Whether you’re love AFL, are crazy about cricket or enjoy the atmosphere of other large events – a trip to Optus Stadium sure is impressive!
The world-class multi-purpose venue hosts a range of sporting (rugby union and rugby league, soccer) and entertainment events year-round. At 60,000 seats it is much bigger than the retired Subiaco Oval. And as we discovered, it’s a lot more comfortable and user-friendly.
The easiest way to get to Optus Stadium is to make use of the new train and bus station. The cost of public transport is included in all event tickets. Limited ACROD parking is available within the Stadium Park and patrons will need to register to use this prior to each event.
If you’re feeling energetic, make use of the free parking at Crown, enjoy a pre-game meal and walk across the parkland to the stadium. This takes about 20 minutes.
There’s a Taxi rank opposite the stadium, there is no pick up and drop off option for private vehicles.
Burswood Jetty also allows for ferry and boat drop off.
If you like to cycle, there are 600 bike racks at the stadium.
Check your ticket to see which gate you enter through. We’ve never had much of a wait. Queuing is made quicker if you don’t have a bag for security to check. There can be many steps to climb to get to your level, there are some escalators and lifts for those with restricted mobility. These can get very busy in peak times.
As you can imagine there are a lot of steps, many of them very steep at Optus Stadium. Luckily, the walkways have handrails. There’s plenty of signage around and staff to ask for help if you have trouble locating your seat. Once you’ve found your seat, you’re bound to have an exceptional view of the ground, as well as the two super-sized TV screens.
The 50cm wide seats all include handy cup holders. 85% of the seats are covered by the lightweight fabric roof. I’d still recommend taking a hat, sun cream and sunglasses during day events.
For fans with mobility requirements, there are 450 wheelchair positions and 327 seats for people with other mobility requirements.
And with a whopping 748 male and 781 female bathrooms – there’s not a big wait for a trip to the loo.
Food and Beverage Options
If you can’t go to the footy without enjoying a meat pie, or you like to chomp on some chips whilst watching the cricket – there are 70 food and beverage outlets all around the stadium. And if you don’t like fast food, there are healthy options too. You are also able to bring your own food and drinks along, though items must comply with the Stadium’s conditions of entry – no glass, knives, or cans.
If you’d like to enjoy a more substantial meal, there are two spots to have a sit down meal. City View Café features an Asian Kitchen and a roast carvery. The Goodwood Restaurant is a plush venue with an a la carte menu and sweeping views of the river and city.
Free 4G wifi coverage is available in the stadium
Rebel Fan Gear store
TAB touch betting outlet
If you’re visiting Optus stadium with Grandchildren, there are some amazing playgrounds along the Swan River. They include a massive nature play space at the Chevron Parklands.
And if you’d like to peek into the change rooms, VIP areas and commentators boxes, organised tours of the stadium run daily (not on event days).
Optus Stadium is an impressive addition to Perth. The light show during night games is spectacular and are matched to the home team’s colours.
Address: Victoria Park Dr, Burswood
Phone: 1300 297 588
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