The multi-purpose 60,000 seat Optus Stadium will be a world-class venue.
The commitment to a ‘fans first’ stadium has resulted in an innovative design ensuring an exceptional event atmosphere and home ground advantage that can only be experienced by being there.
The design acknowledges Western Australia’s unique sporting, cultural and Aboriginal heritage and the Stadium Park landscape provides a spectacular vista across the Swan River to the City.
Stadium – key ‘fans first’ features
- Future-proofed stadium technology will be provided, including full 4G coverage throughout the Stadium.
- Two 340sqm super screens are some of the largest in Australia and will use the latest technology when the Stadium opens on 21 January 2018.
- Over 1,000 TV screens are strategically located throughout the interior of the Stadium so fans never miss the action.
- A Children’s Activity Zone within the Stadium.
- Fans will be able to utilise more than 50 food and beverage outlets and still be able to view the action on the field.
- A buffet and a la carte restaurant over-looking the Swan River provide a destination for patrons both pre and post‑game plus on non-event days.
- The Stadium will include the widest range of seating and hospitality options of any stadia in Australia.
- Cup holders are included in every seat and seats themselves will be a minimum of 50cm wide, maximising comfort for fans.
- Fans requiring higher levels of support and accessibility have access to designated seating platforms across all seating tiers, parking spaces within the Stadium Park and adult changing rooms that provide larger cubicles and additional facilities.
Stadium – key design features
- A multi-purpose Stadium accommodating AFL, cricket and entertainment events with drop-in seats adding flexibility to host rugby union and league, and soccer (football). Capability to host major events consistent with requirements for Commonwealth Games and international athletics.
- Designed to increase the seating capacity within the existing structure, adding up to 10,000 additional seats.
- The unique bronze façade which reflects WA’s unique geology by day and, using state of the art LED lighting, home team colours by night.
- The seating bowl maximises the atmosphere, gives fans exceptional views and brings them close to the action, providing a special home ground advantage for our teams.
- The lightweight fabric roof covers 85% of seats and responds to Perth’s climatic conditions. At night, it will present a spectacular glowing halo effect.
- Start of the art team facilities include flexible warm-up and recovery areas.
Stadium Park – year-round access
- The covered Community Arbour represents Noongar Community stories, linking the six-platform Stadium Station to the Swan River.
- The western section of the Park is home to the BHP Boardwalk and Amphitheatre, the Chevron Parkland, children’s playgrounds, BBQ and picnic areas.
- The Northern Oval in the north is available for public use on non-event days, as well as providing event-day parking.
- The landscape design around the Park is inspired by the Indigenous six seasons, providing wind and shade protection.
- Integrated artwork throughout Stadium Park.
- A network of walking and cycle tracks throughout the Park encourages seven day a week use.
Transport – an integrated solution
- The transport strategy ensures the safe and efficient movement of 83% of a capacity crowd within an hour of an event finishing.
- New infrastructure includes the six-platform Stadium Station and the Swan River Pedestrian Bridge.
- Special Event Bus Stands provide access to city car parks and areas not currently serviced by rail.
Stadium by numbers
- 600 bike racks
- 60,000 seats
- 748 male bathrooms
- 781 female bathrooms
- Over 70 food and beverage options
- 5 levels
- 2 giant screens
- Over 1,000 televisions