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Two years of achievement at the Perth Arena
Currently hosting the Hopman Cup tennis tournament, the Perth Arena celebrated its second anniversary back in November.
Instantly recognisable on the international stage, Perth Arena is designed to excite and engage patrons from the moment they step inside. With its bold, imaginative, unique and unmistakable design, Perth Arena is one of the most complex steel building constructions in Australia.
In the two years following its opening on 10th November 2012, Perth Arena held 177 major events and more than 1.6 million people have visited the venue.
Since Sir Elton John’s gala opening in November 2012, Perth Arena has seen some of the world’s biggest artists take to the stage, including Bruce Springsteen, Justin Timberlake, P!NK, The Rolling Stones, Beyonce and Katy Perry.
The venue is also home of the Perth Wildcats.
Prior to his departure from the Western Australian Government late last year, then Western Australian Minister for Sport and Recreation Terry Waldron explained that the Perth Arena has led the way for artist and fan experiences and has triumphed on the world stage.
Minister Waldron stated “Western Australians are tremendously proud of Perth Arena as it continues to be ranked in the top venues throughout the world.”
In 2013, Perth Arena received a Pollstar ranking of #22 in the World’s Top 200 Venues for Music and Entertainment Ticket Sales, ranking the arena ahead of New York’s Madison Square Garden (23) and London’s Wembley Arena (30).
In 2014, the venue went further being ranked as the world’s top venue in its category (10,000-15,000 capacity) by Billboard for 2014 based on total box office gross for concerts.
Beyond the Hopman Cup (pictured below), 2015 will also see the Perth Arena will also host the Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular, The Eagles, Kylie, Ed Sheeran and 5 Seconds of Summer.
Perth Arena is managed by AEG Ogden.
Perth Arena Facts:
• A maximum capacity of 50 to 15,500 people
• State of the art acoustic design
• Five unique and versatile function rooms
• 36 corporate suites
• A wide variety of merchandise, catering and beverage outlets
• Permanent tennis court
• 1,100-tonne operable roof which opens in 11 minutes
• Located in the heart of the CBD – Wellington Street and Milligan Street
• 680 bay underground car park
• 380 high-definition LCD screens, including the 88-screen feature pendant in the main foyer
• 1,046 staff working at the venue
• Low environmental footprint with the largest solar panel array in the Perth metropolitan area with capacity to generate up to 111kw of power
• Pollstar ranking #22 in World’s Top 200 Venues for Music and Entertainment Ticket Sales in 2013
• VenuesToday #8 ranking for venues 15,000-30,000 capacity in 2013
In its first two years:
• 177 public events were held
• 1,689,040 people visited the venue
• 280,423 bottles of water and 217,502 servings of hot chips were consumed
• 250,294 items of tour merchandise were sold
• 303, 161 cars were parked in the Perth Arena car park
• $374,379 was raised for Perth charities
Click here to view a promotional supplement on the Perth Arena, published in The West Australian newspaper.
19th December 2014 - PERTH ARENA TOPS WORLDWIDE TOP VENUE CHART
18th December 2014 - ETIHAD STADIUM GETS GLOBAL RECOGNITION AS AN ENTERTAINMENT VENUE
27th November 2014 - HOPMAN CUP ORGANISERS HOPEFUL OF SECURING 2015 NAMING RIGHTS SPONSORSHIP
8th November 2013 - PERTH ARENA WINS TOP DESIGN AWARDS
9th January 2013 - 25TH HOPMAN CUP SMASHES ATTENDANCE RECORDS
12th November 2012 - PERTH ARENA OPENS IN SPECTACULAR STYLE
2nd October 2012 - SIR ELTON JOHN TO OPEN PERTH ARENA ‘UNDER THE STARS’
4th September 2012 - VALE: DAVID HUMPHREYS, RESPECTED VENUE MANAGER
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