|Cost||A$ 820.7 mln|
|Design||HKS Architects, Arup, Cox Architects, Hassell Studio|
Description: Optus Stadium
Construction of a new multi-use stadium in Perth was first announced in 2007, along with initial renderings. The project suffered to numerous delays, however, partly due to debated location. Eventually it was agreed to be built at the Burswood Peninsula, east of the strict centre.
The vast leisure complex planned in this location was estimated in 2012 to cost A$ 902.4 million, half of which would be financed publicly (as part of a PPP project), of which the stadium alone was tagged at A$820.4. The remainder will allow delivery of public green areas and access infrastructure, including a pedestrian bridge over Swan River and a rapid transport link. Eventual price proved to be $40 million lower as three bidders were interested in the project.
The stadium will have a traditional oval form, optimal for cricket and Australian football, also good for athletics. But, with the use of retractable stands, hosting football or rugby is also planned. Three tiers will hold 60,000 people with an option of adding further 10,000 in case of increased demand.
External cladding will consist mostly of anodized aluminum slats. The bronze façade should give a warm and natural feel by day and by night will be illuminated by LED lamps depending on event/host colours. Light membrane canopy will cover 85% of the stands, staying in line with local climate.
The stadium was promised by West Australia’s authorities to represent the country’s highest comfort levels with wide seats, 70 concession stands, almost 1,500 toilets and over 1,000 TV screens spread over 5 levels of the building.
Construction should start in late 2014 after preparatory works took over a year beforehand. The entire structure should be ready for opening ahead of the 2018 AFL season.
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.
Perth: Construction of the 60,000-seater underway
Long-anticipated project finally gets going as we await for the first tower crane to arrive on site in early January. But first piling works need to be done to stabilize the ground underneath.
Australia: We’ve waited 7 years for these images
Was it worth the time? Judge yourselves, but it’s an impressive project no matter the aesthetics. Worth nearly $770 million, this new 60,000-seater will be ready in 2018.
Perth: Bidder chosen for Perth's giant
Design, build and operation team under the name of WESTADIUM will be awarded the contract for Perth Stadium. The 60,000-capacity venue should go under construction by year end, while renderings should be released in early summer.
Perth: 60,000-seater preparatory works completed
Not only have the preparations for new Perth Stadium ended, they were also carried out six weeks ahead of schedule – The West Australian reports.
Australia: Three bidders Apple for Perth Stadium contract
They’ve been preparing for the last half a year and now three bidders put their offers on the table. Final design, contractor and price should be known in mid-2014, but authorities say there are some key players applying.
Australia: Hi-tech solutions specified for Perth Stadium
The West Australian government said today it had handed a 2000-page document, containing a list of specifications, to three consortiums vying to build the new sports venue. Jumbotrons, 2,000 TV sets, WiFi – check the list of expectations.
Perth: Work begins on the new 60,000-seater
Only symbolically so far, but it's still a huge difference after several years of waiting. Groundbreaking ceremony was held ahead of preparation works to be carried out in the upcoming months.