AFLW Perth Stadium – New Australian record set to be broken
45,000 tickets have already been sold to the first ever Australian football event at the new Optus Stadium this Saturday.
The Fremantle Dockers play Collingwood at 4.10pm – round two of the 2018 AFLW season.
The AFLW game could be historic.
It’s likely to become the most attended standalone women’s sporting event in Australian history.
Up to 50,000 people could attend the game, with limited capacity, due to tickets sold without specific seat allocation.
Optus Stadium will hold just over 60,000 capacity for sell-out AFL games.
“We’ll be on our home ground, with 40 plus thousand people cheering on our girls, we will see the absolute best from our girls no doubt at all,” Freo President Dale Alcock said.
“The focus now moves to that game. So we’re very excited and there’s going to be real history in the making next weekend.”
Both Freo and Collingwood are coming off round one loses in the second ever AFLW season.
Tickets are just $2 each, just a few thousand remain on sale.
According to the Fremantle Dockers, the game will be a day of celebration for the club’s arrival at their new home ground – with the Docker men’s team also completing a training session prior to the game. The club will host activations at the stadium from 2.30pm.
The most attended AFLW game was set in 2016 when 24,500 attended the season opening game between Carlton and Collingwood at IKON Park in Melbourne.
Tickets are $2 through Ticketmaster for AFLW Perth Stadium includes free public transport to Optus Stadium.