Holden Centre

Originally built as the aquatic venue for the 1956 Melbourne Olympic Games, the Holden Centre as it is now known as, serves as the training and administration base of the Collingwood Football Club following a major redevelopment in 2003 and again in 2012/13. Prior to this, the venue was known as the Melbourne Sports and Entertainment Centre (or the Glasshouse) and hosted events such as basketball, netball and concerts.

The building was remodelled internally in 2003 to become a new Sports Administration and Training Centre for the Magpies, offering efficient operational and athlete services, including a 25m swimming pool, hydrotherapy spa, theatrette, and administration offices. The glass on the external of the building was also removed to revert the building back to how it looked when it was built in 1956.

The venue was originally constructed for the 1956 Melbourne Olympic Games in which it was the first ever Olympic Pool to have a roof. After the Games, the venue became the Melbourne Sports & Entertainment Centre, with the pool covered over, and playing host to a variety of indoor events. Often referred to as 'The Glasshouse' following renovations in 1983, the 7,500-seat venue was the home of Basketball in Melbourne. Former-NBL team the North Melbourne Giants continued to call the venue home following the opening of the National Tennis Centre which became the new headquarters of Basketball.

Holden Centre Details

Location
Address
Corner Swan Street and Batman Avenue, Richmond  
Capacity
 
Highest Crowd since 2003
 
Lights
Yes  
Arena Roof
Yes  
Video Screen
No  
Opened
1956
Redeveloped
2013
Former/Other Names
Olympic Swimming Stadium
Melbourne Sports & Entertainment Centre
The Glasshouse
Lexus Centre
Westpac Centre
Ticket Agent
 
Sports Played
 
Home Teams
 
Historic Events
Melbourne 1956 Olympic Games
Last Event
 
Next Event
 
Directions
Accommodation
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