The brand new Perth Stadium, due to open in time for the 2018 AFL season, is set to feature the largest LED sports lighting system in the world.

Rather than light towers, the stadium will feature over 15,000 LED lights around the roof of the venue.

The lights will not only light up the playing surface, but also emit the colours of the home team for night matches.

“This lighting system is another world-class design feature, allowing visually stunning light shows to be created inside and outside of the stadium,” Western Australian Premier Colin Barnett said.

“Perth Stadium will truly change the spectator experience and every design decision has always had the fans and their experience at the core.

“This lighting system will interact with the fabric roof lighting system, allowing the roof to act as a giant canvas, capable of showcasing a variety of colours in numerous configurations such as purple for Dockers games and blue and gold for Eagles home games.”

The venue will be home to the West Coast Eagles and the Fremantle Dockers from the beginning of the 2018 AFL season.

Watch the video below to see how the stadium is progressing.