Optus Stadium has won the Project of the Year at the world's leading stadium industry awards, beating out international competition and securing a remarkable 27th accolade since opening in January.
- Optus Stadium awarded Project of the Year at TheStadiumBusiness Awards in London
- Another tribute to the skills of Western Australian businesses, workers and the public sector
The award, presented at TheStadiumBusiness Awards in London on Tuesday (November 13), recognised Optus Stadium for excellence in a new stadium build or expansion which has delivered on all its goals and more.
Optus Stadium beat stiff competition from the United States of America and Malaysia in the category, including Kuala Lumpur Sports City; Fiserv Forum (Milwaukee); Little Caesars Arena (Detroit); Louis Armstrong Arena (New York); Audi Field (Washington DC); and SunTrust Park (Atlanta).
The award is Optus Stadium's 27th for the year having previously won State, national and international awards for tourism, architecture, catering, landscaping, design, building and construction.
Agent General for Western Australia Mike Deeks attended the event and accepted the award on behalf of the State Government.
Launched in 2010, TheStadiumBusiness Awards are the first industry awards nominated by the stadium sector and recognise leadership, innovation and achievement in the design, development and construction of major sports facilities.
For a full list of the awards Optus Stadium has won during its first year, visit https://optusstadium.com.au/the-stadium/about-us/awards
Comments attributed to Sport and Recreation Minister Mick Murray:
"The State Government and VenuesLive have overseen an incredibly successful commissioning and first year of operations at Optus Stadium.
"Being awarded the world's best in these awards reflects the hard work undertaken by everyone involved in Optus Stadium's first year of operations.
"This award confirms Optus Stadium's status as a truly world-class venue, and one all Western Australians can be proud of."