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Stadium drives AFL revenue surge

Western Australia’s new home of football has helped make the West Coast Eagles the biggest earner in the AFL, while also providing a solid boost to the Fremantle Dockers’ revenue.

Sime wins $8.4m contract

Sime Building and Construction has won an $8.36 million contract to construct an indoor sports and recreation centre.

Hopman cut, replaced by men’s ATP Cup

Tennis Australia and Tourism Minister Paul Papalia have today officially confirmed the demise of the Hopman Cup, to be replaced by a men’s ATP Cup from January next year.

AMP acquires 50% of Optus Stadium owner

AMP Capital has acquired a 50 per cent ownership stake in the private company that developed Optus Stadium, adding to several other infrastructure assets it has purchased in Western Australia including Kalgoorlie prison and Port Hedland airport.

Uber, Ola get green light at Optus Stadium

The state government has softened its policy on ride-sharing services at Optus Stadium, with sports fans now able to catch a ride to the East Perth side of Matagarup Bridge after bus services were transferred from that location.

WACA reveals $75m upgrade bid

The Western Australian Cricket Association has announced a proposal to redevelop the WACA Ground into a multi-purpose venue and is seeking $60 million from the government to fund it.

Tabcorp confirms WA TAB interest

Tabcorp has confirmed it is interested in acquiring the Western Australian government-owned TAB, on the same day it announced a 642 per cent rise in profit stemming from its $11 billion merger with Tatts Group.

Race team doing the business off track

Perth-based driver Calan Williams is taking inspiration from motorsport history to secure the capital required to break into the lucrative world of Formula 1.

Perth Stadium snubbed for T20 World Cup finals

The International Cricket Council has overlooked Perth Stadium to host a finals fixture when the women's and men's Twenty20 World Cups are staged next year, on the same day the state government announced the stadium is a key part of its tourism strategy.

Forrest’s contribution a standout

SPECIAL REPORT: In business and philanthropy, executive diversity and on the sports field, it has been quite a year for Andrew Forrest.

Bankwest wins naming rights for Sydney stadium

Bankwest has signalled its desire to expand its east coast presence, by signing a multi-year naming rights deal with the NSW government for a new 30,000-seat stadium in western Sydney.

HBF wins naming rights to nib Stadium

Three major sporting facilities in Perth will bear the name of health insurer HBF after the organisation signed a deal for the naming rights to nib Stadium.

Global Rapid Rugby gets green light

Andrew Forrest’s planned Asia Pacific-focused rugby competition has been given the green light by the World Rugby council, with further details of the new series unveiled.

Lendi signs on as Eagles sponsor

Sydney-based online mortgage broker Lendi has signed on as the West Coast Eagles’ new co-major sponsor for the next three years, replacing long-standing partner SGIO.

Wildcats sign on Pentanet

The Perth Wildcats have brought on local internet company Pentanet as its major sponsor for the 2018-19 National Basketball League season.

Govt to sell TAB, tax WA betting

The state government has announced it will proceed with the sale of gaming agency TAB and introduce a new 15 per cent consumption tax on all betting in Western Australia.

Williams to hit Hopman Cup

US tennis star Serena Williams is the latest high-profile player to commit to the upcoming Hopman Cup, with the news coinciding with data showing an increase in the number of tourist visits to Western Australia.

World Series Rugby a step closer

Andrew Forrest’s planned Asia Pacific-focused rugby competition is a step closer to reality, after the World Rugby executive committee recommended approval of the series.

Murdoch, WACA, hope to hit science sixes

Helping the state’s elite batsman become better run scorers is one planned outcome from a deal between Murdoch University and the Western Australian Cricket Association announced today.

Demolition confirmed for Subiaco grandstands

The state government today confirmed a program of demolition and land preparation works worth $33 million for the decommissioned Subiaco Oval.

Business group buys Perth Heat

Perth’s semi-professional baseball team, Perth Heat, has been purchased by a private consortium that is led by business executive Rory Vassallo and includes Eileen ‘Red’ Bond and broadcaster Christian Galapolous.

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