Two major stadiums in New South Wales, Australia, have entered into a strategic partnership with Matrax Inc. after acquiring 12,400 square meters of Matrax 4×4 stadium flooring that will enable the venues to host multiple entertainment events while protecting the playing fields.
ANZ Stadium (capacity 80,000) is the former Sydney Olympic Stadium that hosts many of the city’s major events, including NRL Grand Finals, State of Origin rugby league, Bledisloe Cup rugby Tests and football internationals featuring the Australian team the Socceroos. Bankwest Stadium is a 30,000-seat rectangular stadium and the new home of sport and entertainment in Western Sydney.
The two stadiums are both owned by Venues NSW, on behalf of the NSW Government, and operated by VenuesLive, a leading provider of management and hospitality services to venues and events.
Hosting these major events requires the construction of massive and complex stages, including vast video walls and elaborate sound systems. Fully loaded tractor trailers, cranes and other heavy equipment must be supported without negatively impacting the sensitive playing surface.
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