Latest News

Back to Latest News back

 

Community Open Day and Night announced for opening of Sydney’s new Allianz Stadium

Community Open Day and Night announced for opening of Sydney’s new Allianz Stadium
August 2, 2022

With the final piece of turf now laid and the last seats in place, the NSW Government has announced that tickets are now available for a free community Open Day and Night on Sunday 28th August at Sydney's new Allianz Stadium, headlined by Australian music stars Guy Sebastian and Baker Boy.

Opening Day, running from 11am-3pm, will see the doors open to the community to explore the venue’s many new features for the first time, including a behind-the-scenes tour of the change rooms, meeting their favourite Sydney Roosters, Sydney FC and NSW Waratahs players, and an opportunity to have a kick on the new world-class playing surface.

Opening Night will kick 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.

Looking forward to the opening of the venue, NSW Minister for Tourism and Sport, Stuart Ayres stated “this state-of-the-art venue has the best community and player facilities in the country and I can’t wait for everyone to experience it during our unmissable Open Day and Night.

“I know it’s been a long time coming for fans, but I know as soon as they step inside, they’ll see the wait was worth it.

“Fans won’t just enjoy being closer to the action they’ll also enjoy a 360-degree open concourse inside and outside the venue, steep seating angles providing an unforgettable event-day experience, better accessibility and the very best in-stadium Merivale food and beverage offering.”

Minister Ayres was joined today at the Stadium unveiling by Indigenous artist Tony Albert, who was the artistic force behind the new stadium’s seat design.

The seat design is one of six artworks that make up the new stadium’s public art program of art installations and recreational facilities that feature in the precinct, which can be seen during the community open day.

The community can secure up to six free tickets per transaction to Opening Day (11am-3pm) and/or Opening Night (5pm-9pm). Tickets, which include public transport to and from the venue, can be secured from 12pm Tuesday 2 August via Ticketek.

Following the free community event the stadium will host three major sporting events across five days when it opens on 2nd September, with the first match to be an NRL’s clash the Sydney Roosters and South Sydney Rabbitohs.

The Wallabies will then take on the reigning Rugby World Cup winners South Africa on Saturday, 3rd September followed by the Matildas will host Tokyo 2020 Olympic gold medal winners Canada on Tuesday 6th September in an international football friendly.

Images: Sydney's new Allianz Stadium approaches completion (top) and Baker Boy will perform at a free community Open Night on Sunday 28th August (below).

Related Articles

28th July 2022 - Move to wear historic pride jersey by NRL’s Manly results in player boycott

27th July 2022 - Australian Sports Commission program helps NRL’s Cronulla Sharks develop women leaders

18th July 2022 - Rugby Australia condemns deplorable crowd incidents at SCG

4th July 2022 - Wallabies to mark NAIDOC week by singing national anthem in Yugambeh language and wearing First Nations jersey

9th June 2022 - Wallabies to host first international event at Sydney’s new Allianz Stadium

7th June 2022 - Sydney’s Accor Stadium lights up ahead of State of Origin game 1

13th May 2022 - Australia secures Rugby World Cup 2027 and 2029 Women’s Rugby World Cup

22nd March 2022 - Insurer Allianz to continue naming rights deal for new Sydney Football Stadium

2nd December 2021 - Sydney to host 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup final as Tournament schedule revealed

19th November 2021 - Merivale to deliver hospitality services for SCG and new Sydney Football Stadium

27th October 2021 - First seats installed at new Sydney Football Stadium

20th September 2021 - Sydney Football Stadium redevelopment to see car parking moved from Moore Park’s grass

1st July 2021 - Seat design revealed for new Sydney Football Stadium

22nd June 2021 - SCG gets recognition for world-class customer service

30th March 2021 - Video shows construction progress on new Sydney Football Stadium

6th January 2021 - NSW Government makes mask wearing mandatory for SCG Test

11th August 2020 - Report suggests NSW Government looking to develop ‘five more Bankwests’

5th August 2020 - Construction work underway at new Sydney Football Stadium


Support our industry news service
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?

As an independent publisher, we need reader support for our industry news gathering so ask that - if you don't already do so - you back us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine and/or our online news.

Click here to view our subscription options.

 

supplier directory

The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.

See the directory see all

GEOFF NINNES FONG AND PARTNERS

Geoff Ninnes Fong & Partners (GNFP) is a structural, aquatic and civil engineering consultancy with broad experience in the design of new municipal and institutional swimming pools, hydrotherapy…

read more

Aquatics / Consultants / Design / Venues

 
 

Intelligenz Solutions

Intelligenz provides Leisure Management Software for managing all your Program Registrations, Facility Bookings, Membership Sales and POS Transactions; including detailed Reporting, automated…

read more

Access / Billing / Finance / Marketing / Technology

 
 

BH Fitness

BH Fitness, part of the long-standing and iconic bike manufacturer BH Group, is a global leader in fitness equipment for both Commercial and Home markets. The company, with the headquarters based in…

read more

Fitness / Recreation / Sport / Technology / Wellness

 
 

Smart Connection Consultancy

Smart Connection Consultancy is a boutique sport and recreation consultancy who has become one of Australia’s leading advocates for the use of synthetic sports surfaces as a vehicle to grow…

read more

Consultants / Recreation / Sport / Surfaces

 
 

Links Modular Solutions

Links Modular Solutions are a leading provider of high-quality, innovative software solutions for leisure facilities. Our software suite includes modules such as POS, Classes, Members, Facility…

read more

Access / Billing / Finance / Fitness / Technology

 
 

WATERPLAY Solutions Corp

Whether your goal is increasing your centre's revenues or creating an engaging environment, why not add play to your project? If you're looking for stylish aquatic play features, kid-tested…

read more

Aquatics / Attractions / Play / Recreation / Waterparks

 
 

Ungerboeck Software

As of February 2023, Ungerboeck Software has rebranded as Momentus Technologies.

read more

Entertainment / Events / Hospitality / Technology / Venues

 
 

Enta Australasia

As of the 1st July 2018, Enta Australasia Pty Ltd/Best Union has been rebranded as VIVATICKET Pty Ltd.  Click here to view the VIVATICKET Pty Ltd listing.  19th July 2018 - ENTA…

read more

Technology / Ticketing / Venues

 
 
 
 

get listed with our suppliers directory

Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!

list your business