- Community Open Day on January 21, 2018 will officially open Perth Stadium and the surrounding Stadium Park
- 70,000 tickets will be available via the Perth Stadium website (http://www.optusstadium.com.au) from 9am, Thursday, November 9, 2017
- Tickets are free and includes public transport to and from the event
Western Australians are urged to secure their free tickets to the official opening of Perth Stadium via the Perth Stadium website from 9am, Thursday, November 9.
Premier Mark McGowan announced in September 2017 that the official opening of the venue would be a free Open Day on Sunday, January 21, 2018.
An initial 70,000 tickets will be available, which will be divided into one-hour sessions across the event, with a maximum of six tickets per customer.
Ticket holders will have the opportunity to browse and explore the features of the stadium and experience the fans first facilities that have been integrated into the design.
It will be the first opportunity for fans to test out the stadium, take in the magnificent views of the playing surface, the city and the Swan River, and see where their favourite team will run out from onto the ground.
Each session will also feature a stunning audio-visual show incorporating the stadium’s two giant screens – the largest stadium super screens in the southern hemisphere.
Ticket holders will also enjoy all the Stadium Park has to offer, including public art, nature playgrounds in the Chevron Parkland, the BHP Boardwalk plus a range of family activities, entertainment, food and live music.
Public transport to and from the Open Day will also be free of charge and included in the ticket, giving fans the opportunity to be the first to use the world-class train and bus facilities.
Following the official opening on Sunday, January 21, 2018, Perth Stadium will host an AFL Women’s fixture in February, two Ed Sheeran concerts and the Perth NRL double header in March followed by the start of the 2018 AFL season.
Comments attributed to Premier Mark McGowan:
“The new stadium belongs to the people of Western Australia and a free Community Open Day is a fitting opening event.
“I urge the people of WA to secure their tickets and take the opportunity to visit the venue and experience the state-of-the-art facilities before the stadium’s calendar of events begins.
“Many events are already booked at the new stadium and the State Government is committed to securing as much sport and entertainment content for the venue as possible.”
Comments attributed to Sport and Recreation Minister Mick Murray:
“The free Community Open Day ensures Western Australians are able to see their stadium first and free of charge.
“The stadium will soon play host to the world’s best sport and entertainment acts, but first Western Australians will have the opportunity to enjoy all the stadium has to offer themselves – as well as quality local entertainment, food, music and family activities.”