World’s steepest football stadium under construction in Australian city

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Sydney, June 15 (IANS) With an upper tier perilously tilted at a 34 degree angle, a new football stadium in Australia’s Western Sydney is continuing to take shape on Friday, as the steepest allowable trajectory in the world, local media reported.

Holding 30,000 covered seats, the state of art facility aims to put audiences as close to the action as possible, reports Xinhua news agency.

“The venue will attract top name acts and sporting blockbusters and boast the latest technology and seats.” News South Wales state Minister for Sport Stuart Ayres said.

When the AUS$300 million ($223.76 million) venue is eventually completed in April 2019, it will be the first new stadium to be built in Sydney since the one for the 2000 Olympics and be home to the Western Sydney Wanderers soccer team and the Parramatta Eels Rugby League side.

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Referring to about 300 workers involved in building the structure, construction manager Richard Yarad said, “most of them are sports fanatics.”

“They take pride in what they are building, they are the ones who will be using this stadium when it’s finished,” he said.

–IANS

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