Olympic Park Stadium



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Olympic Park Stadium

Olympic Park Stadium was a former athletics venue located within the Melbourne's sports precinct. Following the opening of AAMI Park next door on the former site of Edwin Flack Field in 2010, the venue was demolished in 2012 to make way for Olympic Park Oval which opened in early 2013 and is the training base for the Collingwood Football Club.

Olympic Park was originally built as a warm-up track for the 1956 Melbourne Olympic Games and served as Melbourne's primary athletics venue until its closure. With a capacity of 18,500 including seating for 11,000, it was also Melbourne's largest rectangular stadium, hosting Football, Rugby League and Rugby Union.

Olympic Park was upgraded for the entry of Melbourne Storm into the NRL in 1998. The western grandstand was upgraded with new entertainment facilities, seating, corporate & club viewing rooms and a spectacular 90 metre long graphic wall on the back of the stand. The spectator terraces were upgraded and the running track resurfaced.

Olympic Park Stadium Grandstand

Melbourne Storm (NRL) and Melbourne Victory (A-League) both called Olympic Park home, before moving to AAMI Park. Athletics has sinced moved to Lakeside Stadium at Albert Park, which was redeveloped.

Football (Soccer) has been a big part of Olympic Park Stadium. As well as being the original home of the Melbourne Victory, the stadium hosted many internationals, domestic games including NSL Grand Finals and was home to a number of clubs including Carlton and the Melbourne Knights.

Olympic Park Stadium

When the Olympic Park precinct was originally constructed in 1956, it also consisted of a Velodrome and a second sports ground. Later, a second stadium 'Olympic Park No.2' was constructed. The venue played host to greyhound racing and soccer before it was demolished in the late 1990's to make way for the CityLink road tunnels.

Location: Melbourne, Victoria MAP Address:
Capacity: 18,500 Seats: 11,086 (60% of capacity)
Record Crowd: 3/7/1991 - RL Test Match: AUS v NZ: 26,900 Highest Crowd since 1/1/2003: 18,206 - 16/10/05: A-League: Melbourne Victory v Sydney
Lights: Yes Arena Roof: No
Video Screen: Yes Arena Dimensions:
Built: 1956 Redeveloped: 1998
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Sports Played: Football
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Rugby Union
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Last Event: 17/04/11: Australian Athletics Championships Next Event:
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