AAMI Park looks set to finish on schedule after officials announced the pitch has been laid and over half of the stadium’s seats have been installed.

The $267.5 million rectangular stadium will have a 31,500 capacity and feature a cutting edge 'bio-frame' roof design providing extensive seat coverage and excellent spectator sight lines.

The impressive venue already boasts fully operational video boarding and is currently testing the new IT and ticketing systems.

Australian Sport and Recreation Minister James Merlino said: “Very soon, Melbourne will finally have its very own, purpose-built stadium to host these three great sporting codes.

“Each of these sports is experiencing growing interest and popularity and the new stadium will be a world-class stage for further success for soccer, union and league.”

AAMI Park will be home to Melbourne Storm and Melbourne Victory this year and will also host Melbourne Rebels in 2011.

The Brumby Government is confident the stadium will be finished before a rugby league Test between Australia and New Zealand on May 7.


Posted on 10/04/2010