The New Perth Stadium

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hitthepost

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Is it a bit weird that Optus Stadium had the Telstra logos on the 50 metre arc last night?
Geelong have Toyota logos painted on their home ground and are sponsored by Ford.
Ground naming rights have to allow the user of the venue to display their own partners' logos and vice versa.
The Telstra logos are at all grounds every week for a number of seasons now - this is the (I think) third year.
 

hitthepost

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Optus looking resplendant - but I don't see how adding the temporary seats along the far sideline would have prevented using the CGI signage unless it would have come so far forward that it covered some of the grass being used as green-screen.
 

JackOutback

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There ya go.

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Lost a lot of advantage because of the surface; players kept slipping over and the ball was bouncing chest high. On the other hand, much more intimidating atmosphere. They largely dominated play, can’t really blame the venue for lacking the killer instinct.
 

its been done

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Beats the grand final record set 2006-07 A-League Grand Final by 935 people but still 5,509 behind the all time A-League/NSL attendance record set in 2016 for the first Sydney Derby at ANZ. It's also the biggest crowd Glory have played in front of in Perth and the biggest NSL/A-League crowd for them since 2000
 

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jmac91

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Just a question, Does Optus have Standing room? Because when I have been there I haven't seen it. That would be great for Major Matches to try and get as many people as possible into the ground.
 

Belnakor

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Just a question, Does Optus have Standing room? Because when I have been there I haven't seen it. That would be great for Major Matches to try and get as many people as possible into the ground.
it has a small section that is standing room but it is for the elite and thus you wouldn't be packing people in there.
 

Belnakor

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Isn't there standing room behind every block? There is where I sit.
there is a place for wheel chairs and ****. you can kind of stand there but they will move you on if you linger there for the whole game.
 

wal

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there is a place for wheel chairs and ****. you can kind of stand there but they will move you on if you linger there for the whole game.
At the back of my block there is a bench where you can stand and watch the game.
I have some mates with seats in the next block and quite often we don't even bother going to our seats, just stand and watch the game.
 

JackOutback

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There’s definitely a few benches scattered around, don’t think they are meant to add ‘standing room’, just a place to see the game while drinking a beer if you don’t want to take it back to your seat.
 

budge27

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I reckon they got another 1000 people in if they sold tickets to those standing room spots. It’s definitely not like the MCG standing room though where you get 100 or so people in each section, most designated spots at Optus can only have about 5-10 people able to stand in the ‘painted box’. Some of the standing room painted boxes have pretty crappy views, there’s a standing room box behind the goals at the train station end and because of the stairs to the next level if you stand in the middle of the box you have a very limited view.. but stand a metre outside the box to your right and it’s fine and you can see the whole ground! I’d bet if they did sell standing room tickets to these spots security would make you stay in the box..even if you couldn’t see very well..
 

The_Eagles

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block 110-130 or so definitely has lots of standing area benches. They guards never move you on here on the wing at least, unlike Subiaco where they would after 15 seconds, the police sometimes come stand about too.
 

FreoRicci

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A few lower limb injuries happening at WA sides. Barrass is well known to got the stress fracture during training at the ground. Taberner has another freak fracture, the second year whilst playing on the ground. Plus Alex Pearce has recurring problems and again fractures his lower leg.
Edwards from West Coast has a navicular problem which could’ve been attributed to the ground.
The ground is known for its hardness and not similar to softer MCG. What’s the go with this? A harder outfield for cricket season?

Edit: Not Adams, meant Harry Edwards
 
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A few lower limb injuries happening at WA sides. Barrass is well known to got the stress fracture during training at the ground. Taberner has another freak fracture, the second year whilst playing on the ground. Plus Alex Pearce has recurring problems and again fractures his lower leg.
Adams from West Coast has a navicular problem which could’ve been attributed to the ground.
The ground is known for its hardness and not similar to softer MCG. What’s the go with this? A harder outfield for cricket season?
Try comparing with Docklands not the G.
 

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I did notice the ground was hard and some players copping some serious injuries.
Grounds staff need to water their ground a bit more.
 
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