Griffith, Australian Capital Territory
Griffith is an early inner-south suburb of Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia. Griffith contains one of the earliest shopping areas built in Canberra. Noted buildings in the suburb include the Russian St Paul's Anglican Church. Griffith, sized at 3 km², is one of Canberra's oldest suburbs, with several of its streets designed according to Walter Burley Griffin's original designs for Canberra; the suburb has 20 parks covering nearly 12% of the total area. According to the ACT Heritage Council, "the traffic island at the intersection of Hayes Crescent, Durville Crescent and Flinders Way is associated with Aboriginal use of the area prior to and following European settlement and includes one of the most used traditional Ngunnawal camping grounds."Settlement of the Blandfordia 5 Precinct southwest of Manuka began in 1926 and 1927. In 1928, southern Blandfordia was renamed Griffith and northern Blandfordia. Griffith is named after Sir Samuel Griffith, chosen in 1903 as the first Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia and retained his position until retirement in 1919.
Streets in Griffith are named after explorers. Griffith includes several areas that are listed by the ACT Heritage Council: The Blandfordia 5 Precinct, the first stage of, developed on Garden City principles in 1926 and 1927 to meet the urgent need for housing for public servants for the opening of the new Parliament House in Canberra in 1927, it was planned by Sir John Sulman and the planting was guided by Thomas Charles Weston. Griffith Oval No. 1 at the corner of Captain Cook Crescent and Austin Street, the home ground of the Eastern Suburbs Rugby Union Club, ringed by mature trees planted between the 1930s and the 1950s. The Whitley Houses at the corner of Canberra Avenue and the corner of Cunningham Street and Burke and Leichhardt streets, modernist houses designed by Cuthbert Whitley and built in 1939, considered by the ACT Heritage Council to be "among the first government designed and built single-storey detached houses in the Functionalist style in Australia." The Heritage Council has permitted flats to be built behind the houses, but views of the houses from the streets have been preserved.
St Paul’s Church on the corner of Canberra Avenue and Captain Cook Crescent, which the Heritage Council considers to be an excellent example of an Inter-War Gothic church with Art Deco influences. The church was designed by Sydney Architects Burcham Clamp and Son and dedicated on 6 August 1939; the former Petrov residence at 7 Lockyer Street, occupied by Vladimir Mikhaylovich Petrov and his wife, Evdokia prior to the Petrov Affair. The Heritage Council considers that "the house and its grounds preserve the outward picture of suburban normality and domesticity that the Petrovs presented to 1950s Canberra, a picture that belied the important ramifications their defection had in Australia and internationally, their defection was a defining event of the Cold War in Australia". The Evans Crescent Housing at 7–11 Evans Crescent, which the ACT Heritage Council considers to be an "excellent example of Inter-War Functionalist Style housing which, at the time of its construction in 1940 was new in Australia."
The Canberra Services Club at 14 Manuka Circle, which the ACT Heritage Council considers to be significant for its association with the provision of hospitality to service personnel by Canberra volunteers during World War II. Lady Gowrie, the wife of the Governor General, played a major role in establishing it, including fund-raising; the Services Club burnt down in April 2011. Manuka Swimming Pool on Manuka Circle, completed in 1930; the ACT Heritage Council considers it to be "an important component of the body of ‘Federal Capital’ style public buildings associated with the establishment of Canberra as the National Capital." Dairy Farmers Co-Operative complex at the corner of Wentworth Avenue and Mildura Street, completed in 1938 and 1952. It is an example of industrial architecture in the Inter-War Functionalist style, designed by Ken Oliphant; the Kingston/Griffith Garden City heritage precinct, sections 15, 16 and 17 of Kingston and section 22 of Griffith, bounded by Dawes, Howitt and Kennedy streets, Burke Crescent and Cunningham streets and Canberra Avenue.
