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Movie blockbusters coming soon to Campbelltown Sports Stadium

It has hosted international rugby league and soccer matches but Campbelltown Sports Stadium may soon be offering outdoor movie nights and other non sporting events.

If approval is gained for a development application lodged with Campbelltown Council, the stadium would host, among other things, small community events for up to 3,000 people and community and music festivals.

The applicant, who has not been named by council, has also listed open air concerts for 5,000 or more people and special events which may include equestrian or other animal competitions and displays, motorised racing events and monster truck demonstrations as possible uses. 

Lodged with council on in July, the application is for the use of Campbelltown Sports Stadium for temporary non-sporting events for up to 46 days in a calendar year.

Campbelltown Council is currently seeking expressions of interest for naming right to the stadium, ahead of the 2020-21 A-League season, when local franchise Macarthur FC Bulls will join the national soccer competition as the 12th team.

The Bulls are expected to play 12 to 13 games at Campbelltown Sports Stadium, while Wests Tigers play three NRL matches a season there.

If the application for non sporting use gets the green light it will make Campbelltown Sports Stadium a very busy stadium from next year.

A report to council says the non sporting events would have operating hours between 7am and 10.30pm, while display events would cease at 10pm.

The proposal will be publically exhibited for 14 days, but it’s not clear when that will occur.

“The proposal does not include physical changes to the stadium structure but would include the erection and removal of temporary structures and associated works as part of the proposed events,’’ says the report.

As the application lodged is for the use council land, the application will be assessed by an independent consultant and determined by the Campbelltown Local Planning Panel. 

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