FIFA World Cup fans can watch matches live at WA venues thanks to one-time extended trading hours policy

Perth football fans can stay up late in WA pubs and bars for the 2022 FIFA World Cup after a new one-time drink policy was announced by the state government for the occasion.

Under the new extended hours policy, venues can open at 3 a.m. so football fans can watch their favorite teams live when the FIFA World Cup kicks off between November 20 and December 18.

While some decide to close at midnight after normal trading hours, bars that choose to operate through the morning can do so if they meet certain criteria.

Fans who want to get to the city by public transport can arrive at 2am before the last train and leave when the schedule resumes at 5am.

The industry applauds this and hoped it could be a test drive for other major international events that last well into the night.

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