Construction has now started on the latest attraction at Optus Stadium – a new 42-metre-high viewing platform that allows fans to walk several metres beyond the edge of the stadium roof.
The platform, located on the western side of the stadium roof, projects around five metres beyond the edge of the roof, allowing tour groups to access one of the best views of any stadium in the world.
Adding to the popular rooftop walk at Optus Stadium, the new platform will also allow the more daring participants to lean out from a rail-less platform towards the playing field.
The new structure is complimentary to the iconic Optus Stadium design, with similar materials used on the viewing platform.
It will provide a 360-degree view to visitors of all ages and abilities with unparalleled views of Perth’s landscape – from the Perth Hills in the east to the city in the west.
The visitor experience will add to the already successful HALO rooftop tours, continuing the stadium and its parklands’ status as one of Perth’s top attractions.
The new platform is scheduled to open to the public in 2022 and will be accessible to all ages and abilities, with lift access for members of the public that require it, enabling them to move freely within the attraction and take in the magnificent view.
A key priority of the State Government and VenuesWest was to ensure that this experience is accessible to as many people as possible.
Guest safety is a top priority and visitors will be harnessed in during the activities above the field of play but will be able to walk freely throughout the rest of the experience.
As stated by Sport and Recreation Minister Tony Buti:
“This is an exciting addition to the suite of stadium tours and proves Western Australia’s ability to draw visitors to the State and provide world class sporting and entertainment experiences.
“Creating a rooftop walk, and activating the Optus Stadium precinct, has been a goal of the McGowan Government.
“We often see footage of people on the rooftop during sports broadcasts, which provides ancillary promotional benefits to our State.
“Since Optus Stadium opened in 2018, the Stadium and its surrounding Park continues to provide an exceptional atmosphere for all visitors.”
As stated by Tourism Minister David Templeman:
“Tours and attractions like this ‘top of the world’ experience play a key role in quite literally elevating the enjoyment of visitors and encouraging them to stay longer and spend more money on a trip.
“The spectacular views of this adrenaline-pumping tour will be perfect for people to share on social media, promoting our picturesque State.
“Developing innovative new experiences like this keeps WA’s tourism product fresh and adds another item to the incredible bucket-list experiences we have to offer.”