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The Melbourne Sports and Entertainment Precinct is a series of sports venues and stadia, located in Melbourne, Victoria, in Australia. The precinct is situated around 3 kms east of the Melbourne city centre, between the suburbs of East Melbourne and Richmond, and close to the north-eastern bank of the Yarra River. It comprises two separate sites which are known as Melbourne & Olympic Parks, and also encompasses the large adjacent reserve known as Yarra Park - which surrounds the famous Melbourne Cricket Ground.[1]

It is considered to be Australia's "premier sports precinct",[2] and regularly hosts some of the biggest domestic and international sporting events; including the AFL Grand Final (Australian rules football), Australian Open (tennis) and Boxing Day Test (cricket). The venues have also previously hosted the 1956 Summer Olympics and 2006 Commonwealth Games.[1][2]


Sports venues and stadia

Yarra and Melbourne parks in the Melbourne Sports and Entertainment Precinct (Olympic Park is right of the image)



Other sports venues and stadia in Melbourne


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Coordinates: 37°49′00″S 144°59′00″E / 37.8166667°S 144.9833333°E / -37.8166667; 144.9833333


Olympic Park is a sporting precinct located a few kilometres from the central business district of Melbourne, Australia.

It was originally known as the Friendly Society's Gardens, for its use by Friendly Societies for athletic carnivals and social events. The Victorian State Government has announced that $120 million is to be spent redeveloping the ground.



Coordinates: 37°49′00″S 144°59′00″E / 37.816667°S 144.983333°E / -37.816667; 144.983333


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