Sporting and entertainment precinct for Sydney’s west one step closer

NSW Gov

Penrith Stadium has hit a major milestone with expressions of interest invited for a partner to transform the stadium into a sporting and entertainment precinct for Sydney’s west.

Penrith Stadium is proposed to become a superior venue for different forms of entertainment, significantly improving the experience for spectators, with more food outlets and amenities, new scoreboards and ribbon boards, sound systems, upgraded lighting and more recreation space.

Additionally, the training field to the west of the stadium will be remodelled to create new quality open spaces with multipurpose courts and improved landscaping for further outdoor community use and entertainment events.

As part of the upgrade the ground capacity will be increased to around 25,000 and the grandstands re-designed to be steeper, so fans are as close to the action as possible and have better sightlines to the field or stage.

The ultimate aim of the upgrade is to improve the family and fan experience year-round.

The redeveloped stadium will not only continue to cater for men’s NRL matches, but it will also benefit the women’s competition and support the growth of female representation in rugby league and other sports, with new player facilities and changerooms.

The community has been actively involved in shaping the future of Penrith Stadium. The community will be invited to make a submission on the designs for the stadium when the State Significant Development Application is placed on public exhibition in the coming weeks.

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Minister for Lands and Property and Minister for Sport Steve Kamper said:

“We have heard what the community wants, this is about delivering a new beating heart for Penrith and a precinct the whole community can enjoy year-round.”

“This stadium will be purpose-built to host women’s and men’s NRL games, and will also be able to host soccer, rugby union, live music, and other entertainment events to cater for a wider and more diverse audience in Western Sydney.

“I am proud to say the redevelopment will include new player facilities and changerooms to help grow female representation in sports, as well as catering to a diverse range of fans with an increase in wheelchair accessible seats by around 500% and wheelchair accessible toilets by 85%.

Minister for Western Sydney Prue Car said:

“This will see the stadium able to transform into an entertainment precinct and ensure the ground retains its unique identity – preserving the family-friendly, warm and welcoming atmosphere locals currently enjoy.

“Upgrading Penrith Stadium will mean an improved experience for fans and Penrith locals, who can enjoy more sport, live music and entertainment in their own backyard.”

Member for Penrith Karen McKeown said:

“I’d like to thank the thousands of fans and families who have helped shape Penrith Stadium’s future while preserving the history and identity of our great stadium.

“This upgrade will go beyond the footy ground, improving the family and fan experience year-round while introducing Penrith and our local businesses to the tourism that will arise out of the entertainment precinct.

“As Penrith continues to grow, the new Penrith Stadium precinct will be an active hub that the whole community can enjoy.”

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