A great new chapter in the story of the Sydney Football Stadium…
We are delighted to announce that our proposal for a new stadium at Moore Park, adjacent to the Sydney Cricket Ground and on the site of the current Allianz stadium, has been selected as the winner.
Sports Minister Stuart Ayres says:
“The design will create a colosseum of sound and colour that will set the standard for rectangular stadiums in Australia…from technology and design to amazing views, it’s nothing short of world class”
Design Director, Pete Sullivan:
“Creating something that both ‘fits in yet stands out’ in that part of Sydney is obviously a tough ask for any design team, as is the task of creating a piece of 7-day civic infrastructure that provides superior amenity and services to multiple specialist and public groups. More than this, these services must be provided in a way that doesn’t detract from what a stadium needs to do well; provide a superior platform for sports and events spectacle for teams, performers and fans. And of course, there was the added responsibility to craft a form which echoes the elegance, balance and recognition of Philip Cox’s original design.”
Patrick Ness, Executive Chair of COX Architecture
The State and the reference design set rigorous targets for any new scheme to achieve, recognising the location, quality and legacy that the existing Sydney Football Stadium represents. Despite this daunting task, I’m proud to say that our team has risen to the challenge and in many cases actually surpassed the exacting objectives set out in the brief; we’ve proposed something with more community value, more experience for teams and fans, and with better connection to surrounding parkland and amenity. It is something that is simultaneously sculptural and highly functional. It is lighter, kinder to the environment and more self-sufficient as a structure than any other major stadium in Australia. It is a fitting continuation of what it replaces