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Stantec’s Optus Stadium project named 2022 Venue of the Year

Iconic sports and entertainment stadium in Western Australia recognized globally


Optus Stadium, a world-class, multipurpose, fans-first stadium, was named 2022 Venue of the Year at TheStadiumBusiness Awards earlier this month. This award recognises leadership and innovation, showcasing achievement in the delivery, operation, and management of global sporting facilities.

Stantec, a global leader in engineering, completed design services for this multi-award winning stadium. Key design features include full 4G wi-fi coverage, over 80 food and beverage outlets, a wide range of seating and hospitality options, and a lightweight fabric roof covering 85% of the seats which creates a spectacular halo effect. Our multidisciplinary services included design and documentation for electrical engineering, fire engineering, fire protection, mechanical engineering, sustainability, technology, and vertical transportation.

Capturing the heart of the sporting community, this 60,000-seat facility has become one of Perth's iconic destinations. “This stadium represents our sporting culture. Beyond Western Australia, it's a place where all fans can come together to support their local and international legends,” said Brett Davis, Stantec's Regional Director for Buildings in Australia. “This project called for a fans-first approach throughout all aspects of our design which has subsequently led to exceptional experiences for patrons at every event.”

Optus Stadium has won multiple awards, including:

  • TheStadiumBusiness Design & Development Awards: Project of the Year, 2018
  • Master Builders National Excellence Award in Building & Construction, 2018
  • WA Architecture Awards: George Temple Poole Award for Overall Excellence in Design, 2018

Learn more about the Optus Stadium here.

About Stantec
Communities are fundamental. Whether around the corner or across the globe, they provide a foundation, a sense of place and of belonging. That's why at Stantec, we always design with community in mind.

We care about the communities we serve—because they're our communities too. This allows us to assess what's needed and connect our expertise, to appreciate nuances and envision what's never been considered, to bring together diverse perspectives so we can collaborate toward a shared success.

We're designers, engineers, scientists, and project managers, innovating together at the intersection of community, creativity, and client relationships. Balancing these priorities results in projects that advance the quality of life in communities across the globe.

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Media Contacts

Paul Bromiley
Stantec Media Relations
Ph: +61 (0)429 529 174

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