The West Australian Football Commission is calling on all footy fans to get along to the last ever Carlton Draught Derby at Domain Stadium this Sunday, July 16, in a bid to set a new attendance record.
A total of 1,795,683 people have attended the 45 Derbies played at Subiaco since 1995. The largest crowd ever was 43,527 for a West Coast Eagles home game in Round 21, 2006.
“With over 40,000 fans expected to be in attendance the atmosphere for the match should be electric and will take the total crowd figure for all 46 Derbies to more than 1.8 million,” WAFC CEO Gavin Taylor said.
“We are calling on all footy fans to get along to the last Western Derby at Domain Stadium, to see if we can break the all-time Derby record for attendance.
“We encourage Fremantle members not able to attend to put their seats up for re-sale and for all West Coast fans to check out the remaining tickets still available through Ticketmaster.”
To celebrate the final Derby, Domain Stadium will be offering a ‘First Derby Pie Price’ of $3 at all West Deli outlets until supplies sell out.
The price, which has been reduced from $5.20, is the same as the first ever Derby on May 14, 1995, which was attended by 40,356 fans.
There will also be numerous pre-game activities for fans hosted by Fremantle Football Club including the ‘Purple Playground’ on Market Square from 1pm and FanZone at Gate 8 featuring competitions and give ways, as well as a Royal Flying Doctor’s flight simulator at Gate 10.
“A critically important match for both teams, our best ever pie offer, plus a whole range of family activities set the scene for this Derby to be truly memorable for all those in attendance on the day,” Mr Taylor said.
Tickets are still available for the game through Ticketmaster via ticketmaster.com.au or 1300 135 915.
12pm – Gates 8 and 19 open
12pm – Membership services outside gates 12 and 26 open
12pm – Merchandise vans at gates 8, 10, 19 and 26 open
12.10pm – Curtain Raiser commences (Next Generation Academy)
1.10pm – Remaining gates open
2.40pm – Bounce down
5.10pm approx – Final siren
The project is being undertaken in a partnership between the West Australian Football Commission, City of Subiaco and Lotterywest to pay tribute to Subiaco Oval’s significance to the City of Subiaco and the WA community.
Fans who share their memories at the Gate 9 memory booth, which is at the eastern end of the ground, can also enter the draw to win four premium tickets including a food and beverage voucher to either West Coast or Fremantle’s final AFL home and away game of the 2017 season at Domain Stadium.
The memory booth will be set up for the West Coast Eagles game on June 24 and the Fremantle game on July 2.
Open days are also planned at Subiaco Oval between July and September – the first of which will be held during the school holidays on July 11.
The open days will also include access to the memory booth and behind-the-scenes heritage tours of the stadium.
Memories can also be submitted in the form of a photo, video or written submission by clicking here.
Sharing Subiaco Oval Memories
The West Australian Football Commission is urging fans to share their fondest memories of Subiaco Oval (Domain Stadium) as the final season of AFL at the venue commences this weekend.
WAFC Chief Executive Officer Gavin Taylor said with 2017 being the final season of AFL at Subiaco, the WAFC would be capturing and recording a collection of people’s greatest memories at the ground.
“Subiaco Oval has a rich history as WA’s home of football and many West Australians have very fond memories of attending their first ever footy game at the ground, witnessing a thrilling win or sharing memories with their family and friends,” he said.
“The footy experience for many people over the years has not only been about pa
ssionately supporting their team but the close friendships and sense of community that has been forged.
“Some people have been sitting in same seats for more than 20 years and developed life-long friendships with those who sit around them.
“We want to hear the stories about their greatest moments at the ground and share them to commemorate the final year of AFL at Subiaco Oval and celebrate its cultural significance.”
Everyone who shares a memory will go in the draw to win 4 premium tickets to West Coast or Fremantle’s last home and away game at Domain Stadium in 2017 as well as a $200 food and beverage voucher.
Memories can include a written submission, photo or video, outlining a personal recollection, fondest memory or favourite moment at Subiaco Oval.
WAFC staff will also be interviewing fans as they ar
rive at AFL games throughout the season to record their favourite memories of Subiaco Oval, as well as WA Football legends who have rooms and gates named in their honour at the venue.
KICK 2 KICK
Following specific AFL matches, Domain Stadium invites fans to enter the field of play to participate in a Kick 2 Kick with friends and family on the hallowed turf.
Kick 2 Kick will be scheduled after the following matches and is dependent on the weather and turf conditions. The Domain Stadium website, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram will provide the most up to date information in this regard.
2017 K2K FIXTURES
Round 5 – North Melbourne
Round 9 – Carlton
Round 15 – St Kilda
Round 17 – West Coast Eagles
Round 22 – Richmond
West Coast Eagles
Round 6 – Fremantle
Round 10 – GWS Giants
Round 14 -Melbourne
Round 19 – Brisbane Lions
Round 23 – Adelaide Crows
HOW TO PLAY
There are a variety of risks associated with participating in Kick 2 Kick. Fans are advised that they enter the playing arena and participate in Kick 2 Kick at their own risk.
