With the last piece of grass now laid and the final seats in place, the NSW Government has announced that tickets are now available for a free community open day and night on Sunday August 28 at the new Allianz Stadium in Sydney, headlining Australian music stars Guy Sebastian and Baker Boy.
Opening day, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., will see the doors open for the community to explore the site’s many new features for the first time, including a behind-the-scenes tour of the locker room, meet their favorite Sydney Roosters, the Sydney FC and NSW Waratahs players, and an opportunity to play on the new world-class playing surface.
The opening night kicks off from 5pm, with dancers, light shows, large-scale projections and pyrotechnics, headlined by live performances from Australian music icons Guy Sebastian and Baker Boy .
Awaiting the venue to open, New South Wales Minister for Tourism and Sport, Stuart Ayres, said: “This state-of-the-art venue has the best community and player facilities in the country and j I can’t wait for everyone to experience it. during our unmissable Open Day and Evening.
“I know the fans have waited a long time, but I know that as soon as they walk in they will see that the wait was worth it.
“Fans will not only appreciate being closer to the action, they will also enjoy a 360 degree open lobby inside and outside the venue, steep seating angles providing an experience unforgettable on the day of the event, better accessibility and the stadium’s best Merivale food and drink offering.
Minister Ayres was joined today at the unveiling of the stadium by Indigenous artist Tony Albert, who was the artistic force behind the seating design for the new stadium.
The headquarters design is one of six works of art that make up the new stadium’s public art program of arts and leisure facilities that feature within the grounds, which can be viewed during the day community open house.
The community can get up to six free tickets per transaction for opening day (11am-3pm) and/or opening night (5pm-9pm). Tickets, which include public transport to and from the venue, can be booked from noon on Tuesday August 2 via Ticketek.
Following the free community event, the stadium will host three major sporting events over five days when it opens on September 2, with the first game set to be an NRL clash between the Sydney Roosters and the South Sydney Rabbitohs.
The Wallabies next face defending Rugby World Cup winners South Africa on Saturday 3rd September followed by the Matildas will host Tokyo 2020 Olympic Gold Medalists Canada on Tuesday, September 6 in an International Soccer Friendly.
Images: Sydney’s new Allianz Stadium nears completion (above) and Baker Boy will perform at a free community open party on Sunday August 28 (below).
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