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Marvel Stadium

Sport and fitness Docklands
Etihad Stadium at Docklands
Photograph: Emily Godfrey

Time Out says

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.



Address: 740 Bourke St
Transport: Nearby stations: Southern Cross
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