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Local businesses benefit from new Optus Stadium contracts
The Western Australian Government has highlighted how local businesses are benefitting from Perth’s new Optus Stadium with more than 30 contracts awarded to Western Australian companies to supply consumables and food and beverage products to the new venue.
With local craft brewery Gage Roads having secured pourage rights at the venue in September, earlier this month it was announced that more than 85% of the wine to be served will be sourced from local Western Australian wineries.
The wine deal saw the Stadium’s operators sign a five-year exclusive contract with Australian wine specialist Treasury Wine Estates to champion local wines such as Devil’s Lair, Hartog’s Plate and Fifth Leg.
Other Stadium supply contracts include New West Foods (fish and chips), Little Home Bakery (bread), Morley Growers (fruit and vegetables), Total Food Distributors (meat), Mahogany Creek Distributors (poultry and game), Mondo Meats (meat), Oil 2 U (oil) and Food Packaging Australia.
The family-owned New West Foods will distribute annually over 200 tonnes of frozen potato chips to the Stadium, 800,000 condiment portions and large volumes of West Australian seafood including prawns from Exmouth, barramundi from Derby and crabs from Geraldton.
Food Packaging Australia will supply the Stadium food packaging with more than 500,000 hot chip containers, 200,000 burger boxes and 1.5 million beer cups.
The inhouse catering team at Optus Stadium will service 60,000 fans on major event days plus thousands more guests attending meetings, conferences, gala dinners and other special events throughout this world-class venue.
Optus Stadium Chief Executive Mike McKenna said the contracting of these businesses is testament to the quality of Western Australian products and produce available.
McKenna advised “iIt’s fantastic to welcome these local businesses to Optus Stadium. They all submitted highly competitive bids, in many cases beating national competition.
“As a Western Australian venue I am delighted that we will be showcasing the products and services from so many local businesses. Ahead of the Stadium opening, over $150 million of contracts will be awarded to support the first five years of operations.
“Ensuring that our produce is fresh and of the highest possible quality is integral to the success of this world-class venue, so fans enjoy the best possible experience whenever they visit Optus Stadium.”
Optus Stadium will open with a free community Open Day on Sunday 21st January 2018, followed by the Gillette One-Day International between Australia and England on Sunday 28th January, an AFL Women’s match on 10th February, Ed Sheeran concerts on 2nd and 3rd March, the Perth NRL Double Header on 10th March, the opening round of the AFL Premiership Season on 25th March, Nitro Circus on 22nd April and Taylor Swift on 19th October 2018.
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8th November 2017 - OPTUS SECURES NAMING RIGHTS FOR NEW PERTH STADIUM
7th November 2017 - AFL LOOKS 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
26th September 2017 - WESTERN AUSTRALIAN BREWERY SECURES PERTH STADIUM POURAGE DEAL
11th September 2017 - PERTH STADIUM TO OFFICIALLY OPEN WITH FREE COMMUNITY OPEN DAY
1st February 2017 - PERTH STADIUM TO SHINE WITH 15,000 LED LIGHTS
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