Press claims for Subi’s benches
MORE than 300 items from Subiaco Oval will go under the hammer on Saturday.
The first lot of seats will be auctioned off, including 322 timber benches from the twotier stand, which were first constructed in 1981 and are some of the ground’s oldest seats.
Ross’s Auctions Dave Crofts said the seats would be converted into free-standing benches for people to purchase.
“We’ve had a lot of people waiting for these seats to come in to the auction,” he said.
“I would say they would sell between the $200 to $400 range per seat and these are heavyduty seats and you wouldn’t ever have to re- place them again.”
The auction will also feature 65 plastic seats, including home and opposition cheer squad seats, and the highest seats in the stadium from the back row of the threetier stand.
Other items include stadium signage, player interchange benches, and phones and headsets from the coach boxes.
Expressions of interest will be taken for all remaining seats at www.wafootball.com.au.
David Crofts from Ross's Auctions with some of the timber bench seats going under the hammer. Picture: Andrew Ritchie