A state-of-the-art stadium in Sydney's western suburb of Parramatta is set to take the crown off Brisbane's Suncorp Stadium as the best rectangular sporting and entertainment facility in Australia.

Plans for the 30,000-seater Western Sydney Stadium have been unveiled on Thursday by the state government, with the $1.6 billion project set to open to fans in 2019. Lendlease has won the contract to build the future home of the Parramatta Eels and Western Sydney Wanderers, Premier Mike Baird and…