The Daily Telegraph reports that Mr Ayres will now propose the new Moore Park ground is built on Centennial and Moore Park land rather than where Allianz Stadium now stands, which is SCG Trust land. Want an ad-free experience?Subscribe to Independent Premium. But crowd figures from the three major tenants at the ground cast further doubts on a 55,000-seater at Moore Park. Create a commenting name to join the debate, There are no Independent Premium comments yet - be the first to add your thoughts, There are no comments yet - be the first to add your thoughts. Ripping down the existing stadium would also leave NRL club Sydney Roosters, Super Rugby’s Waratahs and A-League side Sydney FC without a home ground for at least three years. But the CBD and South East Light Rail project by the NSW Government will provide easier access to Moore Park. Super Rugby side the Waratahs averaged 22,737 at the ground in 2015, with a season high of 32,632. Nationwide News Pty Limited Copyright © 2020. The figures cast more doubt on plans knockdown the stadium that was opened in 1988 and replace it with an even bigger one. All times AEDT (GMT +11). A crowd of just 5642 watched the AFC Champions League match between Sydney FC and Pohang Steelers at Allianz Stadium this month. Saracens chief executive, Mitesh Velani, said: “We have been working closely with Barnet Council and our community partners developing plans for the West Stand that we can all be proud of. ANZ Stadium at Sydney Olympic Park would also be decreased in size to 75,000 but have a roof and become rectangular. Our journalists will try to respond by joining the threads when they can to create a true meeting of independent Premium. Allianz Stadium Construction Management Plan 8 of 42 1.3. The average crowd at the venue across the 2015 Super Rugby and NRL seasons, 2015-16 A-League season and two Asian Champions League fixtures was only 17,736 — or 40 per cent of capacity. THE Sydney stadium the State Government wants to knock down and replace with a bigger one was only filled two times by its tenants last season. The crowd for a Sydney Roosters game against Brisbane Broncos at Allianz Stadium in 2013.Source:News Corp Australia. It's hoped that construction work on the West Stand at Allianz Park will start at the end of this season and be completed in 2020, Find your bookmarks in your Independent Premium section, under my profile. Allianz Stadium Redevelopment Info Details Events Crowds Seating Map Map Satellite Accommodation Photos Redevelopment News Official Site More Stadiums The Sydney Football Stadium (Allianz Stadium) will be demolished and replaced by a brand-new state-of-the-art 45,000-seat stadium. The most insightful comments on all subjects will be published daily in dedicated articles. Others have called for Allianz Stadium to just be upgraded, rather than demolished. When completed, the stand will house 3,000 spectators, 40 wheelchair spaces and 40 carer seats for disabled spectators, while also providing a centre of excellence for Middlesex University’s London Sport Institute and Health Faculty, and improved training, medical and competition facilities for all users, including athletics, rugby and community sport. Want to bookmark your favourite articles and stories to read or reference later? You can find our Community Guidelines in full here. — Australia’s leading news site. Find out more about our policy and your choices, including how to opt-out. Please continue to respect all commenters and create constructive debates. The steep incline will ensure all seats are close to and on top of the action with not a bad seat in the house. Saracens say that games will continue to be played at Allianz Park during the building period. A NOTE ABOUT RELEVANT ADVERTISING: We collect information about the content (including ads) you use across this site and use it to make both advertising and content more relevant to you on our network and other sites. There were no sellout NRL games at the ground in 2015, with the highest crowds of 35,711 and 35,110 for a Sydney Roosters semi-final and Anzac Day clash respectively. Photograph: Joel Carrett/AAP Many supporters of a new 55,000 seater at Moore Park look to the often misquoted line from the Kevin Costner film Field of Dreams. Saracens moved to Allianz Park in early 2013, and the new stand will be of similar size and scale to the existing East Stand. Poor public transport has been one of the main gripes against Allianz Stadium, with fans often choosing to walk to the ground from Central station rather than worry about a bus. You can also choose to be emailed when someone replies to your comment. There’s no doubt AAMI Park has been a success, and along with Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, is the best football ground in Australia. The project will build on the legacy of the Sydney Sports Ground (1899) and the original SFS, opened as a Bicentennial Project in 1988. That has caused problems with NRL clubs such as Manly Sea Eagles and Cronulla Sharks, who do not want to leave their suburban bases to play at a new Moore Park ground. I am delighted we have made positive strides forward. Sports Minister Stuart Ayres wants $1 billion to go towards the new 55,000 stadium at Moore Park, with a commitment from the NRL that 65 games are played a year at the three grounds. But the “Bubble Dome” has drawn big crowds because it is the first purpose-built rectangular stadium in Melbourne (apart from the dated Olympic Park). As part of $1.6 billion funding for sporting stadiums, the NSW Government wants to replace the 44,000 capacity Allianz Stadium at Moore Park with a $1 billion 55,000 seater. Are you sure you want to delete this comment? It allows our most engaged readers to debate the big issues, share their own experiences, discuss real-world solutions, and more. Sure, the food and drink facilities are dated, as well as the toilets, but for many a total rebuild is excessive. The Concept Proposal comprises: A new 45,000 seat stadium on the site of the existing stadium including: o New facilities for general admission Saracens have been given the green light for a £23m redevelopment of the West Stand at their Allianz Park ground in north London. The wrap-around design means light and crowd noise will be kept within the stadium, reducing spill to the surrounding areas. The State Government has also had to settle for just 55 NRL games at the three grounds each year after clubs would not budge on moving games from their traditional bases. Start your Independent Premium subscription today. Allianz Stadium Redevelopment On Exhibition Sydney FC 1528777063,1528777772 A concept development application including a concept proposal for the development of a new sports stadium, and a proposal for stage 1 demolition works, will be on exhibition this week for community consultation. Picture: Mark Kolbe/Getty ImagesSource:Getty Images. The reigning English champions have announced detailed plans for the project at Barnet Copthall leisure complex, with construction work hoped to start at the end of this season and completed in 2020. Overview of Proposed Development The SFS Redevelopment Stage 1 application includes a Concept Proposal and Early Works package. They point to the success of the 30,000-seat AAMI Park in Melbourne, which is used by the Melbourne Storm, Melbourne Rebels and A-League sides City and Victory. Allianz Stadium is still one of the best viewing grounds in Australia for football games. The new stadium will feature three levels of seating on each side with two levels at the ends. Please be respectful when making a comment and adhere to our Community Guidelines. Saracens given green light for £23m stadium redevelopment. Previously Etihad Stadium was used by Storm and the Victory (with the latter still using it for bigger games). Supplied artist's impression of the proposed $250 million plan to upgrade Allianz Stadium rather than a rebuild.Source:Supplied. The policy of centralised stadiums has worked for the AFL in Melbourne, with all clubs playing games at either Etihad or the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Are you sure you want to mark this comment as inappropriate? It is also worth noting the ground hosted a sellout Sydney Sevens rugby event over two days this year and 24,975 at a Socceroos World Cup qualifier. The Austadiums website is made possible by displaying some advertisements to our visitors.