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Marvel Stadium

Marvel Stadium (formerly known as Etihad Stadium) is a 55,000-seat multi-purpose venue located in Melbourne's Docklands precinct, playing host to a variety of events including Australian Football, Rugby League/Union, Football, Cricket and concerts. The venue is now known as Marvel Stadium as of October 1, 2018 following an eight-year naming-rights sponsorship with The Walt Disney Company Australia.

Etihad Stadium features a retractable roof ensuring perfect conditions at all times. It opens and closes in less than 20 minutes and even with the roof open, 98 percent of patrons are sitting behind the drip line of the roof. When the roof is closed, the ceiling height to the underside of the support structure is 24 metres (78 feet) and to underside of the fixed structure is 35 metres.

The stadium can be re-configured to suit many sports and entertainment events. Moveable lower tiers can be configured into a rectangle or oval to suit a variety of field sports and stage events. This seating can move up to 18 metres forward which is ideal for rectangular sports, although this isn't used often.

The Docklands venue has now had three naming rights sponsors since it opened in 2000. It was initially known as Colonial Stadium before changing to Telstra Dome in October 2002 and Etihad Stadium in March 2009. As of October 2018, the venue's name was changed to Marvel Stadium.

Etihad Stadium

Etihad Stadium

Location: Melbourne, Victoria Address: 740 Bourke St, Docklands VIC 3008. Tel: (03) 8625 7700
Capacity: 56,347 Seats: 53,343 (95% of capacity)
Record Crowd: 56,771 - 29/06/13: Wallabies v British & Irish Lions Highest Crowd since 1/1/2003: 56,771 - 29/06/13: Wallabies v British & Irish Lions
Lights: Yes Arena Roof: Yes
Video Screen: Yes (2) Arena Dimensions: 159.5 x 128.8m
Built: 2000 Redeveloped:
Former Names: Docklands Stadium Colonial Stadium Telstra Dome Etihad Stadium Ticketing: Ticketmaster
Sports Played: Australian Football
Rugby League
Rugby Union
Home Teams: Essendon FC (AFL)
St Kilda FC (AFL)
Western Bulldogs FC (AFL)
North Melbourne FC (AFL)
Carlton FC (AFL)
Melbourne Victory (A-League)
Melbourne Renegades (BBL)
Annual Events: Historic Events: 2003 Rugby World Cup
Directions: Transport:
Marvel Stadium is located right on the edge of Melbourne's Central Business District and in the centre of the Docklands Development. It is situated between North South Rd, Bourke St, Harbour Esplanade and Latrobe St. A pedestrian bridge running from Bourke Street over Spencer Street Station delivers you to the front entrance of Marvel Stadium and make for an easy walk from the City to the Stadium, just 180 metres.
Parking: Accommodation:
There is parking under Marvel Stadium for 2500 cars and 4000 spaces nearby.

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