Posted by Max CUNNINGTON on Mar 22, 2021
Wow what a great day 19 Applecross members and guests had when they visited Optus Stadium for a tour.

The tour was conducted by Bob who has been doing tours of Subiaco Oval and now Optus for the past 24 years. His knowledge and humour came over well as he took us from one end of the stadium to the other.
Part of the tour was a visit to both the Dockers and Eagles player’s facilities which incorporated their Coaches briefing room, change rooms, recovery area, ice and heated baths concluding with the large warm up and exercise area used before the game. This room is what we see after the game on T.V. where the winning team’s song is sung.

Interesting to see a small prayer room is also made available to all players to accommodate for different religious beliefs.
To finish off the players side of the tour we then went through the gates into the interchange bench, overlooking the magnificent playing area.
6 curators are employed and responsible for the upkeep of this playing surface. Optus oval is one of the very few grounds built in modern times to have a totally flat surface.
After thanking Bob for his 1 and 1/4 hour tour we then dined at the River Room Restaurant which overlooks our beautiful city and Matagarup Bridge, which means in the Aboriginal Noongar language leg deep or shallow water.
A special thanks to Liz Palmer for organising  such a special day.
Dockers trophy cabinet
Dockers trophy cabinet                Lunch at the City View Cafe
        The last cake                         The players meeting room
     Players warm up area