Wanderers still waiting on new stadium 'specifics'

Western Sydney Wanderers are set to have a new stadium to call home by the 2019-20 A-League season

Western Sydney Wanderers CEO John Tsatsimas has labelled the design for a new stadium in Parramatta "a reward for our fans" but is still waiting for exact details and plans.

The NSW Government unveiled a video on Thursday describing how they will redevelop Pirtek Stadium - the Wanderers' original home - with the 30,000-seat venue set to have the steepest stands in Australia.

 

Tsatsimas applauded that design element but refused to get too carried away before he sees "the specifics", with Western Sydney still hoping a safe-standing area will be incorporated as they have requested.

"We're still just digesting what we've just seen and certainly an exciting project is underway, and now it's just being crystalised," he said. 

"We're very excited about it coming to fruition and being a reality. It's been a plan in the pipeline and whatnot - a lot of discussion around that - but now our fans will see this project is actually coming to life and we won't be waiting around too much longer, I would hope."

Tsatsimas added: "Predominately, one prime consideration for us is the safe standing we will hope that it will be in there but we will wait to see the specifics of that."

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With the current stadium set to be demolished early next year, Western Sydney have relocated from Pirtek Stadium this season and are hosting matches at ANZ Stadium and Spotless Stadium.

The Wanderers have yet to win a game at their new homes.

Based on the state government's timeline, the Wanderers may not use the new stadium until the 2019-20 A-League season.

But despite that wait, Tsatsimas was thrilled with what the new facility would mean for his club's fans and taking Wanderland to the next level.

"Our fans are integral into what we do. Without our fans we are nothing and this today is a reward for our fans," he said.