WACA Ground Redevelopment
Plans were announced in March 2019 to redevelop the WACA into a boutique multi-sport facility, able to once again host Australian Football matches. Work commenced in August 2021 and is expected to take 18 months to complete. View the full article and details here.
The WACA Ground, WA's premier cricket venue since its 1893 opening until the opening of Optus Stadium, underwent a significant transformation in the winter of 2002 to make it a cricket-only venue.
Features of the development included demolishing the Farley and Players stands on the northern side of the ground, replacing the two old stands with a new podium which temporary seating can be erected for matches that will draw large crowds; replacing seats and bringing in the fence line on the western and eastern sides; replacing all existing seats with new seats; a new players pavilion at the southern end; and transforming the members section to the Lillee-Marsh stand.