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Perth Stadium

Perth Stadium is one of the youngest stadiums in the world. It is a multi-purpose stadium located in Perth, Western Australia outskirts of Burswood. It the third-largest stadium in Australia with an expected capacity of 60,000 spectators.


The first ever event to be held at the stadium was a low-key club cricket match in December 2017. However, the stadium would be officially opened on 21 January 2018.


It will be a multi-purpose stadium for sporting events such as Australian Rules football, major international rugby, cricket, soccer and football games.


The government announced on 8 November 2017 that the stadium would be officially known as Optus Stadium on 10 years naming rights with current sponsorship company Optus.


Perth Stadium


History


The Government of Western Australia appointed a task force to examine the future of major sporting venues in Western Australia in the year 2003. This task force released its final report in May 2007 and suggested the construction of a new stadium with a seating capacity of 60,000 people either Kitchener Park or in East Perth.


Perth was selected to construct the new stadium with cost around $700 million, with an extra $300 million allocated to public transport works. The project was totally funded by the Government of Western Australia.


The planning for the new stadium was completed by mid-2012 and its construction started in 2014.


Future Matches


The first ODI match is scheduled to be held between Australia and England on 28 January 2018.


In July 2016, the stadium was confirmed as the host venue of 2019 State of Origin series. Perth stadium would also host Big Bash League (BBL) matches, to be played from the 2018-19 season.


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