team’s extensive management and operations expertise to bring to life world class events in Western Sydney and deliver a truly fans – first live sport experience.”

Mr Kerry said VenuesLive would work closely with foundation tenants the Parramatta Eels and Western Sydney Wanderers, and other sporting clubs and entertainment promoters, to create an unrivalled spectator experience at Western Sydney Stadium.

Western Sydney Stadium is being delivered by Infrastructure NSW in close partnership with Venues NSW, the owner and promoter of a portfolio of publicly – owned sports and entertainment venues in NSW .

Western Sydney Stadium will provide undercover seating for 30,000 people and bring fans closer to the action than any other Stadium in Australia. It will feature significantly steeper grandstands with amazing sight lines from every seat.

VenuesLive is Australia’s leading provider of management and hospitality services to venues and events.

VenuesLive manages and operates ANZ Stadium (Sydney’s Olympic stadium) and the new Optus Stadium in Perth and its surrounding Stadium Park.

The company also provides hospitality services at Sydney Motorsport Park, Sydney International Aquatic Centre, Quaycentre, Sydney Olympic Park Sports Halls, Sydney Olympic Park Athletic Centre, Sydney Olympic Park Hockey Centre, Wollongong Sports & Entertainment Centres including WIN Stadium and WIN Entertainment Centre, and UOW Jubilee Oval at Kogarah.

See the official Media Release  from the Minister for Sport, The Hon. Stuart Ayres, MP, here

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