AAMI Park (or the Melbourne Rectangular Stadium) opened in 2010 as Melbourne’s primary and first purpose-built rectangular stadium – meaning it was designed to host Football (Soccer) and Rugby. The city’s previous primary venue for these sports, the Olympic Park Stadium had become unsuitable and had a limited capacity of 18,000.
The new venue with a capacity of 30,000 opened on the 7th May 2010, hosting rugby league’s 2010 ANZAC Test in which Australia defeated New Zealand 12-8. The first football match was played 3 months later, as Melbourne Heart (now Melbourne City) lost 1-0 to the Central Coast Mariners in an A-League fixture. The first rugby match was the newly formed Melbourne Rebels’ first ever Super Rugby match as they lost 43-0 to the Waratahs.
The stadium is now the home venue of four teams – the Melbourne Storm rugby league side who play in the NRL, the Melbourne Rebels rugby union side in the play in Super Rugby and the football/soccer teams Melbourne City and Melbourne Victory who both play in the A-League.
Major events hosted at the ground include 7 matches (including the opening game and a quarter-final) of the 2015 AFC Asian Cup and 2 matches at the 2017 Rugby League World Cup.
Tenants: Melbourne Storm (NRL), Melbourne Rebels (Super Rugby), Melbourne City FC (A-League) & Melbourne Victory FC (A-League)
Address: Olympic Blvd, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
Tickets at AAMI Park
Melbourne Storm Tickets
Tickets for the Storm can be purchased through the official NRL website here.
Melbourne Rebels Tickets
Ticket information for the Rebels is available through their official website here.
Melbourne City FC Tickets
Ticket information for upcoming Melbourne City matches is available through their official website here.
Melbourne Victory FC Tickets
Ticket information for upcoming Melbourne Victory matches is available through their official website here.
Location & Travel to AAMI Park
AAMI Park is located within the Melbourne Sports and Entertainment Precinct, around 3 kilometres east of Melbourne CBD.
Air: Tullamarine Airport is the second busiest in Australia and serves many domestic and international destinations. There is a SkyBus that operates from the airport for access to the city.
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Parking: Parking is available at the Eastern Plaza Car Park, directly opposite the stadium. Parking must be pre-booked online here.
Tram: Travelling by tram is free on event days for those with tickets, with route 70 operating from the CBD to Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne Arena and AAMI Park tram stops. Tram 48 and 75 stop adjacent to the MCG.
Train: There are several train stations within walking distance of the stadium, including Richmond, Flinders Street and Jolimont stations.
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Further Information & Events
Melbourne Storm Official Website
Melbourne Rebels Official Website
Melbourne City FC Official Website
Melbourne Victory FC Official Website
Last Updated on June 23, 2021 by Sports Tourist