AAMI Park News

6 Jun 2012

AAMI Park wins award in Doha

Cox Architecture is delighted to acknowledge the success of AAMI Park Stadium, Melbourne in receiving the "World's Most Iconic and Culturally Significant Stadium" Award at the Stadium World Congress 2012 in Doha.

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31 Aug 2010

AAMI Park lights up Melbourne skyline

Premier John Brumby today officially switched on the spectacular coloured LED lighting on the roof of AAMI Park, which he said would be a permanent feature of Melbourne's night skyline.

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8 May 2010

AAMI Park opens its doors

Melbourne's impressive new $267m rectangular stadium, AAMI Park, opened its doors on Friday as it played host to the Rugby League Test between Australia and New Zealand.

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19 Apr 2010

AAMI Park almost set for action

After four years of planning and construction, the final touches are being made to Melbourne's new rectangular stadium at Olympic Park.

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16 Mar 2010

MRS to be called AAMI Park

Melbourne's new $270 million "bubble" stadium will be christened AAMI Park in an eight-year naming rights deal with the insurance company.

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27 Dec 2009

Festival to christen Melbourne Rectangular Stadium

Melbourne is likely to enjoy a week-long festival of football to open the new rectangular stadium, with games of top-class rugby league and union, as well as a soccer showpiece, being planned to launch the striking 31,000-seat-capacity venue.

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23 Nov 2009

Anzac test to launch Melbourne's new rectangular stadium

The Anzac Test between the Kangaroos and New Zealand in May will kick off Melbourne's new rectangular stadium at Olympic Park on the 7th of May 2010.

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2 Aug 2009

Stadium of light

Melbourne's new state-of-the-art rectangular stadium will light up the city's skyline.

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11 May 2009

Melbourne's rectangular stadium new jewel in sports crown

Melbourne's state-of-the-art rectangular stadium could be expanded to seat up to 50,000 people if Australia lures the soccer World Cup.

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26 Dec 2008

Stadium race is on

The race is on for the right to host the first game at Melbourne's newest sports venue.

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9 Oct 2007

Melbourne Council stripped of sports precinct control

The Victorian Government will introduce laws stripping Melbourne City Council of any control over the Olympic Park sports precinct.

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23 May 2007

Bigger Stadium to boost Melbourne's sporting reputation

Melbourne's next world class stadium will be expanded to accommodate over 31,000 fans thanks to an agreement reached with Melbourne Victory and the Football Federation of Australia.

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5 Mar 2007

Bracks hopes 50,000-seat lure will net Victory

The foundations of Melbourne's new rectangular stadium will be designed to support a future expansion to at least 50,000 seats – a concession the Bracks Government hopes will clinch a deal with the Melbourne Victory Football Club.

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31 Jan 2007

Bracks firm on Melbourne stadium plan

Melbourne will get its new hi-tech soccer and rugby league stadium, regardless of whether Melbourne Victory signs up as a tenant.

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13 Jan 2007

Doubt over Melbourne's rectangular stadium

Planning for Melbourne's proposed new rectangular sports stadium is in disarray, with the State Government in a quandary over seating capacity, budget blow-outs and threats of compensation claims by rival venue Telstra Dome.

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17 Dec 2006

Melbourne needs bigger rectangular stadium

A new $190 million 20,000-seat soccer and rugby league stadium at Melbourne's Olympic Park is facing an overhaul before it is even built amid concerns that it is not big enough.

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6 Apr 2006

New $190m soccer, rugby stadium for Melbourne

A new $190 million soccer and rugby league stadium will be built in Melbourne's Olympic Park precinct by 2009. The new home for soccer club Melbourne Victory and rugby league team Melbourne Storm will seat 20,000 spectators and have the ability to increase capacity to 25,000 seats.

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30 Apr 2005

Melbourne's Super Stadium

Melbourne is to get a new $100 million sports stadium as part of a facelift of Olympic Park. AFL clubs Collingwood and Melbourne, National Rugby League team Melbourne Storm and fledgling A-League soccer club Melbourne Victory will all call the new stadium home.

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17 Oct 2004

Melbourne Super-14 venue a chance

The Victorian Government has thrown its weight behind Melbourne's bid for the fourth Australian team in an expanded Super 14 competition by exploring the viability of developing a "boutique" venue for rectangular-field football codes.

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