150 Days until first football game at Bankwest Stadium
Today marks 150 days until football comes to Bankwest Stadium with the Western Sydney Wanderers to host English giants Leeds United on Saturday 20 July.
The Wanderers Bankwest Stadium debut will be the first chance for fans to bring the famous Red and Black atmosphere to their new home.
And what better way to introduce football back to Parramatta than with an international fixture against high-flying Leeds United.
Leeds, who currently sit 3rd in the English Championship with a game in hand, are well on track to win promotion back to the Premier League and could visit Sydney having secured their spot in England’s top flight.
Under the guidance of head coach Marcelo Bielsa and behind goals from Kemar Roofe (14) and assist leader Pablo Hernandez (11), Leeds are having one of their best seasons in recent memory.
As many as 5000 Leeds United fans are expected at the game in July, a testament to their strong Australian following.
But make no mistake, it’ll be a Wanderers crowd at Bankwest Stadium on a historic day for football in Western Sydney.
“Our incredible members and fans have waited a long time to see this stadium come to fruition and we cannot wait to play our first match there against a club with so much history and tradition in Leeds United,” said Wanderers CEO John Tsatsimas.
“This will be a historic event for the club and the people of Western Sydney and we look forward to working in partnership with the Stadium to bring this match to life.”
The Wanderers are looking to make a late-season run under new coach Markus Babbel which would set up an exciting encounter in July.
The countdown to football’s Bankwest Stadium debut is officially on – make sure you’re part of this historic day.
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Tickets On Sale for Historic First Sporting Event at Bankwest Stadium
Tickets to the very first NRL sporting event at Bankwest Stadium will become available to the General Public at 10am this Tuesday 19 February.
The Easter Monday clash between the Parramatta Eels and Wests Tigers will be the first chance for fans to experience the unparalleled atmosphere at the new Stadium.
Eels Members will have access to an exclusive pre-sale at 2pm today with Wests Tigers Members given the opportunity to buy at 10am on Monday.
Fans will also be able to purchase tickets to the Eels second home game at Bankwest Stadium against the St George Illawarra Dragons on Sunday 5 May.
20 sport and entertainment events are already confirmed for Bankwest Stadium in 2019 with many more still to come.
The Eels and Wests Tigers will kick things off with their highly anticipated Easter Monday clash and a further 13 regular season NRL games are locked in.
The first sporting event at the Stadium will give fans the chance to experience the unique design aspects that will help create an unparalleled event experience.
Proximity to the field and steeper grandstands bring fans closer to the action than ever before and a 360-degree view of the field from Level 1 means they won’t miss a thing.
Fans are encouraged to get in quick as tickets are expected to move quickly.
80 Days to go until first sporting event is staged at Bankwest Stadium
In just 80 short days, fans will pack the stands at Bankwest Stadium for the very first sporting event at the new venue.
The Parramatta Eels and Wests Tigers will become the first clubs to set foot on the pitch at the Stadium as they clash in their traditional Easter Monday game on 22 April.
But as we cast our eyes forward to April, the Bankwest Stadium site is a hive of activity as the final touches are put in place to bring the venue to life.
Construction is nearing 92 per cent completion and around 80 per cent of the 30,000 seats have now been installed.
Once construction is finished, the Stadium will be prepared for events with a large scale operation taking place to deliver and install all the furniture, fittings, equipment and technology required to operate the venue.
Around 26,000 cubic metres of concrete and 4500 tonnes of steel have gone into shaping the new beating heart of Parramatta.
The installation of the high-tech playing surface system is underway with the delivery and installation of the turf the Eels and Wests Tigers will play scheduled for March.
Construction of the brand new stadium is on track to be complete by the end of March, with commissioning and testing to follow shortly after.
Once testing is complete it’s onto the first sporting event in Round 6 of the NRL season with Eels and Wests Tigers fans getting the first crack at the steepest grandstand in Australia.
Tickets to the milestone event are expected to go on sale sometime in the next month as the NRL season fast approaches.