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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 for the Australian Basketball Senior Men's Championships held in October 1962, and was Western Australia's home of basketball until 2010.[2]

Perry Lakes Basketball Stadium
Perry Lakes Basketball Stadium.jpg
LocationMeagher Drive, Floreat, Western Australia
Coordinates31°56′47″S 115°47′16″E / 31.94639°S 115.78778°E / -31.94639; 115.78778Coordinates: 31°56′47″S 115°47′16″E / 31.94639°S 115.78778°E / -31.94639; 115.78778
Capacity1,500 (main court)[1]
SurfaceHardwood
Construction
Opened29 September 1962
Closed21 March 2010
Demolished2011
Tenants
Perry Lakes Hawks Basketball Association
Basketball Western Australia

At the time of construction, the stadium featured three courts and had no second stand facing Court 1. Courts 2 and 3 had bitumen surfaces and ran parallel to the other courts. Later Courts 4 and 5 were added, followed by the corridor along with Courts 6, 7 and 8.[2] Court 1 at Perry Lakes was considered by many to be second only to Apollo Stadium in Adelaide as the finest in Australia.[1]

The stadium housed the headquarters of Basketball Western Australia and Perry Lakes Hawks Basketball Association. The Perth Wildcats played their home games at Perry Lakes between 1982 and 1986, while the Perth Lynx played at Perry Lakes between 1988 and 2010.

The stadium was closed in March 2010 and later demolished to make way for housing developments. The stadium's successor was Bendat Basketball Centre, located just metres down the road.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "FLASHBACK 22: July, August 1975". BotiNagy.com. Retrieved 23 March 2016.
  2. ^ a b Pekin, Lyndsay (2009). "Time-out for Perry Lakes Stadium". SportsTG.com. Retrieved 4 July 2018.