It's confirmed... the new Perth slash Optus Stadium has been awarded a Conditional Grant of a Tavern Restricted Licence by the Director of Liquor Licensing.
In a nutshell, this means that for football and cricket matches, fans will be offered mid-strength beer and cider in general admission areas, while guests in premium hospitality areas including suites, lounges and boxes will be able to consume mid and full-strength beverages.
What about other events, we hear you ask? Well, this from the press release:
"For all other events at Optus Stadium, the composition of beverage options will be determined by the Stadium Operator, VenuesLive, on a case-by-case basis based on the type of event, its duration, audience demographics and the time of year."
Optus Stadium CEO, Mike McKenna, was quoted as suggesting that patron safety and security was the priority for the Stadium, with the award of a Tavern Restricted Licence reflecting the multi-purpose nature of the venue.
Optus Stadium officially opens with a free Open Day on 21 January 2018, followed by the AFL Women’s match on 10 February, Ed Sheeran concerts on 2 and 3 March, the Perth NRL Double Header on 10 March and the opening round of the AFL Premiership season on 25 March.
Busy start to its existence. Can not wait!
Written by: @dantheinternut