Sydney FC are confident they won't be away from their home ground of Allianz Stadium longer than originally planned after a demolition contract was signed by the New South Wales government on Friday.
The signing means demolition can begin immediately to make way for a brand new, world-class sports arena in three years’ time.
The Sky Blues are set to be displaced from their home for three seasons and chairman Scott Barlow believes Friday’s announcement is a crucial step in the club returning to the precinct in 2021.
“We are extremely pleased with the speed at which the government is executing on its plans for the new state of the art stadium in Moore Park,” Barlow said.
“Today’s signing is a huge step forward in ensuring our club won’t be displaced for any longer than necessary.
“It gives us confidence that the project will be completed in the original time frame and our many thousands of fans will be entering a new world-class facility sooner rather than later.”
During the rebuild, Sydney FC will play home games out of the Sydney Cricket Ground as well as a number of suburban community grounds including Jubilee Stadium in Kogarah and Leichhardt Oval.