WA Today – One of Optus Stadium’s most senior managers was let go just a day after the new $1.6 billion venue opened its door to the Western Australian public on Sunday.
- One of Optus Stadium’s most senior managers was let go just a day after the new $1.6 billion venue opened its door to the Western Australian public on Sunday.
- Chief operating officer Brad Paatsch was let go due to “structural changes”, according to a statement from VenuesLive chief executive Mike McKenna.
- Reports of long queues, lacklustre burgers, a public transport bottleneck and a nudie run plagued the cricket match, but Perth Stadium chief executive officer Mike McKenna said food, beer and transport delays aside, Perth punters seemed happy with their first experience at WA’s new venue.
- The Perth Scorcher’s blockbuster semi-final will be played at the venue at 4:40pm, and is expected to face significant challenges with mid-week peak hour commuter traffic due to clash with the crowds streaming to the stadium.
- An agreement was reached on the condition the WACA, Cricket Australian and Optus Stadium management enticed 15,000 to 20,000 fans to arrive at the venue before 3pm by offering food and beverage vouchers for early arrivals, on-field access opportunities and prize packs.