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Perth Oval, known by its sponsored name nib Stadium since July 2010, is a sports stadium in Perth, Western Australia. It has been the home of A-League club Perth Glory since 1996 and has housed the administrative facilities of the Western Australia Rugby League since 2003. It was known as Loton Park between 1906 and about 1910 (this name still refers to adjacent tennis courts and a small area of open space next to the stadium). As part of a previous naming rights deal with ME Bank it was known as Members Equity Stadium and ME Bank Stadium.
The stadium is currently used for hosting sports and concerts.
In sports mode the stadium has a capacity of over 18,000. Soccer team Perth Glory has played at the ground since 1996. The stadium is unusual among modern Australian stadiums for having a standing terrace at the northern end of the ground. A covered terrace area known as The Shed is the home of the vocal supporters of Perth Glory FC.
The ground has hosted rugby union team Western Force since 2010. The Force's move to the stadium led to a minor redevelopment of facilities at the ground, including an increase in capacity and improved lighting.
From 2008 the stadium has hosted WA Reds home matches in the Bundaberg Red Cup. Five NRL games have been played at the oval, with one match each season since 2009.
The capacity for concerts is now over 25,000.