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AFL breaks Western Australian attendance record at new Optus Stadium

AFL breaks Western Australian attendance record at new Optus Stadium
April 13, 2018

The AFL has broken attendance records at Perth’s Optus Stadium with the highest attended sporting event in Western Australia’s history.  

West Coast Eagles’ fixture at the new venue last Sunday (8th April) made history for sport in the state with a crowd of 54,535 fans witnessing the Eagles secure a 15-point win.

Speaking after the game, Eagles coach Adam Simpson stated "I think relief comes to mind.

"There were really good signs for our resilience as well. I thought clearly we got outplayed in that third quarter and, gee, Geelong were brave.

"But we stuck to it and we couldn't stop that momentum in the third quarter. There were a few structural things but they probably just wanted it a bit more than us.

"We were really challenged at three-quarter time but I thought we stood tall in the last 10 minutes."

Optus Stadium also welcomed its 500,000th fan through the turnstiles on Saturday 7th April.

Optus Stadium opened to the public in January, when 53,781 fans attended the Gillette One-Day International (then the highest-attended match of the series).

28th March 2018 - WEST COAST EAGLES AIM TO ENHANCE ACCESSIBILITY AT OPTUS STADIUM 

23rd March 2018 - IBISWORLD STUDY CONFIRMS WEST COAST EAGLES AS AFL’S MOST PROFITABLE CLUB

14th March 2018 - WEST COAST EAGLES IDENTIFIED AS AUSTRALIA’S MOST PROFITABLE SPORTS CLUB 

13th March 2018 - HAWTHORN PRESIDENT JEFF KENNETT SLAMS AFL’S INTERNATIONAL EXPANSION PLANS 

2nd March 2018 - NEW GENERAL MANAGER - COMMERCIAL APPOINTED AT PERTH’S OPTUS STADIUM

11th February 2018 - OPTUS STADIUM WELCOMES RECORD CROWD FOR AFLW FIXTUREW

29th January 2018 - MORE THAN 53,000 FANS ATTEND FIRST SPORTING EVENT AT PERTH’S OPTUS STADIUM 

22nd January 2018 - WESTERN AUSTRALIAN PREMIER OPENS GATES TO PERTH’S NEW OPTUS STADIUM

19th December 2017 - LOCAL BUSINESSES BENEFIT FROM NEW OPTUS STADIUM CONTRACTS 

20th November 2017 - ONE DAY CRICKET INTERNATIONAL TO BE FIRST SPORTING FIXTURE AT PERTH’S OPTUS STADIUM 

7th November 2017 - AFL AIMS FOR NEW PERTH STADIUM TO DRIVE 2018 ATTENDANCE RECORD

31st October 2017 - NEW PERTH STADIUM TO HOST 23 GAMES IN AFL 2018 PREMIERSHIP 

20th October 2017 - WESTERN AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT AND AFL AGREE NEW PERTH STADIUM MATCH DEAL 

11th September 2017 - PERTH STADIUM TO OFFICIALLY OPEN WITH FREE COMMUNITY OPEN DAY 

7th September 2017 - AFL BREAKS HOME-AND-AWAY SEASON ATTENDANCE RECORD 

6th June 2017 - FREMANTLE AND WEST COAST EAGLES AGREE PERTH STADIUM DEAL 

26th June 2015 - AFL’S MCLACHLAN COMMITS TO GAMES AT NEW PERTH STADIUM


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