Stadium to attract visitors to WA

26 June 2013

Tourism Council WA CEO Evan Hall welcomed today’s first step in transforming the Burswood Peninsula into Perth’s new stadium.

The new stadium will hold major sporting and cultural events that will attract local, interstate and international visitors to Western Australia.

“The 60,000 seat stadium will provide much needed capacity for visiting team supporters and will attract interstate visitors to WA” said Mr Hall.

Tourism Council WA is calling on the government to ensure at least 6,000 of these seats are set aside for visiting interstate teams and their supporters.

“We need to ensure these seats are made available for interstate supporters that are prepared to spend up big on a weekend in Perth to watch their team lose to the Eagles and Dockers” said Hall.

However the Tourism Council WA warned that transport infrastructure and services will be a key to the project’s success.

“The Perth Airport to CBD Rail link must be delivered by 2018 to guarantee good public transport to fill and empty the stadium with locals and visitors” said Mr Hall.

“This development of a world class stadium so close to the city will establish Perth as a vibrant and highly desirable city” said Mr Hall “these venues and facilities help ‘seal the deal’ to attract much needed tourists, students and workers to WA.”

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