Frequently Asked Questions about Optus Stadium
A visit to Perth wouldn’t be complete without attending an event or at least taking a tour at the new Optus Stadium, completed in December 2017 and officially opened on January 21st 2018.
This imposing structure is a multi-purpose stadium in the suburb of Burswood, Perth, and it’s the third largest stadium in Australia after the Melbourne Cricket Ground and the ANZ Stadium in Sydney.
Let’s have a look at some interesting facts about Optus Stadium and answer some questions frequently asked by visitors.
- Why is it sometimes called Perth Stadium?
A. It was originally called Perth Stadium for obvious reasons and that is its real name, but Optus and the WA government agreed to a very lucrative 10-year naming rights deal, and for now the stadium is officially known as Optus Stadium.
- How Much Did it Cost to Build?
A. Construction of Optus Stadium began on Sunday, December 7th 2014, and it was reported that the final cost of the completed stadium, three years later, was $1.6 billion, with the full cost, including transport infrastructure, possibly exceeding $1.8 billion.
- Is it Used Just for Sporting Events?
A. No, Optus Stadium is world-class multi-purpose stadium capable of hosting different sporting events such as AFL, cricket, soccer and rugby, plus concerts and other events like outdoor movies, children’s plays and athletic events.
- How Many People Does It Hold?
A. The stadium has seating for 60,000 people and can be extended to 65,000 if necessary. All seats have unobstructed views of the playing field, and there are two super screens and over 1000 TV screens, so fans won’t miss any of the action.
- Does it Have a Roof for Protection from Sun and Rain?
A. It does have a lightweight fabric roof that covers 85% of the seats and responds to climatic conditions. At night, state-of-the-art LED lights illuminate the roof in the home team’s colours.
- What About Facilities for Visitors?
A. No expense has been spared with regards to facilities for visitors to Optus Stadium. You can choose from over 50 food and beverage outlets for fans, and there are premium function spaces for up to 2000 guests.
There are more than 18 specially designed function spaces with catering provided by the stadium’s in-house award-winning chefs.
You can drop into the City View Café during the week and choose from the all-day dining menu options, or indulge in the a la carte menu of The Goodwood Restaurant.
There are also many meeting rooms, lounges and bars available throughout the stadium for different uses.
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