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Lakeside Stadium at Albert Park assumed the mantle of Melbourne's premier athletics venue when it opened in October 2011, taking over from Olympic Park. The venue was originally a football & cricket ground and home of the South Melbourne Swans from 1878 until they relocated to Sydney in 1982. In 1995, the venue was reborn as Bob Jane Stadium – an 18,000-capacity rectangular stadium to host the South Melbourne Soccer Club.

Lakeside Stadium

In 2010/2011, the venue was revamped to become the home of Victorian Athletics. Features of the redevelopment included a new IAAF-approved synthetic 8-lane running track with a 10-lane, 110m straight, 50m indoor running track, new FIFA-sized natural grass pitch for soccer, new electronic scoreboard capable of streaming vision, upgraded field and broadcast lighting, and capability for TV broadcasts, six-lane warm up track and training facilities for athletics. A new northern grandstand was built as well as new terracing/hill at either end. The total capacity is around 8,000.

Lakeside Stadium

The 1926 heritage grandstand has been restored and is the new home of the Victorian Institute of Sport (VIS). The existing main grandstand and function centre has also been restored. This project will also support the current tenants of Lakeside Oval (the South Melbourne Football Club) through improvements to soccer competition and administration facilities.

Location: Melbourne, Victoria Address: 25 Albert Road Drive, Albert Park. Tel: (03) 9645 9797
Capacity: 8,000 Seats:
Record Crowd: 41,000: 30/07/1932 - VFL: South Melbourne v Carlton Highest Crowd since 1/1/2003: 11,800 - 30/01/05: VPL: South v Heidelberg
Lights: Yes Arena Roof: No
Video Screen: Yes Arena Dimensions:
Built: 1878 Redeveloped: 2011
Former Names: Lake Oval Bob Jane Stadium Ticketing: Ticketmaster
Sports Played: Athletics
Home Teams: South Melbourne FC (VPL)
Annual Events: Historic Events:
Directions: Transport:
From the city, follow Clarendon St to Albert Park. From the South, follow Kings Way and turn left at Albert Road. Trams run down Clarendon St from the City.
Parking: Accommodation:
Limited parking is available next to the ground however as it's also used by MSAC visitors, it's often quite busy. Parking is also available on Albert Road.

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