AAMI Park is Melbourne’s premier rectangular sports and entertainment venue. The 30,000-seat state-of-the-art stadium is a long-overdue addition to the sporting landscape in Melbourne, with mid-range sporting events previously held next door at the now-demolished Olympic Park.
The stadium is ideal for all rectangular sports and is the home ground of Melbourne Storm NRL Club, Melbourne Victory Soccer team and the Melbourne Rebels Super Rugby franchise. AAMI Park officially opened its doors on 7th May 2010, hosting the Rugby League ANZAC Test Match between Australia and New Zealand. The game attracted a near sell-out crowd of 29,442.
Built at a cost of $267.5 million, AAMI Stadium features a distinctive cutting-edge Bioframe design with a geodesic dome roof which substantially covers the seating area. The design enables spectators to enjoy unobstructed views, free from pillars, walls or other support structures. This design required 50 per cent less steel than a typical stadium roof of the same size. Located on the exterior of the roof is a LED lighting system that enables the stadium to display numerous patterns and colours.