Melbourne are being driven by their drought-breaking grand final victory in Perth last season, looking to go back-to-back and claim another premiership in 2022 - this time at the MCG.
Premier Mark McGowan has declared he is ‘completely in-sync’ with Anthony Albanese as he sought to distance himself from Scott Morrison during Federal Labor’s official campaign launch.
The cap on crowd numbers at Optus Stadium has been lifted and up to 60,000 footy fans will be able to return to the State’s premier venue for the first time this AFL season.
Perth Lord Mayor Basil Zempilas has described losing the Commonwealth Games to Victoria as an opportunity ‘gone begging’, saying the State would have been boosted on multiple fronts.
WA cricket legend Rod Marsh received a rousing farewell from western derby fans at Optus Stadium on Sunday.
WA footy fans have been urged to make a people power statement at the western derby to show Premier Mark McGowan it is time to ‘normalise’ life on the back of the State’s Omicron virus outbreak.
WA cricket legend Rod Marsh will get a rousing WA farewell by western derby fans at Optus Stadium on Sunday.
West Coast is struggling to lure a capacity crowd to Sunday’s season opener against Gold Coast as Western Australia’s COVID peak contributes to a lapse in consumer confidence.
A West Coast home game against the Gold Coast Suns on Sunday is set to bring big crowds back to Optus Stadium for the first time since the Grand Final.
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The Wallabies are set to play a Test against arch rivals England at Optus Stadium in July, 12 years after their only previous clash in Perth.
The WAFC is set to collaborate with the AFL to source a new naming rights partner, after mutually agreeing to part ways with Optus at the end of 2021.
Fremantle and West Coast will make a blockbuster return to WA from next week, with Optus Stadium in the frame to host three consecutive AFLW double-headers to end the state’s sporting drought.
WA’s border backflip has put the rugby league showpiece State of Origin clash at Optus Stadium under threat.
WA Cricket Christina Matthews conceded that Perth’s hopes of snatching a Twenty20 international this summer after the February 5 State border re-opening date were ‘highly unlikely’.
A man has been arrested after going on a violent rampage in the Optus Stadium carpark, kicking in cars and threatening bystanders.
Perth’s newest tourist attraction the Matagarup Bridge zip-line officially opened on Sunday, offering adrenaline junkies 75km/h thrills over the Swan River — but for a much higher price than expected.
The State Government is preparing a bid to host the Socceroos blockbuster 2022 World Cup qualifying clash with Japan at Optus Stadium.
England wicketkeeper Jos Buttler wants to play the fifth Test in Perth, saying it would be a ‘great shame’ if the Ashes can’t be played at Optus Stadium.
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The final siren sounded on September 25, but the crucial passage of play which produced Perth’s 2021 AFL grand final unfolded in early July, weeks before WA won the rights to host the decider.
Perth’s chances of hosting January’s fifth Ashes Test have been reduced to a coin-flip prospect, according to WA Cricket chief executive Christina Matthews.
WA set for a windfall after Rugby Australia all but lands the hosting rights for the 2027 World Cup and considers staging the final at Optus Stadium.
Pressure is mounting on Australia to give Tim Paine a fairytale Ashes farewell in Hobart, with the MCG looming large as a major rival should the current Test schedule fall over.
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The Big Bash League has revealed it is working with the Perth Scorchers and WA Cricket to ensure the WA-based team will be able to play in front of home during the upcoming tournament.
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