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Melbourne Major Sports Venues List

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Melbourne has a number of sporting venues, small and large. Some of the venues are also used for other types of entertainment.


Flemington Racecourse, home of the 3200 metre Melbourne Cup -- the race that stops a nation on the first Tuesday of November.
Public transport by special trains from Flinders Street Station directly to the course on race days or Tram 57 from Elizabeth St.

Moonee Valley Racecourse, used for Harness Racing.
Public transport by tram 59 from Elizabeth Street

Caulfield Racecourse, including a fully enclosed, glass-fronted grandstand
Take Frankston, Pakenham or Cranbourne line trains and alight at Caulfield Station or Tram 3 from Swanston Street.

Sandown Racecourse, the newest metropolitan racecourse.
Catch Pakenham or Cranbourne line trains and alight at Sandown Park station

Etihad Stadium Docklands (c) Ali Kayn 2009; 120x83
Etihad Stadium Docklands

Etihad Stadium is used for sport and as an entertainment venue. Located in the redeveloped Melbourne Docklands, it lies between Spencer Street and Melbourne's central district and the river.

For contact and access details see Etihad Stadium Docklands web site

740 Bourke Street, Docklands
By car along the via the Bourke Street Extension. Walk from Southern Cross Railway Station using the elevated footbridge. Trams run to Etihad Stadium from La Trobe Street and Harbour Esplanade. Trams also stop in the CBD on Spencer Street, Bourke Street and Collins Street and all are a short walk to Etihad Stadium.

MCG at Yarra Park
Football and Cricket Ground

Melbourne Cricket Grounds is a sporting and entertainment venue, also housing the Australian gallery of Sport, the MCC Cricket Museum, Olympic Museum, Aussie Rules Exhibition. Hurstbridge/Epping Line trains to Jolimont station or Belgrave, Lilydale, Glen Waverley, Alamein, Pakenham, Cranbourne, Frankston or Sandringham Line trains to Richmond Station; or any tram from Flinders Street or Batman Avenue except City Circle.

Kardinia Park V/Line services from Spencer Street Station to South Geelong Station.

E. J. Whitten Oval Catch St Albans Line train to West Footscray Station.

AFL Park take privately operated bus from glen Waverley, Clayton or Nunawading Stations.

Optus Oval Tram route 19 from Elizabeth Street
Olympic Park Stadium
Victoria Park Catch Epping or Hurstbridge Line trains to Victoria park Station

Olympic Park

Melbourne Park, 1 Batman Avenue, Melbourne.
Tram 70 from Flinders Street, or train to Jolimont Station and cross Yarra Park and footbridge, or train to Richmond Station and walk or tram towards the city along Swan St.

Other Sporting Venues

Lexus Centre, MelbourneLexus Centre
Originally the indoor swimming pool venue for the 1956 Olympic Games, used for National Basketball League games. Now Lexus Centre, base for Collingwood Football Club and the Victorian Institute of Sport. (see also Melbourne Park and Olympic Park).
Tram 70 from Flinders Street and walk across footbridge from Vodafone or Rod Laver Arena stops.

RLA, Melbourne Park
Melbourne Park (National Tennis Centre)

Melbourne Park
National Tennis Centre (renamed to Rod Laver Arena [RLA] after a tennis player who no longer lives in Australia), Hisense Arena (previously Vodafone Arena [VA]), Old Scotch Oval (renamed to The Oval - sigh), Old Xaverians Oval. Renamed from Flinders Park by Jeff Kennett ('nother sigh).

Melbourne Park, 1 Batman Avenue, Melbourne.
Tram 70 from Flinders Street, or train to Jolimont Station and cross Yarra Park and footbridge, or train to Richmond Station and walk or tram towards the city along Swan St.

Melbourne Sports and Entertainment Centre (The Glasshouse) see Lexus Centre

Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre (Albert Park)
Indoor swimming and leisure centre including basketball courts, wave pool, table tennis and more.
Trams 112 along Clarendon Street, or 96 light rail.

City Baths
Historic sporting venue with two swimming pools, overlooked by a gallery, and gymnasium.
Any tram in Swanston Street heading away from the river.

Olympic Park
As the name suggests, open air stadium built for the 1956 Olympic games, used for athletic events and football.
Tram 70 from Flinders Street, alight at Rod Laver or Vodafone stops and walk across the footbridge towards the river.

Kooyong Tennis Centre
Glen Waverley Line trains to Kooyong Station.

Albert Park Grand Prix race held annually.
tram 96 from Bourke Street, tram 12 from Collins Street and trams from Swanston Street and St Kilda Road except trams 1 or 22.