- January 30, 2023
- Posted by: SportsV
- Categories: Featured Articles, Features, Home News, Industry News, News, Press Releases
Change is afoot at AAMI Park, with upgrade works underway ahead of the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™.
The venue will host six matches during this year’s tournament, including a group-stage fixture featuring the Matildas.
Funded by the Victorian Government, the upgrades are set to deliver exciting benefits to players and fans, and include:
- Two new, curved videoboards – significantly larger than their predecessors and the first of their kind in Australia.
- Introduction of state-of-the-art LED sports light technology in light towers and under the roof canopy.
- Replacement of static advertising and wayfinding boards with LED technology.
- Improvements to player facilities, and reconfiguration and upgrades to broadcast and corporate hospitality areas.
Works have commenced, with the southwest videoboard currently decommissioned. Once the new video board is installed in this location, the northeast video board will be decommissioned and replaced.
350+ high-level professionals from across the global sports & entertainment landscape were in attendance at ALSD International 2022 to tackle optimising revenue through New Builds, Renovations & Service Expansions. Check out the wrap video here.
AAMI Park is one of Australia’s premier rectangular venues, notably acclaimed for hosting Melbourne’s most celebrated sport and entertainment events.
The Stadium is home to a range of professional sporting teams, including Melbourne Victory & City (Football), Melbourne Storm (Rugby League) and Melbourne Rebels (Rugby Union).
It also gives concertgoers a truly intimate experience, having hosted iconic acts such as the Foo Fighters, Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift, Bruce Springsteen, Queen and Adam Lambert and Elton John.
AAMI Park is capable of hosting world-class sporting events and live productions, with unmatched facilities and expert support from the venue’s operations team, while boasting award-winning sports-turf for all an array of sporting codes.
The venue features a cutting-edge bio-frame design, with a geodesic dome roof that substantially covers the seating area, with guests enjoying completely unobstructed views, free from pillars, walls or other support structures, with an unparalleled atmosphere to match.
Located on the exterior of the roof is a LED lighting system that enables the Stadium to display numerous patterns and colours.
The precinct is home to six of Melbourne’s premier venues; Rod Laver Arena, Margaret Court Arena, John Cain Arena, AAMI Park, Kia Arena and CENTREPIECE at Melbourne Park.
The unrivalled location is situated between Melbourne’s CBD and Botanic Gardens, bound by the Yarra River. Comprising around 40 hectares, as the name suggests, it joins together the exceptionally unique premises of Melbourne Park and Olympic Park.
Source & imagery, courtesy: AAMI Park