VenuesWest Continues To See Patron Increase At Facilities

VenuesWest Continues To See Patron Increase At Facilities

Western Australia Minister for Sport and Recreation Mick Murray

VenuesWest Delivers Gold Medal Winning Performance

Victor P Taffa

  • VenuesWest sets attendance record with over 6 Million patrons in 2018-19
  • 156 sporting and entertainment events delivered at VenuesWest venues
  • Western Australia’s high-performance athletes receive a record $148 Million in direct support

State Government venue owner and operator, VenuesWest has enjoyed its most successful year ever, breaking records for attendances, events held, and funding reinvested in support of elite sport.

“In just 10 years, VenuesWest has grown from 6 venues with 2 Million visitors annually to 13 venues with over 6 Million customers.” Minister for Sport and Recreation Mick Murray said.

“This year’s record-breaking results are testament to how well this transition has been managed, and support the McGowan Government’s continued investment in sport and entertainment on behalf of Western Australians.”

During the 2018-19 financial year, VenuesWest welcomed more than 6 Million patrons and hosted 156 sporting and entertainment events, the organisation’s best ever results in both categories.

Record-breaking success has resulted in the organisation contributing an all-time high $148 Million to Western Australian elite sports training and competition.

RAC Arena hosted a record 111 events in a bumper year for the venue including the final Hopman Cup featuring Roger Federer and Serena Williams, another Championship season for the Perth Wildcats, and the West Coast Fever’s inaugural Super Netball Grand Final appearance.

HBF Park delivered 18 A-League and Global Rapid Rugby games, while HBF Stadium hosted the world’s best water polo players for the World League Intercontinental Cup.

Optus Stadium hosted State of Origin II, two Manchester United matches, the Perth Glory A-League Grand Final, a Bledisloe Cup match, international cricket, and the AFL and Big Bash League seasons.

New Western Australian attendance records were set for AFL, rugby league, soccer, tennis and netball.

VenuesWest also hosted a diverse range of world-class entertainment acts over the year, including Taylor Swift, Eminem, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Pink and The Wiggles.

Organisation attracted 2.4 Million visitors for sport and fitness activities across its venues. VenuesWest customers reported a 92 % average satisfaction rating for the year.

$11.5 Million was reinvested back into capital upgrades at the venues, further supporting Western Australia’s high-erformance athletes and enhancing customers’ experiences.

VenuesWest also contributed more than $40,000 in donations, sponsorship, and event tickets to Western Australians through its Community Partners Program.


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