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Perth Stadium operator agreement signed

The Liberal National Government has executed the operator agreement with VenuesLive Management Services (VenuesLive, formerly Stadium Australia Operations) allowing it to commence its role as operator of Perth Stadium.

Minister Davies confirmed:

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. 

She added that the recruitment process for the Chief Executive would commence immediately and that:

VenuesLive 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, VenuesLive proposed on average 40 different events each year using its unique experience driving events at ANZ Stadium within the Sydney Olympic Park Precinct.

She added:

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.

The Minister said the Operator would now enter into negotiations to finalise user agreements with football and cricket, while talks would also be progressed with other potential users such as Australian Rugby Union and Football Federation Australia, English Premier League clubs, concert promoters plus a range of community arts and smaller sport event owners.

VenuesLive is contracted for an initial five-year term and the State Government has an option to extend for a further five years.

Construction of the Stadium is more than 40% complete and on schedule to open in time for the start of the 2018 AFL season.

Fact file

VenuesLive Management Services will be responsible for the day-to-day management of Perth Stadium and its surrounding Sports Precinct, including catering, securing event content, event management and ticketing.

Stadium facts:

Five tiers
Bronze façade
LED lighting for home team colours by night
A multi-purpose stadium and sport precinct located on the Burswood Peninsula as part of a Peninsula wide transformation
In June 2016, the State Government executed the stadium operator contract with VenuesLive Management Services (formerly Stadium Australia Operations). VenuesLive will establish agreements with end-users and progress key contracts, e.g. ticketing, security etc.
Colin Barnett said VenuesLive Management Services proposal offered the best value for money and an operating approach which put fans first
First concrete poured in May 2015
2,500 piles
Workforce: 5,800
A State Government of Western Australia committed project, with backing of Western Australian Premier Colin Barnett
The design – conceived by Cox Architecture, HKS Architects, Arup and Hassell Studio – was revealed in July 2014 by Premier and Minister for Sport and Recreation
East-west orientation
Field: 165m x 130m
Roof covers 85% of seats
The widest range of seating and hospitality options of any stadia in Australia
Premium facilities include: Chairman’s Lounge with a capacity of 200 people, including Boardroom.
Field Club with 6 premium boxes – a terrace at field level with the ability to view the home team warming up – an Australian first