Optus Stadium (known non-commercially as Perth Stadium for international cricket matches) is Western Australia's 60,000-seat multi-purpose stadium capable of hosting AFL, cricket, football, rugby union and league. The stadium, which officially opened in January 2018, also hosts major concerts and entertainment events.
The State Government owned Stadium is located on the Burswood Peninsula, minutes from Perth’s CBD and near the Crown Perth Entertainment Complex. Using a ‘fans first’ approach to planning and design, the Stadium offers an unrivalled spectator experience including exceptional event atmosphere and cutting edge stadium technology.
Optus Stadium features a roof with 85% of its permanent seats under the drip line as well as two large video screens and LED lighting. It was also the first stadium in Australia to offer Field Clubs and Suites located adjacent to the field of play while the fans have a 360 degree circulation and views of the pitch on the lower concourse.
The stadium has been built with integrated train, bus and pedestrian solutions to provide spectators with multiple transport options. The Perth Stadium train station gives fans easy access to the venue.
The venue is home to Western Australia's two AFL teams - the West Coast Eagles and Fremantle Dockers and BBL franchise Perth Scorchers. It also hosts Perth's international cricket fixtures and other major events including an A-League Grand Final, Perth Glory fixtures against overseas teams, Bledisloe Cup and State of Origin. The record crowd for Optus Stadium is 61,241 for the 2019 Bledisloe Cup clash between the Wallabies & All Blacks, where additional seating was used on three sides of the playing arena, while the highest AFL crowd is 61,118 for the relocated 2021 AFL Grand Final between Melbourne and Western Bulldogs.
Telecommunications company Optus secured the naming-rights ahead of its opening, with the venue known as Optus Stadium for at least the next ten years. However, for international cricket matches, the venue retains its non-commercial name of Perth Stadium.
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Fremantle Dockers (AFL)
Perth Scorchers (BBL)
2022 T20 World Cup