Where better to get your live sports fix than surrounded by other passionate sports fans in an awesome venue?
And of course, there's plenty of action happening right here at home: rugby, horse racing, basketball, netball - you name it! Here's our rundown of the live sports action to look forward to in the coming months. Whether you're watching Australia take home gold at one of our fab sports bars, or in the crowd cheering for your fave team, sports fans are sorted!
You've gotta love the atmosphere of watching live sports at a sports bar, and us Perth folk are spoiled for choice!
Perched on the banks of the beautiful Swan River just east of Fremantle, The Left Bank is one of the most popular riverside pubs in Perth and the perfect setting for a casual meal or drink. As well as providing a relaxed atmosphere and a variety of top notch pup food their sports bar Billy's has 5 TV’s (including a new 75″inch TV!) and is the place to be during the AFL season.
Catch all the action from EPL and AFL to UFC and NBA live 24/7 on the big screens at the Crown Sports Bar. The current game board includes the 2021 State of Origin series; the Euro 2020 live broadcast; the 2021 Footy Season; the Wimbledon Mens Final and the Stanley Cup. And with $8 pints at Casino bars, delish meals under $20 at Junction Grill or 88 Noodle Bar, and plates with mates at The Merrywell, you'll leave with a full belly and a smile on your face!
Just a minute's walk from Optus Stadium, you'll find The Camfield, Australia's largest pub with 5 bars, 175 beer taps, an on-site microbrewery, a seriously mouth-watering locally sourced menu of elevated pub food, and a huge beer garden with a container bar and big screen. It's absolutely perfect for keeping the live sports action rolling after watching a game at Optus Stadium, and of course post-game celebrations with the mates!
Perth has some seriously exciting venues where can catch all sorts of sports, from cricket to racing!
Optus Stadium is the most significant sports venue in the capital city of Western Australia state. This multi-purpose stadium with a 65,000 seat capacity hosts a year-round calendar of major national and international sporting events, including rugby, AFL and cricket.
RAC Arena is Western Australia's landmark home of live entertainment, music and sports, featuring breath-taking design and world-leading technology. The venue has hosted some of the world's greatest tennis players including Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams, and the Perth Wildcats have scaled new heights on and off the court by regularly playing in front of more than 12,000 people, transforming the CBD into a sea of red on a Friday night.
Horse-racing fans are in for a treat at Ascot Racecourse and Belmont Racecourse. With a two-tier grandstand, shaded seating and hospitality set around the Ascot Racecourse, there's something for everyone. Every spring, racing in Perth returns to Ascot Racecourse, where it becomes home to the spring racing's Ascot Racing Carnival and famous Perth racing such as the Railway Stakes and iconic Perth Cup. Belmont Park has a jam packed calendar of winter racecourses with several Group 3 races; Belmont Sprint, Hyperion Stakes and Strickand Stakes, plus big entertainment days.
The Western Australian Cricket Association (WACA) is the governing body of cricket in WA, overseeing the development of the game throughout metro, rural and regional areas.
Champion Lakes Regatta Centre is a world-class venue for water sport competitions. It is purpose built for community, state, national and international sport competitions including rowing, canoeing, dragon boating and triathlon events and is a training ground for Australia's Olympic kayaking team.
The Perth Motorplex, Kwinana Beach has become the centre of attraction for automotive based activities including Drag Racing, Dirt Track Speedway, Burnout competitions, Street Machine Car shows, Monster Trucks, Stunt Shows and Super Cross events. Major events including Drag Racing and Speedway are conducted from October through to April each season with Street Drag Racing running each and every Wednesday night from September through to May.
Other key sporting venues in Perth include;
- HBF Arena
- HBF Park
- HBF Staidum
- Beatty Park Leisure Centre
- Gloucester Park
- Perth Ice Arena
- Lake Karryinup Golf Course
- Perth Hockey Stadium
- Perth Ice Arena
- Perth Motorplex
- WA Basketball Centre
- Gold Netball Centre
- Perth SpeedDome
With plenty of live action spanning so many sports, there's so many spots to come together and cheer your fave teams and athletes, and celebrate the hard-earned accomplishments of sportspeople from Australia and around the globe. Don't miss some of the major sporting events that take place throughout the year - check out what's coming up here.