Nov 23

Your chance to own a piece of Parramatta Stadium’s history

Wednesday 23 November 2016 9:00am

NSW Minister for Sport Stuart Ayres said work is under way to safely decommission the existing stadium before the brand new 30,000 seat venue is delivered.
 
“Parramatta Stadium has a special place in Western Sydney’s history, and now Eels, Wanderers fans and major event lovers can take home their special piece of history,” Mr Ayres said.
 
“NSW is getting on with the job with delivering world class sporting infrastructure and have sought out the best of local design and construction talent with international sports expertise to deliver this future venue.
 
“Mementos and keepsakes ranging from seats to pieces of the ground’s hallowed turf are now up for grabs before preparations to demolish the stadium later this year,” Mr Ayres said.
 
Member for Parramatta Geoff Lee said this is a great opportunity for fans to take home their piece of history and get excited about the future Western Sydney’s Stadium.
 
“Since this venue was opened by Queen Elizabeth II in 1986, it has played host to entertainment greats including Michael Jackson and Paul McCartney and countless exciting matches of all sporting codes."
 
Individual fans wanting a piece of the stadium's turf or a seat as an historical memento can register their interest by emailing info@pirtekstadium.com by Sunday, 27 November for collection early December.
 
An online auction to be held on Tuesday, 6 December and Wednesday, 7 December will offer up items ranging from stainless steel benches, bay numbers, pop-up marquees, change room lockers – even the kitchen sink.
 
Local sports clubs can also register by Friday, 2 December to apply for items like lockers, fire extinguishers, seats, light towers and flag poles, offering a unique chance to repurpose essential items.
 
To view the catalogue, log onto www.omaras.com.au and for further inquiries email terry.hooton@pirtekstadium.com.
 
Media: Anna Hindson  I  Minister Ayres  I  0437 094 873
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