||Melbourne Rectangular Stadium
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Stadium builders shortlisted (PDF, 26 KB, 1 p.) - from Major Projects Update October 2006
Soccer and rugby's super new stadium (PDF, 106 KB, 1 p.) - from Building One Victoria magazine issue 4
Melbourne's next world-class stadium will be expanded to accommodate more than 31,000 fans. This comes after an agreement was reached with Melbourne Victory and the Football Federation of Victoria in May this year.
An average of seven soccer games, including Melbourne Victory A League games and other international and national soccer matches, will be played every year at the new stadium. Another five games per year will be played at the Telstra Dome, taking advantage of its capacity to hold crowds of more than 50,000.
Work will start on the $268 million stadium later this year which is expected to be completed by the end of 2009.
The stadium will host soccer, rugby league and rugby union matches. For more information, read the media release.
The new stadium will have a cutting-edge Bioframe design with a geodesic dome roof which will substantially cover the seating area. This design will use 50 per cent less steel than a typical stadium roof of the same size.
Once completed, the stadium will provide the missing link in Melbourne’s sporting infrastructure for a medium size, purpose-built rectangular pitched stadium.
To be built on Edwin Flack field, the stadium will rival the word’s best in becoming a world-class event and sports administration complex.
It will also feature a sports campus, including an elite training centre and office accommodation which will rival the world’s best.
The final costs and completion timetable will be confirmed after the building contract is completed and arrangements with tenants, sponsors and suppliers have been negotiated.
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