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AFL fans bid farewell to Perth’s Subiaco Oval

AFL fans bid farewell to Perth’s Subiaco Oval
August 27, 2017

Today’s round 23 AFL clash between the West Coast Eagles and the Adelaide Crows in Perth has provided a bittersweet end to AFL football at the city’s Domain Stadium (Subiaco Oval).

With the new Perth Stadium at Burswood to be the home of AFL in Western Australia as of 2018, Domain Stadium’s 110-year history came to an end with the final siren.

With almost 40,000 fans packed into the venue, the Eagles win meant they finished in the AFL’s final eight but their position means they have not secured a home final.

Instead, the Stadium’s final games will be the 2017 McDonalds WAFL Grand Final on Sunday 24th September and the Australia vs Ireland International Rules contest on Saturday 18th November.

The scene for many great sporting moments, the ABC has suggested that “many will rejoice in not having to deal with the long lines, uncomfortable seating and the worn facade that have become synonymous with ‘Subi’ over the past few years.

“But the ground itself has played host to most of WA football's greatest moments and is the source of so many football memories for fans across the nation.”

Image: The final siren sounds at an AFL fixture at Domain Stadium. Courtesy of Domain Stadium,

14th June 2017 - SUBIACO OVAL TO BE REDEVELOPED AS COMMUNITY SPORTSGROUND AND HIGH SCHOOL

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

1st March 2017 - DOMAIN STADIUM CELEBRATES LARGEST EVER EVENT

17th September 2016 - WACA EXECUTIVE NAMED WESTERN AUSTRALIA’S NOT FOR PROFIT LEADER OF THE YEAR

12th September 2016 - WEST COAST EAGLES THREATEN TO STAY AT SUBIACO OVAL IN DISPUTE OVER NEW PERTH STADIUM COSTS 

15th July 2016 - NEW PERTH STADIUM TO HOST NRL STATE OF ORIGIN IN 2019 

3rd May 2016 - INTERNATIONAL RULES COMPETITION TO RETURN IN 2017

8th February 2016 - ANZ STADIUM OPERATOR TO MANAGE NEW PERTH STADIUM 

23rd October 2015 - PLANS FOR SURF PARK ON SITE OF DOMAIN STADIUM


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