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.
We’re roughly half way into the construction of Perth Stadium, which saw groundbreaking in late 2014. One and a half year from now it will be structurally ready, currently estimated to exceed the 40% mark.
As seen in the below latest aerial from the construction site, by far the most work has been carried out in the western section, where all three tiers and the roof are already in place.
As it was announced today, the $1.6 billion project (of which under $900 million will be spent on the stadium itself) will be operated by VenuesL!ve. The company already runs ANZ Stadium in Sydney and will now have a second showcase venue.
“One of the operator’s first priorities will be to undertake a recruitment search for key operational personnel ahead of employing about 70 full-time operational staff and an additional workforce of 1,750 for event days,” Ms Davies said, adding that the recruitment process for the chief executive would commence today.
“VenuesL!ve will also now progress key contracts for ticketing and security, while working with Tourism Western Australia and VenuesWest to secure a range of exciting events for Perth Stadium.” Ms Davies said as part of its bid, VenuesL!ve proposed on average 40 different events each year using its unique experience driving events at ANZ Stadium within the Sydney Olympic Park Precinct.
“The State Government is focused on ensuring this world-class Perth Stadium and its surrounding sports precinct delivers a year-round event schedule comprising a mix of large and small events across the precinct facilities,” she said.
While official opening event is yet to be revealed, we already know that the new stadium will hold an exhibition friendly between Perth Glory and Chelsea FC in late July or early August of 2018.