9 News – A proposed cap on attendees to a Big Bash League cricket semi-final at Perth’s new 60,000-seat Optus Stadium has officially been scrapped.

Summary

  • A proposed cap on attendees to a Big Bash League cricket semi-final at Perth’s new 60,000-seat Optus Stadium has officially been scrapped.
  • The WA government had considered a cap of 40,000 people due to weekday peak-hour traffic putting stress on public transport, particularly given the Matagarup Bridge is not ready for use.
  • But following a public outcry and consultation with the WACA and Venues Live, Transport Minister Rita Saffioti said on Tuesday they have found a way to stagger crowds into the venue to avoid a bottle neck at the start of the match.


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