Patersons Stadium

Last Updated: 30/04/13 6:47am

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Perhaps better known as the Subiaco Oval, Patersons Stadium is the home of Australian Rules Football in Western Australia.

The Perth venue, originally called Mueller Park, has hosted football and rugby union matches in the past - with the Western Force having played there been 2006 and 2009.

The Force subsequently moved to 18,000-capacity nib Stadium in 2010 however the arrival of the Lions in Perth - and the interest the game will generate - means the tour match will be held at Patersons Stadium.

The ground can now seat 43,500 - although a record 52,781 watched the 1979 WAFL grand final.

The stadium was first built in 1908, with major developments following in 1969, 1981, 1995 and 2000.

It will be the first visit of the Lions to the ground, however five Rugby World Cup matches were played there in 2003 - including England's pool clash with South Africa.

The Lions have previously played in Perth at the WACA and Perry Lakes Stadium.

Fixture: v Western Force, June 5 (11am kick-off)
Previous Lions encounters: None.
Did you know: The stadium has hosted some of the leading music act, including U2, Robbie Williams, Elton John and Paul McCartney.

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