Sport and Recreation Minister Mick Murray flicked the switch tonight on the first full-blown test of Perth Stadium's world-class lighting system.
The dazzling display showcased the full capabilities of the lighting system which incorporates more than 15,000 LED lights, the biggest of its kind anywhere in the world.
Inside the stadium the halo roof lights, sports lights, two 340sqm super screens and sound system were activated in unison. Outside, 1.4 kilometres of LED lighting was lit on the stadium's facade and all 43 arches of the 450-metre arbour were illuminated.
The flood lighting and halo lighting systems enable Perth Stadium's fabric roof to act as a giant canvas, showcasing a variety of colours and configurations - purple for the Dockers, blue and gold for the Eagles or orange for the Scorchers.
Perth Stadium will officially open with a free Community Open Day on Sunday January 21, 2018.
The stadium will host an AFLW fixture in February 2018, two Ed Sheeran concerts and the Perth NRL double header in March 2018, Chelsea Football Club versus Perth Glory in mid-2018, State of Origin II and a Bledisloe Cup match in 2019 with more events to be announced soon.
Construction of the $1.46 billion Perth Stadium is more than 97 per cent complete.
Comments attributed to Sport and Recreation Minister Mick Murray:
"The lighting component of Perth Stadium is one of the most stunning features of this state-of-the-art venue. It sets a new benchmark for stadium lighting in Australia.
"It is yet another world-class design feature which will help create the ultimate 'fans first' experience for all Western Australians and visitors alike.
"The McGowan Government is working hard to fill Perth Stadium's events calendar for the coming years to boost tourism, create jobs and diversify the economy."
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