Bankwest Stadium Community Open Day
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- Tickets are available from 1pm tomorrow (Wednesday) for the Bankwest Stadium Community Open Day on Sunday 14 April.
- Tickets are free but fans need to redeem a ticket and choose a session time to tour the Stadium.
- All tickets to the Bankwest Stadium Community Open Day include public transport to and from Parramatta.
- Open Day tickets can be redeemed at ticketek.com.au/openday from 1pm Wednesday 27 February.
Leading players, clubs and codes have called for sports fans to grab the opportunity to see inside the magnificent new Bankwest Stadium in Western Sydney for the first time.
Fans will get their first look at the new home of sport and entertainment in Parramatta as the world-class 30,000-seat facility opens its doors to the community on Sunday 14 April.
More than 30,000 tickets will be available and patrons will be able to choose from one of four sessions to tour the Stadium.
Parramatta Eels star Clint Gutherson, Wests Tigers halfback Luke Brooks and Western Sydney Wanderers captain Brendan Hamill and W-League goalkeeper Jada Whyman said fans would be able to see for themselves how close to the action they will be when the big games start to roll from mid-April.
“Excitement is building every day ahead of our return to Parramatta and fans will get their first glimpse inside the Stadium at the Community Open Day on Sunday 14 April,” Gutherson said.
“The anticipation is so high, a record number of our Members have already secured their full-season tickets for 2019.
“The players can’t wait for the first sporting event at the Stadium – the Round 6 Easter Monday game against Wests Tigers – and we know the fans are excited too, because it’s already on its way to being a sell-out.”
Wests Tigers halfback Brooks said: “It’s going to be a pleasure to play and watch footy at the new Bankwest Stadium. With fans so close to the action, the atmosphere is going to be amazing.”
Wanderers captain Hamill said his club’s Members and supporters were counting the days until they returned to their Western Sydney home.
“We can’t wait to experience the atmosphere of playing in front of our passionate fans at the new Stadium. Our first game is against English club Leeds on Saturday 20 July and next season we will play all 13 Hyundai A-League home games at Bankwest Stadium,” he said.
Whyman, the Wanderers’ W-League Player-of-the-Year last season, said fans of all codes would be able to experience how special the Stadium will be at the Community Open Day on 14 April.
“The game-day buzz is going to be something very special at Bankwest Stadium and the fans get a sneak peek of what is to come on Open Day,” Whyman said.
While Bankwest Stadium is the new home of sport and entertainment in Western Sydney, the Stadium and the Stadium Precinct will also host a range of community events and activities, as well as business meetings and special events.
HOW BANKWEST STADIUM COMMUNITY OPEN DAY WILL WORK
Sunday 14 April
- Fans will need a ticket to enter the Stadium. Free tickets can be redeemed at com.au/openday from 1pm Wednesday 27 February.
- They will be able to choose from one of four one-hour sessions:
Harvey last edited by
Fox Sports should broadcast a virtual tour. I am struggling with the motivation to deal with crap transport to get there for a game
Tiger_Steve last edited by
Just one question: where the hell do you park??? There is NO parking except for about 100 spots outside the leagues club or have they built a car park??
gallagher last edited by
I can’t can’t wait to get there easter Monday, I believe wests ISP are playing before firsts aswell.
mike last edited by
It looks the goods. Great facilities. Comfy seats with a good view. Everything Leichhardt and Campbelltown isn’t. Not sure how the More Park facility will turn out but I suspect BankWest Stadium will be the benchmark mark that all others are compared to.
Snake last edited by
Move to Broken Hill you live in the biggest city in the country live with it like the rest of us … or watch it on your 20” standard definition TV …
diedpretty last edited by
Some interesting things in this article :slight_smile:
Turf war: Tigers tell Eels ‘new stadium isn’t yours alone’
Wests Tigers have taken aim at fellow Bankwest Stadium tenants Parramatta on the eve of the venue’s opening, saying the $300 million facility belongs to the people of western Sydney, not just the Eels.
