Rebels Super Rugby stadium
Melbourne Rebels Super Rugby stadium
Built – 2010
Capacity – 30150
The Melbourne Rectangular Stadium (commercially known as AAMI Park) is an outdoor sports stadium on the site of Edwin Flack Field on Olympic Boulevard in the Sports and Entertainment Precinct, in inner Melbourne, Australia.
The stadium’s major tenants are the Melbourne Storm (NRL), Melbourne Rebels (Super Rugby) and A-League teams Melbourne Victory and Melbourne Heart.
AAMI Park became Melbourne’s first large purpose built rectangular stadium. At the time of its conception the largest stadiums in use – the MCG, Docklands Stadium and Princes Park which were all of oval configuration and best suited to Australian rules football or cricket.
The largest rectangular stadium in the city, Olympic Park, was a repurposed track and field venue with poor facilities.
After being referred to as Melbourne Rectangular Stadium during its construction, the ground was officially named AAMI Park on 16 March 2010, in an eight year sponsorship deal with the insurance firm.
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