The Western Sydney Stadium (known as the Bankwest Stadium for sponsorship reasons) is one of Australia’s newest venues, having opened in April 2019 to replace the demolished Parramatta Stadium.
This stadium was built as a multi-purpose venue, with rugby league, football (soccer) and rugby union in mind. The Bankwest Stadium is the primary home of the Western Sydney Wanderers of the A-League and the Parramatta Eels of the NRL.
NRL side Wests Tigers have no permanent home so will also use the stadium for several matches each season. Super Rugby team New South Wales Waratahs and NRL teams Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs and South Sydney Rabbitohs will also play some matches at the Bankwest Stadium whilst the Sydney Football Stadium is rebuilt.
The first match played in the stadium was a NRL premiership match between the Parramatta Eels and the Wests Tigers on the 22nd April 2019, in which the Eels won 51-6 in front of a sell out crowd of 29,047.
The first international rugby union match in the Bankwest Stadium saw the Wallabies defeat Samoa in September 2019. The World Rugby Sevens Series will also be held there from the 2019-2020 season onwards.
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Location & Travel to Bankwest Stadium
The Bankwest Stadium is located in the suburb of Parramatta, approximately 24 kilometres west of Sydney City Centre.
Airport – Sydney (Kingsford Smith) Airport is the busiest airport in Australia, with 46 domestic and 43 international destinations.
Located approximately 5 miles south of Sydney’s city centre, the Airport Link train is the quickest and most convenient way of reaching the city – taking just 13 minutes and running every 10 minutes. Tickets cost $14.90. From there you can catch a train to Parramatta as below.
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Bus – The Parramatta Interchange is within a 10 minute walk of the stadium and is served by a number of bus routes including the 549, 603, 606, 609, 625 and M54.
Driving & Parking – There is no public parking available on site during events. The nearest public car parks are available at:
- Justice Precinct Car Park (Hunter Street)
- Eat Street Car Park (George Street)
- City Centre Car Park (George Street)
- Riverbank Car Park (Phillip Street)
Ferry – The stadium is approximately 15 minutes walk from Parramatta Wharf, with the ferry running from Circular Quay in the CBD and running through Darling Harbour, Meadowbank and Sydney Olympic Park.
Train – Parramatta station is located about a 10 minute walk from the Bankwest Stadium, with commuter services to Paramatta running every 10-15 minutes.