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Melbourne Rectangular Stadium

Latest news:
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.

Exterior view of the stadium, Artist's impression

Aerial view of the stadium, Artist's impression

Inside the new stadium, Artist's impression

View of the stadium from Swan Street, Artist's impression
  • 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

    Media releases:
    23 May 2007Bigger stadium to boost Melbourne's sporting reputation
    4 March 2007Stadium for all seasons gets seating upgrade
    18 August 2006Builders shortlisted for new soccer and rugby stadium
    5 June 2006Builders called for new soccer and rugby stadium
    6 April 2006Premier unveils spectacular design for new stadium
    30 April 2005Vision for Olympic Park includes new rectangular stadium

    Contact details:
    Email: Rectangular stadium

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