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New giant LED outdoor screen unveiled outside Optus Stadium
Adding to the vibrancy of Perth's Stadium Parklands, a new outdoor 142 metre² LED screen has been unveiled outside Optus Stadium, opening for the first time this Saturday night with a free live-stream of the Bledisloe Cup.
At a cost of $2.5 million, the screen is located opposite a grass slope in the BHP Amphitheatre with seating capacity for around 1000 people.
The BHP amphitheatre will be enhanced with the addition of the screen which is accompanied by a high-quality sound system. The activated space will allow for outdoor movies, community events and live sport to be screened in the Stadium Parklands. The amphitheatre has the potential to offer outdoor community screenings of major sporting events in the future - including possible FIFA World Cups or Olympic Games.
The Perth Running Festival - including the 4km, 10km, half marathon and marathon events - is the second confirmed event utilising the screen in the amphitheatre, with more to be announced soon.
The amphitheatre will also help enliven the Stadium Parklands, complimenting the existing Nature Playgrounds, BHP Boardwalk and collections of Aboriginal cultural artworks and stories.
The inaugural screening follows the Western Australian Government's announcement of preferred tenders for the Matagarup Bridge climb and zip-line, and the Optus Stadium rooftop climb.
Western Australian Sport and Recreation Minister Mick Murray noted "the Stadium Parklands is a marvellous public precinct and we are committed to further activating and enlivening the space with community events and tourism offerings.
"BHP Amphitheatre will provide a centrepiece for community events, outdoor movies and live sport - all in close proximity to the existing Nature Playgrounds, BHP Boardwalk and Aboriginal art and story installations.
"The Bledisloe Cup offers an ideal opportunity to launch the new facility, with the community having the chance to see the match live and free, not far from all the action.
"Trains are continuing to run all weekend to Stadium Station, and I encourage everyone to take advantage of the terrific open space, barbecue areas and nature playgrounds."
Western Australian Tourism Minister Paul Papalia added "on Saturday we are expecting 10,000 rugby union fans from interstate and overseas to descend on Optus Stadium to see Australia and New Zealand fight it out for victory at the historic Bledisloe Cup.
"With the help of local businesses and the City of Perth we have painted our CBD gold in support of the Wallabies and to help show-off Perth as a dynamic destination.
"From this weekend onwards the BHP Amphitheatre will provide free entertainment to both locals and visitors alike and I congratulate all the key stakeholders who have brought this project to life."
Images: The new outdoor 142 metre² LED screen in Perth's Stadium Parklands.
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