Telstra Dome

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The Telstra Dome by day

Telstra Dome is a stadium in the developing Docklands precinct of Melbourne, Australia, that caters for both sporting and entertainment events. Opened on 9 March, 2000, as Colonial Stadium, its name was changed on 22 July, 2002 when the Telstra telecommunications carrier acquired the naming rights.

The stadium features both movable seating and a retractable roof. It can seat from 12,000 to 74,000 people depending on the type of event. The fixed seating number for Australian Football League matches is 53,399. The playing surface area is 19,053 square metres (170m x 140m), making this the largest indoor stadium in the world (by playing surface area). While the playing surface is one of the largest in the world, the quality of the turf is one of the poorest.

The stadium was developed as a replacement for Waverley Park. The Seven Network is an important shareholder in the ground, and has it's Melbourne offices located at the ground (visible to the right of the picture, near the large red wall with the station's white '7' logo on it).

Events hosted at Telstra Dome

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