- After the game, once all players and officials have exited the playing arena, a second siren will sound indicating the start of Kick 2 Kick. At this point fans can enter the playing arena via the perimeter gates.
- Fans are to follow the instruction given by event staff and security at all times and are not permitted to enter the restricted zones including the centre square.
- Fans must exit the playing arena when the second siren sounds via the perimeter gates.
- Food and drink is not permitted at any time onto the playing arena.
- Enjoy the opportunity and look after others.
Domain Stadium celebrates largest ever event
The West Australian Football Commission (WAFC) is celebrating after successfully hosting its largest ever event at Domain Stadium, with Adele captivating 65,000 fans in a stunning performance last night (Tuesday, February 28).
Adele became the fastest and highest selling individual artist ever for a concert at Domain Stadium when tickets went on sale for the first stop of her inaugural Australian tour.
WAFC Chief Executive Officer Gavin Taylor said the WAFC was thrilled to have hosted the first concert of Adele’s national tour and her first ever stadium performance.
“It was an amazing event and such an exciting opportunity for West Australians to be the first in the world to see Adele perform inside a stadium,” he said.
“The WAFC’s stadium management team and more than 1000 staff that they coordinated for the event did an amazing job in delivering a truly memorable experience.
“I would also like to thank all of the fans for being so considerate and well behaved on the night, their patience getting into and out of the stadium, as well as the Public Transport Authority for the outstanding role they played in getting so many people to and from the event.
“Thanks also to key WAFC partners Live Nation, Delaware North and Ticketmaster for supporting this event and making it such a great experience for everyone involved,” he said.
After an extremely busy start to the year which has included hosting the Adele and Guns n’ Roses concerts, managing AFL Women’s games and the West Coast v Fremantle game in Geraldton, the WAFC now turns its full attention to ensuring the playing surface at Domain Stadium meets AFL standards for next week’s JLT Community Series Games on March 9 and 10.
“I am pleased with the condition of the turf post-concert as we now move into replacing approximately a quarter of the playing surface over the next 72 hours with ready-to-play jumbo turf rolls,” Mr Taylor said.
The jumbo turf rolls will be installed using the same process that is undertaken for the replacement of the centre square during the AFL season, with additional machinery and personnel on standby to work 24/7 if required to ensure the timeline is met.
An AFL turf consultant will work alongside WAFC staff to ensure the playing surface meets AFL standards for the JLT Community Series Games.
West Australian Football Commission Turf Management Plan
- The replacement of approximately 5000sqm or a quarter of the playing surface
- Installation of ready-to-play jumbo turf rolls using the same process undertaken for the replacement of the centre square during the AFL season
- Additional machinery and personnel
- Work to be undertaken 24/7 if required to meet the timeline
- An AFL turf consultant will ensure the playing surface meets AFL standards
Adele breaks Domain Stadium sales record
The West Australian Football Commission (WAFC) is excited to announce that Adele has become the fastest and highest selling individual artist ever for a concert at Domain Stadium.
A seamless on sale date saw 55,000 tickets snapped up on Monday, November 21 ahead of Adele’s first ever Australian tour.
WAFC Chief Executive Gavin Taylor said Domain Stadium was thrilled to be the first stop of Adele’s national tour on Tuesday 28 February, 2017.
“We are looking forward to a great event and the exciting opportunity for West Australians to be the first in Australia to see Adele live on tour.
“I would like to thank key WAFC partners Live Nation and Ticketmaster for bringing this event to Domain Stadium and ensuring a smooth and highly successful ticket sale,” he said.
The event is expected to be an attendance record for Domain Stadium – very limited tickets remain available for purchase.
There are limited Function Tickets & Packages available – Register here
Domain Stadium also reminds fans that they should only purchase tickets through its primary ticketing partner – Ticketmaster.
Venue management has worked with the promoter to establish a number of measures to limit the extent of ticket reselling.
These include a strict limit of 4 tickets per household on this event. Persons who exceed the ticket limit may have any or all of their orders and tickets cancelled without notice. This includes orders associated with the same name, e-mail address, billing address, credit card number or other information.
Ticketmaster will also be actively monitoring the list of purchasers looking for multiple orders. Multiple orders will be cancelled.
Ticket printing is also suppressed until a month out of from each specific concert.
ADELE LIVE 2017
After months of speculation from music fans across the country Domain Stadium is excited to say…it’s official, Adele is heading down under early 2017 as part of the Australian leg of her Adele Live tour.
Adele’s first ever Aussie tour will hit stadiums across the country next year kicking it all off in Perth at Domain Stadium on Tuesday, 28 February 2017.
Tickets will go on sale to the general public at 10.00am on Monday, November 21 from ticketmaster.com.au, with a venue only exclusive 24-hour pre-sale from 10am Friday, 18 November through to 10am Saturday, 19 November.
This will mark Adele’s third concert tour but will be the first time an Australian leg has been added to her tour in support of her third studio album 25. Adele started the tour back in February this year and has since travelled across Europe and North America performing over 100 shows.
The multiple Grammy, Brit, Oscar and Golden Globe pop mega-star has sold more than 1.7 million albums in Australia, with her latest 25 going 8x platinum and her single Hello reaching #1 on the ARIA charts.
