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30 May 2019 Posted by 

VISITATION SURGE TO PARRAMATTA

Bankwest Stadium to supercharge city
THE new Bankwest Stadium will turbocharge the Parramatta CBD and inject millions of dollars into the Western Sydney economy, according to analysis by the Western Sydney Business Chamber.


The analysis found that visiting sports fans and major event goers to the new stadium would spend more than $176M in the next two years.

David Borger, Executive Director of the Western Sydney Business Chamber said: “The opening of the new Bankwest Stadium will see a surge of new visitations to Parramatta that we have never seen before. This is now one the best stadiums in the country with a spectator experience unparalleled.

“The flow-on benefits from the stadium will be immense. Parramatta’s night-time economy will be supercharged.

“Parramatta will expect to see a wave of tourists – coming to watch sports games and concerts at Bankwest Stadium.

“Patrons making their way to and from the stadium will be stopping at one of the many cafes and restaurants nearby – boosting the vibrancy of Parramatta Eat Street. We will also see out-of-towners booking accommodation at local hotels,” Mr Borger said.

Bankwest Stadium CEO Daryl Kerry said Bankwest Stadium was designed for the fans with the event experience front of mind.

“More than 30 sport and entertainment events are already confirmed, with more to be announced. We will host hundreds of additional meetings and special events and anticipate more than 600,000 people will walk through the gates of Bankwest Stadium in its first nine months of operation,” Mr Kerry said.

Bankwest Managing Director Rowan Munchenberg said Bankwest was thrilled to support this critical piece of community infrastructure in the vibrant, diverse and growing corridor of Western Sydney.

NRL Chief Executive Todd Greenberg said Bankwest Stadium would be a game-changer for Sydney.

“Clearly, there are huge benefits for rugby league as a whole. Parramatta, Wests Tigers and the Bulldogs will all use the new stadium this year and the Downer Rugby league World Cup 9s Sydney 2019 will be another event to showcase our sport in the new venue.

Parramatta Eels Club CEO Bernie Gurr said: “We are thrilled to be the anchor tenant and to showcase the benefits Bankwest Stadium will have on Parramatta’s economy when we play our first game at the stadium on April 22.



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