‘How is this possible?’ Footy fans slam new $360M stadium in Sydney’s west – claiming views are obstructed by concrete walls and metal barricades
- The $360million stadium was officially opened in Parramatta on Sunday
- Sporting fans were unimpressed, claiming some seats had obstructed views
- ‘So this is how I am meant to watch games from a membership seat?’ one wrote
Sporting fans have slammed a new $360million stadium in Sydney’s west after being met with obstructed views during a tour on Sunday morning.
More than a thousand people poured into the new Western Sydney Stadium in Parramatta after it was officially opened by NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian.
The 30,0000-seat rectanglular ground will play host to NRL and A-League games.
But fans were unimpressed with the new stadium’s layout, taking to Twitter to point out that some seats had an obstructed view of the field.
‘So this is how I am meant to watch games from an expensive gold membership seat?’ one man tweeted.
Sporting fans have slammed a new $360 million stadium in Sydney’s west after being met with obstructed views
Fans were unimpressed with the new stadium’s layout, taking to Twitter to point out that some seats had an obstructed view of the field
The frustrated fan wasn’t alone, with dozens of social media users also taking issue with the poor view.
‘Ouch… refund?!’ wrote one, while another asked ‘how is this possible?’
‘Money well spent paying for that seat , look at all the action you can see,’ added a third.
Other users joked about the view, suggesting the seats were reserved for opposing teams or referees.
‘That’s where the referee sits for Storm games,’ one said.
‘I’m pretty sure that’s where they are putting the away fans,’ said another.
One social media user suggested members get a refund after seeing the poor view
Other users joked about the view, suggesting the seats were reserved for opposing teams or referees
But Ms Berejiklian defended her new stadium.
She claimed voters gave her government the tick of approval to move forward with opening the first of three controversial sporting stadiums.
‘The people of NSW… gave us the tick to keep moving forward and we know in our heart of hearts what is right for the citizens of our state,’ she said.
The stadium boasts the steepest stands in the country, according to the state government, and has been designed to amplify crowd noise.
The Parramatta Eels, Western Sydney Wanderers, Wests Tigers and NSW Waratahs will also call the stadium home.
The round 6 NRL match between Parramatta Eels and West Tigers will be the first sporting event at the stadium on April 22.
NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian defended the stadium during its official opening on Sunday
The 30,000 seat rectangle stadium will play host to NRL and A-League games