Since opening in November 2012, Perth Arena has exceeded all expectations and continues to over perform in relation to its size and the population of Perth. The last twelve months have been the best yet, smashing attendance records for the venue.
In terms of concerts, 15 of the world’s top 25 tours of 2014 performed at Perth Arena according to Billboard Magazine, the same publication that ranked the venue as the top Australian venue for 2014 and number one worldwide for its size.
Perth Arena was the only Australian venue to host two shows as part of the Rolling Stones worldwide ‘14 On Fire’ tour and Rod Stewart performed to a record crowd for the Australian leg of his 2015 ‘The Hits’ tour.
Katy Perry’s ‘Prismatic’ tour in November set a new attendance record for a single performance with 15,350 fans enjoying the show.
When Billy Connolly visited in March this year and performed in front of 8,126 fans at one show, he set a new worldwide attendance record for this tour and after nine Australian tours over 30 years, also bettered his previous Western Australian attendance.
The second highest attended event was Walking with Dinosaurs. Nearly 40,000 adults and children attended six shows over three days, the biggest crowd for the year.
It hasn’t just been entertainment shows breaking records, sporting events are also performing beyond expectations. West Coast Fever played in front of a record WA netball crowd of 9,703 in their game against Queensland Firebirds.
Perth Wildcats fans continue to show their unwavering support, cheering the team on to better their own attendance records and become the most attended team in the National Basketball League.
Held over seven days in summer the Hopman Cup was the most attended event; over 81,000 tennis fans saw Australia take on the best players in world here in Perth.
On a global scale, the International Ice Hockey Classic between USA and Canada saw Perth Arena as the only Australian venue to host two sold out matches.
There is no mistaking the success of the venue; with nearly 800,000 visitors last financial year, feedback continues to be very positive with strong support from Western Australians.
Perth Arena is proudly owned by VenuesWest on behalf of the WA Government and managed by AEG Ogden.
VenuesWest is Western Australia’s provider of premier sports, recreation and entertainment venues and its portfolio includes the world class Perth Arena, nib Stadium as well as Perth Stadium to be completed in 2018.
These are in addition to HBF Stadium, HBF Arena, WA Athletics Stadium, Bendat Basketball Centre, SpeedDome, Perth Motorplex, Champion Lakes Regatta Centre and the WA Rugby Centre, State Netball Centre and the Western Australian Institute of Sports High Performance Service Centre.