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Melbourne Sporting Venues

 

Melbourne is home to over 29 stadiums with a capacity of over 10,000 people. Some venues, such as the Albert Park Formula 1 track and Calder Raceway have large capacities but only temporary structures, whilst there are many large suburban horse racing tracks and Australian rules ovals. While many large suburban Australian rules venues, such as Waverley Park have been retired as blockbuster games have been moved to the bigger venues, some AFL clubs continue to use them as training and administration bases or used as multi-purpose venues.

The city also has large State Cycling, Hockey, Baseball/Softball and Netball centres and an Ice centre (Australian Olympic Winter Institute) is being constructed in Melbourne Docklands. A new AUD$100 million, 20,000-seat multi-purpose rectangular stadium is currently under construction in Melbourne Park.

The biggest and most important of Melbourne's stadiums are shown in the table below:

Venue Capacity Main Sports
Flemington Racecourse 130,000 Horse racing
Melbourne Cricket Ground 100,000

Cricket, Australian rules football

Telstra Dome 56,347 Australian rules football, Rugby union
Caulfield Racecourse 50,000 Horse racing
Princes Park 35,000 Australian rules football
Victoria Park 27,000 Australian rules football
Moorabbin Oval 27,000 Australian rules football
Western Oval 25,000 Australian rules football
Olympic Park 18,500 Soccer, Rugby league
Rod Laver Arena 14,820 Tennis
Vodafone Arena 10,500 Tennis, Cycling, Gymnastics, and Basketball
Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre 4,000 (9,000 for the Commonwealth Games) Swimming
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