“The last time I checked the stadium was built by the state government for the people of western Sydney, including their teams the Wests Tigers, Bulldogs, Western Sydney Wanderers … and Parra,” acting Tigers chief executive Simon Cook said after being forced to digest a week-long media blitz about the Eels’ new stadium. “We know Parramatta have been nomads the last two years, but it’s disappointing the way they have carried on about the new stadium being theirs.
“We can’t wait to play our five games at our new home, including next Monday when it’s hosted by our co-tenants.
“What a wonderful sight it will be when our new ground is lit up in black, white and orange for our first home game against Canberra in round 13.”
The Tigers have committed to playing four games at the venue this year, as well four next year. They remain committed to playing games at their spiritual homes in Leichhardt and Campbelltown.
It is understood the joint venture is inspecting clubhouses in the Parramatta area so their supporters will not have to celebrate at the neighbouring Parramatta Leagues Club.
Mint condition: The new Bankwest Stadium will offer an unrivalled fan experience.
Eels chief executive Bernie Gurr proudly declared Bankwest Stadium “Parramatta turf” and made no apologies for being excited about the countdown to the historic first game on Easter Monday.
“That’s been our spiritual precinct and home ground since 1947, from Cumberland Oval, Pirtek Stadium to Western Sydney Stadium to now Bankwest Stadium,” Gurr said. “It’s literally on the doorstep of our leagues club and it’s in the middle of Parramatta.
“The reality is we’ve made a commitment to play 11 games a year for 15 years and with another 10-year option, which is effectively a 25-year commitment and 275 games.
“The good ol’ Tigers have made a four-game commitment.”
The Tigers are expected to be given access to Bankwest Stadium in the lead-up to the sold-out Easter Monday clash.
Canterbury have also committed to play one NRL game at the venue this year.
Meanwhile, Tigers coach Michael Maguire spoke about his rare celebratory outburst in the Suncorp Stadium coach’s box as Michael Chee-Kam scored the winner in the final minutes against the Broncos.Loading
Maguire jumped up and down and clapped his hands as Chee-Kam sealed the result, then said he had to live through the painful moment of watching himself on the TV replays inside the box.
“I think seeing the work the boys did the week before and then to lose in golden point, and then to see them Thursday night was pretty special,” Maguire said. “The spine had practised setting up for the field-goal attempt, and from there we said if we don’t get it, run it, and sure enough the ball went into Michael Chee-Kam. When he got through I thought, ‘hang on, we’ve got an opportunity here’.
“I don’t think I’ve celebrated to that extent. It’s something I’ve learned along the way, to enjoy the moments with your players.”
Playmaker Josh Reynolds copped firendly fire twice during the celebrations and quipped: “I had to do a concussion test straight after”.Loading
“I got a head high from an unknown source, got up, gave another fist-pump, then Corey Thompson came over the top and got me from behind. I laid on the floor and reminisced about the win. It was worth it,” Reynolds said.
Benji Marshall remains an outside chance to return from a hamstring injury against the Eels next week, while Robbie Farah, who has been brilliant the opening five weeks, pulled up with back tightness for a second week, but will relish the 11-day turnaround and play.
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Just having a feed at Bondi Pizza after going tk the open day, we should be moving the majority of our games there from next year, the place is simply amazing and my seats at Bankwest rival my seats at Leichhardt. I can’t wait to attend a game there!
mike last edited by mike
For those that couldn’t make it I’ll try and give you the feel for the stadium:
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innsaneink last edited by
Was gunna. Post some. Photos too but mike’s covered it
formerguest last edited by
Your seats I assume?
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BalmainJnr last edited by
Thanks for posting the photos @mike. The seating angle looks nice and steep.
mike last edited by
@BalmainJnr It is steep. You get a great view from everywhere and you still feel close to the playing field.