Sydney Football Stadium construction update

by Waratahs Media

Progress on the new Sydney Football Stadium continues to take shape as NSW Rugby look ahead to a new home for the NSW Waratahs at the Moore Park Precinct in 2022.


Construction has continued to move forward in the face of COVID-19, with several strategies in place to maintain safety whilst meeting project timelines.


The project is also investing in local companies during COVID-19 and will continue to utilise as many local suppliers and subcontractors as possible through to completion.


At present work is progressing to schedule, as the NSW Government excitedly awaits the delivery of a modern, world-class venue, to ensure Sydney has a sporting and entertainment precinct of an international standard.


The project will service several sporting clubs – including the Waratahs – and will help ensure that NSW remains the number one choice for sporting and entertainment events.


In early-August construction teams began laying foundations for the state-of-the-art facility, pouring the first concrete slab.


Over 150 cubic metres of concrete was poured throughout the week, over an area that will be part of the new stadium’s player and coaching facilities.


Work program summary:


The following points outline the expected annual construction activities:


  • 2020 – earthworks, piling and basement construction.
  • 2021 – completion of the structure.
  • 2022 – completion of the building and public domain, including installation of the roof, façade and internal fit-out.


There are three piling rigs on site, with more than 50 percent of piling and 30,000 tonnes of earthworks already completed.


NSW Rugby will await further update on the project from Infrastructure New South Wales, with details relating directly to Membership to be communicated in partnership with the SCG Trust.


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