HBF Park is Western Australia's premier rectangular sports venue and home of the Perth Glory and Western Force. Originally known as Perth Oval and non-commercially as Perth Rectangular Stadium, the ground 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 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 to Members Equity Bank/ME Bank and then nib Stadium in 2010. As of 2019, the venue is known as HBF Park.
The most recent redevelopment of the stadium was completed in March 2013 and included the construction of a new two-tiered Eastern Grandstand, Southern Grandstand, improved corporate facilities, new lighting and two video screens. The Shed has been retained as the only standing-room area and the capacity of the stadium is now 20,500.
HBF Park Details
Members Equity Stadium
ME Bank Stadium
Perth Rectangular Stadium
Western Force (GRR)