Perth Stadium (currently known as Optus Stadium) was opened in early 2018 as a multi-purpose venue, primarily focusing on cricket and AFL. With a capacity of 60,000 the stadium is the third largest in Australia and is now the home of local AFL sides the West Coast Eagles and Fremantle Football Club, as well as the BBL cricket side the Perth Scorchers.
The Australia international cricket team has already played several matches at the venue, with the first major event at the stadium being an ODI between Australia and England in January 2018.
The stadium has also hosted soccer (football) with a friendly between Chelsea and Perth Glory, the 2019 A-League Grand Final and is due to host two Manchester United pre-season friendlies in 2019. Several Rugby League matches have been played at Perth Stadium including the second match of the 2019 State of Original, with Rugby Union also due to be held their in August 2019 with the Bledisloe Cup match between Australia and New Zealand in August 2019.
Tenants: Perth Scorchers (Big Bash League), West Coast Eagles (AFL), Fremantle Football Club (AFL)
Tickets at Perth Stadium
Perth Scorchers (BBL) – Tickets are available to purchase through the Perth Scorchers official partner, Ticketmaster here.
West Coast Eagles (AFL) – Tickets are available to purchase through the West Coast Eagles’ official partner, Ticketmaster here.
Fremantle Football Club (AFL) – Tickets are available to purchase through the Fremantle Dockers’ official partner, Ticketmaster here.
Location & Travel to Perth Stadium
Perth Stadium is located in the Perth suburb of Burswood, approximately 3km away from central Perth which is immediately across the Swan River.
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 – Perth Stadium Bus Station has a number of services on the suburban event bus network, as well as Perth CBD shuttle services which stop there. This includes:
- Route 650 – Karrinyup Bus Station
- Route 652 – Mirrabooka Bus Station
- Route 653 – Morley Bus Station
- Route 654 – Ellenbrook Town Centre
- Route 655 – Kalamunda Bus Station
- Route 656 – Canning Vale
- Route 657 – Curtin University Bus Station
- Route 658 – Hamilton Hill
- Route 659 – Fremantle Station
- Route 661 – Perth CBD Shuttle – Elizabeth Quay Bus Station
Parking – There is no parking available at the Perth Stadium on events, parking will only be available on non-event days.
Train – Perth Stadium Station has direct services via the Joondalup, Fremantle and Armadale Lines to Perth, Armadale and Fremantle. Alternatively, for passengers on the Midland Line, East Perth railway station is located just across the Windan Bridge.
Walk & Cycle – Perth Stadium is accessible from East Perth across the Matagarup Bridge which crosses the Swan River. Alternatively, the Burwood Peninsula allows walking or cycling from all directions.
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Perth Stadium Tour
Perth Stadiums Tours are available daily at 10am, 11am, 1pm and 3pm (subject to availability) on all days, except event days or public holidays. The tour lasts for 90 minutes and costs $25 for Adults, $20 for Concessions, $15 for Children or $65 for a Family (2 Adults & 2 Children).
For much information and to book, consult the official website here.