The playing surface is now ready to play but will be monitored and maintained until the Stadium opens in early 2018 and then throughout operations.
Growlight rigs will be used as part of the maintenance program and will be positioned on the northern portion of the turf during the winter months supporting the winter sun. Replacement turf will also be grown and maintained off site for use when required.
The turf will be protected when concerts, including the two Ed Sheeran concerts in March 2018, are held or when drop-in seats are used for rectangular events.
Construction of Perth Stadium and the surrounding Stadium Park is over 90% complete and remains on schedule to open in early 2018.