The Garden City housing in the precinct is in Kingston and the section in Griffith is a sports ground. The former Griffith Child Welfare Centre at 30 Manuka Circle, opened in 1937; the Heritage Council considers it to be important as the first permanent baby health centre in the ACT. The Manuka Oval and Caretaker’s Cottage, which began to be developed as a sports ground in the early 1920s and began to be developed as a formal enclosed oval in March 1929; the Heritage Council considers that it is "significant for its continual use as a Canberra sporting facility, retaining an array of features such as the historic tree plantings, the oval, the Caretaker's Cottage and the scoreboard which tell the story of its development as a popular sporting venue." At the 2016 census, Griffith had a population of 4,575 people. The major industry of Griffith's citizens was central government administration and 41.3% of Griffith workers were professionals, 21.3% were managers and 14.3% were clerical and administrative workers.
The median Griffith citizen was 40 years old, earning a mean weekly gross personal income of $1,362 per week, comp
Stadium Australia, commercially known as ANZ Stadium and as Telstra Stadium, is a multi-purpose stadium located in the Sydney Olympic Park, in Sydney, Australia. The stadium, which in Australia is sometimes referred to as Sydney Olympic Stadium, Homebush Stadium or the Olympic Stadium, was completed in March 1999 at a cost of A$690 million to host the 2000 Summer Olympics; the Stadium was leased by a private company the Stadium Australia Group until the Stadium was sold back to the NSW Government on 1 June 2016 after NSW Premier Michael Baird announced the Stadium was to be redeveloped as a world-class rectangular stadium. The Stadium is owned by Venues NSW on behalf of the NSW Government; the nine-member Venues NSW Board is chaired by Christine McLoughlin. The stadium was built to hold 110,000 spectators, making it the largest Olympic Stadium built and the second largest stadium in Australia after the Melbourne Cricket Ground which held more than 120,000 before its re-design in the early 2000s.
In 2003, reconfiguration work was completed to shorten the north and south wings, install movable seating. These changes reduced the capacity to 83,500 for 82,500 for an oval field. Awnings were added over the north and south stands, allowing most of the seating to be under cover; the stadium was engineered along sustainable lines, e.g. utilising less steel in the roof structure than the Olympic stadiums of Athens and Beijing. The stadium lacked a naming rights sponsor in its formative years, bearing the name Stadium Australia between its opening in 1999 and 2002. In 2002, telecommunications company Telstra acquired the naming rights, resulting in the stadium being known as Telstra Stadium. On 12 December 2007 it was announced by the Stadium Australia Group that the stadium's name was to be changed to ANZ Stadium after concluding a deal with ANZ Bank worth around A$31.5 million over 7 years. This change took effect on 1 January 2008. In 2014, ANZ renewed the deal through to the end of 2017. In 1993, Stadium Australia was designed to host the 2000 Sydney Olympics.
The first sporting event held at the stadium was on 6 March 1999 when a then-record rugby league football crowd of 104,583 watched the NRL first round double-header, featuring Newcastle v Manly and Parramatta v St George Illawarra Dragons. The attendance broke the old record of 102,569 set at the Odsal Stadium in Bradford, England for the Challenge Cup Final replay between Warrington and Halifax held on 5 May 1954; the first musical act held at the newly built stadium was the Bee Gees, consisting of Barry and Maurice Gibb, on March 27, 1999. The band had embarked on what would be their final world tour as a group before the death of Maurice, the tour ending in the newly built Olympic Stadium; the show was sold out with an attendance of 66,285. The stadium was not opened until June 1999 when the Australian National Soccer team played the FIFA All Stars. Australia won the match 3–2 in front of a crowd of 88,101. Stadium Australia played host to the national side's historic playoff win over Uruguay in November 2005, a victory which granted Australia FIFA World Cup qualification for only the second time in the country's history.
The event attracted a virtual capacity crowd of 82,698. The 1999 Bledisloe Cup rugby union match between the Australian Wallabies and the New Zealand All Blacks attracted a then-world record rugby union crowd of 107,042. In 2000 this was bettered when an capacity crowd of 109,874 witnessed the "Greatest Rugby Match" when a Jonah Lomu try sealed an All Blacks win over the Wallabies 39–35; the All Blacks had led 24-nil after 11 minutes only to see Australia draw level at 24-all by halftime. An exhibition soccer match between the Socceroos and Premier League team Manchester United was played on 18 July 1999. Manchester United defeated Australia 1-0 in front of 78,000 spectators. On 9 June 1999, the stadium hosted its first State of Origin series game between New South Wales and Queensland; the match, Game 2 of the three game series, saw the record Origin attendance in Sydney when 88,336 saw the Blues christen their new home with a 12-8 win. The attendance broke the Origin attendance record of 87,161 set at the Melbourne Cricket Ground for Game 2 of the 1994 series.
