Stadium upgrades to attract global sporting events
A new 75,000-seat rectangular stadium will replace ANZ Stadium at Sydney Olympic Park by 2022, with construction to start in 2019.
At Moore Park, a new 45,000-seat stadium will replace Allianz Stadium by 2021. Construction will begin in 2018.
The new world-class stadiums will enable NSW to attract major sporting and entertainment events such as the FIFA Women’s World Cup and the Rugby World Cup.
Premier Gladys Berejiklian said the new stadiums would bring fans closer to the action, with advanced technology and steep seating to create a colosseum-inspired wall of sound and colour.
“To compete globally and attract national and international events, our stadiums must have the most modern facilities that offer a great experience for fans,” Ms Berejiklian said.
Fans will be able to cheer on their favourite NRL team at the Sydney Cricket Ground in 2020, while the new stadiums are being built. The NRL Grand Final will be held at Allianz Stadium in 2021 and 2022, and at ANZ Stadium from 2023 to 2044.