Western Sydney Wanderers will have a new home – in name at least – for the 2021/22 A-League season.
The Bankwest Stadium will become CommBank Stadium as of October 1, as confirmed in an announcement by the Commonwealth Bank today.
The name change is the result of an agreement between the bank – which is also the naming rights partner of the Matildas – and Venues NSW, which was announced in a media release by Commonwealth Bank.
“CommBank has expanded its support for Western Sydney to help the region recover and re-build after being one of the hardest hit in the country with COVID-19 lock-downs,” the announcement reads.
“As part of its expanded commitment, the bank has today announced two significant investments, a multi-year partnership for a Western Sydney landmark and funding to help local small businesses with the opportunity to connect with more customers.
“The multi-year partnership with Venues NSW is for the naming-rights of Western Sydney Stadium. Bankwest Stadium will officially become known as CommBank Stadium from Friday 1 October. Located in the heart of Parramatta, the 30,000-seat stadium has firmly established itself as an iconic and critical piece of community infrastructure for sport and entertainment, as well as for diverse business, cultural and community events.”
As part of the announcement, Commonwealth Bank also confirmed a $120,000 investment to help small businesses in Western Sydney.
“Western Sydney is one of fastest growing regions in the country, and a key engine room for the national economy,” Commonwealth Bank CEO Matt Comyn said in the statement.
“We know the area has been hit hard by the recent COVID-19 restrictions and we’re committed to investing in Western Sydney to help businesses get back on their feet and re-build after an incredibly challenging 2021.”