Labor could be the political beneficiary of Colin Barnett’s bold move to build Perth’s new stadium. Photo: Attila Csaszar

Labor banking on stadium success

Mark McGowan will be hoping the early favourable reception given to the new 60,000-seat Optus Stadium on the Burswood Peninsula can be sustained during the AFL season starting in March.


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It was Colin Barnett who built it. Labor was opposing at that time.

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1st-Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre3,630
2nd-Perth Arena2,000
3rd-Optus Stadium1,810
4th↑Crown Perth1,560
5th↓Crown Towers Perth1,550
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