Spotless Stadium and ANZ Stadium will be the new homes of Western Sydney Wanderers next season while construction of the new stadium in Parramatta gets underway.
The majority of matches will be played at Spotless Stadium - currently home of AFL side GWS Giants at Olympic Park - and a minimum of four blockbuster matches, including both Sydney derbies, will be played at neighbouring ANZ Stadium next season.
After extensive consultation, including the survey of over 3,000 Wanderers members, playing matches from a single location earned 70 per cent of the vote while a combination of Spotless Stadium and ANZ Stadium gained close to 60 per cent of the total vote based on the six venue options presented.
Wanderers CEO John Tsatsimas praised the fan talks that led to the decision.
“The overwhelming response from our members was they wanted a central location that has good public transport and access as well as being able to fit in not only our current 18,341 members but also have room to grow,” said Tsatsimas.
“Sydney Olympic Park offers two exceptional venues in ANZ Stadium and Spotless Stadium which will best serve our current member base and provides a major growth opportunity for the Club which allows us to offer a greater number of Wanderers fans access to our blockbuster matches both now and into the future.”
Tsatsimas Added: “From a business perspective both ANZ Stadium and Spotless Stadium have been outstanding in their attitudes and appetite for having the Wanderers at their venue.
“We look forward to creating an environment at both venues that will retain the atmosphere that has become synonymous with Wanderers matches as well as creating a new standard in our delivery of match days to our members, new fans and corporate partners.”comments