The Update – March 2024

2 Apr 2024
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The Ultimate Fighting Championship returns!

In exciting news for fighting fans across the country, Tourism WA have announced a new multiyear partnership with the UFC, which will see the world’s premier mixed martial arts promotion return to Perth for two blockbuster events starting with UFC 305 at RAC Arena on Sunday, August 18th, 2024.

All of the team at RAC Arena are eager to host this world-class event once more after previously welcoming fans to UFC 221 in 2018, and UFC 284 last year. Though, it still may be some time until we know who we will be cheering on as fighter matchups and ticket on-sale information is yet to be released.

We’ll cheers to that!

ASM Global officially announced that they had signed a landmark five-year partnership to supply beer and cider to some of Australia’s biggest venues, including RAC Arena. The deal will see some of your favourite drinks, such as Carlton Dry, Great Northern, Asahi, and more, being poured for fans to enjoy when they are next soaking up the action at a live event.

Feel free to read more about the partnership here.

Women’s History Month

March was all about celebrating women, and for good reason!

International Women’s Day fell on Friday the 8th, and we commemorated the occasion by inviting Rickeeta Walley, a local Nyoongar woman, to help create an informative piece on the role that Nyoongar women play in society and throughout the Whadjuk land that our venue stands on. You can watch this over on our YouTube here.

We also held the first-ever RAC Arena Roundtable talk, which focused on the topic of ‘Women In Music’. This conversation was hosted by Australian presenter, Bridget Hustwaite, and featured local WA musicians Angie Colman, Hazel Meyer, and Grace Newtown-Wordsworth discussing what it’s like to navigate the Australian music scene as females.

To watch the full talk for yourself, head over to our YouTube channel or check it out below.

A championship not to be for the Red Army

Unfortunately, this month brought an early close to the Perth Wildcats 2023-24 season. The Perth Wildcats narrowly missed out on booking their spot in the championship playoffs after they went down 1-2 to the eventual champions, the Tasmania JackJumpers. Congratulations to the JackJumpers, but you just know it won’t be long until the Wildcats return bigger and stronger than ever before.

Thankfully, we won’t need to wait too long for more on-court action – though of a different kind. The West Coast Fever are locked in to get their Super Netball season underway in April, starting with a game against the Sunshine Coast Lightning on Sunday the 21st. Tickets for all of Fever’s upcoming games are available to purchase from Ticketek now.

Learning to bstreetsmart

Over two massive days, the annual RAC bstreetsmart event took place in front of thousands of local WA high school students aged years 10 – 12. Since first beginning in 2012, more than 95,000 students have attended this free event, which works to raise awareness and inform students on how to reduce risk-taking behaviours such as distracted driving, speeding, and drink & drug driving.

Harmony Day & Earth Hour

Some feel-good moments in April included an opportunity for our full-time team to come together to appreciate and celebrate one another’s backgrounds for Harmony Day. Staff were encouraged to bring a plate and contribute to a delicious spread that was enjoyed by all. We also participated in Earth Hour, switching off the lights for one hour on March 23rd to help raise awareness for the world’s biggest movement to protect planet Earth.

Harmony Day