Colonial Stadium

Colonial Stadium

Photo courtesy Ben Davies, thanks Ben

  The Facility  
Date Built February 2000
Capacity 54,000
Surface Grass
Cost of Construction A$425 million
Naming Rights A$50 million
  Other Facts  
Melbourne, Australia
Phone Number  
Tenants Various
Population 5,000,000

Ben Davies wrote: A very innovative new stadium is presently being built by the AFL in Melbourne on the site of disused docks and railyards about 100 yards from the CBD. The new Docklands Stadium (now called Colonial Stadium) has many innovative features such as movable seating to reconfigure the arena for Aussie Rules, soccer and concerts, a fully retractable roof, a design which provides for total shelter for 95% of its 55,000 capacity even with the roof fully open and all the latest gimmicks such as video replays and electronic ' room service' ordering in its most expensive seats. Info on the stadium, to open in Feb 2000 is available at

On November 13, 1999 Adam Soffer wrote: The docklands stadium - known as Colonial Stadium - isn't due to open for another few months. I went on a media tour of the stadium a couple of weeks ago and it is fantastic. A fully retractable roof and 54,000 capacity for Australia Football and 75,000 for concerts.

Ericsson Stadium
Photo courtesy Ben Davies, thanks Ben
Ericsson Stadium
Photo courtesy Ben Davies, thanks Ben


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