Wanderland 2.0 is coming!
Our return to Western Sydney Stadium (WSS) in 2019 will be a major moment in the club’s history.
The transition to the new venue is a major project for the club and recognising member loyalty is fundamental to rewarding your continued support.
We have undertaken a thorough consultation process with other major membership and stadium relocation projects both nationally and internationally to ensure there is a smooth transition to Western Sydney Stadium in 2019.
A full discussion with feedback was also had with the Wanderers Member Committee on the initial Seating Transition Principles and the draft of the Member Transition Guide. The information was well received by all committee members agreeing that rewarding members for their loyalty to the club was the fairest process.
SEATING Transition Principles
The three guiding principles for the transition process are the following:
- Loyalty – The club’s main priority in this process is to recognise and reward the club’s most loyal members. The club has identified consecutive years of membership as the primary criteria to reward loyalty in the seat transition to Western Sydney Stadium;
- Fairness – To ensure a fair seating system and limit possible queue jumping, membership seating will be allocated based on membership category held for the 2018/19 season;
- Growth – Current members will have an opportunity to request for additional seats for new members before membership is released to the general public.
To ensure a smooth transition to Western Sydney Stadium that incorporates the above elements, the club has developed the below Seating Transition Process for the relocation of members.
It is important to note that this process is also based off the initial criteria the club released as part of the announcement of the club’s move to Sydney Olympic Park in the 2016/17 season.
|Seating Status 1||Full Season Ticketed Members|
Members with ticketed access to 13 home matches per season, that hold a paid membership for the 2018/19 season as of 31 October 2018 will be allocated seating based on membership category held and the average length of consecutive membership years of all members in their seating group.
Membership Category order:
1. Red Reserved
2. Black Reserved
3. Red & Black Active
4. White & Black General Admission
|Seating Status 2||Reduced Access OR Non-Ticketed Members|
Members with access to fewer than 13 home matches per season or no access to matches (i.e. supporter memberships), that hold a paid membership for the 2018/19 season as of 31 October 2018 will be allocated seating based on the average length of consecutive membership years of all members in their seating group.
|Seating Status 3||All Members - Additional Membership Seats|
After all members have been allocated, available seating inventory will be offered to 2018/19 members based on the average length of consecutive membership years of all members in their seating group.
|Seating Status 4||New Members|
New members signing on for the 2019/20 season will be allocated seats based on date of purchase order.
As part of the next stage of the process, all 2018/19 members will have the opportunity to form Seating Groups with other current members to help streamline the transition process. Each Seating Group will have a nominated Group Leader who will be the main contact with the club throughout the seating transition process.
Members must form groups with other members that hold the same membership category in the 2018/19 season. If members need to change their membership category, they need to complete an upgrade/seat change request form during the membership renewal period for the 2018/19 season.
More information on the transition to Western Sydney Stadium will be released to members in late 2018.
Questions? See the frequently asked questions here
Seating Transition Process
Western Sydney’s future 30,000 seat stadium at Parramatta is one step closer to reality with demolition work of Pirtek Stadium now under way.
On 8 December, NSW Premier Mike Baird and Minister for Sport Stuart Ayres announced Lendlease had won the contract to design and build the new Western Sydney Stadium. The Stadium boasts 30,000 seats in Australia’s steepest stand, ensuring fans will be closer to the action.
Some of the exciting features that are part of the new venue:
- Seating capacity of 30,000 spectators comfortably
- With a 360-degree continuous bowl
- World class spectator views from the closest and steepest grandstands in Australia
- Full venue undercover seating protecting all fans from the elements
- High-quality food and beverage facilities throughout the venue
- Five levels of premium seating, corporate and function spaces
- Advanced technology including state-of-the-art big screens and WIFI
- Improved pedestrian and public plazas areas around the stadium