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What's on

What’s On – Elimination Final
West Coast Eagles v Essendon
Optus Stadium, Thursday, September 5
Bouncedown 6.10pm (AWST)

The 2019 Toyota AFL Finals Series is upon us, with Essendon flying west to take us on at Optus Stadium from 6.10pm on Thursday night.

Key timings

4.00pm – All gates open
4.00pm – Fan Zone opens on the Southern Oval
5.52pm – Auzzie the Eagle flies

6.08pm – The Huddle
6.10pm – Bouncedown
7.15pm – Half Time
8.40pm – Final Siren

Public transport changes

Due to our Elimination Final falling on a Thursday, the Suburban Event Bus Network will not operate prior to the match. There are a number of timetabled bus services that travel to the city, where you can transfer to a train to Stadium Station or Route 661 to Stadium Bus Station. Route 661 will operate via St Georges/Adelaide Terrace to Perth Stadium Bus Station. Buses will operate every 1 - 5 minutes between 3.45pm and 5.55pm. Please remember special event buses run for ONE HOUR after the final siren.

A list of alternative bus services can be found here.

For more information on how to plan your journey to and from Optus Stadium, be sure to visit Transperth’s website.

Fan Zone

Fan Zone returns on Thursday evening, so be sure to head to the Southern Oval (between gates D & E) from 4.00pm.

Kids can head to Fan Zone to have their faces painted, and more!

We’ll also have 96FM Street Team located on the Southern Oval to provide some pre-match tunes, while keep a look out post-match outside gates A, B and D for your free copy of The West Australian.

We want everyone’s match day to be a fun and pleasant experience, free from unacceptable behaviour by other patrons. If you do see or hear anti-social behaviour, please send an anonymous SMS message to Optus Stadium security on 0409 317 771.

Buying tickets to Thursday night’s match

Remember Ticketmaster is the ONLY authorised ticketing agent for this event. To ensure you don’t end up with invalid tickets, DO NOT buy them through any unauthorised re-sellers such as Viagogo, Tickets, eBay, Gumtree, Tickets Australia, Ticket Merchant, Ticket Blaster, Ticket Bis, Queenoftickets, etc. Optus Stadium has no obligation to honour tickets bought from any agent other than Ticketmaster. We don’t want anyone to miss out on what is sure to be an awesome night, so spread the word!

Conditions of entry

-All patrons will be subject to a Security check upon arrival.
-Sunscreen, hats, protective clothing and plenty of bottled water are recommended.
- Click here for the Optus Stadium Conditions of Entry. 

Taxi and Ride Share

The primary taxi rank is located off Victoria Park Drive. The taxi rank is adjacent to the Eastern Train Station accessible via the underpass.

In addition, an eight-stand pick up and drop off facility is located on Nelson Avenue in East Perth for taxi and other on-demand transport services to use.

Passengers of these services will be able to access the stadium via a short walk across the Matagarup Bridge. Pick up and drop off for private vehicles is not permitted. Traffic management will be in place.

Ride share drop off and pick up is not permitted along Victoria Park Drive or within the Stadium Park.

Food and Beverage

Experience the best of what the Stadium has to offer! Food and beverage facilities will be available for patrons to purchase throughout the Stadium. On the inside of the Stadium, if you are looking for a bite to eat, visit the orange and red outlets. Free Water Stations will also be in place throughout the Stadium and Stadium Park.

If in doubt, find an Optus Stadium Staff Member who will be more than happy to assist you.