AFL at Optus Stadium

AFL Footy season is ramping up! Here's everything you need to know. ​

After a long awaited time, it is now your chance to see national teams play locally at Perth’s home for sports; Optus Stadium! This impressive structure is a multi-purpose stadium located in Burswood and is the third largest stadium in Australia at a 60,000 person capacity. Perfect for AFL in Perth. Since 2018 its official opening, it has received many awards, with the highest being awarded best stadium in the league by AFL fans.

Hotels near the Optus Stadium

If you’re looking for hotels near Optus Stadium, Crowne Plaza is located only 5 kilometres away and offers free on-site parking. Scroll down to our FAQ section to see the best way to get to Optus Stadium from the hotel.

A stay at Crowne Plaza is an affordable choice for accommodation near Optus Stadium and the logical choice for travellers attending events there. You’ll be able to enjoy a few drinks at the game and not have to worry about driving home or avoid the cost of getting an Uber. 

Crowne Plaza Perth’s restaurant & bar, Gusti, offers game day specials for you to enjoy before or after the game. Serving up familiar favourites such as pizza, pie or a delicious burger and a pint for just $20! Check them out!

Our Perth Staycation package is ideal for AFL at Optus Stadium including full breakfast and parking at the hotel.

How to get to the Optus Stadium from Crowne Plaza?

With the stadium less than 2km away you can…

Drive in 5 minutes

Ride in 7 minutes

Bus in 27 minutes

Walk in 30 minutes

Frequently asked questions

How do I get to the Optus Stadium?

The easiest and most obvious choice is the free public transport which is included in your ticket, which is in close proximity to the hotel. All you need to do is jump on the 661 bus operating from Adelaide Terrace after Bennet street (bus stop number 10073) which takes approximately 8 minutes.

You can also walk to Optus Stadium from Crowne Plaza, a leisurely 30 minute walk. Just ask our friendly staff at reception for directions.


Can I take my own food & drinks?

Food and alcohol can be purchased from Optus Stadium as they are a fully licensed venue.

They do allow you to bring your own food and sealed plastic bottles. Unfortunately you are unable to bring your own alcohol or beverages in glass bottles.

Do you provide transport to Optus Stadium?

While Crowne Plaza does not provide transport to Optus Stadium (excluding our complimentary bike hire), there are many different methods of getting there, as mentioned below. If none of these satisfy, we are happy to organise a taxi for you. 

What else do I need to bring?

We recommend lathering up in SPF 50 sunscreen as at Optus Stadium, there is a lot of sun exposure. If you are attending a game in the evening, don’t forget to bring a jumper as it can get quite chilly. All bags are inspected upon arrival, so try to avoid bringing large bags as this will delay your entry.

What are the fixtures for AFL at Optus Stadium?

Searching for when the Mighty Eagles take on The Dockers? Is your favorite interstate team heading over for a Perth match? Check out when your favorite team is playing footy in Perth and exactly when here. 

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AFL tickets for the Optus Stadium

The 2021 season will see some outstanding matches taking place at Optus Stadium. Get your tickets nice and early so you don’t miss out on some of the best rivalry matches such as the WA Derby in Round 22. You can buy AFL tickets at Optus Stadium through The Ticket Merchant.

Stay at Crowne Plaza

Make a weekend out of it and enjoy all of Crowne Plaza’s hotel facilities. Our hotel’s main focus is on wellbeing, with our fully equipped gym being open from 6:30am to10:00pm for your convenience. Enjoy complimentary bike hire for all of our guests along with and recommend bike trails to take in the city sights. If that all sounds too physically demanding, grab yourself a takeaway barista made coffee from Gusti and enjoy a leisurely stroll around Langley park.Not only is Crowne Plaza conveniently located to be at the heart of everything Perth has to offer, you’ll also be staying in one of the world’s biggest hotel chains with access to the largest loyalty program IHG Rewards.

Call our friendly team on 08 9270 4200 or contact us online to enquire about our accommodation deals and packages, and you can even book online and save with our Best Price Guarantee.