Once a swampy backwater, Docklands is currently home to one of the most advanced sports and music stadiums in the world, Marvel Stadium (formerly Colonial Stadium, formerly Telstra Dome, formerly Etihad Stadium).
Yes, the name has changed a bit over the years (its current iteration a result of a temporary deal made with the Walt Disney Company) but this doesn't make the stadium any less impressive.
Every year the venue hosts upward of 50 AFL home and away matches, six A-League soccer matches, a Bledisloe Cup rugby union test match (Australia v New Zealand) and a handful of National Rugby League games too, not to mention musical acts like AC/DC, Neil Diamond, U2, Barbra Streisand and Taylor Swift.
With 15 corporate rooms and 2500 undercover car spaces and capacity for 70,000 people, this arena is positively space-age, with a retractable roof to foil Melbourne's notoriously fickle weather, Stadium Grow Lights simulating sunlight and generating warmth and sustainability program that, by mid-2010, had harvested 17.8 million litres of rainfall.
|Venue name:||Marvel Stadium|
740 Bourke St
|Transport:||Nearby stations: Southern Cross|
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Boomerangs vs USA Basketball
The USA Basketball Men’s National Team will be headed Down Under for two electric games against Australia’s Boomers. Hitting Etihad Stadium on Thursday August 22 and Saturday August 24 2019, these two games will occur just before the 2019 FIBA World Cup...Thursday August 22 2019 - Saturday August 24 2019