Parramatta Stadium will be upgraded by 2,400 seats as well as being set to become the first major stadium in Australia to be upgraded with European style safe standing. An improvement to entry gates into the North Terrace is also included in the upgrade.
Sources confirmed that the original Parramatta Stadium master plan is still being followed. However, the planned upgrade to the South Terrace will not go forward at this stage due to increased costs over initial estimates to other aspects of the upgrade. It is my understanding that an upgrade to the training field that was requested by the Parramatta Eels may also not be going ahead for the same reason.
The Wanderers have also not changed their contract with Parramatta Stadium, and the club is still committed to playing all 13 home games there next season. It is not yet known if Parramatta will host two derby matches there as the FFA has yet to release the draw.
No further funding has been allocated to Parramatta Stadium by any level of Government. As such there is no information on a time frame for additional aspects of the master plan upgrades to be undertaken.