Western Australian football fans are welcoming the opportunity to attend matches at Optus Stadium with general admission tickets being snapped up in their thousands for every game.
- Average of just over 10,000 general admission tickets purchased for AFL matches
- Over 31,500 tourists visiting Perth for football matches so far this AFL season
A key consideration of the 60,000 seat stadium was ensuring at least 6,000 tickets were available to the community for every AFL match.
In the first 13 matches held at the Stadium since opening in January, an average of just over 10,000 general admission tickets have been purchased by the public.
The commercial agreements struck between the State and the WA’s two AFL clubs have meant up to 17,000 general admission tickets have been sold to a game, giving WA footy fans the opportunity to cheer on their team without committing to an 11 game membership.
Unsold tickets set aside for tourism initiatives are put back into the general admission bucket, allowing even more West Australians to attend AFL matches.
The public are clearly showing their enthusiasm for these tickets, turning up in their thousands.
It’s not just Perth fans who are flocking to Optus Stadium. As at Round 12, 31,500 regional, interstate and overseas visitors had purchased a general admission ticket and travelled to Perth for an AFL game.
This provides a substantial boost for Western Australian tourism businesses and contributes to the WA economy.
This news is on top of AFL fans recently voting Optus Stadium the best in the country and the Eagles and the Dockers recording massive growth in attendances.
Comments attributed to Sport and Recreation Minister Mick Murray:
“Optus Stadium provides one of the best AFL viewing experiences in the country, to see so many West Australians taking advantage of this is very pleasing.”
“WA taxpayers paid for this magnificent Stadium, it’s fitting that they have the opportunity to enjoy an AFL match without necessarily committing to a membership”
“With a significant number of tourists travelling to Perth for the purpose of an AFL match, Optus Stadium is contributing strongly to the WA economy.”