November 12, 2015
Happy birthday Perth Arena
Woohoo! Happy birthday to the Perth Arena, which opened three years ago today on 12 November 2012. The culmination of seven years’ work for us, alongside JV partners ARM, the Arena was opened with a concert by Sir Elton John. Since then, it has hosted over 250 events and won over the people of Perth. At the end of last year it was ranked as the world’s top venue for its size by Billboard magazine based on box office sales, and in August music publication Pollstar ranked it the number one venue in Australia by attendance.
Audiences have enthusiastically praised the Arena for the quality of the experience it provides, whether as a sports or concert venue. More than 2.3 million people have attended an event – a vivid demonstration that good design contributes to a vibrant and exciting city centre. We love this video montage of Arena events, and the feedback from the public in the comments. It is great to see our city embracing quality architecture, as it continues to grow and mature.