Jump to content
mack

Western Sydney Stadium Construction (New Parramatta Stadium)

Recommended Posts

24 minutes ago, sonar said:

Any pics with the turf laid Wanderboy....?

None that I've seen. Has it actually been laid yet?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Join WestSydneyFootball.Com and participate by registering an account.

25 minutes ago, mack said:

The Government will want it effectively complete before the election next month.

Absolutely they will. Shame it's running a little late. Same as the NWRL. Apparently that is opening on May 6th. It would be a travesty if that phony whining prick Michael Daley was cutting the ribbon on these two projects, while he has plenty of other plans to cancel so much infrastructure planned by the current govt. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
43 minutes ago, Wanderboy said:

None that I've seen. Has it actually been laid yet?

No idea....just thought you might have known.

Edited by sonar

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
50 minutes ago, Wanderboy said:

Absolutely they will. Shame it's running a little late. Same as the NWRL. Apparently that is opening on May 6th. It would be a travesty if that phony whining prick Michael Daley was cutting the ribbon on these two projects, while he has plenty of other plans to cancel so much infrastructure planned by the current govt. 

You going to the first Parramatta game there? Will be getting along to a good few Parra games this coming season, which is as bad as watching the Wanderers. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
8 minutes ago, Smoggy said:

 Will be getting along to a good few Parra games this coming season, which is as bad as watching the Wanderers. 

:o:o

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
14 minutes ago, wendybr said:

:o:o

What? lol:D Don't mind a bit of league, followed Parra since 2001. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
7 minutes ago, Smoggy said:

What? lol:D Don't mind a bit of league, followed Parra since 2001. 

:o

Oh!

:shok:

I didn't know that!

:shok:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

:P

 

:D

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Too many words. More pics pls.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
9 hours ago, wendybr said:

:o

Oh!

:shok:

I didn't know that!

:shok:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

:P

 

:D

I am sorry this changes things between us lol

League was invented in Yorkshire you know lol

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On ‎8‎/‎02‎/‎2019 at 11:16 PM, Smoggy said:

You going to the first Parramatta game there? Will be getting along to a good few Parra games this coming season, which is as bad as watching the Wanderers. 

Hey Smog Boy.

Nah, probably won't be getting to the opening game as I couldn't be bothered getting into a **** fight for tickets. It'll sell out pretty quickly.

I do however plan on going to a few games after that to check out the stadium. I've also got my tickets for the match against Leeds in June.

I too hope the Eels are actually worth watching again. They've been too shite for too long.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

i just walked past the stadium.

not sure how the internal of the stadium is going. i am assuming that is much more complete compared to the external works.

 

photos to follow.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Two banners i would like to see dusted off first game back at Parra..

'Football comes home' From our first ever game at Parra, and..

'These colours unite us all'.....accompanied by the tune..

A bit of the old stadium vibe in the new.....we need to come together again as supporters in the new gaff...Leeds will be a good get to know each other again :D

Edited by Smoggy

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

pictures don't do justice on how mammoth the stadium is.

today walking to the stadium feels like the old game day vibe, best word to describe the stadium is 'intimidating' due to its size and feel.

I don't know how to resize so many mack to help if the images are too huge. lol

BJ9jpPt.jpg

pjZUw6V.jpg

Fyo6Nq8.jpgKYrSnDT.jpgymOBCaM.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I can only comment what I saw in these photos.

@Wanderboy is more knowledgeable on the construction time frame and construction in general. when do you think it will be done?

From what I saw. They have more a month worth of work still left. I only say this because 

-  Carpark on the northern end is just earthworks.

-  less 50% of landscape at frontage is complete. there were working on it as I was walking by. 

- less 50% paving done at frontage

- 80% of retaining walls complete. there were working on it as I was walking by. 

- more the 85% of hardstand areas complete

- facade looks complete

- lighting and ground services looks complete

- some fixtures (handrails etc) are missing

 -  glazing looks done from the outside.

- roof looks done. i believe they still need to get to the roof (see last pic with handrails on the roof)

 

a few key notes.

- basketball court right in the middle of open area. I hate that. I hope the basketball poles are removable. It will be nice if they can replace it with football posts during game day.

- not much of a fan of the exposed steel beams look. I prefer if the facade goes all the way to the roof. maybe @mack has the architectural drawings for the facade. too lazy to look.

- not sure what they r doing with the north end entrance. It looks ugly. hoping the finish product changes my mind.

 

Summary. 

WSW stadium looks good and I am excited when we finally play at home again. I will take more photos in the next weeks.

Edited by thefairy

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
27 minutes ago, thefairy said:

 

- not much of a fan of the exposed steel beams look. I prefer if the facade goes all the way to the roof. maybe @mack has the architectural drawings for the facade. too lazy to look.

 

Have to agree.....perhaps some interchangable cloth/fabric wrap arounds/code specific banners would "soften" the look. The outside wrapped in red and black would look amazing.

Edited by sonar

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, sonar said:

Have to agree.....perhaps some interchangable cloth/fabric wrap arounds/code specific banners would "soften" the look. The outside wrapped in red and black would look amazing.

@thefairy  not much of a fan of the exposed steel beams look. I prefer if the facade goes all the way to the roof. maybe @mack has the architectural drawings for the facade. too lazy to look.

 

I have been waiting ever since they completed the concerting to see something more here. The design is minimalist at best, without care of the look, just as long as they pack in the extra corporate areas. having all the stadium exposed like that is just ugly, no finish or class..is this what we are worth in Western Sydney, where if the James Hardie fibro..

I bet the new SFS wont look as pedestrian. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Gardens could do with a good weeding

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

There is no facade. Unless they are planning on covering up after the installation.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
55 minutes ago, mack said:

I still think it's insane the new football stadium has a bloody basketball court out front.

Agree, put a pool in.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Who will be first to open?

Spurs or West Sydney. 

Edited by beatsurrender

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Top stuff thefairy. 

As for the basketball court, hope it gets covered up with booths or whatever during match day. Agree that it feels odd.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The basketball court is more for non-game days and for local community use. I kinda like it. 

Will probably be used for sponsor activation on game days. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, marron said:

I think I preferred the basketball. 

What about the Sound Agents DJ?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The Eels would probably have a sook if it was a futsal court or similar because it's not just our stadium, and they don't really have a equivalent version of their game.

Basketball makes everyone equally unhappy.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Even in the original video of the design there is no wrap or exterior to the stadium. Only difference is the support beams are white not black.

Initially I couldn’t give two shits about it but seeing it all come to life, I must admit it is looking a bit bland from the outside. It just looks like a collection of metal and concrete - very industrial/warehouse

As excited as I am for it, there’s some very questionable decisions that have been made with its design that are somewhat of a let down.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 08/02/2019 at 10:24 PM, Wanderboy said:

Absolutely they will. Shame it's running a little late. Same as the NWRL. Apparently that is opening on May 6th. It would be a travesty if that phony whining prick Michael Daley was cutting the ribbon on these two projects, while he has plenty of other plans to cancel so much infrastructure planned by the current govt. 

I rather have a Labor premier then a Liberal stooge.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×