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Perth Stadium (Optus Stadium)

4 Optus Stadium, Victoria Park Drive, Burswood WA, Australia

Perth Stadium, currently known as Optus Stadium for sponsorship reasons, is a multi-purpose stadium in Perth, Western Australia, located in the suburb of Burswood. It was completed in late 2017 and officially opened on 21 January 2018. The stadium’s total capacity is 61,266, including standing room, making it the third-largest stadium in Australia (after the Melbourne Cricket Ground and Stadium Australia). The stadium can be extended up to 65,000 seats for rectangular sports.

Perth Stadium is primarily used for Australian rules football and cricket. Perth’s two Australian Football League (AFL) teams – the Fremantle Football Club and the West Coast Eagles – relocated their home games from Subiaco Oval to Perth Stadium, while the Perth Scorchers play their Big Bash League home games at the venue, having previously played at the WACA Ground.

Cricket matches, such as One Day Internationals (ODI) and Twenty20s, are held at the stadium in the months of October–February. Since late 2017, the Australia national cricket team play most of their Perth-based Tests, One Day and Twenty20 matches at the venue.The stadium is also the home ground of Big Bash League side Perth Scorchers, who relocated from the WACA Ground in 2018.The first major event at the stadium was an ODI match between Australia and England on 28 January 2018, which England won by 12 runs.

Perth Stadium became the 19th venue in Australia to host a One Day International cricket game.The Western Australian Cricket Association later confirmed that the stadium would host its first ever Test match, which began between Australia and India on 14 December 2018.

Perth Stadium became the fourth venue in Australia to host a men’s Day/night cricket Test match, when Australia took on New Zealand between 12 and 16 December 2019.

With Australia hosting the 2022 edition of the Men’s T20 World Cup, Perth Stadium will be hosting five out of the 45 matches being played around the country, all taking place in October.

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