Fans to Feast on Affordable Range of Food and Beverages at Bankwest Stadium

  • Fans will pay less than $5 for seven key footy fare staples at Bankwest Stadium;
  • The footy staples will be complemented by an exciting range of meals inspired by the diverse Western Sydney community;
  • Bankwest Stadium opened to the public for the first time on Sunday 14 April, with more than 30,000 fans attending the Community Open Day.

Julian Keith

The new Bankwest Stadium will feature a range of value-based food and beverage offerings that will help make a day at the footy more affordable for fans and their families.

Bankwest Stadium opened its doors for the first time on Sunday 14 April, with more than 30,000 fans attending a Community Open Day.

The Wednesday Night Lights event from 6.30pm Wednesday 17 April will double as a test event for the Stadium while featuring a light show, Parramatta Eels training session and a meet-the-players opportunity. Every fan will be entitled to a complimentary drink on entering Bankwest Stadium.

The historic first sporting event will be Parramatta Eels v Wests Tigers on Easter Monday 22 April – an event that is already a sell-out.

Bankwest Stadium CEO Daryl Kerry said today the stadium team had worked closely with Venues NSW, the government agency that oversees the venue, and the sporting clubs that use it to ensure fans get value for money when they enjoy food and beverages at the Stadium.

“Bankwest Stadium was built for the fans and ultimately what we are trying to do is make a day or night at the footy more affordable,” Mr Kerry said.

“This Stadium will offer an unparalleled event experience with fans closer to the action than ever before, and we are doing everything we can to encourage people to leave their lounge rooms and get out to the footy.

“We are confident fans will feel they are getting good value for their money when they buy food and beverages at Bankwest Stadium.”

Fans will pay less than $5 for seven of the key footy fare staples at Bankwest Stadium:

  • Vili’s beef pie (160g): $4.90
  • Classic hot dog: $4.90
  • Regular hot chips (12oz): $4.90
  • Vili’s sausage roll (110g): $4.50
  • Regular coffee (8oz): $3.90
  • Coca-Cola original (600ml): $4.90
  • Mount Franklin water (600ml): $4.30

Mr Kerry said food and beverage prices were generally up to 20 per cent lower than normal in the public areas. He said families and fans would also be able to bring their own food and non-alcoholic, non-glass bottled drinks from home.

Bankwest Stadium General Manager of Catering, Andreas Breitfuss, said Bankwest Stadium’s 14 permanent food and beverage outlets and 13 mobile kiosks in the public areas would carry all the game-day food staples that fans enjoy at the footy. Outlets will also feature a range of food and beverage items that reflect the diversity of Western Sydney and considers the changing tastes of consumers across NSW.

“There will be an exciting range of food options that highlights the flavours of local operators in the community, promotes local providores, and showcases NSW growers, producers and winemakers,” Mr Breitfuss said.

“We like to call these our High Street foods – meals inspired by the diversity of the local food community in Parramatta and Western Sydney.”

Among the more substantial meals that will be sold at the retail outlets at Bankwest Stadium are:

  • Hokkien Noodle Stiryfry with Chicken, Asian Vegetables and Toasted Sesame;
  • Angus Beef Burger with Cheese;
  • Roasted Spicy Buffalo Wings with Ranch Dressing;
  • Salt and Pepper Squid with Chips, Lemon and Aioli;
  • Two-Foot Long Hot Dog with Tomato Ketchup and Mustard;
  • Western Sydney BBQ Pulled Pork Roll with Coleslaw.

Cups of beer (425ml) have been priced as follows:

  • Light beer – $6.50
  • Australian lager – $7.20
  • Imported beer – $8.50

*Mid-strength beer served in the public areas.

**The Stadium is working with home clubs on the provision of an exclusive Members’ bar.

Bankwest Stadium will feature 3000 corporate seats, two Premium Terraces and Australia’s first dedicated Field Club in a rectangular stadium.

Host clubs will be able to entertain sponsors and/or Members on the Premium Terraces, while the Field Club will be an exclusive offering where guests will be able to watch players enter and exit the field of play while viewing the game at ground level.

Corporate clients will enjoy premium food and beverages – again promoting local providores and showcasing NSW growers, producers and winemakers.