Allianz Stadium concert cap increase to deliver $120m boost


The concert cap at Sydney’s Allianz Stadium will be lifted from four to 20, with NSW Premier Chris Minns saying the previous limit was an “archaic restriction”.

The original restrictions stemmed from noise complaints over a Rolling Stones concert more than two decades ago.

The 20 performances annually will be able to include two 10-hour festivals, which will still have to abide by an 11pm noise curfew.

Minns said the change will boost the local economy by $120 million annually.

“For too long NSW has missed out on world-class acts because of an archaic restriction that killed fun in our city and hurt the economy,” he said.

“Sydney is Australia’s only global city and now it will finally be able to host more global acts on the world stage.”

Sport Minister Steve Kamper said the state had lost out on hundreds of millions of dollars due to the restrictions.

“By unlocking the stadium, we are also unlocking millions of dollars of economic activity for our local visitor economy and surrounding businesses,” he said.