Melbourne Rectangular Stadium is an outdoor sports stadium, located in Melbourne, Australia, on the Olympic Boulevard at Edwin Flick Field. It is also called as AAMI Park due to sponsorship reasons. The seating capacity of the stadium is 29,500.
The most important tenants of the stadium are Melbourne Rebels (Super Rugby), Melbourne Storm (NRL), and the A-League team Melbourne Victory and Melbourne Heart.
AAMI Park is the first big rectangular stadium designed for Melbourne. At the time of its design, the largest stadiums were in use - the MCG, Docklands Stadium, and Princes Park, all of which were oval-shaped and perfect for Australian football or cricket.
The city’s largest rectangular stadium, Olympic Park, is a remodeled track and field stadium with simple facilities.
After being called the Melbourne Rectangular Stadium during its construction, the venue was officially named AAMI Park on March 16, 2010, and was signed an eight-year sponsorship agreement with an insurance company.
The stadium was one of the five venues AFC Asian Cup 2015 and hosted the first match and six other games, such as quarterfinals. It also hosted the international matches in 2010 and 2014 of the Rugby League Four Nations; it was used for the Rugby League World Cup in 2017 and will be hosting the FIFA Women’s World’s Cup in 2023.