The WACA will fixture Big Bash matches and one-day internationals at the new Burswood stadium in its first year of operation as WA cricket moves to forge a closer relationship with football.
WACA chairman Sam Gannon this week confirmed its commitment to moving high-attendance limited overs matches to the new multi-purpose stadium in 2018.
But Gannon said it was highly unlikely that Test matches would be moved from the WACA Ground, which would remain the "home of West Australian cricket".
"We have told the (State) Government that we will put a Big Bash League fixture at Burs-wood - including a semifinal or final if we are lucky enough to make them - in the first 12 months of the new stadium," Gannon told the WACA annual general meeting on Tuesday night.
"We will also put an ODI fixture there involving Australia. That is subject to financial viability of course. We don't know any of the financial details yet.
"At the end of that 12 months we will assess it and if it is successful we will commit to put more BBL and ODI content there. But Test matches are different. The biggest crowd we have ever had for a Test match here was day one of the 2006-07 Ashes series when we had a tick over 23,000 people.
"All other series, including the 2010-11 Ashes, have had no more than 17 or 18,000 on the first day.
"It would not be viable to send a Test match over there. Queens-land cricket is in serious financial difficulty and they tell me they have to get 25,000 to the Gabba to break even."
In a lively AGM that drew more than 200 WACA members, it was revealed that:
·The WACA could lose nearly $9 million if its proposed redevelopment failed.
·Developer Ascot Capital will have to be paid compensation to relinquish control of portions of the WACA to be used for stages two and three of the redevelopment.
·Fifteen more apartments have to be sold in the next month to trigger the first stage of the development.
·Members will have to buy tickets to attend World Cup matches in 2015.
·Caterer Delaware North will spend $2 million to improve food and beverage infrastructure at the ground.
WACA business services manager Richard Marshall said the WACA's potential liability over the development was $8.5 million.
That included returning costs of about $2.5 million to Ascot, a potential further payment for any uplift in the ground value and what the WACA had already sunk into the project.
"But that is a worst-case scenario should the agreement be terminated," Marshall said.
Gannon said Ascot would have the right of final refusal to develop stages two and three - on the practice pitches and behind the members' pavilion - but the WACA wanted to regain its rights over the two portions of land.The WACA would have to negotiate a settlement with Ascot to regain control of the two sites.