It’s Perth Sta­dium, ob­vi­ously

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Front Page -

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.

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