AAMI Park

Overview

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AAMI Park is Melbourne's first purpose built rectangular pitch stadium, with a world class playing surface. The facility accommodates rugby league, rugby union and soccer.

Nestled between the Yarra River and the Melbourne Cricket Ground, the iconic $267.5 million AAMI Park, has capacity for over 30,000 patrons and features a cutting edge ‘bio-frame’ roof design that provides extensive seat coverage and excellent spectator sight lines.

The stadium is home to the elite Melbourne Victory and Melbourne Heart soccer teams, the Melbourne Storm rugby league team, and the Melbourne Rebels Super 15 rugby union team. It also provides an outstanding training, sports medicine and administration complex.

AAMI Park also includes elite training facilities and office accommodation for Melbourne Storm, Melbourne Victory, the Melbourne Football Club, the Victorian Rugby Union, the Victorian Olympic Council, the Olympic Park Sport Medicine Centre, and Tennis Victoria.

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Facilities

  • A 136 metre x 82 metre rectangular pitch for rugby league, rugby union and soccer
  • A sports campus including an elite training centre, gymnasium, lap pool, and office space for tenant sporting organisations
  • Twenty-four corporate boxes (seating up to 18 people each) with external seating
  • A dining room with capacity for 1,100 patrons
  • Merchandising facilities, food and beverage outlets and 14 bars
  • A public café/bar and merchandise outlet on Olympic Boulevard

Major Projects Victoria was appointed to deliver the project. The stadium was designed by Cox Architects with engineering assistance from Arup and Norman Disney and Young. Grocon Constructors was awarded the contract to build the stadium. Work began in late 2007 and the stadium opened in May 2010.

Awards

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  • Design and Collaboration Award, Lightweight Structures Association of Australasia, 2011
  • Construction and engineering project over $100 million (AAMI Park), Australian Institute of Project Management (Major Projects Victoria), 2011
  • Master Builder of the Year Award (Grocon), Master Builders Association of Victoria’s Excellence in Construction Awards, 2011
  • Commercial Buildings Over $80 million, Master Builders Association of Victoria’s Excellence in Construction Awards, 2011
  • The Victorian Architecture Medal, Victorian Architecture Awards, 2011
  • The William Wardell Award for Public Architecture, Victorian Architecture Awards, 2011
  • Melbourne Prize, Victorian Architecture Awards, 2011
  • Colourbond Award for Steel Architecture – Winner, Victorian Architecture Awards, 2011
  • Sports or Leisure Structures, Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE), 2010
  • World’s Top Ten Stadiums, Stadia Magazine, 2010
  • Product Design – Lighting, Melbourne Design Awards, 2010
  • Best Building Site, Wallpaper Design Awards, 2010
  • Architectural Steel Design Award, ASI National Steel Design Awards, 2010
  • Architectural Steel Design Award – Large Project, ASI Steel Design Awards Vic & Tas, 2010
  • Structural Engineering Steel Design Award, ASI National Steel Design Awards, 2010
  • Structural Engineering Steel Design Award, ASI Steel Design Awards Vic & Tas, 2010
  • President’s Award for Outstanding Development, Australian Property Institute
  • Excellence in Property Awards, 2009
  • Innovation in Commercial or Residential Building, Bentley Systems BE Awards of Excellence, 2008