On 7 August 1999, a National Football League exhibition game called the American Bowl was played between the Denver Broncos and the San Diego Chargers, bringing home former Australian Football League player Darren Bennett, the Chargers' punter. The Broncos won the game 20–17 in front of 73,811 spectators; this was Australia's first, only, American Bowl game. The 1999 National Rugby League grand final, played on 26 September between the Melbourne Storm and the St George Illawarra Dragons, broke the rugby league world-record crowd set earlier in the season when 107,999 came to watch the Storm defeat the Dragons 20–18 to win their first NRL premiership. During the 2000 Olympics, the evening athletics sessions on day 11 attracted 112,524 spectators on the night that Australia's Cathy Freeman won the Olympic Gold Medal for the Women's 400 metres; as of 2014, this remains the world record attendance for any athletics event. During the Olympics, the soccer final attracted 104,098 to witness Cameroon defeat Spain for its first-ever Olympic gold medal.
This was an Olympic Games football attendance record, breaking the record of 101,799 set at the Rose Bowl during the Gold Medal game of the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles. The opening ceremony for the 2000 Summer Olympics at the stadium sold out all 110,000 seats, while the highest attendance for any event in modern Olympic Games history was recorded with 114,714 at the stadium for the closing ceremony of the sam
Berri Oval is a cricket ground in the town of Berri, South Australia, Australia. The first recorded match on the ground came when South Australia Country XI played the touring West Indians in 1961. A number of Youth One Day Internationals were held at the ground in the late 1980s. Having never held a senior cricket match, it was selected as venue for the 1992 Cricket World Cup, staging a One Day International between Sri Lanka and the West Indies; this match, the only List A game to be staged there, resulted in a West Indies win by 91 runs. Senior cricket hasn't returned to the ground since. In the summer, it is home to the local cricket club the Berri Demons, while in the winter, the football club plays there. In August 2003, Greek football club Panathinaikos played the Australian Australs at the ground as part of the International Soccer Challenge; the oval has seen three Australian Football League preseason games played, all three of which featured Adelaide. The opponents were Port Adelaide and Hawthorn.
Numerous SANFL matches have been played at the Berri Oval. The following table summarises. Berri Oval at ESPNcricinfo Berri Oval at CricketArchive
Marrara Oval branded TIO Stadium under a naming rights agreement, is a sports ground in Darwin, the capital of Australia's Northern Territory. The ground hosts Australian rules football and rugby league. Marrara Oval was opened in 1991, it has a capacity of 12,500 people, making it the largest stadium in the Northern Territory. However, the ground has a record attendance of 17,500, set in 2003 for a football game featuring the Indigenous All-Stars. Marrara Oval has hosted at least one Australian Football League game in every season since 2004 and at least one National Rugby League game in every season since 2012; the ground has hosted both Test and One Day International cricket fixtures, most in 2008. Marrara Oval was opened to the public on 30 June 1991 as the new home of the Northern Territory Football League, was conservatively estimated as costing $8 million; the first game played under lights at Marrara was a match between Nightcliff and Southern Districts on 9 December 1994. Transport and Works Minister Daryl Manzie handed over the lights to the NTFL that day.
