Optus Stadium has been named as the Venue of the Year at the Stadium Business Awards announced in Manchester overnight.

In a field of competition from Europe, the US and Africa, the Stadium Business Awards recognise leadership, innovation & achievement in the delivery, operation and management of sports facilities globally.

Adjudicated by a panel of industry leaders, and up against some incredible international venues, Optus Stadium was judged on its ability to deliver and grow its business during a period of uncertainly over the last 12 months.

The Optus Stadium vision and determination to become Perth's premier entertainment destination, recognised on an international stage.

This award was received overnight by Optus Stadium's CEO Mike Mckenna but truly belongs to the thousands of people who work at the stadium and those who support its operations – from those who work in the kitchens, to maintaining the turf, to driving the buses and trains, and everyone who has worked so hard behind the scenes to produce this truly world class result.