- Stadium operator procurement process on schedule
- Four companies shortlisted
- Key role to deliver a ‘fans first’ experience
The shortlisted respondents are (in alphabetical order) – AEG Ogden, Nationwide Venue Management, Perth Stadium Management and Stadium Australia Operations.
The Premier said he was pleased to see the 60,000-seat stadium development reach another important milestone.
Mr Barnett said:
The stadium project is progressing very well. The State Government received responses from a number of highly credentialed venue operators from around the world and I thank all of those who responded.
Ms Davies said the four respondents would shortly receive Request for Proposals documentation so that they could prepare their detailed proposals and added:
Each submission will then be thoroughly reviewed and evaluated, and the contract is expected to be awarded in early 2016 – two years ahead of the planned stadium opening for the start of the 2018 AFL season.
The operator will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the stadium and sports precinct, and will play a leading role in delivering the ‘fans first’ experience and attracting high quality sporting and entertainment events.
The operator is expected to employ a number of full-time staff plus more than 1,500 casuals to fulfil a year-round calendar of activities and events.
The operator will work closely with the governance agency for the new Perth Stadium, VenuesWest, and the facilities manager, Brookfield Global Integrated Solutions (formerly Brookfield Johnson Controls), appointed as part of the Westadium consortium in August 2014.
Construction of the stadium is on schedule. More than 50% of the piles have been inserted into the site to support the stadium structure and the first concrete slab was poured last week.
A workforce of 100 is currently on-site and more than 5,700 will help deliver the stadium and sports precinct over the three-year construction period.
- The new Perth Stadium will be open for the 2018 AFL season.
- It will be a multi-purpose venue capable of hosting AFL, rugby, football (soccer), cricket and entertainment events.
- With an initial 60,000-seat capacity.
- And a ‘fans first’ approach to design and technology.