Night-time events held at the new Perth Stadium will be illuminated through the biggest sports lighting system in the world.
Over 15,000 LED lights will be installed across the Stadium and Sports Precinct.
The lighting system is designed and supplied by global lighting company Philips Lighting.
Once installed, it will be the biggest LED sports lighting installation of its kind in the world, providing a lighting solution that is adaptable to specific requirements of sporting codes and other events.
Premier Colin Barnett said the unparalleled lighting system was already used in stadia around the world, but on a smaller scale. He said:
This lighting system is another world-class design feature, allowing visually stunning light shows to be created inside and outside of the stadium.
Perth Stadium will truly change the spectator experience and every design decision has always had the fans and their experience at the core. This lighting system will interact with the fabric roof lighting system, allowing the roof to act as a giant canvas, capable of showcasing a variety of colours in numerous configurations such as purple for Dockers games and blue and gold for Eagles home games.
Several major European stadiums already use the same Philips Lighting system, but on a smaller scale, including Stamford Bridge in London, home of Chelsea Football Club, and Juventus Stadium in Turin, Italy, home of Juventus Football Club.
Sport and Recreation Minister Mia Davies said stadium construction was progressing well and remained on track for completion ahead of the 2018 AFL season.
We are currently just over 70 per cent complete and by the end of the year, the stadium structure and its surrounding parkland precinct will be complete and an extensive testing and commission phase will be undertaken.
It will not be long before 60,000 fans are here cheering on their favourite sport and entertainment acts.
The construction focus is currently on the internal fit-out and the site workforce is more than 800. Nearly 80% or more than AUD$450m worth of stadium subcontracts awarded to date have been to Western Australia companies, which is having positive flow-on effects to our local economy.
The unique aluminium facade is nearing completion and 40% of the 60,000 seats are in place.
The lighting system was procured by Westadium which is responsible for the design, build, partial finance and maintenance elements of the Stadium and Sports Precinct. Installation of the 15,000 LED light fittings will be completed by mid-2017.
Image courtesy of Cox Architecture