Optus Stadium – Everything you need to know about the new Perth Stadium opening
The new Optus Stadium Perth is opening – it will be one of the greatest and most advanced sports and entertainment areas anywhere in the world.
After nearly 5-years of planning and construction, the $1.1 billion Optus Stadium investment has everything you would expect.
Here’s some facts about the new Perth Optus Stadium you need to know.
Perth Optus Stadium Capacity
Up to 70,000 people : Includes corporate suites, hospitality packages, stadium membership, VIPs allocation, club members and on-ground (for concerts)
60,000 in a circular sports setting (for AFL or cricket).
65k with drop in seats for square sports events (for rugby or soccer).
No such thing as a “bad seat” – every seat has a full view of the ground of play for an AFL game.
5 levels of seating, including corporate and broadcast levels. The stadium is at an ideal angle to allow great viewing of the action. If you have trouble seeing, then just look up…
There are two 340sqm super screens on both sides of the Perth stadium interior so every fan can see.
1,000 TV screens strategically located throughout the interior of the Stadium.
50 food and beverage outlets all with ground views.
21 other food and beverage outlets, including restaurants with city views.
Cup holders in every seat.
Huge open areas for efficient movement between the stadium external areas and internal areas.
Easy way finding, scientifically and mathematically mapped and predictive people movement using advances computer models for efficient foot traffic flow.
Escalators and lifts throughout.
4 main entrances with very wide ramps and staircases, enabling fast enter and exits of thousands.
Perth Stadium train station is as big as Perth station to handle tens of thousands of people in minutes.
Public bars with views of the Perth CBD and Swan River.
748 male bathrooms, 781 female bathrooms.
600 bike racks if you want to ride to the stadium.
Naming Rights and Corporate
A 10-year agreement with Optus worth $50 million.
$6,000 a year gets you access to every event.
The new Perth Stadium boast an incredible public parklands – Chevron Parkland – between the stadium and the Swan River, with amazing public art works and children’s play areas, picnic facilities, landscaped gardens, natural bush, grassy areas and footpaths.
Public artwork, including aboriginal art, historical odes, sporting hero status and activations. The LED light system is the most advanced for any stadium in the world.
Optus Perth Stadium Hospitality
Private Suites on the north and south of the venue.
Private functions held on the west side of the stadium with incredible, sweeping views of the Swan River, East Perth and the Perth CBD.
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