Parramatta Eels fans can buy a piece of history next week when items from their soon-to-be demolished home stadium are put up for auction.

The Parramatta Stadium is to be bulldozed in the next few months as the National Rugby League (NRL) side prepares to move to the new 30,000-seat Western Sydney Stadium. The stadium has also been the home of A-League soccer side West Sydney Wanderers since 2012, while several other teams have called it home since it was opened in 1985.

New South Wales Minister for Sport Stuart Ayres confirmed demolition would begin in the coming months despite concerns of asbestos contamination.

The auction comes as the decommissioning process begins at the stadium this week. Items available range from seats to light poles and bay numbers to pop up marquees.

“Site preparations start now and you will see physical demolition early in the new year,” Ayres said.

“A lot of the things in the stadium we want to reuse in other parts of the state. Parramatta Stadium has had a special place in Western Sydney’s history, and now Eels and Wanderers fans and major event lovers can take home their special piece of history.”