will be a new indoor sporting and entertainment arena located on Wellington Street in the city centre of Perth
, Western Australia
. It is currently being built on the site of the former carpark for the now defunct Perth Entertainment Centre
. With a requested minimum capacity of 12,000 for sporting events and 14,000 for concerts, (WA) Pty Ltd and ARM
Architects have designed the venue to seat up to 13,500 for tennis events (likely a little more for basketball) and a maximum of 15,500 for concerts in the round.
The facility will be in the heart of the city and close to all major transport hubs – particularly the William Street platforms of the Perth Train Station
. The venue will have a retractable roof.
The project is currently scheduled to be completed in mid-2012 and when opened, it is claimed the arena will be a jewel in the crown of the city's premier entertainment precinct, driving the revitalisation of the area and re-establishing a connection between the city's commercial and entertainment hubs.
The Tender for the project was won by construction company BGC. BGC moved into the site on the 28th of June 2007, and the project is now officially 'Under Construction'. The first concrete pour for the underground carpark section of the stadium occurred on 26 July 2008.
The Perth Arena is owned by VenuesWest
(operates Challenge Stadium
, WA Basketball Centre
, Arena Joondalup
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