It’s Perth Stadium, obviously
THE new Perth Stadium in Burswood is expected to attract 65,000 visitors a year and deliver more than $291 million and 1300 jobs to the WA economy, according to the Tourism Council of WA.
While some were disappointed by the obvious nature of the name of the new venue, Tourism Council WA’s chief executive Evan Hall said it was critical that the stadium name included the destination.
“Perth Stadium presents an opportunity for more than 65,000 visitors each year to experience Perth as a world-class destination,” Mr Hall said.
“We want every sports and event commentator to be proclaiming the name ‘Perth’ on all international and interstate broadcasts from the stadium, building the world’s awareness of Perth and the city’s recognition among potential visitors,” Mr Hall said.
Mr Hall said venues like Perth Stadium, Perth Arena and Crown Perth were all world-class venues.
“Perth Stadium is not only a stage for major events, but also a stage for the world to view our whole city,” he said.
“We need to ensure we can secure attractive events, such as travelling entertainment displays like the Edinburgh Tattoo, demonstration matches featuring Liverpool FC or American football teams, and even home-grown events like a lighting, laser and fireworks spectacular.”
Sport and Recreation Minister Mia Davies said the detailed design development phase of the stadium was now nearing completion.
Construction of the five-level, 60,000-seat stadium on the Burswood Peninsula is now 25 per cent complete and remains on schedule to open for the start of the 2018 AFL season.
An artist’s impression of the new Perth Stadium.