Perth Stadium

Perth Stadium, currently known as Optus Stadium for sponsorship reasons, is a multi-purpose stadium in Perth, Western Australia, located in the suburb of Burswood. It was completed in late 2017 and officially opened on 21 January 2018. The stadium's total capacity is 61,266, including standing room, making it the third-largest stadium in Australia (after the Melbourne Cricket Ground and Stadium Australia).[7] The stadium can be extended up to 65,000 seats for rectangular sports.

Optus Stadium
View eastward in November 2021
LocationBurswood, Western Australia
Coordinates31°57′4″S 115°53′20.5″E
Public transit
OwnerGovernment of Western Australia VenuesWest
65,000 (Rectangular)[4] 70,000 (Concert)[5]
Record attendance73,092 Ed Sheeran concert 12 March 2023
Field size165 m × 130 m (180 yd × 142 yd) (AFL)[6]
SurfaceSynthetic stabilized turf
Broke groundDecember 2014
Opened11 December 2017 (soft)
21 January 2018 (official)
Construction costA$820.7 million
ArchitectHassell, HKS, Cox
Australian Football League

West Coast Eagles (AFL) (2018–present)
Fremantle Football Club (AFL) (2018–present)


Australia national cricket team (2018–present)
Western Australia cricket team (2018–present)
Perth Scorchers (BBL) (2018–present)
Perth Scorchers Women (WBBL) (2018–present)

Rugby Union

Australia national rugby union team (selected matches)

Ground information
End names
North: Member's End (cricket);
West: River End (AFL)
South: Langer Stand End (cricket);
East: Train Station End (AFL)
International information
First Test14–18 December 2018:
 Australia v  India
Last Test30 November – 4 December 2022:
 Australia v  West Indies
First ODI28 January 2018:
 Australia v  England
Last ODI4 November 2018:
 Australia v  South Africa
First T20I8 November 2019:
 Australia v  Pakistan
Last T20I30 October 2022:
 India v  South Africa
As of 30 November 2022
Source: Cricinfo

Perth Stadium is primarily used for Australian rules football and cricket. Perth's two Australian Football League (AFL) teams – the Fremantle Football Club and the West Coast Eagles – relocated their home games from Subiaco Oval to Perth Stadium, while the Perth Scorchers play their Big Bash League home games at the venue, having previously played at the WACA Ground.

Perth Stadium was built by a consortium led by Multiplex. The announcement of the Burswood location in June 2011 followed a series of earlier proposals for the stadium, including locations in Subiaco and East Perth.

Perth Stadium was awarded the 2019 World Prix Versailles award in the Sports category. This is the World Architecture and Design Award.[8]

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