The striking 'bubble-dome' design of Melbourne's newest outdoor sports stadium is the just the beginning of why AAMI Park is so popular.
As the city's only rectangular stadium, AAMI Park opened in May 2010 at a cost of $267.5 million, completing Melbourne's world class array of sporting venues by offering a dedicated rectangular pitch stadium for soccer and rugby.
With soccer's rise in popularity in Australia, both of the city's teams - Melbourne Victory and Melbourne Heart - now have a stadium to call their own for weekly matches from August to February. AAMI Park is also the home ground for Melbourne Storm during the rugby season from March to September plays host to international matches and also stages concerts with its capacity for 30,050.
“Clever architecture saw the stadium win the award for the most iconic and culturally significant stadium”
The stadium's clever geodesic bio-frame roof allows for uninterrupted sightlines, creating a unique atmosphere.
The thousands of LED lights that glow in programmable patterns and images on the outside also make this venue a sight to behold, and it has become a proud part of Melbourne's evolving city skyline. Clever architecture saw the stadium win the award for the most iconic and culturally significant stadium at the 2012 World Stadium Awards.
Due to the stadium's location just 1km east of the CBD within the Melbourne and Olympic Parks sport and entertainment precinct, public transport is easily accessible from accommodation near AAMI Park.