- Perth Stadium official opening confirmed for Sunday January 21, 2018
- Events calendar filling with Ed Sheeran, NRL double-header, Chelsea FC-Perth Glory soccer match, Bledisloe Cup match confirmed and more to be announced
- State Budget includes $425 million investment in destination marketing and event tourism
- Events secured by Tourism Western Australia to date expected to pump $45 million into the WA economy
- Perth Stadium to be used to help boost tourism, create jobs and stimulate the economy
The Community Open Day will run from the early afternoon into the evening, and enable ticket holders to tour the stadium, taste the food and beverage offerings, participate in a variety of activities, and experience the stadium's state-of-the-art lighting, video and audio systems in action.
In the Stadium Park guests will be able to enjoy the various artworks, take part in activities on the Northern Oval, watch live WA bands, explore the nature playgrounds at Chevron Parkland, and enjoy other roaming entertainment events, food and music.
The McGowan Government is in the process of filling Perth Stadium's events calendar for the coming years, with a plan to secure as many world-class events as possible to boost tourism, create new jobs and stimulate the economy.
Tickets to the Community Open Day will be made available via the Perth Stadium website later this year. Western Australians will enjoy free entry and public transport to and from the event.
The McGowan Government's State Budget includes a $425 million investment over five years for destination marketing and events tourism to assist in bringing more big events and visitors to Perth.
The financial commitment establishes a destination marketing baseline budget of $45 million per annum and a baseline budget of $40 million per annum for event tourism.
Perth Stadium will host two Ed Sheeran concerts and the Perth NRL double header in March 2018, Chelsea Football Club versus Perth Glory in mid-2018, and State of Origin II and a Bledisloe Cup match in 2019 - with more world-class events to be announced soon.
Comments attributed to Premier Mark McGowan:
"Perth Stadium belongs to the people of Western Australia and I always wanted to make sure Western Australians had the opportunity to visit the new stadium first and for free.
"The people of Western Australia have invested significantly in Perth Stadium and we need to pack in as many world-class events as we can to help create new jobs and get the economy back on track."
Comments attributed to Sport and Recreation Minister Mick Murray:
"The McGowan Government is in the process of filling the stadium's events calendar with as much sport and entertainment content as possible, to create new jobs in a whole range of sectors.
"The events already booked at Perth Stadium are exciting, but this is just the beginning. We are constantly looking for quality sport and entertainment content to make sure we put the stadium to as much use as possible."
Comments attributed to Tourism Minister Paul Papalia:
"The State Government has committed $40 million to events funding in this Budget; this provides Tourism WA with the opportunity to attract new global events - particularly for Perth Stadium.
"Events are powerful tourism assets that help grow visitation and local economies by providing a time-based reason for people to visit a destination.
"Already, Tourism WA has secured a Chelsea Football Club match, State of Origin Game II and a Bledisloe Cup match. Together, these events are expected to attract 45,000 out-of-state visitors, and deliver $45 million into the WA economy."