|Cost||A$ 820.7 million|
|Design||HKS Architects, Arup, Cox Architects, Hassell Studio|
Description: Optus Stadium
Construction of a new stadium in Perth (Western Australia) was contemplated since 2007. A new large venue was considered for several locations across the city and eventually settled in Burswood, east of downtown and by the Swan River.
The location is very well communicated with roads, also expected to receive a new pedestrian bridge connecting it with the centre, as well as a railway station. Altogether vast majority of visitors are to arrive by public transport, which allowed decreasing the necessary parking spaces and creation of a leisure precinct.
Due to the site’s wetland location, enabling works on site began very early, in June 2013. Only in late 2014 piling began. The stadium required over 2,000 piles to stabilize its bedding before stands for 60,000 people could start growing.
Construction began in western part of the stadium’s blueprint. By the end of 2015 first portion of the stands is to be ready, while further sections will grow gradually until early 2018. 8 tower cranes and roughly 5,700 people are expected to deliver the $821 million complex.
Australia: Tickets for Perth Stadium opening
We wanted to write “on sale” but they're free of charge. Australia's most expensive stadium in history will open with a community even in on January 21, 2018.
Perth: Field installation complete at Perth Stadium
Installation of the turf onto the Perth Stadium playing surface is now complete, marking another project milestone. With progress at 90%, the project is one more step closer to the opening of the venue in early 2018.
Perth: Hybrid turf being laid
The grass with 10% of synthetic fibres is already arriving at Perth Stadium, currently the largest football project in Australia. Over 18,000 square meters will be laid altogether.
Australia: Perth Stadium to have biggest LED lighting system
Over 15,000 LED lights will be installed across Perth Stadium and Sports Precinct, making it the biggest system of its kind globally.
Australia: Perth Stadium half way there
Australia’s most expensive stadium had half of its future roof and over half of the seating bowl. It will also house the southern hemisphere’s largest screens. Impressive? To us it is.
Perth: Operator selected, stadium reaches 40%
The new Perth Stadium will be operated by the same company that runs ANZ Stadium in Sydney. Up to 40 large events annually are planned for the new 60,000-seater in West Australia.
Perth: First event confirmed, Chelsea coming
Still under construction, in 2018 the new Perth Stadium will hold the first secured event, a game between Perth Glory and Chelsea FC.
Perth: First steel roof truss installed
First of as many as 50 roof trusses already tops the future Perth Stadium. This milestone completes year one of the project, two more to go.
Australia: Surf park instead of Subiaco Oval?
It’s not an approved proposal, but one that surely deserves its share of attention. MJA Studio suggests creating a smartly landscaped leisure/residential complex instead of Subiaco Oval.
Perth: Burswood Stadium controversially expensive
The total cost of the new Perth Stadium project is set to exceed $1.5 billion including transport infrastructure, significantly more than figures previously provided by the State Government.
Perth: Burswood stadium operator bids shortlisted
Four companies are in the running to take up the reins of Perth's $1 billion stadium at Burswood. The first concrete slab poured last week, according to WAtoday.com.au.
Perth: Aecom and Lang O’Rourke to build transport hub
Two big construction firms have been chosen to help people get away more quickly from concerts and sporting events with a new transport-stadium hub in Perth, Australia. A GCR report.
New construction: Perth Stadium
So far there aren’t many photos, but they show very well how immense this project is. Perth in Western Australia hosts one of the largest ongoing stadium projects in the world.