Western Australia’s new world-class stadium and sports precinct will be named Perth Stadium.
- New stadium and sports precinct to be named Perth Stadium
- New name recognises significant tourism value stadium will create
Premier Colin Barnett today announced the name and also thanked members of the public for their input.
“We received several suggestions and the overwhelming feedback was that the name should reflect Perth and WA, so I’m delighted with this outcome which capitalises on the stadium’s tourism value for the State,” Mr Barnett said.
“Having the name of the host city within the name of that city’s most significant big sports grounds is common practice around the world. Think of the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Adelaide Oval and the Singapore Sports Hub as very well-known examples.
“I am especially delighted to be able to make this announcement on a great day for Western Australian football - derby day.
“The transformation of Perth has been under way for several years now and it’s very exciting that a number of major projects - such as Perth City Link and Elizabeth Quay - are nearing completion. They will collectively put Perth on the national and international tourism map, helping attract visitors and major events to our city.”
Sport and Recreation Minister Mia Davies said the detailed Design Development phase of the stadium was now nearing completion.
“The latest digital technology has been utilised to build a virtual model of the stadium, which we are pleased to release today,” Ms Davies said.
“This new animation will be first shown to the crowd at Subiaco who, in a couple of years’ time will be watching the Eagles and the Dockers play at this fabulous new venue.
“It brings to life the outstanding ‘fans first’ experience that will be delivered at Perth Stadium . This latest model incorporates the design, construction, scheduling and facilities management information and has replaced traditional flat two-dimensional plans.”
Construction of the five-level, 60,000-seat stadium on the Burswood Peninsula is now 25 per cent complete and remains on schedule to open for the start of the 2018 AFL season.
The process to secure the stadium operator is also well under way and the contract is expected to be awarded in early 2016.
- Brookfield Multiplex is responsible for sourcing and securing construction contracts
- Stadium Station construction started earlier this month and is expected to be completed by the end of 2017
- Animation highlights the ‘fans first’ experience Perth Stadium will deliver
- For more information, visit http://www.perthstadium.com.au
Media contact Damien Carbon - 6552 5200 or 0412 332 122