07 December 2018

Lendlease to build new stadium

A world-class stadium is today one step closer with Lendlease announced as the construction contractor for the Allianz Stadium redevelopment.

NSW Minister for Sport Stuart Ayres said reaching this major milestone has paved the way for the redevelopment to commence in January 2019.

“NSW deserves the best stadiums and the new Sydney Football Stadium will make us number one again,” Mr Ayres said.

“NSW needs it, we’re delivering it. It’s time to get it done.

“This stadium will set a new standard for fan experience in Australia. It will kick Melbourne to the kerb and punt Brisbane to reserve grade.”

The new Sydney Football Stadium will be a nationally and globally competitive venue, ensuring that Sydney remains a preferred destination for major local and international events.

“The redevelopment also presents an opportunity to realign our recreational facilities with the demands and aspirations of today’s members,” said SCG Trust CEO Kerrie Mather.

“We will continue to involve members thoroughly in the process to ensure we get the best result for them as well as future generations.”

The project will create more than 600 construction jobs and support around 300 jobs once operational. The stadium is expected to be complete in early 2022.