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Perth’s new Optus Stadium opens for first event

And it's open! Perth punters attend the first ever event to be held at Optus Stadium

Cricket Australia hosted the first event at Optus Stadium last weekend for the final Gillette One-Day International.

Fans flooded the state-of-the-art stands at Perth’s brand new stadium venue for the cricket fixture between Australia and England.

Ahead of the event, WACA CEO Ms Christina Matthews said: “Cricket is proud of the role it has played in assisting the Government to open Optus Stadium with the highest quality content.”

Tweeting after Sunday’s opening event, Optus Stadium said, “A huge thank you to every single one of the 53,781 fans who attended the first sporting event at the magnificent Optus Stadium today for the final Gillette One-Day International, the highest attended match of the series!”

Cricket Australia returns to Optus Stadium in February for the 2017-18 KFC Big Bash League Semi Final.

The venue will play host to a Semi Final double-header for Perth Scorchers and Rebel Women’s Big Bash League.

Scroll down for more highlights from the final Gillette One-Day International at Optus Stadium, Perth.

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