30,000 SEAT BANKWEST STADIUM

Bankwest Stadium is located in the heart of Parramatta. Designed to seat 30,000, the stadium features the steepest grandstand in Australia, bringing fans closer to the action than ever before.

Image of new Bankwest Stadium from outside with closeup of Bankwest Logo and stadium structure in background facing west into the sunset.
A Parramatta Eels player making a play at the ball while an opposing team player goes in for a tackle. In the background, blurred out, are Parramatta Eels fans.

A New State Of The Art Stadium For Parramatta

Seating for 30,000

The stadium opened in April 2019 and hosts concerts, sporting matches and other major events. It also hosts a range of community events and activities, business meetings and shows.  

Parramatta Eels, Western Sydney Wanderers, Wests Tigers and the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs are all using the new stadium. 

The Parramatta community loves its sport and now has a world-class stadium to enjoy their beloved rugby league, union and football matches, locally. 
 

Image of Sir Elton John dressed in a flamboyant green pink and black blazer standing in front of his piano with his arms open about to take a bow.

Millions Injected Into Parramatta's Economy

How Bankwest Stadium Is Boosting Parramatta’s Economy

Parramatta’s economy gets a $1-million dollar boost every time a major event is held at the new state-of-the-art Bankwest Stadium.

The Micromex ‘Bankwest Stadium – Bolstering the local economy’ report, is a snapshot of Parramatta’s future. In just six short months, Bankwest Stadium has cemented itself as Sydney’s new home of entertainment and sport. It’s the base of legendary sporting clubs, the Parramatta Eels and Western Sydney Wanderers. It will also host some of the world’s biggest entertainers, including Elton John. But it’s also attracted a new, ongoing wave of visitors to Parramatta – all of whom are spending money.

More than 600 people who attended one of three weekend sporting matches at Bankwest in June and July this year were interviewed. People were asked a range of questions, including how they got to Parramatta, what they thought of our City, and how they spent their money. Not only was their spend positive, but their experience of the City and the new Bankwest Stadium rated highly across all areas. 

Image from inside the 30 thousand seat Bankwest stadium during the NRL Rugby League season looking at the southern goals from a wide angle to showcase stadium seating at the South and East

Innovative Technology 

Turf with its own built-in rainwater vacuum

The Bank West Stadium Parramatta features an innovative underground drainage system that can suck water out of the field. This is the first of its kind in Australia and ensures the stadium will be playable even after heavy downpours.

The drainage system has been likened to a reverse-cycle air conditioner. It uses a small suction fan about a metre in diameter and is modelled on those used at a number of European golf courses to keep the fairways and greens playable after heavy rain. 

The use of this technology will help cement Bankwest Stadium as one of Australia’s premier sporting and major event venues. 
 

Bankwest Stadium Located at 11-13 O’Connell Street, Parramatta, NSW Australia

Bankwest Stadium is located at 11-13 O’Connell Street, Parramatta. It’s well-serviced by public transport with regular bus, train and ferry services bringing people into the Parramatta CBD. The stadium is only a short walk through the vibrant City of Parramatta CBD and about a 10-minute walk from Parramatta Station.

Map Image of Bankwest Stadium located at 11-13 O’Connell Street, Parramatta

The Making of Parramatta's New Bankwest Stadium

What's a state of the art stadium look like? See behind the scenes of this major Venues NSW project.

Bankwest Stadium Management

Venues NSW owns Bankwest Stadium on behalf of the NSW Government while VenuesLive operates it.  Venues NSW is a statutory authority and sits within the NSW Government’s Office of Sport. For more information, visit the Bankwest Stadium website. 

Bankwest Stadium Website