Perth’s Optus Stadium is launching a new rooftop tour experience that will give fans the chance to watch sports events from 42 metres above the ground.

The Halo tour will launch to the public on February 27 and will allow people to walk around the roof of the 60,000-seat stadium and view the city of Perth from a unique perspective.

Specially-constructed seats will also be set up for guests to sample, even when sporting events are taking place on the field below. The two-hour tour will be conducted by knowledgeable and experienced tour leaders and can be booked through The Ozone, which offers a range of Optus Stadium tours and experiences.

It is hoped the rooftop tour experience will enhance Optus Stadium’s status as a year-round venue. The stadium opened in January 2018 and hosts cricket, AFL, football, rugby union and rugby league matches, as well as major music concerts.

Optus Stadium chief executive Mike McKenna said: “Halo is a government funded enhancement to the stadium which broadens the options for fans to enjoy the venue and increases the return on the state investment.

“We want the public to visit Optus Stadium all year round whether it be taking in an AFL game, a Test match, a rock concert. or any number of world-class sporting events that we have so far attracted. But there is so much more on offer in the precinct, from a number of distinctive tours, the wonderful Stadium Park and playground areas through to breakfast and lunch at the City View Café, overlooking the Swan River and Perth.”

Last week, Optus completed its rollout of 5G technology at the stadium as part of plans to enhance connectivity at the venue.

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