HBF Park Rugby Stadium (Perth): Super Rugby Pacific

HBF Park Rugby Stadium Perth

HBF Park Rugby Stadium (Perth): Super Rugby Pacific

HBF Park - Western Force Super Rugby Stadium


Currently, Perth Oval Stadium is known as HBF Park due to the sponsorship contract with the HBF Health Fund. It is also called as the Perth Rectangular Stadium for international soccer games; it is a sports stadium in Perth and the capital of Western Australia, Australia. The stadium is situated near Perth's central business district. The stadium's maximum seating capacity for sporting events is 20,500 and for concerts is 25,000. During the 2015 Ed Sheeran concert, it set a venue record of 32,000 people. The land on which the stadium is located became a public reserve in 1904, and the main site was developed a few years later.

In sports mode, the stadium can hold approximately 20,500 spectators. The football club Perth Glory has been playing at this venue since 1996. The stadium is unusual in a modern Australian stadium because there is a standing terrace called "The Shed" at the northern end of the venue.

Since 2010, the venue has been home to the Western Force rugby union team. The Force moved to the stadium, minor reconstructions were carried out on the venue facilities, including increased capacity and better lighting.

The Stadium hosted WA Reds home matches in the Bundaberg Red Cup in 2008.

Since 2009, NRL games have been held in the Oval every year, usually the home game of the South Sydney Rabbitohs, and in 2016, Manly Warringah Sea Eagles joined the team. Since 2003, the stadium has been an administrative facility of the Western Australian Rugby League.

In 2015, the stadium hosted the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers between Australia and Bangladesh, which was the first A-level international game in Perth in more than a decade.

In 2023, it will host the FIFA Women's World Cup and many other games.