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Venue prepares for 500,000th fan
BUSINESS is booming for Bankwest Stadium as it prepares to welcome its 500,000th fan through the gates this weekend.

Acting Minister for Sport Geoff Lee said the milestone is expected to be passed at the Downer Rugby League World Cup 9s, being played tonight and tomorrow.


“Bankwest Stadium has become the people’s stadium. Whether it is for sport, entertainment, business, community or cultural events, it is now part of the fabric of a booming Western Sydney,” Mr Lee said.


“Bankwest Stadium’s brilliance shows why the NSW Government is investing $1.9B in our stadia network, so we can showcase the best sport and entertainment.”


The success comes after just six months in business with 446,301 fans having attended 26 events at Bankwest Stadium, since it opened on April 14.


The sensational seating and acoustics in the stadium will really come to life when Bankwest hosts its first concert, with pre-sales tickets now available.


“Iconic Aussie bands Cold Chisel and Hoodoo Gurus will rock Bankwest on January 24 next year, to kick-start the Australia Day weekend,” said Mr Lee.


“The steepest grandstands in the country will get music fans closer to the action than ever before.”


Venues NSW CEO, Paul Doorn said there is a big buzz around Bankwest Stadium’s first concert and the Downer Rugby League World Cup 9s.


“The versatility of Bankwest Stadium is one of the best assets of this wonderful piece of infrastructure built by the NSW Government,” said Mr Doorn.


“It can be transformed from a sporting cauldron to a concert arena very quickly and the feedback we get from fans, players and sporting codes is brilliant.”


Economic analysis undertaken by Micromex Research revealed three sporting events at the Stadium generated an estimated total of $2.92 million for the Parramatta Local Government Area this year. 


A separate report released by City of Parramatta Council showed Parramatta’s local economy gets a million-dollar boost every time an event is held at the new Bankwest Stadium.




Michael Walls
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