VenuesWest Chairman Graham Partridge has confirmed that Allia Venue Management recently exercised their option to terminate their contract as venue manager of nib Stadium.

“Under the terms of the option, Allia will continue to operate the venue for a period of at least six months,” Mr Partridge said.

“After that, the intent is for VenuesWest to operate the stadium in the transitional period while the long-term management solution is determined.

“VenuesWest has a strong management team across multiple venues and we are in a position where we can provide skilled people to effectively manage this stadium.

“It’s our priority to ensure Western Australia’s premier rectangular sports and entertainment venue delivers great customer experiences and we will work with Allia and their staff to ensure that happens.”

VenuesWest has governed the facility since 2012 on behalf of the State Government and will continue to do so.

“The State recently invested $95 million into nib Stadium, providing a high quality rectangular stadium which seats approximately 20,500,” Mr Partridge said.

“We would like to thank Allia for their contribution over many years managing nib Stadium and wish them and their employees all the best.”

VenuesWest is Western Australia’s provider of premier sports, recreation and entertainment venues and its portfolio includes the new and world class Perth Arena and the redeveloped nib Stadium. Recently the State Government confirmed that the new Perth Stadium would join the VenuesWest portfolio when completed in 2018.

These are in addition to Challenge Stadium, Arena Joondalup, WA Athletics Stadium, WA Basketball Centre, Midvale Speeddome, Perth Motorplex, Champion Lakes Regatta Centre and the WA Rugby Centre, with the State Netball Centre and the Western Australian Institute of Sports High Performance Service Centre under construction currently.