Perth Arena celebrates five years of premier sport and entertainment

11 November 2017
Perth Arena will celebrate its fifth anniversary with its busiest month yet, hosting 23 shows in just 30 days – as it continues its excellent standing as the most event-filled venue in Australia.

Perth Arena

Since Sir Elton John opened Perth Arena in 2012, Perth Arena has hosted more sport and entertainment content than any other major stadium or arena in Australia – over 400 events, welcoming 3.2 million patrons.

Perth Arena is central to the McGowan Government's efforts to boost tourism and create jobs, providing a top-tier venue for drawcard events such as the pay-per-view UFC and the Hopman Cup.

It was the only Australian venue to host multiple Rolling Stones concerts in 2014 and Prince played his only major indoor show of his 'Piano and a Microphone' tour two years later.

Attendance for the venue's premier sporting event, the Hopman Cup, breaks attendance records regularly, with fans cheering on international tennis superstars such as Roger Federer, Serena Williams and Andy Murray.

Comments attributed to Sport and Recreation Minister Mick Murray:

"Five years in, the decision to build Perth Arena has been proven a resounding success for Western Australians.

"The venue has managed to attract more events than any other Australian arena in its five years – and is central to our tourism and events strategy.

"Perth Arena is one of the State's greatest sporting and entertainment assets – providing the perfect platform to attract high-profile events to boost tourism and create jobs.

"Securing a top-tier UFC bout would not have been possible without a venue of Perth Arena's quality. The 8,000 interstate visitors and $7 million boost to the economy that will be provided by the UFC bout is a clear indication of the value of this investment.

"Even since Elton John kicked off Perth Arena with a bang, Perth has welcomed world-class performers and sporting content – and the McGowan Government is continuing efforts to secure quality content for locals and tourists alike."