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EOI opens for new Penrith Stadium

The NSW Government is inviting expressions of interest for a partner to help transform Penrith Stadium into a major sporting and entertainment precinct for Sydney’s west.

NSW Minister for Lands and Property and Minister for Sport, Steve Kamper said the revamp is about delivering a “new beating heart” for Penrith and a precinct the whole community can enjoy year-round.

“This stadium will be purpose-built to host women’s and men’s NRL games, and will also be able to host soccer, rugby union, live music, and other entertainment events to cater for a wider and more diverse audience in Western Sydney,” said Mr Kamper.

“I am proud to say the redevelopment will include new player facilities and changerooms to help grow female representation in sports, as well as catering to a diverse range of fans with an increase in wheelchair accessible seats by around 500% and wheelchair accessible toilets by 85%.”

He said the planned revamp will also include a significantly improved experience for spectators, with more food outlets and amenities, new scoreboards and ribbon boards, sound systems, upgraded lighting and more recreation space.

Additionally, the training field to the west of the stadium will be remodelled to create new quality open spaces with multipurpose courts and improved landscaping for further outdoor community use and entertainment events.

As part of the upgrade the ground capacity will be increased to around 25,000 and the grandstands re-designed to be steeper, so fans are as close to the action as possible and have better sight lines to the field or stage.

“This will see the stadium able to transform into an entertainment precinct and ensure the ground retains its unique identity – preserving the family-friendly, warm and welcoming atmosphere locals currently enjoy,” said Minister for Western Sydney, Prue Car.

“Upgrading Penrith Stadium will mean an improved experience for fans and Penrith locals, who can enjoy more sport, live music and entertainment in their own backyard.”

The Penrith will be invited to make a submission on the designs for the stadium when the State Significant Development Application is placed on public exhibition in the coming weeks.

Get more information about Penrith Stadium.

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