Installing the lights cost $1.2 million. The light towers were constructed by Darwin firm Norbuilt. In February 1992, Marrara Oval hosted its first match sanctioned by the Australian Football League, a preseason Foster's Cup fixture between Collingwood and West Coast attended by 11,000 people. Further preseason fixtures were hosted at the ground over the next decade, including several Indigenous All-Stars games. A 2003 match between the Indigenous All-Stars and Carlton attracted a crowd of 17,500 people, setting a new ground record; the first regular-season AFL match played at Marrara Oval came in round 20 of the 2004 season, when the Western Bulldogs hosted Port Adelaide. Between 2004 and 2008 a single Western Bulldogs "home" game was played at the ground each season. In 2010, Melbourne began to play an annual "home" fixture in Darwin; the Western Bulldogs onsold their 2011 fixture to Richmond, but returned for the 2012 and 2013 seasons. Port Adelaide had a three-year deal with the Northern Territory government and Marrara Oval, in which they would be the "away" team for games at TIO Stadium each year between 2009 and 2012.
Since 2014, only one AFL game has been played at Marrara Oval each year. Marrara Oval has been a secondary home ground of the Adelaide Crows women's team since 2017. In April 2016, the Adelaide Crows launched a successful bid to enter a team in the inaugural AFL Women's season; the bid was constructed in partnership with AFLNT, with the club to share resources and facilities between its Adelaide base and AFLNT's Darwin location. It included a commitment to host some home games in Darwin. Marrara Oval has hosted top-level international cricket on several occasions. In July 2003, the ground hosted the first Test of a series between Bangladesh. A One Day International game between the same teams was played the following month. In July 2004, a second Test was played, the first of a series between Sri Lanka. After that, top-level international cricket did not return to Marrara Oval until mid-2008, when the ground hosted a three-ODI series between Australia and Bangladesh. There are two Tests and One ODI centuries have been scored at the venue.
In the National Rugby League, the Sydney Roosters played host against the North Queensland Cowboys in Round 7 of the 2012 NRL season in front of 10,008 fans. This was the first time Darwin hosted a professional Rugby League game since 1995; the second game at Marrara came in Round 17 of the 2013 NRL season when the Penrith Panthers defeated the Gold Coast Titans 40–18 in front of 8,050 for what was a Titans home game. In 2014, the Parramatta Eels, a Sydney-based National Rugby League club, announced they would be playing four games at Marrara over the following four years; the first game came on 9 August during the 2014 NRL season when the Eels defeated the Canberra Raiders 18–10 in front of 9,527 fans. In 2016 it was confirmed that Marrara Oval would host a quarter-final of the 2017 Rugby League World Cup. TIO Stadium has hosted AC/DC for their "Ballbreaker" tour in November 1996, when 13,000 fans and 170 tonnes of equipment packed the ground. Sir Elton John performed for the first time in the Northern Territory, at TIO Stadium on 17 May 2008 as part of his Australian Tour.
Last updated on 17 November 2017 List of Test cricket grounds Marrara Oval at Austadiums
Albury is a major regional city in New South Wales, Australia. It is located on the northern side of the Murray River. Albury is the seat of local government for the council area which bears the city's name – the City of Albury. Albury has an urban population of 51,076 and is separated from its twin city in Victoria, Wodonga, by the Murray River. Together, the two cities form an urban area with a population of 92,218 at June 2017, it is 554 kilometres from the state capital Sydney and 326 kilometres from the Victorian capital Melbourne. Said to be named after a village in England, Albury developed as a major transport link between New South Wales and Victoria and was proclaimed a city in 1946; the Wiradjuri people were the first known humans to occupy the area, or Wirraayjuurray people are a group of Indigenous Australian Aboriginal people that were united by a common language, strong ties of kinship and survived as skilled hunter–fisher–gatherers in family groups or clans scattered throughout central New South Wales.
In the 21st century, major Wiradjuri groups live in Condobolin, Peak Hill and Griffith. There are significant populations at Wagga Wagga and Leeton and smaller groups at West Wyalong, Dubbo, Cootamundra and Young; the explorers Hume and Hovell arrived at what their maps called'Crossing Point', but is now known as the Murray River at Albury, on 16 November 1824. They named the river the Hume River, after Hume's father, the next day inscribed a tree by the river bank before continuing their journey south to Westernport in Victoria. In 1830, explorer Captain Charles Sturt discovered the Hume River downstream at its junction with the Murrumbidgee River. Not realising it was the same river, he named it the Murray River. Both names persisted for some time, Hume falling into disuse in favour of Murray; the Aboriginal name for the river was Millewa. A crossing place for the Murray became popular close to. In summer it was possible to cross the river by foot. Among the first squatters to follow in the steps of the explorers and settle in the district were William Wyse and Charles Ebden.
