Seventy thousand free tickets will this week be made available to local residents for the official opening of Perth Stadium.

Tickets will go on sale via the Perth Stadium website at 9am local time on Thursday, November 9 for the open day, which is scheduled for January 21 next year. An initial 70,000 tickets will be available for the event, which will be divided into one-hour sessions. Each customer will be able to purchase a maximum of six tickets.

The open day will give locals the chance to explore the state-of-the-art stadium, which will host cricket, rugby and Aussie rules events, as well as music concerts. The stadium will have a capacity of 60,000.

Each one-hour session will feature an audio-visual show incorporating the stadium’s two giant screens, as well as public art, nature playgrounds, family activities, entertainment, food and live music. Free public transport will also be provided to and from the event.

An AFL Women’s event in February is currently the earliest scheduled sporting fixture for the stadium, although there remains a possibility that the ground will host a one-day international cricket match between England and Australia on January 28, a week after the opening day.

Speaking about the open day, Western Australia Premier Mark McGowan said: “The new stadium belongs to the people of Western Australia and a free community open day is a fitting opening event.

“I urge the people of WA to secure their tickets and take the opportunity to visit the venue and experience the state-of-the-art facilities before the stadium’s calendar of events begins. Many events are already booked at the new stadium and the State Government is committed to securing as much sport and entertainment content for the venue as possible.”

In other news, financial services company Bankwest has agreed a deal to become the official banking partner of Perth Stadium. Bankwest will unveil a series of promotional offers in the lead-up to the opening of the venue, while it will also take on naming rights to an exclusive membership seat area that will be known as the Bankwest Club.

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