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The Bledisloe Cup in focus with the Wallabies lined up behind it at Optus Stadium

The new collection includes a striking 1.8m plinth, which recognises the stadium being awarded the Prix Versailles 2019 World Architecture Design Award and being officially named the most beautiful sporting facility in the world by UNESCO.

Memorabilia from the first sporting match held at the venue, sold out concerts and record-breaking event attendances are on display alongside signed jerseys, instruments and match day balls.

Some of the items on display include:

  • a match ball from the history making 2021 AFL Grand Final
  • signed jerseys from the sold out 2019 State of Origin
  • match ball and signed jerseys from the sold out Manchester v Leeds United match
  • items from Ed Sheeran's 2018 ÷ Tour, the first concert ever held at Optus Stadium
  • team shirt and match ball from the first sporting event held at the venue, the Australia v England One Day International
  • signed jerseys from the four teams playing in the 2018 NRL Double Header
  • signed jerseys from AFL's debut match, West Coast Eagles v Sydney Swans
  • signed playing shirt worn by Virat Kohli when he scored the first cricket Test century at Optus Stadium
  • signed Wallabies and All Blacks jerseys from the first Bledisloe Cup to be held in Western Australia in front of what is still a stadium record crowd for a sporting event.

The new memorabilia is on display on levels 3 and 4, and much of it can be viewed by the public as part of an Optus Stadium tour. New cricket honour boards recognising players who have scored centuries or taken 5 wickets in an innings, in all forms of cricket, have also been installed on the level 1 concourse.

The 90-minute Optus Stadium tour runs seven-days a week, at a cost of $28 adult and $18 child.

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Page reviewed 27 February 2023