Perth’s Latest Stadium Amenities
May 2nd, 2017 by REMAX WA
Perth Stadium is coming and, if recent reports are anything to go by, it’s going to be big for our city. Perth’s latest amenity looks set to be a major hub on the city’s landscape, offering world-class sporting and entertainment events, as well as a dazzling array of future-driven facilities. The jewel in the crown of the Burswood Peninsula redevelopment and built by a consortium led by construction juggernaut Brookfield Multiplex, it will be the third largest stadium in the country once it opens its doors in two years’ time.
The best thing about creating major amenities such as the Stadium? They’re all designed to promote growth to our fair city. Properties that are in and around the East Perth and Burswood precincts will benefit from the new facilities purely by luck of their location, so now is the perfect time to think about purchasing an investment property (or two) that is for sale in these areas. Because once the Stadium doors are open, interest in these suburbs is likely to soar, driving market prices up.
The Stadium is slated to open for the beginning of the 2018 AFL season. Designed to be a multi-purpose venue, it will be capable of hosting a range of local and international sporting activities, including AFL, rugby, soccer and cricket, and is set to supersede the WACA as Western Australia’s premier venue for international cricket. It will also play host to an array of entertainment events. The stunning Swan River Pedestrian Bridge will connect East Perth to the Burswood Peninsula for both pedestrians and cyclists.
When it comes to design, a ‘fans first’ approach has been implemented. The Stadium is intended to hold 60,000 people, with the capacity to increase to 70,000 people in the future should a third tier be added to the complex. There’s a wide array of impressive facilities that will be incorporated over the five levels, including:
- 600 bike racks to encourage people to cycle rather than drive to the Stadium;
- 748 male bathrooms, and 781 female bathrooms;
- More than seventy food and beverage options available;
- Two giant screens, and over 1,000 televisions.
The Stadium will have a bronze facade that reflects our State’s terrain during the day and, using LED technology, will feature home-team colours at night. The roof is set to cover 85% of the seats, and is responsive to the weather. At night, it will light up with a spectacular halo effect.
Local contractors have been the big winners during the construction phase, with around 80% of Stadium sub-contracts that amount to over $456 million being awarded to local companies. More than one hundred construction apprentices and trainees have worked on the Stadium, with twenty of them being Indigenous. Overall, up to 5,800 jobs have been created over the three year construction tenure of the Stadium. But it doesn’t stop there – residents and tourists will also reap the rewards. Transport options to the area are set to improve, including Stadium Station (a six-platform train station), the Swan River Pedestrian Bridge and special event bus terminals.