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Matt Thompson,  December 4, 2017 6:53 PM

Freo fans can get the train for free for games at Perth Stadium.

Freo fans can get the train for free for games at Perth Stadium.

Fans traveling to Fremantle and West Coast games will have the cost of catching the train to the new station at Burswood included in the price of their admission ticket. 

It comes as driving your own car to the footy becomes less attractive across Australia, with reduced parking around major stadiums.

Western Australian fans will need to use public transport with public parking almost non-existent at the new Perth Stadium.  

Parking options near the MCG are less reliable than ever, while South Australians are already embracing the journey across the footbridge after catching the train into the city. 

"About 83 per cent of fans attending events will need to use public transport to get to Optus Stadium – so we’ve made it as easy as possible by including public transport in the ticket," Optus Stadium chief executive Mike McKenna told 

"A brand new six-platform rail station and a bus station are located a short walk from the Stadium entrances, ensuring everyone arrives and departs safely," he said. 

"Travel on any Transperth service is included in the event ticket for three hours before the start of an event, and three hours after to make sure everyone has plenty of time to get to and from their event. 

"Fans simply need to show their ticket to staff as they board their service or arrive at the train station." 

The new metro tunnel, scheduled to open in 2026 through central Melbourne, will make getting to the footy at both the MCG and Etihad Stadium faster. 

"The Metro Tunnel will create space to run more trains, more often between the suburbs and the city, meaning getting to the footy will be easier than ever for many people across Melbourne," public transport minister Jacinta Allan told

"By taking our busiest train lanes through a new tunnel under the city - we are freeing up space in the city loop getting fans to the footy faster."