HBF Stadium is a multi-purpose venue located the leafy western suburbs of Perth and has been a part of Perth sport for decades. Known non-commercially as the Perth Superdrome, facilities include an Olympic-standard aquatic centre with five pools, a diving tower, gymnasium, two arenas, and several basketball courts, as well as a café, childcare centre, sports store, office accommodation and a museum.
The main arena seats 4500 spectators and primarily hosts basketball and netball as the former home of the Perth Wildcats and West Coast Lightning before both clubs moved to the new RAC Arena in Perth's CBD.
The outside pool hosted the FINA Swimming Championships in 1991 and 1998 and is best remembered for the day Ian Thorpe started his rivalry with Grant Hackett in securing the 400m World Championship at the age of 15.
The venue opened as the Claremont Superdrome in 1986 and then became the Perth Superdrome. Its first commercial naming-rights deal came in 1996 when it was renamed Challenge Stadium. Despite the Challenge Bank deal expiring in 2002, it retained the name until 2014 when HBF came on board as a new partner - since then it has been known as HBF Stadium - not to be confused with HBF Park (formerly Perth Oval) or HBF Arena in Joondalup.
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