Optus Stadium has been named ‘Project of the Year’ at the world’s leading stadium industry awards, beating out international competition and securing its 27th accolade since opening in January.
Launched in 2010, the Awards are the first industry awards nominated by the stadium sector and recognise leadership, innovation and achievement in the design, development and construction of major sports facilities across the globe.
The Project of the Year Award recognises a completed new build, expansion, or major capital enhancement project of an existing venue that has delivered on all its goals and more. The award was presented on 13 November at Emirates Old Trafford Stadium in London.
In awarding the prize the judges said: “fan-first design has also been adopted as the operating mantra of this wonderful new asset for Australia and the people of Perth. Opening on-budget and ahead of schedule is worthy in itself but it is the focus on the guest experience – from the range of bars, diversity of menu, use of local suppliers, LED lighting, parenting rooms, public art, clear signage, more female and accessible toilets, through to the cup holders and so much more – that sets this new venue apart”.
Sport and Recreation Minister, Mick Murray said being awarded the world’s best in these awards reflects the hard work undertaken by everyone involved in Optus Stadium’s first year of operations.
“This award confirms Optus Stadium’s status as a truly world-class venue, and one all Western Australians can be proud of,” he said.