Docklands Stadium is the premier multi-purpose sports arena in Victoria, and is now referred to as Marvel Stadium because of a commercial naming rights deal. It’s located at Harbour Esplanade, in Marvel, Melbourne, Australia. It’s currently owned by the Australian Football League, and it’s operated by Melbourne Stadiums Limited.
The stadium is serviced by a robust public transportation network, so it’s easily accessible from anywhere in the city, either by bus or by train. It is linked to the Southern Cross Railway Station, and sports fans only have to cross a footbridge to get from the station to the stadium.
The stadium was constructed in the period between 1997 and 2000. Originally, it was supposed to bear the name Victoria Stadium, but when it was officially opened in 2000, it was named Colonial Stadium. The name was later changed to Telstra Dome, and then to Etihad Stadium, until recently, when it acquired its current name. Dockland Stadium is now also known as Marvel Stadium, thanks to its current sponsorship deal with Marvel Worldwide Inc. (the parent company of Marvel Comics).
Marvel Stadium was constructed to serve as a modernized replacement for the Waverly Park Stadium. It has lots of state-of-the-art features that make it one of the best stadiums in Australia. First, it has a retractable roof, which was designed to open and close 38 metres above the surface of the field. The roof takes less than 10 minutes to open or close all the way, so ongoing matches aren’t significantly affected by changing weather conditions. This is the only stadium in the southern hemisphere that has a fully retractable roof.
Inside the stadium, there are two massive internal replay screens, and there is also a supersized external screen for those who are unable to get into the stadium when it’s overcrowded. There are also 13 different function rooms at the stadium and over 60 corporate boxes. For sports fans who prefer to watch the matches on screen, there are 1000 video seats. The stadium has an oval-shaped playing area, which is covered with turf. The stadium also offers memberships to the Medallion Club, a premium club that comes with lots of perks, including VIP access around the stadium.
The stadium also has movable seating areas, so it can easily be modified for different kinds of sporting events. The sitting capacity of the stadium varies depending on the kind of event it’s hosting at the moment, and depending on the layout that’s selected. It can accommodate as many as 74,000 people, or as few as 12,000 people, depending on how the seats are laid out. For example, when the stadium is set up for Australian Football League matches, it often has a capacity of a little over 53,000.
There is plenty of parking available at Marvel Stadium. The underground parking area has 500 car spaces, and there are also many businesses nearby that offer parking services for a fee.
Marvel stadium has several home teams. It’s the official home ground of 5 AFL teams; Essendon, Carlton, St. Kilda, Western Bulldogs, and North Melbourne. Apart from those 5, most other Victorian teams have played high-stakes home games at the stadium. Other than football, the stadium is also used for international cricket, and for various rugby tournaments.
Marvel Stadium is often used as a venue for some of the biggest music concerts in Australia. Over the years, world-class performers, including Green Day, Bon Jovi, Ed Sheeran, Springsteen, and Ricky Martin have held concerts at the stadium. With more than 700 lights of 2000 watts each, the stadium is always spectacularly lit at night, so concerts and matches can go on at any time.
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