Fans attending the first day-night Test match at Perth’s Optus Stadium commencing Thursday will have the opportunity to watch the action from a pool deck.
The Boundary Beach Club is 14 metres long and has been built across three bays of Optus Stadium and can hold up to 100 people per session and is part of an effort to attract patrons back to the long-form of the game.
A similar activation has been a hit at the Gabba in previous years, but this will be the first time in Perth.
The Boundary Beach Club offers the ultimate West Aussie summer experience; with water at your feet, sitting under a beach umbrella, while watching the cricket. Fans can win their way in for free by wearing their best beach attire to the game.
The pool will be cleaned after every two-hour session and watched by at least two life guards. Money raised through the pool will support Telethon and Foodbank WA’s School Breakfast Program.
The first of three Tests between Australia and New Zealand commences on Thursday at Optus Stadium (known as Perth Stadium for international cricket fixtures), with play starting at 1:00pm AWST (4:00pm AEDT). View Event Info
Across the other side of the country, The Boundary Social will feature at the Gabba, MCG and SCG this summer.
Exclusive viewing decks, with premium views of the cricket, a private bar and gourmet grazing menus, will be on offer for fans at the upcoming Gillette T20 International in Brisbane and the Domain Test matches at the Gabba, MCG and SCG.
However, fans at the Boxing Day Test in Melbourne may be disappointed to learn the The Boundary Social has been built over the iconic 'Bay 13'. The section of seating in the Great Southern Stand produces some of the best atmosphere during cricket matches at the MCG but has been prone to trouble.
Cricket Australia Executive General Manager Fan Engagement Anthony Everard said it was important to continue to create an amazing experience for fans.
“The Boundary Social gives cricket lovers and event goers an exclusive viewing experience built within the stadium, and I’ve got no doubt it’ll be the new place to be this summer,” he said.
“Creating an atmosphere for fans to watch the cricket in new and innovative ways has been our goal for many years now, and The Boundary Social takes this experience to a new level with bay takeovers at some of the best stadiums in the world.
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“It’ll offer the same brilliant views as we’ve had in previous years, but the sheer size and atmosphere The Boundary Social will create in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane is really exciting for our fans.
“The extended space makes it the perfect spot to spend time with friends, and best of all, the perfect places to watch International cricket.”
The Boundary Social will span four bays of the MCG, three bays at the SCG and two large seating bays at the Gabba.