|Olympic Park Stadium|
|Olympic Park, The Graveyard|
|Location||Olympic Bvd, Melbourne, Victoria|
|Owner||Melbourne Olympic Parks Trust|
|Operator||Melbourne Olympic Parks Trust|
|Tenants||Melbourne Storm (NRL) (1998-2000, 2002-)|
Olympic Park Stadium is a multi-purpose outdoor stadium located in Olympic Boulevard in inner Melbourne. Melbourne ( is the second most populous city in Australia, with a Metropolitan area population of approximately 3 Olympic Park is a Sporting precinct located a few Kilometres from the Central business district of Melbourne, Australia. Olympic Park is a Sporting precinct located a few Kilometres from the Central business district of Melbourne, Australia. The Melbourne Storm is a professional Rugby league football club based in the city of Melbourne, Australia Year 1998 ( MCMXCVIII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar) 2000 ( MM) was a Leap year that started on Saturday of the Common Era, in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. See also 2002 (disambiguation Year 2002 ( MMII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. A modern stadium (plural stadiums or stadia in English is a place or venue for (mostly outdoor Sports Concerts or other events consisting Melbourne ( is the second most populous city in Australia, with a Metropolitan area population of approximately 3 The stadium was built as an athletics training venue for the 1956 Olympics. The 1956 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XVI Olympiad, were an International Multi-sport event which was held in Melbourne 
The stadium currently plays host to Rugby League team Melbourne Storm and to athletics. The Melbourne Storm is a professional Rugby league football club based in the city of Melbourne, Australia
On 4 March 2008, it was reported that Australian Rules Football club president, Eddie McGuire was attempting to take-over the stadium and utilise the facilities as a training ground for his Collingwood team. Australian (rules football, or simply known as football, footy or Aussie rules, is a Team sport played between two teams of 18 players Edward Joseph "Eddie" McGuire AM (born 29 October 1964 in Melbourne, Victoria) is an Australian television presenter and businessman Collingwood Football Club, officially nicknamed The Magpies is an Australian rules football club which plays in the Australian Football League.
The stadium is one of the largest in Victoria primarily suited to rectangular configuration, making it ideal for hosting rugby league, rugby union, football (soccer) and gridiron. History See also History of rugby league The grass roots of rugby league can be traced to early football history, through the playing of ball games Overview See also Playing rugby union A rugby union match lasts for 80 minutes (plus stoppage time with a short Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a Team sport played between two teams of eleven players and is widely considered GRIDIRON is the former name of a database load balancer from Xkoto that works with IBM 's DB2. The larger Telstra Dome and Melbourne Cricket Ground also support rectangular configuration, but with less ideal viewing conditions. Docklands Stadium, known as Telstra Dome, and originally as Victoria Stadium and Colonial Stadium, is a multi purpose sports and entertainment A larger 31,000 seat Melbourne Rectangular Stadium is under construction adjacent to Olympic Park Stadium and is due for completion in 2009. The Melbourne Rectangular Stadium is a planned outdoor sports stadium to be located on Olympic Boulevard in inner Melbourne, Australia.
The stadium has lighting suited for night matches. The stadium has a top class athletics track that was refurbished in 1997, with the stadium last being redeveloped in 1998. Year 1997 ( MCMXCVII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1997 Gregorian calendar
The stadium is currently host to (NRL) and athletics meetings conducted by Athletics Victoria. It served as the home of Melbourne Victory (A-League) home games for two seasons (2005-2007). Melbourne Victory Football Club is a football (soccer team in the Australian A-League based in Melbourne, Victoria. The A-League is the premier Australasian domestic Association football competition
Olympic Park has a capacity of 18,500 spectators with 11,000 seats. 
