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nib Stadium is Western Australia's premier rectangular sports venue and home of the Perth Glory (A-League) and Western Force (Super Rugby). Originally known as Perth Oval, the ground is covered in history as WAFL-side East Perth's former home ground.
When Perth Glory entered the National Soccer League in the 90's, Perth Oval was decided on as the club's home ground. During summer, temporary stand were erected on two sides of the playing pitch to create a rectangular soccer venue which often attracted crowds in excess of 15,000.
Perth Oval underwent a major redevelopment in 2003 to become a modern purpose-built rectangular venue and was again upgraded in 2012/13. The existing main grandstand, which is heritage listed, was retained and revamped, however the rest of the ground has been re-built.
The new era of Perth Oval also included the naming rights of the ground sold to Members Equity Bank/ME Bank and as of July 2010, nib Stadium.
With the addition of additional temporary seating installed in early 2010, the stadium had a capacity of around 18,000 and it featured the two-tiered grandstand on the Western side, including corporate and function facilities, the Shed and standing room at the Northern end, and the Family stand at the Southern end.
The most recent redevelopment of nib Stadium was completed in March 2013 and included the construction of a new two-tiered Eastern Grandstand, new Southern Grandstand, improved corporate facilities, new lighting and two video screens. The capacity of the venue is now 20,500.