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.
“A record number of our Members have already secured their full-season tickets for 2019, such is the anticipation.
“As a player, we 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 as that game is already well on the way to 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 ticketek.com.au/openday from 1pm Wednesday 27 February.
- They will be able to choose from one of four one-hour sessions:
*Additional sessions may be added on demand