Perth’s own Optus Stadium has sailed past the MCG in being crowned Australia’s Best Stadium for 2021.
Of the public vote, the 60,000-seat venue chalked up 29 per cent, ahead of the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG, 21 per cent of the vote) and Sydney’s CommBank Stadium (12 per cent).
Our big craypot also claimed the top gong for Best AFL Stadium following its overwhelming success as host of the 2021 Toyota AFL Grand Final.
And really, it gives us a perfect excuse to play this clip again…
It was the only multi-category winner in this year’s awards, narrowly missing out on a trifecta, with Best Cricket Ground awarded to the MCG.
Meanwhile, RAC Arena came in hot on the heels of Best Indoor Arena winner Rod Laver Arena, which scored 27 per cent and 30 percent respectively.
Perth’s HBF Park, which is set to host the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia and New Zealand, was voted third best A-League Stadium in Australia.