Demolition of Sydney’s Parramatta Stadium begins to make way for the new $300mn rectangular ground



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It the field of dreams, a stadium built for the people, a showcase of memorable sporting and musical performances, and it was even loved by the Queen, writes The Daily Telegraph on its Valentine’s Day edition adding a touch of romanticism.

But on Tuesday (February 14), the wrecking teams moved in and no longer did Parramatta Stadium quiver to the roar of tens of thousands of spectators, it began to crumble under the onslaught of wrecking balls, it says. Out of the dust a new $300 million stadium will emerge, that is expected to be open for the start of the 2019 NRL season.

Once construction begins this summer, workers will have time until early 2019. The project requires some 800-1,000 people on site and is thought to bring even more permanent jobs once the new Western Sydney Stadium opens (up to 1,200).

With 30,000 seats it’s expected by New South Wales government to become Australia’s best ‘rectangular’ stadium. It will offer a completely covered auditorium, very compact layout and the country’s steepest upper stand (34°) which becomes a massive terrace on the north end.

More details on the rectangular stadium are expected to be unveiled at the first Coliseum Summit Australia in November this year.

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