Perth’s Optus Stadium is the new jewel in the crown of Australian sport, having welcomed more than 1.5 million fans in its first year of operation since its official opening on 21 January 2018. A host of crowd records have fallen as fans pack in to the Stadium to witness a range of sport and entertainment events. In 2018, Optus Stadium has hosted International and Big Bash cricket, two Ed Sheeran concerts, an NRL double-header, AFL and AFLW blockbusters, and a football classic featuring Chelsea FC versus Perth Glory, among other events. The surrounding Stadium Park provides year-round access for visitors of all ages to enjoy the nature playgrounds in the Chevron Parkland, the BHP Boardwalk and Amphitheatre, picnic and barbeque areas, public art, recreational facilities and the opportunity to dine in the buffet or a la carte restaurants that overlook the Swan River. Optus Stadium is owned by VenuesWest, on behalf of the Government of Western Australia.