HBF Park News

20 Nov 2018

Nib Stadium to be rebranded HBF Park

Perth’s nib Stadium will be given its third commercial name with the rectangular venue to be known as HBF Park as of 2019.

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1 Aug 2013

NIB Stadium turf could be completed earlier

The turf reconstruction at NIB Stadium could be completed in a shorter timeframe than the government has scheduled and a more flexible 'handover' date should be adopted according to leading turf scientist Bernie Proctor.

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8 Jul 2013

Subiaco could host Glory

The home of football in Western Australia is on track to once again host Perth Glory due to the unavailability of NIB Stadium for the round one clash against Adelaide United.

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20 Jun 2010

nib takes over ME Bank Stadium naming rights

Leading Australian private health insurer, nib, has secured exclusive naming rights to Perth's premium sports and entertainment venue, formerly known as ME Bank Stadium.

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23 Sep 2009

Super 14 stadium deal clears last hurdle

Rugby WA and the Town of Vincent are set to finalise a deal which will see Super 14 matches played at ME Stadium for the next six years.

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28 Jul 2009

Stadium plans leave World Cup bid in danger

The plan to completely rebuild Member's Equity Stadium will still leave Perth in danger of missing out on staging any games if Australia's bid to host soccer's World Cup is successful.

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25 Jul 2009

Government opts for $160m rectangular Members Equity Stadium

The State Government has committed to rebuild Members Equity Stadium as a rectangular dedicated rugby-soccer venue in a staged $160 million revamp.

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24 Apr 2009

Force, Glory face stadium uncertainty

The long-term futures of Super 14 side Western Force and A-League outfit Perth Glory are in jeopardy unless the WA State government agrees to pledge $73 million to upgrade Members Equity Stadium, according to the two Perth-based clubs.

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24 Jan 2009

$75m facelift planned for Members Equity

The capacity of Members Equity Stadium will increase from 18,000 to 25,000 if the State Government accepts a $75 million redevelopment proposal for Perth's only major rectangular arena.

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20 Dec 2008

Blow for stadium as rugby set to quit Subiaco

Western Force are set to move from Subiaco Oval to Members Equity Stadium in 2010 in a move that will almost certainly kill any last hope of the State Government spending $1.1 billion on a multipurpose arena at Kitchener Park.

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17 Mar 2008

Members Equity a venue worth fighting for

Members Equity Stadium is a beacon of history in a diverse and buzzing part of the Western Australian capital, which continues to be subject to consideration of stadium development.

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3 Nov 2007

Allia and League seek to bring International action to Perth

Allia Venue Management and Rugby League WA are committed to bringing Rugby League to Members Equity Stadium, despite the failure of securing a Rugby World Cup game, losing out to Townsville.

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24 Oct 2007

Allia holding out hope for MES redevelopment

Allia Holding CEO Peter Bauchop has claimed the figures used to state that a 35,000 seat rectangular stadium is unviable from the major stadia taskforce, does not hold weight.

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8 Jun 2007

WA Rugby set for strong growth

WA Rugby has brushed off the negative attention the new national rugby competition has gathered revealing it sees nothing but strong growth for the competition in Perth.

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23 Feb 2007

Which Stadium for Perth Glory?

Perth Glory have made it clear with the new Sage consortium that it means business, but the stadium for season 3 of the A-League remains far from settled, with Subiaco and the WACA putting themselves in the ring to become Perth Glory's home ground.

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5 Dec 2006

Sporting Codes unite for Members Equity to 35,000

The FFA, Rugby WA and Rugby League WA are part of a concerted push by all three rectangular codes to bring a 35,000-seat stadium to Perth. It is believed that the agendas of all codes are pushing for the redevelopment to go to 35,000.

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28 Jul 2006

Taskforce chief on sports mission

WA Stadium taskforce chairman John Langoulant is on a fact-finding mission of the nation's stadiums as the government puts the finishing touches to the terms of reference for the second stage of the review.

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28 Jun 2006

Shed safe from the bulldozers

EXCLUSIVE: The iconic fabric of Members Equity Stadium seems to be safe, the construction of Members Equity Stadium now no longer sees the shed as one of the first area's on the bulldozer blocks. Its only risk would be if the stadium was redeveloped to 32,000 according to CEO of the Town of Vincent John Giorgi.

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26 Jun 2006

Members Equity Stadium will be redeveloped to 25,000

EXCLUSIVE: The proposed redevelopment of Members Equity Stadium has been confirmed, however it will not be started within the next 12 months. CEO of the Town of Vincent John Giorgi stated that the government is committed to building Members Equity Stadium once it can see that the 25,000 crowd levels are justified.

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12 Feb 2006

MES should not hold 25,000 - WARL

WARL Chairman Geoff Baldwin does not support the Western Force's bid for Members Equity Stadium to have a capacity of 25,000. Baldwin believes demand is not sufficient in Perth for the facility to have a capacity of 25,000.

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