An 89-year-old Australian sporting record is on the verge of being broken here in Western Australia this weekend – but the history-making moment is only achievable if ticketholders turn out in force.
With all 54,000 tickets to the AFLW match between the Fremantle Dockers and Collingwood at Optus Stadium this Saturday (February 10) now sold, WA is perfectly poised to smash the record for the crowd for a standalone women’s sporting match in Australia.
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The existing record was set in 1929, when more than 41,000 people attended a women’s football match at Adelaide Oval.
The State Government is urging Western Australians to make sure every ticket is used, with anyone with spare tickets encouraged to give them away to family or friends. Unused seats cannot be re-sold on the day.
The match is an unreserved seat event, which means the capacity of Optus Stadium has been reduced to ensure ticketholders can sit in their desired general admission seat and move smoothly around the venue.
Every ticket includes public transport and fans should plan their journey using the Transperth Journey Planner and arrive early to allow for security checks.