Patersons Stadium is located between Subiaco Road and Roberts Road, 5kms west of Perth's CBD. The oval is owned by the City of Subiaco, but leased and operated by The West Australian Football Commission (WAFC).
Patersons Stadium is the home ground to both Perth-based AFL teams - the West Coast Eagles and The Fremantle Football Club. Subiaco Football Club and the West Coast Eagles administrative, player and supporter bases are also housed at the oval.
The oval was redeveloped in March 2000 to incorporate a fully seated stadium with a capacity of 43,082.
Residential areas immediately surround Patersons Stadium however Subiaco's commercial centre is within 500m of the oval, providing a range of entertainment including, shops, cafes, restaurants, pubs and movie theatres.
Patersons Stadium capacity
The capacity of Patersons Stadium is 43,500 patrons
The dimensions of the Patersons Stadium
The dimensions of the Oval from end to end are:
191m x 132m
AFL Oval Dimensions:
175m x 120m
Key construction dates
Constructed - 1908
3 Tier Stand - Opened 31 August 1969
2 Tier Stand - Opened 27 April 1981
NAB Stand - Opened 14 May 1995
Eastern Stand - Opened 11 March 2000
Corporate Function Seating Capacity
Corporate Suites (59)
Private Open Boxes (177)
Patersons Stadium lighting
There are 4 light towers at Patersons Stadium and are 65m in height. The northern towers have 137 light fittings each and the southern towers have 84 each, with 24 facia lights on the 2 tier light stand. The lights are powered to a CCTV quality of 1500 lux.
The First game held under lights was on 29 March 1997
Heights of the goal and point posts
The goal posts and point posts are 15m and 12m high respectively.
Scoreboards and video screens
The major scoreboard is 30m2 and is located on the NAB Stand (southern stand). The supplementary scoreboard is a smaller scoreboard located on parapet on northern stand of the ground.