Hon David Templeman Dip Tchg BEd MLA

Hon David Templeman Dip Tchg BEd MLA

Minister for Culture and the Arts; Sport and Recreation; International Education; Heritage

    Stadium Karts take off at Optus Stadium

    24/01/2023 6:00 AM
    • First thrill seekers set to take to the track at Optus Stadium's karting experience today
    • World class SODIKARTS travel at speeds of up to 70 kilometres an hour
    • Thousands of locals and tourists alike are expected to enjoy a thrilling race around the track 

    Optus Stadium is set to become the centre of Perth's latest high-octane experience - with Stadium Karts hitting the track from today, back after a sell out first year.


    Combining the world class SODIKARTS and a 740 metre outdoor track designed by racers, the course is the perfect playground to excite and challenge even the most experienced of drivers, while taking in spectacular views of Optus Stadium, the Swan River and the stadium parkland.


    The pop-up track will run from Tuesday, 24 January for a limited season, using karts from SODIKARTS from France. With racers from 14 years (and over 140 centimetres tall), Stadium Karts also makes for the perfect family activity this summer with everyone able to tackle the course at their own pace.


    The circuit incorporates the Stadium Park east precinct area near the Perth Stadium train station, stretching around gardens and under overpasses, and includes a 150 metre straight allowing drivers to reach high speeds, passing through four tunnels.


    Tickets start from just $59, with off-peak options starting from just $39. Each session will last for approximately 20 minutes, including 10 minutes of track time. Check the website for available dates as tickets are selling fast.


    Comments attributed to Sport and Recreation Minister David Templeman:


    "Stadium Karts is Australia's ultimate outdoor karting experience and perfect for adrenaline junkies, F1 dreamers and amateurs alike.


    "Whether you are a pro-karter or experiencing the thrill of the track for the first time, Stadium Karts is a fun experience not to be missed.


    "This is just another example of the new opportunities being brought to the spectacular parklands surrounding Optus Stadium by VenuesWest and stadium operator VenuesLive, including Christmas festivals, musical performances plus tours and rooftop experiences through the OZONE."


    Minister's office - 6552 5400