The State Government, Activate Perth and the City of Perth are marking the historic visit by English Premier League legends, Manchester United Football Club who arrived in Western Australia on Monday 8 July. The visit is expected to inject millions of dollars into the Western Australian economy over the 10-day visit. Around 100,000 spectators are expected to attend Manchester United’s games against A-League Premiers Perth Glory and traditional rivals Leeds United. More than 21,000 tickets have been purchased by fans outside Perth, including international visitors from more than 30 countries.
The visit has a dedicated website for tickets and schedules and other details – visit www.unitedinperth.com for more information.
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Iconic hotspots such as Optus Stadium, Matagarup Bridge, Elizabeth Quay, Yagan Square, Trafalgar Bridge, the Bell Tower and several other city buildings will be lit up red at night. Retailers, cafés and other city businesses are also being encouraged to put their support behind the Premier League team by showing the club's colours through a range of their own activations to attract visitors and get people talking about Perth during the Manchester United Tour.