WACA Congratulates Optus Stadium on being awarded Australia’s Best Stadium
The Western Australian Cricket Association wishes to congratulate Optus Stadium on being awarded Australia’s Best Stadium in the 2019 Stadium Awards.
The Australian public voted Perth’s Optus Stadium, which hosts the Perth Scorchers for the KFC Big Bash League and any major Men’s International matches, as the best in the country.
The Stadium finished with 29% of the vote for Australia’s Best Stadium, ahead of Adelaide Oval (23%) and the MCG (19%).
When broken down into sporting categories, the Stadium also claimed the Best AFL and Best Major Stadium and finished second for Best Cricket Stadium behind Adelaide Oval.
WACA CEO Christina Matthews said;
“It’s great to see that the Australian public love the Stadium as much as we do,” she said.
“It has been another very successful season hosting all our major men’s matches there, with some of the best facilities a stadium can offer.
“We were very pleased that more than 80,000 cricket fans attended the Test Match despite over 40 degree temperatures.
“We have received great feedback from the players and fans alike after hosting two Test matches against India and then New Zealand at Optus Stadium, which proves this should become a regular event on the Australian cricket calendar.”
Last year, Optus Stadium was awarded the Prix Versailles as the most beautiful sports venue in the world, beating out major international venues in USA, China, Colombia, Iraq and Russia.