The 30,000-seat Western Sydney Stadium at Parramatta is due to open in the second quarter of 2019.
The appointment of VenuesLive – the experienced operator of Sydney’s ANZ Stadium and Optus Stadium in Perth – is a significant milestone on the journey to deliver a world-class venue in the heart of Western Sydney.
Western Sydney Stadium is more than 50 per cent completed and will provide the fastest growing region in Australia with a new venue in which to host elite sport and entertainment events.
VenuesLive Chief Executive Officer, Mr Daryl Kerry, said: “VenuesLive is delighted to be partnering with the NSW Government to operate Western Sydney Stadium, which will set new standards in live sport and entertainment when it opens in 2019.
“Western Sydney Stadium will offer arguably the best viewing experience of any purpose-built rectangular stadium in the Southern Hemisphere when it comes to watching live sport and entertainment, but it will also provide Western Sydney with an exciting new home for a multitude of meetings and special events.
“VenuesLive is committed to growth and innovation in the areas of venue management, event delivery and catering services.
“We will leverage our team’s extensive management and operations expertise to bring to life world-class events in Western Sydney and deliver a truly fans-first live sport experience.”
Mr Kerry said VenuesLive would work closely with foundation tenants the Parramatta Eels and Western Sydney Wanderers, and other sporting clubs and entertainment promoters, to create an unrivalled spectator experience at Western Sydney Stadium.
Currently under construction on the site of the former Pirtek Stadium at Parramatta, Western Sydney Stadium is being delivered by Projects NSW, a specialist project delivery unit of Infrastructure NSW, in close partnership with Venues NSW, the owner, coordinator and promoter of a portfolio of publicly-owned sports and entertainment venues in NSW.
Western Sydney Stadium will provide undercover seating for 30,000 people and bring fans closer to the action than any other Stadium in Australia. It will feature significantly steeper grandstands with amazing sight lines from every seat.
VenuesLive is Australia’s leading provider of management and hospitality services to venues and events.
VenuesLive manages and operates ANZ Stadium (Sydney’s Olympic stadium) and the new Optus Stadium in Perth and its surrounding Stadium Park.
The company also provides hospitality services at Sydney Motorsport Park, Sydney International Aquatic Centre, Quaycentre, Sydney Olympic Park Sports Halls, Sydney Olympic Park Athletic Centre, Sydney Olympic Park Hockey Centre, Wollongong Sports & Entertainment Centres including WIN Stadium and WIN Entertainment Centre, and UOW Jubilee Oval at Kogarah.