Perry Lakes Stadium
Perry Lakes Stadium in Perth opened in 1962 and was built for the VII British Empire & Commonwealth Games in 1962. The venue was closed in mid-2009 following completion of the new WA Athletics Stadium and demolition was completed in 2012 to make way for a residential area.
The stadium included a main grandstand with seating for 5,000 as well as seating around the whole arena, making the total capacity around 30,000.
Perry Lakes Stadium held a number of big events since 1962 including the WA soccer team playing Premier League teams back in the 70's and more recently the Rolling Stones concert in 1995. Sports to have been played at Perry Lakes include Athletics, Soccer & Rugby. Athletics Australia held its Perth leg of the national series at the venue each year, while in the year 2000, soccer returned to the stadium with local league club Western Knights playing home games at the athletics venue. It was also home to Western Australian Rugby Union Head Office, Basketball WA Head Office, Soccer Administration Head Office and the Ministry of Sport and Recreation. Also located at the stadium was a warm-up athletics track and indoor basketball stadium.
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