The first European buildings erected at the crossing place were a provisions store and some small huts. A survey for a town was commissioned in 1838 by Assistant Surveyor Thomas Townsend who mapped out Wodonga Place as the western boundary, Hume Street as the northern boundary, Kiewa Street to the east and Nurigong Street to the south, with Townsend Street being the only other north-south road, Ebden and Hovell sreets being the two other east-west roads. Townsend proposed the settlement be named'Bungambrewatha', the Aboriginal name for the area, but when his plan was approved and published in the Government Gazette on 13 April 1839 the name had been changed to Albury. Albury is said to be named after a village in Kent, England which it resembled. By 1847 the Albury settlement included two public houses and a handful of huts, a police barracks and a blacksmiths. A log punt established in 1844 serviced the crossing of the Murray River. Albury Post Office opened on 1 April 1843, closed in 1845 reopened in the township on 1 February 1847.
In 1851, with the separation of Victoria from New South Wales, the border falling on the Murray River, Albury found itself a frontier town. With an increase in commerce with Melbourne, the first bridge was built in 1860 to the design of surveyor William Snell Chauncy. Albury at this time became a Customs Post between the two colonies as New South Wales held a protectionist stance after gaining its constitution in 1856. Albury was at this time starting to grow with German speaking immigrants using the area to grow grapes for wine. By the 1870s a butter factory was established, flour mill and locally brewed cider and soft drinks were available; the railway line from Sydney arrived at Albury in 1881. A temporary wooden railway bridge joined the line to the Victorian network in 1883. New South Wales and Victoria had different track gauges until 1962, when the first train ran direct from Sydney to Melbourne; the two states could not agree which should be the transfer point so they had an expensive and attractive iron lattice bridge sent from Scotland which accommodated both gauges.
In 1888, Albury built its first school house. The city's first mayor, James Fallon, was an innovator of the Public School, funding a demonstration High School to be built on Kiewa Street. Albury High School opened in Kiewa Street in 1927; the Royal Commission on Sites for the Seat of Government of the Commonwealth report of 1903 recommended Albury as the preferred candidate for the national capital, though the proposal met staunch opposition from residents. At a public meeting, just one member of parliament voted in favour of Albury – Isaac Isaacs, member for Indi; the lack of support for other places led to the selection of Canberra as the preferred site. In 1934, a Douglas DC-2 airliner of KLM, a competitor in the MacRobertson Trophy Air Race, made an emergency night landing at the town's racecourse after becoming lost during severe thunderstorms. After signalling by Morse code A-L-B-U-R-Y to the lost aircrew by using the entire town's public lighting system, the "Uiver" was guided in to land safely.
The makeshift runway at the racecourse was illuminated by the headlights of cars belonging to local residents who had responded to a special news bulletin on ABC radio station 2CO. After refuelling the next day, many local volunteers h
Twenty20 cricket, sometimes written Twenty-20, abbreviated to T20, is a short form of cricket. At the professional level, it was introduced by the England and Wales Cricket Board in 2003 for the inter-county competition in England and Wales. In a Twenty20 game the two teams have a single innings each, restricted to a maximum of 20 overs. Together with first-class and List A cricket, Twenty20 is one of the three current forms of cricket recognised by the International Cricket Council as being at the highest international or domestic level. A typical Twenty20 game is completed in about three hours, with each innings lasting around 90 minutes and an official 10 minute break between the innings; this is much shorter than previously-existing forms of the game, is closer to the timespan of other popular team sports. It was introduced to create a fast-paced form of the game which would be attractive to spectators at the ground and viewers on television; the game has succeeded in spreading around the cricket world.
