The WACA ground's Farley stand is scheduled to be completely demolished later this week, on either Friday or Saturday, when Brajkovich Demolition Contractors bring in the Excavator Machine to take down the remaining walls and roof of the veteran grand stand.
The WACA ground's Farley stand is being demolished as part of the West Australian Cricket Association's (WACA) refurbishment of the WACA ground.
The essence of the refurbishment project is to transform the WACA ground into a stadium that primarily embraces the cricket spectator, and also provides the ability to accommodate other sporting events and a permanent winter tenant.
Part of the WACA's refurbishment plan involves; reducing the size of the ground by 15m on both the east and west sides of the ground, to bring spectators closer to the action; extending the grassed seating and shaded areas, so as to revitalise the ground's family atmosphere and; raking the perimeter seating around the ground so as to provide better quality spectator viewing from an elevated position.
WACA Chief Executive Officer Kath White said, The final demolition of the Farley has taken some time, but finally, the old warhorse will be disappearing. Much of the internal material was salvaged so bits of the Farley stand will find their way into various structures around WA.