The NSW Government has decided to proceed with a renovation of the ANZ Stadium at Sydney Olympic Park.
The refurbished facility will deliver a better experience by bringing fans closer to the action and making all seats undercover.
Construction is expected to start in late 2019 and be completed by mid-2021.
The government has also announced it will fully redevelop Allianz Stadium into a world-class venue. Improvements to the Moore Park stadium include:
- substantially improved sightlines
- a roof that covers all patrons
- significantly improved amenity, and food and beverage options.
Work on Allianz Stadium is expected to commence in late 2018, and be completed by March 2022.
Premier Gladys Berejiklian said compared to a “knock down rebuild”, the cost of renovating ANZ Stadium would save $500 million and complete the rebuild two years earlier than previously scheduled.
“We will be able to deliver two outstanding stadiums for Sydney at the best possible value for taxpayers,” Ms Berejiklian said.
The revised plans for these stadiums will cost around $1.5 billion.