Rectangular Sports Fact Sheet

The multi-purpose Optus Stadium will be a world-class venue with the flexibility to host soccer, rugby league and rugby union without compromising the fan experience.

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 features for rectangular sports

  • Design meets FIFA, International Rugby Board (IRB) and Australian Rugby League Commission (ARLC) standards and requirements.
  • Accommodates rectangular sports with up to 5,000 drop in seats on all four sides of the pitch boundary, bringing fans closer to the action.
  • Increased capacity, up to 65,000.
  • Unobstructed, quality views of the field of play, regardless of seating configuration or the sporting event.
  • 12 hour turnaround to install and/or remove drop in seats.
  • Some of the largest home team facilities in Australia (450m2) including change room facilities, coaches briefing room and the warm-up space.

Stadium – key ‘fans first’ features

  • Future-proofed stadium technology will be provided, including Wi-Fi coverage across the Stadium and surrounding Park.
  • Two 340m² giant video screens are some of the largest in Australia and will use the latest technology when the Stadium opens in 2018.
  • Over 1,000 TV screens are strategically located throughout the interior of the Stadium so fans never miss the action.
  • 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.

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 Optus 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.