Perth Arena celebrates is second birthday

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Western Australia’s iconic home of live entertainment has celebrated its second birthday.

Since Sir Elton John’s gala opening on 10 November 2012, Perth Arena has held 177 major events and more than 1.6 million people have visited the venue.

Home of the Perth Wildcats and the Hopman Cup, Perth Arena has also seen some of the world’s biggest artists take to the stage, with the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Michael Bublé, KISS, Justin Timberlake, The Rolling Stones, Beyoncé and Katy Perry to name a few.

Minister for Sport and Recreation Terry Waldron MLA said Perth Arena had led the way for artist and fan experiences and has triumphed on the world stage.

“Western Australians are tremendously proud of Perth Arena as it continues to be ranked in the top venues throughout the world,” said Mr Waldron.

Last year, Perth Arena received a Pollstar ranking of #22 in the World’s Top 200 Venues for Music and Entertainment Ticket Sales, ranking ahead of New York’s Madison Square Garden (23) and London’s Wembley Arena (30). It was also ranked as the world's top 10,000-15,000 capacity venue by Billboard.

With exciting events already announced for 2015 including the Hopman Cup, Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular, The Eagles, Kylie, Ed Sheeran and 5 Seconds of Summer, Perth Arena is looking forward to an exciting third year.

The first two years: Perth Arena by the numbers

177 public events held

1,689,040 people visited the venue

10 building design awards won

250,294 items of tour merchandise sold

280,423 bottles of water and 217,502 servings of hot chips consumed

$374,379 raised for Perth charities