Your Ultimate Perth Stadium Guide
Perth Stadium is a 1.6 Billion dollar entertainment development officially opening on the 21st of January 2018 in Burswood. Now named Optus Stadium after a 10 year $50 million naming rights deal, it is set to host Western Australia’s major sport, entertainment, corporate and industry events with the ability to seat up to 70,000 people. The third largest stadium in Australia is impressively designed with great venues providing food, drinks and spectacular views of the Swan River, Perth City and the ground. Perth Stadium is the latest addition to the growing development of the East Perth entertainment region, joining Burswood Casino and Point Fraser as go to destinations.
Events, Services and Memberships
Perth Stadium is the new home of the AFL in Perth with both the West Coast Eagles and the Fremantle Dockers relocating their home ground from Subiaco Oval. State and International Cricket is also moving from the WACA to Perth Stadium as well as both the Rugby State of Origin and Bledisloe Cup. Fitting the guidelines of the Commonwealth Games it will also be able to host major athletic events.
International Performers are already booked to perform with Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift already on the cards of 2018 with more surely to follow.
Management also hosts stadium tours during the day giving access to the ground, magnificent views from the Sky Lounge and behind the scenes sporting access with viewing of the Coaches Room and the Locker Room. Private suites are also available along with premiu
m lounge, group and corporate bookings. Function rooms host anywhere from 6 to 2000 people perfect for private and corporate events and dinners.
The Bank West Club is an exclusive premium membership package offered for $6,000 gives owners an all access pass to every event held at Perth Stadium. With only 1,400 memberships available, these are some of the most sought after and exclusive tickets in Australia.
Restaurants, Bars and Pubs
The Stadium currently hosts two restaurants and a pub, with the area set to grow in popularity there is potential for many more to rise. City View Cafe is an international cuisine buffet with dishes from world class chefs and sports spectacular views of the river and the city.
Goodwood Restaurant presents a luxurious a la carte menu celebrating west australian food. You can enjoy your food and drinks overlooking the beautiful swan river and the city.
The Camfield is a massive pub set to old a total of 4000 people and sports 175 beer taps! With a micro-brewery, function centre and beer garden The Camfield will be a perfect stop before and after events. However it is planning to be open full time and hopes that as the area develops it will become a go-to pub in the area.
The area surrounding the stadium has also been beautifully designed and developed. With large contributions from companies such as Chevron and BHP, the landscape as been transformed into an large expanse containing an amphitheatre, park land, children’s playgrounds, BBQs and picnic areas.
Seating Capacity and Viewing
Perth Stadium is highly adaptable for any event. With a maximum capacity of 70,000 with alterations to the seating arrangements it can host 60,000 for circular field sports (AFL, cricket) and 65,000 for square field sports (rugby, soccer). All 5 tiers of seating are designed at an angle to provide optimum viewing from any position. 50 of the 71 total food and beverage outlets have ground views while if you’re missing the live action at the other 21, you’ll still be able to watch on the 1,000 strategically placed TV’s throughout the stadium. Miss a spectacular moment? You’ll be able to watch the replays on one of the two 340 square metre super screens positioned on either side as well.
Within the stadium there are large intuitive areas laid out by a predictive computer modeling system to maximise efficient foot traffic making getting around the stadium a lot easier. Accommodated by 4 wide main entrances, lifts and escalators patrons will find maneuvering the crowds much smoother than at older traditional stadiums.
The Perth Stadium Train Station is the main source of transport in and out of the stadium. As big as Perth’s central station it is designed to accommodate 83% of the stadiums capacity within an hour before and after an event. People travelling on the different train lines can see further information below:
- Armadale: Goes straight to Perth Stadium Station
- Fremantle: Via Perth Station before 28/1, Goes straight to Perth Stadium Station on 28/1 and thereafter
- Joondalup: Via Perth Station before 28/1, Goes straight to Perth Stadium Station on 28/1 and thereafter
- Mandurah: Via Perth Station
- Midland: Get off at East Perth and walk Windan Bridge
For people walking and riding there are multiple walkways and paths into the stadium grounds. There are 600 bike racks surrounding the stadium and the footbridge connecting to East Perth (which will be finishes earliest in May) is predicted to handle 14,500 people during major events.
22 Bus Stops populate the area and are expected to handle about 8,000 people during major events.
Alternative transport solutions include a dedicated taxi rank and the Burswood Public Jetty which will be completed in mid 2018.
There is an extremely limited number of car bays at the stadium. These are reserved for staff, premium ticket holders and disability parking.
Perth Stadium Map
0450 458 109