On most international tours there is at least one Twenty20 match and all Test-playing nations have a domestic cup competition. The inaugural ICC World Twenty20 was played in South Africa in 2007 with India winning by five runs against Pakistan in the final. Pakistan won the second tournament in 2009, England won the title in the West Indies in 2010. West Indies won with Sri Lanka winning the 2014 tournament. West Indies are the reigning champions, winning the 2016 competition, in doing so, became the first nation to win the tournament twice. Was originated in 2005 When the Benson & Hedges Cup ended in 2002, the ECB needed another one day competition to fill its place. Cricketing authorities were looking to boost the game's popularity with the younger generation in response to dwindling crowds and reduced sponsorship, it was intended to deliver fast-paced, exciting cricket accessible to thousands of fans who were put off by the longer versions of the game. Stuart Robertson, the marketing manager of the ECB, proposed a 20 over per innings game to county chairmen in 2001 and they voted 11–7 in favour of adopting the new format.
The first official Twenty20 matches were played on 13 June 2003 between the English counties in the Twenty20 Cup. The first season of Twenty20 in England was a relative success, with the Surrey Lions defeating the Warwickshire Bears by 9 wickets in the final to claim the title; the first Twenty20 match held at Lord's, on 15 July 2004 between Middlesex and Surrey, attracted a crowd of 27,509, the highest attendance for any county cricket game at the ground – other than a one-day final – since 1953. Thirteen teams from different parts of the country participated in Pakistan's inaugural competition in 2004, with Faisalabad Wolves the first winners. On 12 January 2005 Australia's first Twenty20 game was played at the WACA Ground between the Western Warriors and the Victorian Bushrangers, it drew a sell-out crowd of 20,000, the first time in nearly 25 years the ground had been sold out. Starting 11 July 2006 19 West Indies regional teams competed in what was named the Stanford 20/20 tournament; the event was financially backed by billionaire Allen Stanford, who gave at least US$28,000,000 funding money.
It was intended. Guyana won the inaugural event, defeating Trinidad and Tobago by 5 wickets, securing US$1,000,000 in prize money. On 5 January 2007 Queensland Bulls played the New South Wales Blues at The Brisbane. A crowd of 11,000 was expected based on pre-match ticket sales. However, an unexpected 16,000 turned up on the day to buy tickets, causing disruption and confusion for surprised Gabba staff as they were forced to throw open gates and grant many fans free entry. Attendance reached 27,653. For 1 February 2008 Twenty20 match between Australia and India, 85,824 people attended the match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground involving the Twenty20 World Champions against the ODI World Champions; the Stanford Super Series was held in October 2008 between Middlesex and Trinidad and Tobago, the respective winners of the English and Caribbean Twenty20 competitions, a Stanford Superstars team formed from West Indies domestic players. On 1 November, the Stanford Superstars played England in what was expected to be the first of five fixtures in as many years with the winner claiming a US$20,000,000 in each match.
The Stanford Superstars won the first match, however no further fixtures were held as Allen Stanford was charged with fraud in 2009. Several T20 leagues started after the popularity of the 2007 ICC World Twenty20. BCCI started the Indian Premier League in 2008, which utilizes the North American sports franchise system with eight teams in major Indian markets, is in its eleventh season of competition. In September 2017, the broadcasting and digital rights for the next five years of the IPL were sold to Star India for US$2.55 billion, making it one of the world's most lucrative sports league per match. The IPL has seen a spike in its brand valuation to US$5.3 billion after the 10th edition, according to global valuation and corporate finance advisor Duff & Phelps. The Big Bash League, Bangladesh Premier League, Pakistan Super League, Caribbean Premier League started thereafter and remained popular with the fans; the Women's Big Bash League was started in 2015 by Cricket Australia, while the Kia Super League was started in England and Wales in 2016.
