New Sydney Football Stadium nearing completion
Construction of the new Allianz Stadium has reached the 90 per cent mark following the installation of the final roof fabric, with the venue preparing to host its first event in September.
NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet said once fully complete, the new Allianz Stadium will ensure the State continues to attract world class sporting and entertainment events.
“The new Allianz Stadium will be a fitting home for some of Australia’s biggest sporting and entertainment experiences, and we can’t wait to open it to the public in time for the first event in September,” Mr Perrottet said.
“With the roof now finished, you can truly get a sense of what fans, athletes and performers will experience when this stadium opens the gates.
“The new SFS will not only help attract the world’s most exciting events to Sydney but also deliver a great boost to local tourism and create additional jobs for NSW.”
More than 4000 individual pieces of steel make up the new stadium roof, with a combined weight of 2000 tonnes of steel used in the fabrication.
Minister for Enterprise, Investment and Trade, Tourism and Sport and Western Sydney Stuart Ayres said about 1,100 jobs have been supported on site during the build, with thousands more offsite and many more to come once the stadium is open.
“Along with creating jobs we are also making sure we support local businesses throughout this project. The steel from the now completed roof has been fabricated in Western Sydney by S&L Steel, the same company that built the roof of the original stadium in 1988,” Mr Ayres said.
“This stadium will give NRL, A-League and rugby fans a phenomenal viewing experience, closer to the action in a rectangular stadium that will become the envy of sporting fans across the country.”
Minister for Infrastructure, Cities, and Active Transport Rob Stokes said the stadium façade was also complete and that work would continue on the stadium fit out and stadium surrounds.
“This stadium will not only provide a stunning arena for sports and entertainment, but also create a fantastic new precinct nestled between some of Sydney’s finest public spaces,” Mr Stokes said.
“Unlike the old gated SFS, the new design of the stadium fosters an open atmosphere and welcoming public open space that is no longer limited to just game day activity.”
The first sports event scheduled for the new 42,500-capacity stadium is the round 25 NRL game between the Roosters and Rabbitohs, while it’s also set to host matches during the 2022 NRL Finals Series. In mid-November, Sydney FC will take on Celtic in an international club friendly.