Vision for Sydney Olympic Park Stadia Precinct Unveiled

02 Jul 2013

Vision for Sydney Olympic Park Stadia Precinct Unveiled

As Sydney gears up to host three of the biggest sporting events in years this July, a glimpse into the future of the Sydney Olympic Park Stadia Precinct has been brought to life by a new 3D animation.

The 3D animation reveals the potential to add over 10,000 square metres of new development spaces with exciting entertainment and leisure offerings, as well as the addition of a retractable roof and moveable northern and southern grandstands to transform the lower bowl into a perfect rectangle for the Rugby codes and football.

The animation produced by Sydney Olympic Park Authority was launched today at ANZ Stadium by NSW Minister for Sport and Recreation, Graham Annesley.

“This video provides viewers with an idea of what may be possible at Sydney Olympic Park in keeping with the long term Master Plan for the precinct,” said Mr. Annesley.

“It’s a very exciting glimpse of the future as the Park continues to evolve as a constant reminder of the wonderful Sydney Olympic legacy left to the people of NSW.”

“Proposals of this nature would significantly add to what is already on offer at the Park to further enrich the lives of the growing local community, the people of New South Wales, and the 10 million visitors the Park attracts annually,” Mr. Annesley added.

The Managing Director of ANZ Stadium, Mr Daryl Kerry, said the timing of the release of the future vision of the Stadia Precinct was significant as Sydney prepares to host a month of fantastic sporting action.

“This July Sydney will showcase the Wallabies v British & Irish Lions Test (Sat 6 July), the State of Origin decider (Wed 17) and a visit by arguably the biggest football club in the world, Manchester United, to play the A-League All Stars (Sat 20),” Mr Kerry said.

“If we work hard with Government and the stakeholders to bring this Master Plan to reality, NSW will continue to lead the way in attracting world-class sporting and entertainment events. Putting a roof on the Stadium will weather-proof the major events going forward, while moving stands north and south will create an even more dramatic atmosphere for the football codes that prefer a true rectangular field.

“Everyone who has watched the Sydney Olympic Park precinct grow as a destination since the 2000 Olympic Games should be excited about the vision for the Stadia Precinct. These are developments that will change Sydney forever.”

The new warm-up facility at ANZ Stadium completed in April this year was one of the first components of the Stadia Precinct vision delivered.

Brand new development on the exterior of ANZ Stadium will add up to 7,500 square metres and reach up to five levels including five storey high void spaces creating opportunities for unique entertainment and recreation facilities. Other uses for the space could include a rooftop pool, a club, retail shops and restaurants.

The animation unveils another brand new development site beside Allphones Arena to provide an additional 2,000 square metres over four storeys. This space is currently demonstrated as a premier cinema with an external live screen, providing even more in entertainment and exclusive red carpet launches to the entertainment zone.

The animation was produced by Sydney Olympic Park Authority as a vision extending from the Sydney Olympic Park Master Plan 2030 in collaboration with ANZ Stadium, Government Architects Office, Allphones Arena and Sydney Showground.

The Animation can be viewed at www.sydneyolympicpark.com.au/vision

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