January 28, 2018

Construction and Surfacing of Perth's Optus Stadium

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Perth in Western Australia now boasts one of the most technologically advanced entertainment arenas in the world. Throughout 2017, HG Sports Turf was tasked with the construction and surfacing of the new stadium, its second major scale sports field project in the WA state capital after the successful redevelopment of NIB Stadium in 2013.

A commitment by the Western Australia Government to deliver a ‘fans first’ stadium has resulted in an innovative design ensuring an exceptional event atmosphere and home ground advantage that can only be experienced by being there. The design itself acknowledges Western Australia’s unique sporting, cultural and Aboriginal heritage and the stadium’s prominent location on the Burswood peninsula provides a spectacular vista across the Swan River to the Perth CBD.

In an article published by Australian Turfgrass Management Journal, HG Turf Groups' Erik Kinlon looks back at the development of one of the country’s most talked-about bits of turf and the hectic first year schedule set to face the arena management team.