9 News – The WA government looks set to again bow to public pressure and reverse one of its decisions, this time over a cap on attendance at the new stadium for a Big Bash League cricket semi-final.

Summary

  • The WA government looks set to again bow to public pressure and reverse one of its decisions, this time over a cap on attendance at the new stadium for a Big Bash League cricket semi-final.
  • Transport Minister Rita Saffioti announced on Monday an “interim decision” to cap the 60,000 seat-capacity Optus Stadium at 40,000 for the mid-week match due to construction delays on the Matagarup Footbridge likely to cause crippling pressure on public transport.
  • But after a public outcry, Ms Saffioti now says she will propose staggering arrivals to the stadium when she meets later on Wednesday with representations of the WACA, VenuesWest and Public Transport Authority.


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