A New State Of The Art Stadium For Parramatta
Seating for 30,000
The stadium opened in April 2019 and hosts concerts, sporting matches and other major events. It also hosts a range of community events and activities, business meetings and shows.
Parramatta Eels, Western Sydney Wanderers, Wests Tigers and the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs are all using the new stadium.
The Parramatta community loves its sport and now has a world-class stadium to enjoy their beloved rugby league, union and football matches, locally.
Millions Injected Into Parramatta's Economy
How Bankwest Stadium Is Boosting Parramatta’s Economy
Parramatta’s economy gets a $1-million dollar boost every time a major event is held at the new state-of-the-art Bankwest Stadium.
The Micromex ‘Bankwest Stadium – Bolstering the local economy’ report, is a snapshot of Parramatta’s future. In just six short months, Bankwest Stadium has cemented itself as Sydney’s new home of entertainment and sport. It’s the base of legendary sporting clubs, the Parramatta Eels and Western Sydney Wanderers. It will also host some of the world’s biggest entertainers, including Elton John. But it’s also attracted a new, ongoing wave of visitors to Parramatta – all of whom are spending money.
More than 600 people who attended one of three weekend sporting matches at Bankwest in June and July this year were interviewed. People were asked a range of questions, including how they got to Parramatta, what they thought of our City, and how they spent their money. Not only was their spend positive, but their experience of the City and the new Bankwest Stadium rated highly across all areas.
Turf with its own built-in rainwater vacuum
The Bank West Stadium Parramatta features an innovative underground drainage system that can suck water out of the field. This is the first of its kind in Australia and ensures the stadium will be playable even after heavy downpours.
The drainage system has been likened to a reverse-cycle air conditioner. It uses a small suction fan about a metre in diameter and is modelled on those used at a number of European golf courses to keep the fairways and greens playable after heavy rain.
The use of this technology will help cement Bankwest Stadium as one of Australia’s premier sporting and major event venues.
Bankwest Stadium Management
Venues NSW owns Bankwest Stadium on behalf of the NSW Government while VenuesLive operates it. Venues NSW is a statutory authority and sits within the NSW Government’s Office of Sport. For more information, visit the Bankwest Stadium website.