Frequently asked questions
Why is the NSW Government redeveloping stadiums at Parramatta, Sydney Olympic Park and the SCG precinct?
The NSW Government is investing in its major stadia network to ensure NSW is home to world-class sporting precincts – the new Western Sydney Stadium in Parramatta, a redeveloped Sydney Football Stadium in Moore Park and a redeveloped Stadium Australia in Sydney Olympic Park.
With three world class venues, NSW will offer an unrivalled spectator experience and Sydney will be a top competitor against major national and international cities for important global events and entertainment – like international tournaments, world cups, the NRL grand final, State of Origin rugby league and global concert performances.
Will there be changes to the precinct?
To meet the requirements of a modern stadium, the footprint of the new stadium will move.
This will improve circulation around the stadium precinct, but it will impact and cause disruption to a number existing buildings including the Venue Services office, the Sheridan Building, Sydney Roosters, Cricket NSW and Sydney FC. Rugby Australia House and the NRL's Rugby League Central will be unaffected.
The NSW Government and the Sydney Cricket and Sports Ground Trust are working with impacted stakeholders to minimise disruption wherever possible and assist in finding alternative accommodation where necessary.
Will the new stadium be bigger and take over public space?
The new stadium’s proposed capacity is up to 45,000, the same size as the current venue. The new stadium will be built entirely on SCG Trust-designated lands and will not encroach on the parklands, Driver Avenue or Fox Studios.
How can I have my say?
Infrastructure NSW, on behalf of the NSW Government and in collaboration with the Trust is overseeing the planning of the SFS redevelopment, and will be consulting with the community and other key stakeholders in the coming months to ensure their views are considered in the stage one environmental impact statement.
The Trust will manage the process of consulting with members and we will ensure all members are provided with several opportunities to provide feedback to the project on the proposals through online surveys and focus groups.
What will happen to the Stadium Club, services and surrounding facilities?
The SCG Trust can confirm that Gold and Platinum members will receive a 10 percent reduction in 2018/19 annual subscriptions. The interim arrangements include:
- The Stadium Club will relocate its gym facilities to the Entertainment Quarter, along with all equipment and staff. The new gym will be open on January 2, 2019 and boasts a more modern fitout than the current facility, including separate group fitness and cycle studios
- Gold and Platinum members will have access to two hours’ free parking in the EQ car park, adjacent to the new Stadium Club
- Azure Café will be located across from the new gym in EQ, retaining the sense of community that binds our regular Stadium Club users
- There are no pool facilities in EQ, so the Trust will provide access for Gold and Platinum members to a series of pools around metropolitan Sydney. The locations will be confirmed soon
- The Trust has secured access to tennis courts at Cooper Park Tennis Courts in Woollahra. Free parking is available at the end of Bunna Place adjacent to the courts
- Squash players will have access to courts at the Bondi/Waverley Squash Club at Bondi Junction. There are free and paid parking options nearby.
What about the practice of cars parking on the grasslands of Moore Park East?
The SCG Trust is already responsible for the greening of Moore Park East, having funded the construction of the Sydney Swans’ and Sydney Roosters’ training fields – reducing the amount of space available for car parking.
The Centennial Park and Moore Park Trust manage Moore Park East and the training fields. The SCG Trust is supportive of phasing out the practice of on-grass parking in Moore Park East as long as viable alternative options are available for the nearly two million fans who attend events at the SCG and Allianz Stadium each year.
When will construction of the new football stadium start?
The project is scheduled to begin in late 2018, subject to planning approvals.
Where will the sport played at Allianz Stadium be relocated to?
The Sydney Roosters (NRL), Sydney FC (A-League) and NSW Waratahs (Super Rugby) will relocate matches to the SCG during the redevelopment. At this stage the SCG Trust can confirm the following fixtures at the ground:
- Up to nine Sydney Roosters home matches in the 2019 NRL regular season
- At least three NSW Waratahs home matches in the 2019 Super Rugby competition
- Four Sydney FC home matches as part of the 2018/19 A-League season, including the October 27 Sydney Derby against the Western Sydney Wanderers
Gold and Platinum members will have access to these matches and the facilities of the members reserve. Member access rights have also been secured for any fixtures that move away from the precinct to other venues within the Sydney metropolitan area.