Bankwest naming rights to switch to CommBank

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The home ground for the Parramatta Eels and several NRL clubs will change sponsored name after just over two years.

Both banking organisations confirmed the change, which will take effect from October 1, in press releases this morning.

The 30,000-seat stadium has hosted 58 men's and women's rugby league matches since opening in April 2019, as well as the World Cup 9's tournament in October 2019.

The venue became somewhat of a 'hub' for NRL games during last year's COVID-affected season, with several teams who normally wouldn't use the venue playing home games there while access for fans was limited.

Bankwest Stadium - which will become known as CommBank Stadium next month - also hosts home games for A-League club Western Sydney Wanderers and Super Rugby's NSW Waratahs.

While the venue won't see any NRL action again in 2021, it will likely see rugby league action early in the new year with the Parramatta Eels beginning their life in the NRLW premiership, which is currently scheduled for January. The men's NRL competition will then restart in March next year.