VenuesLive announces Facilities First as cleaning services provider for Bankwest Stadium and ANZ Stadium

Leading cleaning services company Facilities First has been entrusted with providing Western Sydney’s premier venues ANZ Stadium and Bankwest Stadium with cleaning and service delivery from 2019 onwards.

Facilities First will provide dedicated 24/7 service delivery and venue support while developing business relationships and community engagement within Western Sydney.

Pioneered in Australia over 20 years ago, Facilities First has provided cleaning services to some of the city’s most iconic hospitality venues.

Facilities First CEO Ben Bayot said of the partnership today: “We are excited to work in partnership with VenuesLive at ANZ Stadium and the new Bankwest Stadium and look forward to getting to know the communities serviced through these venues.”

Tim Brady, Senior Manager of Venues Operations at VenuesLive, said: “Following a rigorous procurement process, Facilities First Australia has been selected from a group of highly qualified and experienced cleaning service providers to manage the cleaning services at both ANZ Stadium and Bankwest Stadium in Sydney.”

Mr Brady also spoke of the partnership during the recent opening of Bankwest Stadium: “The new cleaning team from Facilities First formed an integral part of the wider Stadium operating team and managed the early intense period of operation with a calmness and capability that belied the very short period provided between the completion of construction and the venue’s first events.”

A grand stage for Sydney’s major sports and entertainment events, ANZ Stadium has welcomed more than 27 million fans since it was purpose-built for the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games.

The 30,000-seat Bankwest Stadium opened its doors to the public with a community open day on Sunday 14 April and has already hosted blockbuster sporting events and a series of business, community and cultural events.

The Stadium will host hundreds of additional meetings, functions and community events, with more than 600,000 people expected through the gates in its first nine months of operation.

About VenuesLive

VenuesLive is a leading provider of management and hospitality services to venues and events. It operates three of Australia’s most iconic stadiums – ANZ Stadium (Sydney’s Olympic stadium), Optus Stadium in Perth, and Bankwest Stadium in Western Sydney.

The VenuesLive team provides a vast array of services to the venue and event industry including the procurement, staging, management and commercialisation of events; sponsorship; corporate hospitality; membership; catering; ticketing; merchandise; security; event staffing; ICT; marketing and communications; and facility maintenance including turf management.

VenuesLive is committed to growth and innovation in the areas of venue management, event delivery and catering services . . .  leveraging its team’s extensive management and operations expertise to bring to life world-class events, service delivery, and a fans-first live sport and entertainment experience in all VenuesLive serviced venues.

About Facilities First

Facilities First is trusted to deliver cleaning, maintenance, and facility management services to over 3,000 sites. Pioneered in Australia over 20 years ago, Facilities First is dedicated to providing the highest quality of services to clients and ensuring job satisfaction to employees. Due to their loyal client base and internal structure centred around strength, diversity, purpose, relationships and making a difference, Facilities First is now one of the fastest growing facility management service providers within the market.

As a business, their roots began in the heart of Sydney providing cleaning services to some of the city’s oldest and most iconic hospitality venues. Two decades later, and a shift from TJS Services to Facilities First, Facilities First now employ over 1,300 direct staff, providing integrated services to these sectors:  Government, Health and Aged care, Hospitality, Venues and Events, Commercial and Retail, Energy and Resources, Education and Training.