The Perth Rectangular Stadium (currently known as HBF Park for sponsorship reasons) is a multi-purpose sports venue, primarily used today for Football (Soccer) and Rugby – hosting the Perth Glory of the A-League since 1996 and the Western Force of Super Rugby since 2010.
The stadium was built in 1910 and known as the Perth Oval (to which it was known until 2002) as it primarily hosted Australian rules football. The East Perth Football Club played their West Australian Football League matches at the venue until 1999.
Football (soccer) meanwhile had been played at Loton Park, on which the stadium was built, since 1903. When Perth Glory moved to the venue in 1996, the stadium was oval-shaped and not suited to spectators watching football. Temporary stands were placed on to the pitch but it wasn’t until East Perth moved out and subsequent renovations in 2004 that it became a rectangular stadium. Today the venue has a capacity of 20,500 for sports events.
Several Australia international matches have since been played at the stadium and the venue will host five group matches at the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup.
Rugby has been played on the site of the stadium since 1905. The Western Force rugby union side have called the venue home since 2010 and Australia have played an international test match there against Argentina in 2015 and against South Africa in 2016.
There have been a number of NRL matches played at the Perth Rectangular Stadium, with the South Sydney Rabbitohs hosting one home game at the venue a season from 2009 to 2017 with the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles also playing a fixture there in 2016 and 2017. Australia hosted New Zealand in a Four Nations test match in 2016, with two group matches at the 2017 Rugby League World Cup also held there.
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Location & Travel to Perth Rectangular Stadium
The Perth Rectangular Stadium is located just north of Perth’s Central District.
Airport – Perth Airport is the fourth busiest airport in Australia, with flights to a number of international and domestic destinations, including the first direct flight from Europe to Oceania with a daily flight from London Heathrow.
Perth Airport is simple to reach from the city, with the Tonkin Highway leading to all four of the airport’s terminals. Transperth route 935 runs from Kings Park via Belmont Forum and Perth City to Terminal 4, whilst route 380 runs to Terminal 1.
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Bus – From the CBD, bus lines 41, 42,48, and 55 run from from William Street to Lord Street, just outside the stadium.
Parking – There is no parking available at the stadium on event days, parking will only be available on non-event days.
Train – Perth Railway Station is located just over a kilometre from the stadium and is the largest station on the Transperth network, serving as the interchange between the Airport, Armadale, Fremantle, Joondalup, Mandurah and Midland lines for travel across the region. Alternatively, for passengers on the Midland Line, East Perth railway station is about a kilometre away.
Walk – The stadium is easily accessible from Perth’s CBD, taking approximately 15 minutes when walking along Stirling Street.
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Last Updated on July 19, 2023 by Sports Tourist