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    Parramatta Stadium To Be Rebuilt!


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    The NSW Government have announced long awaited plans to knock down and rebuild Parramatta Stadium, the home of the Western Sydney Wanderers.

     

    The 30,000 planned capacity is the culmination of the long-term stadium development strategy of the NSW Government, with the political lobbying and jockeying between Parramatta Stadium, the Sydney Football Stadium, ANZ Stadium and Penrith Stadium finally put to rest, at least in terms of the Western Sydney Wanderers.

     

    The first stadium to be built is a new Parramatta Stadium, with the existing stadium demolished to make way for a new 30,000 capacity stadium. A new stadium at Moore Park in the CBD will be between 50,000 and 55,000 seats, and it is likely that ANZ Stadium will be fully rectangularised and may have a retractable roof.

     

    Another potential long-term boom for either the Wanderers or the A-League itself, is a plan for a new stadium in Western Sydney perhaps at Penrith or Liverpool, both locations could provide for matches to be played by the Wanderers, or see the stadium as the home for a new A-League team.

     

    The new Parramatta Stadium is expected to be complete by early 2019 at a cost of approximately $300 million.

     

    I call upon the Wanderers, Football Federation Australia and the NSW Government to ensure that our club is not left out of discussions about the facilities and design at the venue, European style Safe Standing should be a priority at the new stadium to ensure a fully world class venue.

     

    While it is likely the naming rights will be up for sale, I also put forward that the new stadium be called Dino Park.

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    Jolly good. Not long ago some were worried that the club would be moved to ANZ, Fairfield, or Blacktown. We had reason to worry that the new stadium would be built in Penrith instead. But here we are, we get to stay at home in Parramatta. Just as Lyall, Lederer and JT always said.

     

    30 or 35k capacity for me is neither here nor there. An AAMI park capacity crowd will do me just fine. Just imagine the NOISE once the RBB has a roof over the head!

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    Any link to an official announcement from the NSW government + plans for what it'll look like?

    Not yet... Surely tender first. But more Pax!!!

    Hopefully no farking fairy lights though ;)

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    Any link to an official announcement from the NSW government + plans for what it'll look like?

    There's been pictures from Mike Baird's press conference, not sure why they wouldn't want this on every channel on TV when you consider they are spending $1 billion+.

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    I'm waiting for the membership mayhem when it closes, then when it reopens... Will I still get the same seat?!

     

    indeed, as others have said in previous threads, as long as they cater for future expansion/redevelopment.

     

    any idea's what the new membership cap would be? 23-25k seems ball park

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    AAMI Park cost $268m to build so $300m is more than enough to create an incredible 30k stadium.

     

    Reckon you guys will need to move to Spotless for three seasons (16-17, 17-18, 18-19) before the stadium hopefully opens in time for the 19-20 season.

     

    Spotless will rock as a football venue.

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    Article from Daily Telegraph about stadium upgrades

     

    http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw/sydneys-15-bid-for-sporting-glory-massive-overhaul-of-stadiums-set-to-begin/story-fni0cx12-1227511776729

     

    THE biggest overhaul of Sydney’s sports stadiums is set to begin under a $1.5 billion plan expected to be approved today.

     

    World-class football stadiums will be built at Moore Park and Parramatta, while Sydney’s former Olympics Stadium could be fully roofed and transformed into a permanent rectangular arena.

     

    A 12,000-seat indoor stadium would also be built near the city for about $200 million. Premier Mike Baird and his cabinet are expected to sign off on the plan today, high-level sources told The Daily Telegraph.

     

    The government initially intended to invest just $600 million but Mr Baird believes at least $1.5 billion will be needed to ensure Sydney is capable of competing with Melbourne and other cities for major events: “We want to be the best city in the world and, as part of that, you need sports facilities, you need cultural facilities.’’

     

    The first stadium to be built will be a new 30,000-seat home for the Western Sydney Wanderers and Parramatta Eels.

     

    The existing Pirtek Stadium will be demolished, with the new $300 million venue expected to open by early 2019.

     

    A new hi-tech rectangular stadium of about 50,000-seats at Moore Park is expected to be the second stadium built. It would be built on the site of the antiquated Allianz Stadium — home to the Waratahs and Sydney Roosters — but building work is not expected to begin until the Parramatta venue is open.

     

    Sydney Cricket and Sports Ground Trust powerbrokers and the NRL were pushing for a 65,000-seat arena at Moore Park but Mr Baird believes about 50,000 seats should be sufficient.

     

    The Cabinet meeting will be told at least $350 million should be invested at Sydney Olympic Park’s ANZ Stadium, the city’s biggest venue with 83,500 seats.

     

    Mr Baird is determined to ensure the former Olympics site remains Sydney’s major events sports arena, though work is not likely to begin for about seven years.

     

    He is open to the idea of fully roofing ANZ to provide a weatherproof venue to attract major entertainment acts.

     

    NRL clubs the Bulldogs and Rabbitohs believe ANZ should be converted into a permanent rectangular stadium, with all seats, including the upper tiers and corporate areas, moved closer to the playing field.

     

    NRL chief executive Dave Smith, who has been lobbying for major stadium upgrades for more than 18 months, said the increased investment would drive more business for the NSW economy and create a better experience for fans.

     

    “There is no doubt having world-class stadia in both the city and western suburbs would encourage more people to games and enable them to enjoy the facilities already in place in other states,†Mr Smith said yesterday. “More events will be held in Sydney and that can only mean increased business for hotels, restaurants, bars and other services.â€

     

    Mr Baird will insist the NRL guarantee its grand final and at least one State of Origin match be played in Sydney for at least 20 years.

     

    Sport Minister Stuart Ayres and former Liberal leader John Brogden have worked closely with stadium and sports bosses since late last year to develop the plan.

     

    The plan also includes provision for another stadium to be built in Western Sydney, possibly at Penrith or Liverpool, in 10 to 15 years, and new grandstands to be completed at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

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    Dino aka Jurassic Park v Popovic aka Crystal Palace. Pyro Palace Parramatta as a sorted compromise. Is this get up for The Eels or us. Of course Pepa Pig Parramatta to be more on the money.

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    Okay I wanna start lobbying.

     

    Let me at the tenderers.

     

    Where are they, who are they, let's make sure we don't end up with some daft architects marketeer-based wet dream. Focus group? I'll show you a focus group....

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    Can't believe no one has called for "The Shoot F@rken! Arena".

    I thought I must of stumbled on a rip off forum...

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Is this even WSF anymore?

     

    Oily Wheel Park.

    Bogan Park

    The Boganside Stadium.

    Edited by marron

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