It’s known for hosting the biggest sporting events in Western Sydney, but day-to-day CommBank Stadium has emerged as one of the busiest function centres in town.
The home of the Parramatta Eels and Western Sydney Wanderers, CommBank Stadium is also a go-to venue for scores of business and industry leaders who recognise the value of utilising the Stadium’s function and meeting rooms when there are no big sport or entertainment events scheduled.
CommBank Stadium top-and-tailed 2021 with lavish black-tie functions . . . a dinner on the pitch on Valentine’s Day to commemorate the 40-year anniversary of Ronald McDonald House in Greater Western Sydney, and then a glittering Multicultural Gala event in late November for Salvation Army Australia.
In between there were scores of business, community, cultural and charity events . . . everything from conferences, launches, exhibitions, school formals, weddings, business and casual group meetings, and even a Toyota Motor Roadshow.
CommBank Stadium is now the proud City of Parramatta Excellence in Customer Service 2021 Winner. The award was gratefully accepted by VenuesLive Managing Director and CommBank Stadium CEO Daryl Kerry at the recent Western Sydney Awards for Business Excellence (WSABE).
Mr Kerry said the WSABE acknowledgement was an outstanding achievement by the Stadium team.
“Our team is committed to delivering the best possible customer experience at each and every event so this was very special recognition indeed for our staff . . . acknowledged for the quality of their work by the very people who use the stadium the most in Western Sydney,” Mr Kerry said.
“CommBank Stadium has welcomed more than 1 million fans to major sport and entertainment events since the venue opened in April 1999, but it was built for the whole community and we also host a range of business, community, cultural and special events.”
David Greselin, Business Development Manager, Meetings and Special Events at CommBank Stadium said the team prides itself on being able to take on any type of event and to make the venue accessible to everyone.
“In a normal calendar year, the Stadium will host more than 150 meetings and special events and welcome more than 10,000 people into the venue for them,” Mr Greselin said.
“The Stadium has a diverse range of indoor and outdoor spaces that can host events from 2 to 800 people and cater for just about any event you can think of.”
While CommBank Stadium has been a boon for Western Sydney with its major sporting events, these day-to-day functions represent a significant boost to the area as it offers another appealing location for businesses to visit in Parramatta.
Images of the Ronald McDonald House Charities Greater Western Sydney’s 40th Anniversary Dinner on the field went around the world.
“Our relationship with CommBank Stadium recently hit a high point with the hosting of our 40th anniversary dinner on the arena,” said Belinda Woolford, CEO Ronald McDonald House Charities Greater Western Sydney.
“The event involved significant and detailed planning with the Stadium team and they were true professionals – it was a world-class operation.”
CommBank Stadium has an exciting summer ahead with a number of speciality events already locked in. Interested parties are encouraged to move early to secure a booking for their events for 2022.