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Perry Lakes Basketball Stadium

Perry Lakes Basketball Stadium was a purpose built basketball stadium located in Perth, Western Australia. The stadium was built in 1962 for the National Men's Basketball Championships and was Western Australia's home of basketball until 2010. At the time of construction, the stadium featured three courts and had no second stand facing Court 1, while Courts 2 and 3 had bitumen surfaces. Five more courts were later added to the venue to a total of eight courts.[2]

Perry Lakes Basketball Stadium
Location Perry Lakes Meagher Drive, Floreat, Western Australia 6014
Coordinates 31°56′16″S 115°47′33″E / 31.93778°S 115.79250°E / -31.93778; 115.79250Coordinates: 31°56′16″S 115°47′33″E / 31.93778°S 115.79250°E / -31.93778; 115.79250
Owner WA Government
Operator Basketball WA
Capacity Basketball: 1,500 (main court)[1]
Surface Hardwood
Construction
Opened 1962
Closed 2010
Demolished 2011
Tenants
Perry Lakes Hawks (SBL) (1989–2010)
Perth Wildcats (NBL) (1982–1986)
Perth Lynx (WNBL) (1988–2010)

Basketball Western Australia were located at Perry Lakes Stadium for 48 years, while the venue also hosted the NBL's Perth Wildcats, the WNBL's Perth Lynx, and the Perry Lakes Basketball Association.

The stadium was closed in 2010 and later demolished to make way for housing developments. Tenants of the stadium subsequently moved just metres down the road to the newly-completed WA Basketball Centre.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "FLASHBACK 22: July, August 1975". BotiNagy.com. Retrieved 23 March 2016. 
  2. ^ Pekin, Lyndsay (9 February 2010). "Time-out for Perry Lakes Stadium". FoxSportsPulse.com. Retrieved 23 March 2016.