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“Acoustics are as bad as the Burswood Dome”
Review of Perth Arena

Perth Arena
Ranked #23 of 178 things to do in Perth
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed December 15, 2013

Bon Jovi were awesome, Third time for a concert at the arena and this time on the floor. What a colossal fail. The bass envelopes the arena making words of the songs in audible.
The Seat Police were shocking. Come on, this is rock concert and we want to be part of it so stop behaving like the Gestapo and let us try enjoy what remains of the concert. Not looking forward to the Rolling Stones having to play at this venue. We deserve better.

3  Thank 24york
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Reviewed December 13, 2013

I went to the Bonjovi concert last night. The acoustics were absolutely appalling. The seats plastic tiny and uncomfortable . I just don't know what the designers of this building where thinking. We finally start to get talent in the west and we get it so wrong.

Bonjovi is amazing he put a great show on, but was very hard listening.

4  Thank Aussie_n_Kiwi
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Reviewed December 12, 2013

The sound in this arena is appalling. Apparently the $150 million budget blew out to $550- where did the money go? Not on sound. Where will we house the big stadium bands that do come to Perth? If this is all we have to offer, they will slowly retreat back to the eastern states only. $250 for a Bon Jovi ticket? Never again, I expected much better.

5  Thank Lynsey M
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Reviewed December 1, 2013

I think the people complaining about the seats must have gone to a different place, or maybe they were expecting cinema style comfy chairs - We went to see Muse at Perth Arena is it was great.

As with all venues of this type, the seats are fold-down plastic seats but they do have a soft pad for your bum. Yes, after 2 hours you have to move around a little to get the blood flowing but you have to do that anywhere. Leg room was very good - I'm quite tall and my knees were nowhere near the seat in-front.

Acoustics were good (given it's not an Opera House!) and certainly better than somewhere like Wembley Stadium in the UK.

Car parking was simple and easy, we parked near the exit expecting a queue on the way out and really didn't need to.- We were on the freeway less than 15 minutes after the band stopped playing.

We diddnt have any food but it smelt and looked good!

1  Thank seaweedsprites
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Reviewed November 15, 2013

The atmosphere within the Perth Arena at the basketball games is simply fantastic. It is so good to have a facility with such a good capacity.

We've also attended concerts at this venue ... and no complaint there either.

One grizzle though, and that is the price of food and beverages. Somewhat steep.

Parking is convenient across the road in the a Elder St car park, or underneath the Arena.

Overall, a brilliant venue.

1  Thank JP-6014
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