News & Events

Exciting Times Ahead January 2019

Dear Members

Yes, the redevelopment of Allianz Stadium is going ahead.

For so long the topic of conversation in Azure has been about the redevelopment, with many members voicing their feelings. And rightly so, as you are major stakeholders in all of this. Interestingly though, the majority do support the bold step to ensure the SFS and its surrounding facilities are world class in the future.

What does it mean for you the member? Access to one of the best clubs in Australia.

Twelve years ago, the Trust entered into an arrangement to transform the then cafe and pool area into what is now Azure Cafe. The transformation was, and still is to this day, an outstanding success. Azure has surpassed all expectations, offering quality produce and consistently delivering high levels of service to members.

Nowhere in the world is there a club with membership that allows you entry to cricket, rugby union, rugby league, football, AFL and many other events, that also includes a gymnasium, swimming pool, tennis and squash courts. That is what members have enjoyed in the past and will continue to do so in the future when the new and improved facilities are complete. It is truly unique.

At Azure, we look forward to the future and being able to carry on what has been an amazing experience. We’re particularly excited to be part of the next chapter of this remarkable sporting precinct. As you are aware the Trust is providing gym facilities during the redevelopment, in the Entertainment Quarter. We are very pleased that the cafe will also relocate to EQ during the construction of the new stadium. Azure will be directly opposite the new gym, offering the same high-quality produce, with the same levels of service and  familiar faces greeting you.

Freshly squeezed juices, protein shakes, cooked breakfast, exciting salads and sandwiches along with daily specials, will still be available. The Trust has now secured an extra hour of parking and members can validate their parking tickets at Azure, which allows for more time to relax and enjoy Azure’s hospitality.

We look forward to welcoming everyone at our new cafe as we help to make this transition as seamless as possible.

Yours sincerely

George Gavalas

Managing Director