BANKWEST STADIUM is best known for hosting the biggest sporting events in Western Sydney, but day-to-day the stadium has emerged as one of the busiest function centres in town.
The Stadium hosted a meeting, function or special event off the pitch on every single day of the month of May, barring those that coincided with a sporting event.
In total, 24 events ranging from conferences, exhibitions, training days, meetings and even a Toyota Roadshow were hosted at the Stadium.
Since opening to the public in April 2019, Bankwest Stadium’s function spaces have hosted everything from choir rehearsals to baptisms, black-tie dinners, school formals, weddings, conferences and business meetings.
“This really shows is that we’re not just a major events venue. The Stadium really was designed to accommodate a range of business, community, cultural and special events,” said David Greselin, Business Development Manager, Meetings and Special Events at Bankwest Stadium.
“We pride ourselves on being able to take on any type of event and to make our venue accessible to anyone.”
In a normal calendar year, the stadium will host more than 150 of these events and welcome more than 10,000 people into the venue for them.
The stadium has a diverse range of indoor and outdoor spaces that can host events from 2 to 800 people and cater for just about any event you can think of.
A City of Parramatta report in 2019 showed that major sporting events are worth about $1M in revenue for the city. The day-to-day functions have brought an additional boost to the region as it offers an appealing location for businesses to host events in Parramatta.
The stadium recently hosted a stunning black-tie dinner on the hallowed turf to celebrate Ronald McDonald House Charities Greater Western Sydney’s 40th Anniversary.
“Our relationship with Bankwest Stadium recently hit a high point with the hosting of our dinner on the field,” said Ronald McDonald House Charities Greater Western Sydney CEO Belinda Woolford.
“The event involved significant and detailed planning with the Stadium team and they were true professional. It was a world class operation.”
Bankwest Stadium will remain a busy building for the rest of the year with a number of these specialty events already locked in.
Image: A recent black-tie dinner on the hallowed turf of Bankwest Stadium.