The new Perth Stadium – A sport fan’s dream!
As construction is well underway for WA’s fabulous new stadium, I thought we should take a look at the benefits, from a sporting point of view.
The venue will be a multi-purpose, world-class stadium which will hold AFL, Ruby Union and League, Cricket, Soccer, plus concert and other entertainment events.
The stadium was designed with a ‘fans first’ mentality ensuring that premium views are provided for all spectators, guaranteeing an exceptional event atmosphere and hopefully creating a home ground advantage for our WA sporting teams.
Some of Perth Stadium’s features include:
- A lightweight fabric roof that will cover 85% of the seats, which is the most coverage of any open air stadium in Australia. There will be no excuses for missing a game when the weather is miserable!
- Home team colours will be illuminated through the roof using state-of-the-art LED lighting to further support the teams and create more of a home side advantage.
- Fans will be able to watch their teams warm up and run onto the ground in world-class team facilities on the northern side of the stadium, located on either side of the field.
- Fans will have 13 seating options. We love options! These will include, General Admission and Premium Products such as Chairman’s Club, Field Club, Coaches Club, Club Lounges and Terraces, Suits and the SkyView Terrace. Sounds very fancy.
- Full 4G Wi-Fi coverage will be available across the Stadium and Sports Precinct for when we just HAVE to share our favourite sporting moments, or brag to our friends on social media after a game.
- There will be a children’s Activity Zone within the stadium. I’m not sure what this actually entails but it sounds exciting.
- Fans will be able to utilise more than 70 food and beverage outlets and still be able to view all the action on the field, along with over 1000 TV screens being strategically located throughout the interior of the stadium. You will never miss a moment!
- The seats will be a minimum of 50cm wide AND will all include cup holders, maximising the comfort for fans.
- Plus much, much more. It almost sounds too good to be true!
The new Perth stadium will have a seating capacity of 60,000 with the potential of increasing to 70,000. Putting that into perspective-
- Domain Stadium (AFL) has a seating capacity of 43,500.
- The WACA (Cricket) has a seating capacity of 24,500.
- NIB Stadium (Rugby/Soccer) has a seating capacity of 20,500.
The new stadium will become the third largest stadium in Australia.
Construction of the new Perth Stadium (and surrounding Sports Precinct) started in December 2014 and is due to be completed by the end of 2017. If all goes to plan the stadium will be open for the start of the 2018 AFL season.
Not only will the new Perth Stadium be an amazing facility for all of us sporting fans, it will also be a wonderful new attraction for WA. I can’t wait for it to be finished!
What are your thoughts on the new stadium?
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