Perth's new stadium and unicorns

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unicorns
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36%
tooth fairy
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21%
santa clause
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12%
Perth's new multi use stadium
10
30%
 
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Re: Perth's new stadium and unicorns

Postby gyfox » Mon Feb 08, 2016 7:28 pm

Stadium Australia to operate Perth Stadium.

http://www.perthnow.com.au/news/western ... c9ac1cebd3
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Re: Perth's new stadium and unicorns

Postby yob » Thu Feb 18, 2016 5:56 am

WAFC having a fat sook which is good to see
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Re: Perth's new stadium and unicorns

Postby Orel Puppington » Mon Feb 22, 2016 11:34 pm

gyfox wrote:Stadium Australia to operate Perth Stadium.

http://www.perthnow.com.au/news/western ... c9ac1cebd3


So we'll be seeing crowds of around 8000 for an AFL game then, because that's how ANZ Stadium likes it
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Re: Perth's new stadium and unicorns

Postby yob » Thu Mar 17, 2016 8:32 am

In other news, looks like the WAFC is moving in to the WACA. Good thing they splashed the cash to make the ground 150m long :lol:
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Re: Perth's new stadium and unicorns

Postby yob » Wed Apr 13, 2016 8:09 am

always thought a unicorn was great to hang jewellery from
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Re: Perth's new stadium and unicorns

Postby yob » Fri Jun 03, 2016 6:34 am

f***ing muppets. Now starting to deconstruct the stadium. :lol:

http://www.perthnow.com.au/news/western ... ccac79e4b4
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Re: Perth's new stadium and unicorns

Postby AndrewM » Fri Jul 15, 2016 1:40 am

https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/wa/a/32059554/nrl-to-bring-state-of-origin-to-new-perth-stadium/#page1

EXCLUSIVE: NRL to bring State of Origin to new Perth stadium
Gareth Parker, State Political Editor - The West Australian on July 14, 2016, 7:30 pm

The State of Origin Rugby League series will be played outside the three Eastern States for the first time, with the NRL signing a multi-million-dollar deal with the Barnett Government for NSW and Queensland to face off in Perth.

Game two of the 2019 three-game State of Origin series will be played at the new Perth Stadium.

The match between the Queensland Maroons and the NSW Blues is arguably Australian sport’s fiercest rivalry.

And in another break with tradition which the government hopes will provide an additional boost to the tourist economy, the match will not be played mid-week but on a weekend.

The hope is that the weekend fixture will both encourage more fans to travel west – and for them to spend an extra night or two in Perth and the South West as part of their trip.

Premier and Tourism Minister Colin Barnett would not go into specifics about how much the government has paid to bring the game to Perth, citing the competitive bidding market for major sporting events, but said it was “several million dollars”.

He said rugby league fans would enjoy one of Australia’s biggest annual sporting events in the nation’s newest and most advanced stadium.

It is the first event to be funded by $19 million set aside in the State Budget for bidding on a pipeline of major events to fill the $1.4 billion stadium.

State Government announces Origin coup. Pictured in front of the new stadium l to r are Lochlan Christy, Premier Colin Barnett and Shamaia Gray. Picture: Ian Munro The West Australian.
“It does not come cheap,” Mr Barnett said.

“But I expect huge numbers of people to come over from other states and we will fill the stadium.”

The Premier predicted the match would be one of the biggest sporting events in WA’s history, rivalling the 1962 Commonwealth Games.

NRL chief executive Todd Greenberg said he expected WA fans to embrace rugby league’s showcase event.

“Taking Origin to new venues has huge benefits for our game. It grows the game in other markets and showcases our premium product to a new audience,” he said.

Apart from a one-off exhibition game in 1987 in Los Angeles – which did not count towards deciding the three-game series which has been contested annually since 1982 – State of Origin has not been played outside Sydney, Brisbane or Melbourne.

Melbourne has hosted six of the 108 games played – three at the MCG, two Etihad Stadium, and one at Olympic Park – the most recent of which saw 91,513 pack the ‘G for game two last year.

Thirty-nine thousand people travelled from interstate to that game, and the government believes that if half that many travel to Perth, it will amount to a $15 million injection into the State’s economy.


More than 4.4 million people watched the first State of Origin game on television this year, the largest TV audience in the series’ history, out-rating the AFL Grand Final and the Melbourne Cup.



State of Origin is the first confirmed one-off major event for the stadium, which is due to open ahead of the 2018 AFL season.

Perth Stadium will be configured in rectangle mode for the clash, featuring the installation of “bump-in” seats in front of the regular perimeter and boosting the stadium’s capacity to 65,000 people.



There is speculation the stadium could host Ashes cricket in the summer of 2017-18 if work finishes early enough and soccer is also keen to stage an opening event which could feature the Socceroos and a major international drawcard.



The Government is also believed to be chasing a Bledisloe Cup rugby union Test match, with Tourism officials sizing up the merits of a bid.
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Re: Perth's new stadium and unicorns

Postby dibo » Fri Jul 15, 2016 11:08 am

...if it's finished.
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Re: Perth's new stadium and unicorns

Postby AndrewM » Thu Sep 01, 2016 5:01 pm

Given the progress to date, I think it will be..
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Re: Perth's new stadium and unicorns

Postby dibo » Fri Sep 02, 2016 11:05 am

It's just so... dull. If you're going to spend a gajillion dollars and argue for a decade and a bit over a stadium, you'd at least make it worth the wait.

This is the James Milner of stadiums.
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Re: Perth's new stadium and unicorns

Postby AndrewM » Thu Jan 26, 2017 7:35 pm

A pic from today
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Re: Perth's new stadium and unicorns

Postby dibo » Fri Jan 27, 2017 12:17 pm

It's worth noting that wrt the thread title, the Unicorns are now playing their fifth season in the A-League and they were conceived four years after this thread started.

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Re: Perth's new stadium and unicorns

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