Perth is being tipped to be a leading candidate to host the 2026 Commonwealth Games.
Optus Stadium was designed with the Commonwealth Games in mind so it’s only a matter of time before the city becomes host.
Perth’s recent builds and refurbishments including Optus Stadium make the city the $3.00 favourite.
Commonwealth Games chief David Grevemberg in Perth to assess city’s sports facilities as the search for 2026 host city continues. Comm Games for Perth? #wapol #commonwealthgames pic.twitter.com/8smUuIX2SG
— Joe Spagnolo (@SpagnoloJoe) September 16, 2018
The odds suggest that the Games could head to New Zealand as the next most likely option, with Christchurch ($3.50) and Auckland ($4.50) also at short odds.
Tickets are on sale for the historic Eagles final at Optus Stadium and demand is expected to be at an all time high. https://t.co/mOGdaCLcCZ
— PerthNow (@perthnow) September 17, 2018
The Stadium could be packed to capacity, on Saturday, with 60,000 fans expected to watch the AFL semi-final between West Coast Eagles and Melbourne Demons.