The tour has been hailed by critics and fans alike.
“It was a pure Adele moment: a pop triumph immediately brought to earth by shared human frailty. Adele’s gifts could separate her from more ordinary humans. Instead, she forges bonds.” – New York Times, USA
“A one-on-one conversation amid 18,000 or so other folks: Combined with her remarkable voice, it’s that flair for intimacy on a grand scale that’s driven Adele to the top. She’s a conveyor of relatable emotion at a moment when pop seems defined by concept and style.” – Los Angeles Times, USA
“That’s Adele, putting on a big night out but making it seem like a deeply personal moment… Truly, a diva for the people” – The Times, UK
Tickets are expected to sell fast so don’t waste a second this Monday, 21 November. Get in quick!
For Domain Stadium event and ticketing information visit: domainstadium.com.au
ADELE – LIVE 2017
TUESDAY FEBRUARY 28 PERTH, DOMAIN STADIUM
SATURDAY MARCH 4 BRISBANE, THE GABBA
FRIDAY MARCH 10 SYDNEY, ANZ STADIUM
MONDAY MARCH 13 ADELAIDE, ADELAIDE OVAL
SATURDAY MARCH 18 MELBOURNE, ETIHAD STADIUM
THURSDAY MARCH 23 AUCKLAND, MT SMART STADIUM
|Round 1 Sunday, March 26|
FRE v GEEL
Fremantle v Geelong Cats
|Round 2 Saturday, April 01|
WCE v STK
West Coast Eagles v St Kilda
|Round 3 Saturday, April 08|
FRE v WB
Fremantle v Western Bulldogs
|Round 4 Thursday, April 13|
WCE v SYD
West Coast Eagles v Sydney Swans
|Round 5 Saturday, April 22|
FRE v NMFC
Fremantle v North Melbourne
|Round 6 Saturday, April 29|
WCE v FRE
West Coast Eagles v Fremantle
|Round 7 Sunday, May 07|
FRE v ESS
Fremantle v Essendon
|Round 8 Friday, May 12|
WCE v WB
West Coast Eagles v Western Bulldogs
|Round 9 Sunday, May 21|
FRE v CARL
Fremantle v Carlton
|Round 10 Sunday, May 28|
WCE v GWS
West Coast Eagles v GWS Giants
|Round 11 Sunday, June 04|
FRE v COLL
Fremantle v Collingwood
|Round 13 Thursday, June 15|
WCE v GEEL
West Coast Eagles v Geelong Cats
|Round 14 Saturday, June 24|
WCE v MELB
West Coast Eagles v Melbourne
|Round 15 Sunday, July 02|
FRE v STK
Fremantle v St Kilda
|Round 16 Sunday, July 09|
WCE v PORT
West Coast Eagles v Port Adelaide
|Round 17 Sunday, July 16|
FRE v WCE
Fremantle v West Coast Eagles
|Round 18 Saturday, July 22|
FRE v HAW
Fremantle v Hawthorn
|Round 19 Sunday, July 30|
WCE v BL
West Coast Eagles v Brisbane Lions
|Round 20 Saturday, August 05|
FRE v GCFC
Fremantle v Gold Coast Suns
|Round 21 Saturday, August 12|
WCE v CARL
West Coast Eagles v Carlton
|Round 22 Sunday, August 20|
FRE v RICH
Fremantle v Richmond
|Round 23 Saturday, August 26|
WCE v ADEL
West Coast Eagles v Adelaide Crows
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The West Australian Football Commission (WAFC) has promoted Facility Services Manager Paul Lekias to General Manager of Domain Stadium following an extensive internal interview process.
Mr Lekias has worked as Facility Services Manager at Domain Stadium for the past three years and prior to that was involved with Strategic Facilities Projects at the WAFC since 2011.
He fills the position vacated by former General Manager Gavin Taylor after his appointment as WAFC Chief Executive Officer in April.
Mr Taylor said that Mr Lekias had provided visible and effective leadership across the organisation, and successfully managed the execution of a number of key events including NAB Challenge games in regional areas and the 2015 Indigenous All Stars match.
He has also managed major commercial contracts, Domain Stadium’s ongoing HSE accreditation program, and staffing strategies for 350 casual stadium employees, including leading the workforce’s transition onto a new Enterprise Agreement in 2015.
“Paul has been a key member of the Perth Stadium Management team for a number of years and has proven his ability to lead in this area of our business at the highest standard,” Mr Taylor said.
“I congratulate him on his appointment and am confident he has the ability to lead Domain Stadium through a significant transition over the next two years as we prepare for AFL games to move to the new Perth Stadium.”
Mr Lekias said he was excited to formally commence in the position and looking forward to the opportunities ahead.
“We must ensure that Domain Stadium continues to operate at the highest level until it is no longer required for AFL or other major events and I’m looking forward to working with our team to achieve that outcome,” he said.
“We have set very high standards in customer service and satisfaction with our fan-first approach over the past few years and I am committed to continued improvement in these areas.
“I’m also looking forward to working more closely with our AFL clubs, staff, suppliers and all other stakeholders to continue to improve their experience at Domain Stadium.”