Western Australia’s world class portfolio of venues was recently voted by the public as the best in the country in the 2019 Austadiums Stadium Awards.

  • WA’s portfolio of venues scoops the pool in the 2019 Austadiums Stadium Awards to be recognised as the best in the country
  • Optus Stadium voted Australia’s Best Stadium, Best Major Stadium and Best AFL Stadium ahead of Adelaide Oval and the MCG
  • VenuesWest’s venues voted first place three times and second place twice

Optus Stadium took out the title of Australia’s Best Stadium, ahead of Adelaide Oval and the Melbourne Cricket Ground, as well as claiming the Best Major Stadium and Best AFL Stadium awards.

The 60,000 seat multi-purpose venue was the only multi-category winner in this year’s Awards, topping three of the eight categories. Optus Stadium was also voted second to Adelaide Oval as Australia’s Best Cricket Stadium.

These accolades add to Optus Stadium’s growing collection of awards received in its short history, including being declared the most beautiful sports facility in the world by receiving the 2019 Prix Versailles for Sports award.

VenuesWest’s other world class venues also enjoyed great success in the Stadium Awards.

RAC Arena, this week showcasing some of the world’s best tennis players, including World Number One Rafael Nadal, at the inaugural ATP Cup, came a very close second to Rod Laver Arena in the Best Indoor Arena category.

HBF Park, Perth’s premier rectangular stadium and the home of Perth Glory and the Western Force, came fourth in the country in the Best Rectangular Stadium category (when combined with votes cast under its former name).

Fans voiced their support for Western Australia’s venues on the Austadiums website and app in the survey conducted in December 2019.

The results reflect VenuesWest’s most successful year ever in 2018-19, in which it welcomed more than six million patrons and hosted 156 major sporting and entertainment events across its 13 venues.

Comments attributed to David Etherton, VenuesWest Chief Executive Officer:

“These are outstanding results for Western Australia and provide clear independent evidence that we have the best portfolio of venues in the country.”

“These results are a testament to the fantastic work of VenuesWest and its partners at Optus Stadium and RAC Arena in consistently delivering world class sport and entertainment experiences.”