Press Release: Western Grandstand – WIN Stadium official opening
The new Western Grandstand at WIN Stadium, Wollongong NSW, was feted as a success at its Official Opening, and the Dragons first return game for the season, last weekend. Designed by Michael Heenan, CEO and Design Principal of Allen Jack+Cottier (AJ+C), WIN Stadium is the latest addition to a long list of award-winning sporting facilities designed by AJ+C, including the World Architecture Festival Award winning Berry Sport and Recreation Centre, Milson Island, Lake Ainsworth and Broken Bay, Sport and Recreation Centre’s, Blue Mountains Aquatic Centre and the recently completed Blacktown Football Park. As with AJ+C’s earlier sports facilities, the new Western Grandstand at WIN Stadium delivers a thoughtful,considered and well resolved design response to site and brief. Michael Heenan said: “When you’re in the stand you feel like you’re part of the game. The generosity of circulation and amenities, and the quality of the function spaces makes half time and departure a real pleasure. With the largest green Green Wall in Australia, this dynamic and exciting facility will act as a catalyst for the creation of new business and leisure opportunities and more high-profile sport fixtures tothe NSW Illawarra region.