Funding for new grandstand at Fairfield Showground

Published on 30 September 2020

Picture of Fairfield City Councillor Dai Le, Deputy Mayor Paul Azzo, Member of the Legislative Council Scott Farlow, Fairfield City Mayor Frank Carbone, and Councillors Sera Yilmaz and Peter Grippaudo at Fairfield Showground.

Fairfield City Council will construct a new $10 million grandstand at the redeveloped Fairfield Showground.

The grandstand will be built thanks to a $7 million grant from the NSW Government and a $3 million investment from Fairfield City Council.

The 1,000 seat grandstand will be built next to the existing Parklands grandstand, overlooking the newly created elite turf sports field.

It will include tiered seating, athlete change rooms and amenities, kitchen, bar and canteen facilities, ticket booth and social and VIP viewing areas.

Fairfield City Mayor Frank Carbone said the new grandstand will provide a high-quality viewing experience for spectators.

“Fairfield Showground is all about people. This redevelopment is opening up this former harness racing track to the community for the first time in more than 60 years,” Mayor Carbone said.

“We are keen to attract the very best in sporting talent to our City, as well as foster tomorrow’s champions. This new grandstand will be a crucial part of the Regional Multicultural and Sporting Centre of Excellence we are building here at the Showground.

“We want grassroots and elite sports teams, their families and fans to all enjoy the high-quality sports and spectator facilities.

“Fairfield City Council is focused on providing sporting and recreation facilities that encourage families and friends to come together and be active.

“I thank the NSW Government for supporting our vision for the Showground and our City.”

The grandstand’s construction is the next stage of the $28 million Showground redevelopment, which already includes the completed festival arena, covered festival space, FIFA-accredited synthetic all-weather field, international turf sports field and multipurpose amenities building.

Under construction is an all-abilities playground at Deerbush Park, with walking/riding paths, splash pad, rope climbing course, flying fox, Liberty Swing, play equipment for children of all abilities, and accessible bathroom facilities.

A People’s Globe with multi-directional flag pole celebrating the City’s multicultural heritage is being built at the entrance to the Showground.

Fairfield Showground is already home to the Illuminate New Year’s Eve celebrations, Bring It On! Youth Festival, Tet Festival, Fairfield Easter Fair, local and regional football teams, and our popular weekly markets.


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