HBF Park is Western Australia's premier rectangular sports venue, home of the Perth Glory and Western Force. Originally known as Perth Oval, it is non-commercially known as Perth Rectangular Stadium and is covered in history as WAFL-side East Perth's former home ground.
When Perth Glory entered the National Soccer League in the 1990's, Perth Oval was decided on as the club's home ground. During summer, temporary grandstands were erected on two sides of the playing pitch to create a semi-rectangular venue which attracted crowds in excess of 15,000 - then a benchmark in the former league.
Perth Oval underwent a major redevelopment in 2003 to become a modern purpose-built rectangular venue and was again upgraded in 2012/13. The existing main grandstand, which is heritage listed, was retained and revamped, however the rest of the ground has been completely re-built.
The new era of Perth Oval also included the naming rights of the ground, sold initially to Members Equity Bank, before becoming known as nib Stadium in 2010. As of 2019, the venue is known as HBF Park and continues to be known by that name today.
The most recent redevelopment of the stadium was completed in March 2013 and included the construction of the new two-tiered undercover Eastern Grandstand, the Southern Grandstand, improved corporate facilities, new lighting and two large video screens. The Shed has been retained as the only standing-room area, with seating installed on the terracing in front of it, and the stadium now having a capacity of 20,500. It continues to primarily host A-League football and Super Rugby matches, as well as occasional Rugby League games and concerts. The venue will host matches for the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup and will be known by its non-commercial name of Perth Rectangular Stadium.
HBF Park Details
Members Equity Stadium
ME Bank Stadium
Perth Rectangular Stadium
Western Force (Super Rugby)