The state-of-the-art Perth Arena officially opened in November 2012. The indoor sporting and entertainment arena has a maximum seating capacity of 14,500 and features a retractable roof.
Its prime location within the Perth CBD brings it close to public transport, the freeway, the city centre and will serve as a vital link to Northbridge, as Perth’s premier entertainment destination.
Perth Arena finally provides the capital of Western Australia with a large indoor arena - something the city has lacked since the closure of the Perth Entertainment Centre. As well as hosting concerts, the venue will be home to NBL team Perth Wildcats and will host the annual Hopman Cup tennis tournament. In Basketball mode, the arena has a seating capacity of just over 13,000 with the upper tier not in use for regular-season matches, however the Wildcats attracted a record 13,527 fans for the Grand Final in 2013.
The state-of-the-art acoustic design makes Perth Arena one of the leading concert venues in the world. As well as the retractable roof and 14,500 seats, the venue also includes a 680 bay car park, 5 function rooms and a café and bar on the ground floor operating during event and non-event times.
Perth Arena is expected to be renamed RAC Arena from the second-half of 2018 with its first naming-rights agreement sold. The deal is believed to be worth $10 million over five years.