The first Twenty20 International match was held on 5 August 2004 between the England and New Zealand women's teams with New Zealand winning by nine runsOn 17 February 2005 Australia defeated New Zealand in the first men's full international Twenty20 match, played at Eden Park in Auckland
Perth Stadium known by naming rights sponsorship as Optus Stadium, is a multi-purpose stadium in Perth, Western Australia, located in the suburb of Burswood. It was completed in late 2017 and opened on 21 January 2018; the stadium has a capacity of over 60,000 people, making it the third-largest stadium in Australia. The stadium can be extended up to 65,000 seats for rectangular sports. Perth Stadium is used for Australian rules football and cricket. Perth's two Australian Football League teams – the Fremantle Football Club and the West Coast Eagles – relocated their home games from Subiaco Oval to Perth Stadium, while the Perth Scorchers play their Big Bash League home games at the venue, having played at the WACA Ground. Perth Stadium was built by a consortium led by Multiplex; the announcement of the Burswood location in June 2011 followed a series of earlier proposals for the stadium, including locations in Subiaco and East Perth. In 2003, the Government of Western Australia commissioned a review to examine the future of major sporting venues in Western Australia.
To conduct the review, a taskforce was appointed. It was chaired by John Langoulant, Chief Executive of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Western Australia, released its final report in May 2007; the report recommended the construction of a new 60,000 seat stadium at either Kitchener Park or in East Perth, which would be suitable for Australian rules football and rectangular-field sports such as soccer, rugby union and rugby league. The taskforce recommended against the further development of Subiaco Oval, which would be demolished, it recommended against building the new stadium at the site of Burswood, stating that "The development costs at the Burswood site would be higher due to local site conditions and the need for significant upgrades to transport infrastructure."In July 2007, the Government of Western Australia announced its preference to build a new 60,000-seat stadium rather than re-develop Subiaco Oval, in early 2008 it confirmed that Subiaco Oval would be demolished for the new Perth super-stadium to be built next door at Kitchener Park.
This site was chosen ahead of the other suggested site at the old East Perth Power Station, set aside to house a new $500 million museum. The new stadium at Subiaco was scheduled to be built between 2011 and 2016, with the majority of the stadium to be completed in 2014. Subiaco Oval was to be demolished between 2014 and 2016 to allow the end of construction on Perth Stadium; the staged construction would have allowed for Australian rules football to be played at the new venue by 2014, when the stadium was two-thirds completed with an initial capacity of 40,000 seats. The final stage would be completed in 2016 and expand the stadium's capacity to 60,000. Stadium plans suggested its playing surface would have been oval in shape to accommodate Australian rules football and cricket games; the stadium was expected to have retractable seating which would have reconfigured the venue to make it suitable for rectangular-field sports codes, such as soccer, rugby union and rugby league. These retractable seats were to number 22,000, were to be situated along the touch lines and behind the posts in the rectangular configuration.
With an overall planned capacity of 60,000, Perth Stadium would have been Western Australia's largest sports venue, it was designed to be built such that the capacity could be increased to 70,000 if needed in the future. The stadium was expected to be used for Australian rules football with the ability to host cricket, rugby union, rugby league and soccer matches, it was planned that it would be the home ground for the West Coast Eagles and Fremantle Dockers, the two Western Australian teams in the Australian Football League. It was to be the home ground for Perth's Super Rugby rugby union team the Western Force, host rugby union Test matches and rock concerts; the cost for the Kitchener Park stadium was expected to reach $1.1 billion, including $800 million on construction of the stadium itself and $300 million on associated infrastructure, property acquisition, transport infrastructure and other costs. Construction of the new stadium would have involved moving 27 private residences and moving residents from another 66 state housing properties surrounding Subiaco Oval.
These state housing tenants would have been relocated within the Subiaco area. The project was going to be funded by the Government of Western Australia. Following the election of a new State Government under Colin Barnett, the new stadium's plans were scrapped in early February 2009. Barnett stated; as a result of Australia's failed bid for the 2022 World Cup, $250 million in potential Federal Government funding for a new stadium was withdrawn in December 2010. In June 2011, the State Government announced that the new stadium would be built in Burswood on the northern section of the Burswood Park golf course; the government stated that the Burswood site was preferred because it was unconstrained by surrounding developments and had the additional benefit of being government-owned. It would allow for a special events six-platform Perth Stadium railway station to be built and could be connected to the central business district via a pedestrian bridge across the Swan River to East Perth. A car park was not built to service the stadium, with visitors expected to either park in the city and walk across the bridge or use public transport.
The Government stated that planning for the new stadium at Burswood was due to be completed by mid-2012, with construction commencing in 2014 and schedu