Australian athletes have competed on the track for over fifty years and the venue has hosted twelve National Championships. The Australian Championships in Athletics or Australian Open Track and Field Championships are held annually to determine Australia's champion athletes in a range of Track
Thirteen world records in athletics have been established at the track with Pole vaulter Emma George setting four between 1995 and 1998. Pole vaulting is an athletic field event in which a person uses a long flexible pole (which today is usually made either of Fiberglass or Carbon fiber) Emma George (born November 1, 1974 in Beechworth[http //wwwbeechworth
Australian middle distance star John Landy featured in a memorable race at the 1956 National Championships, where he stopped during the Mile championship to assist the fallen junior champion, Ron Clarke. Middle distance track events are track races longer than sprints up to (and arguably including 3000 Metres. John Michael Landy AC, CVO, MBE (born April 12 1930 is a former track athlete and was the 26th Governor of Victoria Ronald (Ron William Clarke (born February 21, 1937 in Victoria) is a former Australian athlete mayor and writer and one of the the best Landy's actions, in front of a 22,000 strong crowd have been described as 'the finest sporting moment in the history of sport'. Landy went on to win the event with many commentators believing that the stop had cost him the world record.
A photograph of the fall was named the 'Best Australian Sporting Photo of the Twentieth Century' while Landy's conduct was named by the Sport Australia Hall of Fame as the nation's finest sporting moment of the 20th Century. The twentieth century of the Common Era began on
The track is host to the most significant athletics meeting in Australia each year, the IAAF World Athletics Series, Melbourne, meet . This event was previously known as the Telstra A-Series meet. The Athletics Grand Prix series is an Australian national athletics competition held annually
In the past the stadium has held FIFA World Cup qualification matches, NSL Grand Finals also it was the home ground for Melbourne Knights. FIFA World Cup qualification is the process a national Football (soccer team goes through to qualify for the FIFA World Cup Finals, or more commonly This page is on the former Australian soccer league For the former Canadian league see Canadian National Soccer League. The Melbourne Knights Football Club is a Football (soccer club representing Melbourne in the Victorian Premier League (VPL and is a two-time championship It is the first and only stadium in Australia to be recognised officially by FIFA. For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Australia topics. The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (French for International Federation of Association Football) Melbourne Victory FC moved out of the stadium as of 2007, where they have moved to the much larger, 56 000 capacity Telstra Dome. Melbourne Victory Football Club is a football (soccer team in the Australian A-League based in Melbourne, Victoria. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. Docklands Stadium, known as Telstra Dome, and originally as Victoria Stadium and Colonial Stadium, is a multi purpose sports and entertainment This move is due to the very large crowds the club have been getting at home due to the onfield success of the club.
From the 2009-10 season of the A-League onwards, the Victory will move half of their home games to a purpose-built stadium situated at Olympic Park. Olympic Park is a Sporting precinct located a few Kilometres from the Central business district of Melbourne, Australia. There was some controversy as to whether the team would actually move there or not due to the stadium still being too small to accommodate the Victory's average crowd, however the construction would have gone ahead regardless of whether they decided to join as a tenant or not. 
The stadium has hosted several rugby league international matches and is currently home to the Melbourne Storm. The Melbourne Storm is a professional Rugby league football club based in the city of Melbourne, Australia The South Sydney Rabbitohs, also known as Souths, The Bunnies, SSFC or The Rabbits, are an Australian professional Rugby league History See also History of rugby league The grass roots of rugby league can be traced to early football history, through the playing of ball games The Melbourne Storm is a professional Rugby league football club based in the city of Melbourne, Australia The Melbourne Storm's nickname for the stadium is "The Graveyard", due to their excellent record at this stadium. Melbourne Storm will also follow in 2010 and both will move into the new stadium. The Melbourne Storm is a professional Rugby league football club based in the city of Melbourne, Australia For the film see 2010 The Year We Make Contact. For the book see 2010 Odyssey Two.  , as the stadium is poorly suited for rugby league as the dimensions of the pitch is too small.
The stadium has hosted several rugby union international matches and was home to the now defunct Melbourne Rebels in 2007. Overview See also Playing rugby union A rugby union match lasts for 80 minutes (plus stoppage time with a short The Melbourne Rebels were an Australian Rugby union football club that played in the now defunct Australian Rugby Championship.
The stadium has also hosted Gridiron Victoria "Vic Bowl"s between 1985-1993. Gridiron Australia is the governing body of American football played in Australia.