As excitement builds toward the opening of Perth Stadium in early 2018, experienced Australian venue management company VenuesLive Management Services (formerly Stadium Australia Operations) has today officially been appointed Operator of the stadium.

Managing Director of VenuesLive, Mr Daryl Kerry, said his company was delighted to begin the journey that will ultimately deliver a world-class event schedule for the Perth Stadium and Sports Precinct.

“We are thrilled to take on the responsibility as Operator of Perth Stadium, which will be one of the great stadiums of the world when it opens for business,” Mr Kerry said.

“VenuesLive is honoured to be managing the Stadium on behalf of the Government of Western Australia and the people of Western Australia.

“Perth Stadium and the surrounding Sports Precinct will be an outstanding venue for Perth – a Stadium that the people of WA can be proud of and one that will attract world-class events and thousands of visitors to Perth and WA.

“VenuesLive will work closely with VenuesWest and Tourism WA to secure a range of exciting events for Perth Stadium and the surrounding precinct. This will be a Stadium talked about around the world, bringing endless colour, energy and excitement to the progressive city of Perth.”

Mr Kerry said the company would begin a recruitment process immediately to identify the best possible candidate for the role of Chief Executive Officer of Perth Stadium, as well as recruiting for other key operational roles.

Perth Stadium will be a multi-purpose venue capable of hosting AFL, cricket, football, rugby union, rugby league and entertainment events. It will have a capacity of 60,000 people and a fans-first approach in its design and technology infrastructure.

VenuesLive is an Australian venue management company that is an evolution of the experienced Stadium Australia Operations leadership and management team.

VenuesLive has been formally appointed Operator of Perth Stadium following an extensive tender and contract negotiation process by the WA State Government.

The VenuesLive management team will secure and bring to life an exciting array of events planned for Perth Stadium and Sports Precinct through its industry-leading delivery of services, innovation and fan experience initiatives. VenuesLive will be responsible for the day-to-day management of Perth Stadium and its surrounding Sports Precinct, including securing event content, event management, catering services, and ticketing.