Parking at Belmont Racecourse available for Optus Stadium events, including ODI this Sunday

Photo: Kelly Pilgrim-Byrnes
Photo: Kelly Pilgrim-Byrnes

THE Town of Victoria Park has confirmed there will be parking at Belmont Park Racecourse for Optus Stadium events, including this Sunday’s One Day International match, until the new footbridge is built at East Perth.

Potential solutions were floated during a press conference on Tuesday when it was announced there would be no crowd cap at the Perth Scorchers BBL semi-final at the stadium.

The Town has consented to initially support 500 pre-paid bays being available to allow the traffic management situation to be monitored and adjusted by the Department of Transport, Main Roads and the council.

If this proves successful, 900 bays will then be supported.

In a statement from the Town, it was confirmed that McCallum Park and Taylor Reserve were put forward as a ‘once-off’ option for consideration for the BBL finals, which begin at 4.40pm and clash with peak-hour traffic.

Following discussions held between representatives from the Town, the Department of Transport, Main Roads and Venues Live, it was agreed new initiatives already proposed would be sufficient to support extra fans attending.

Perth Racing confirmed that pre-paid parking will be available at Belmont Park Racecourse for the Australia and England cricket match on Sunday through Wilson’s Book- A-Bay.

ODI cricket ticket holders wanting to secure a pre-paid parking bay can do so through Wilson’s Book a Bay for $20.00.

ODI cricket patrons wanting to park at Belmont Park are encouraged to book early and will need to show a physical receipt of their purchase to gain entry and ensure smooth traffic management into Belmont Park.

Parking at Belmont Park will be regulated by Wilson Parking with number plate recognition.

Gates open at Belmont Park from 8.00am on for pre-purchased parking receipt holders only.

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