January 28, 2010

Abandoned Stadium - Perry Lakes Stadium, Perth



Abandoned Stadium. Perry Lakes, Perth, Western Australia. Built 1962 for the Commonwealth Games. Abandoned, and very soon to be demolished. The entire stadium with all buildings may have disappeared by the time you read this, replaced with what seems to be a more suburban version of the redeveloped Subiaco. Wassup town planners? Its practically the future already! 20,000 residents with a gondola shuttle service? Its 2010 RIGHT NOW. DO YOU REALISE, IN BACK TO THE FUTURE II, the "FUTURE" WAS 2015! Think about that. Five years to go, and its the future...

Please enjoy a  photo tour of the main grandstand building, track, electronic score board, and surrounds, of abandoned Perry Lakes Stadium.












21 comments:

dave would said...

this is brilliant.

N. said...

Dave!!! Thanks man, stay warm buddy.

The Worst of Perth said...

Nice photos. I can still remember chanting "Marist are wankers!" there in the 70's for interschool.

N. said...

Thanks TWOP. Familiar with the tune, but not the school you refer to. Although, somehow I'm sure they are indeed wankers.

shazza said...

Pics are lovely.

Dexter said...

Funny, it would be an ideal spot for a new footy stadium. Hmm, don't go there sister!

Mez said...

They were next door to Churchlands and were indeed wankers

The Worst of Perth said...

Associated Catholic Colleges. All were wankers.

N. said...

Thanks shazza, much better than pics of goatse...!

Anonymous said...

Brilliant. Brings back memories of IGSSA interschool.

FYI abandoned and beautiful: Sunny Mead on Bellevue Tce West Perth.

flyingblogspot said...

Beautiful photos; thanks for sharing!

grahame said...

Love the photos. Used to do our sports days here from Swanny high!

Me said...

So many memories. I remember doing athletics on the oval just next to it as as a wee anklebiter, always jealous of the older kids that got to train on the proper track.

Anonymous said...

I remember doing the 24 hour walks around this track for the cancer charities.

Anonymous said...

You photography is amazing- i aspire to take photos as good as you :)

Anonymous said...

great photos ive been working there since bout the time you took the photos.
they wont be knocking the stadium down at least end of 2011 as western force are moving out july 2011 and wildcats have already moved out and the b/ball stadium days are already numbered should be down by the end of the year. i have been taking a pictuarl history during the redeveloping stages very sad to see it go it has personal history to me as well as thousands of others and my uncle competed at the empire games there (boxing).
just to let you guys know if you want to make any "sly" pics on the sunday of after hours.
all i ask leave the place as you found it or landcorp will want us to ramp up security again making it harder for every one grabbing a memory

N. said...

Thanks so much anon. Great info. I live by the same words - just leave the place as you found it.

ragdoll said...

hi there, is the stadium still standing? How do i go about getting in coz i would love to photograph the place...it has such beautiful light.

N. said...

Hi. It has now been demolished.

Holly H said...

I used to live just around the corner from here the photos are amazing i wish i was sensible enough to take some photos near the end. I drove past the day it was being demolished, it was a sad sight

N. said...

Hey - if Rach C ever comes back here, I have good news re: the photos. Sorry for the long delay. Send me another comment. N.

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