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AFL buys Etihad Stadium
7th October 2016
The Australian Football League has completed the purchase of Melbourne's Etihad Stadium and is expected to take over the ownership and management in November. Full Story >>
 
$300m Etihad Stadium revamp
20th June 2016
The AFL has submitted plans to the Victorian Government for a $300 million revamp of Melbourne's Etihad Stadium to revitalise the venue and surrounding area. Full Story >>
 
LED digital signage for MCG and Etihad
21st February 2015
The MCG and Etihad Stadium will be the first grounds in Australia to have full LED digital signage across two levels and they are expected to be in use for round one of the AFL season. Full Story >>
 
Telstra to upgrade technology at Etihad Stadium
18th September 2014
Fans at Etihad Stadium will be better connected from next year thanks to a five year, multimillion dollar technology partnership with Telstra. Full Story >>
 
Diamond experience at Etihad
7th May 2010
A new VIP corporate box at Etihad Stadium is being hailed as one of the world's most luxurious. Full Story >>
 
Etihad Stadium storm damage won't disrupt games, says AFL
6th March 2010
AFL and Etihad Stadium management are confident the storm damage which delayed Saturday night's NAB Cup semi-final won't disrupt football fixtures in coming weeks, despite acknowledging the clean-up... Full Story >>
 
Etihad Stadium better than MCG: Ian Collins
12th February 2010
Ten years after the birth of the once-maligned Etihad Stadium, Ian Collins has declared it a better place to watch footy than the MCG. Full Story >>
 
AFL blocks Ian Collins World Cup soccer bid for Etihad Stadium
10th February 2010
The AFL has scored again with Etihad Stadium chief Ian Collins all but closing the door on World Cup soccer being staged at the Docklands venue. Full Story >>
 
Etihad Stadium open to World Cup games
10th December 2009
Etihad Stadium boss Ian Collins is keeping an open mind about his venue possibly hosting soccer World Cup matches. Full Story >>
 
Etihad Stadium strikes new deal with AFL
23rd September 2009
The AFL's Melbourne-based clubs will each reap more than $1 million extra per season from venue deals after a breakthrough between the league and Etihad Stadium. Full Story >>
 
AFL refuses to acknowledge Etihad Stadium
1st March 2009
Melbourne's Docklands Stadium has official been renamed Etihad Stadium as of March, however the AFL is refusing to call the stadium by its new moniker, due to ongoing disputes with pourage rights, sponsorship and club stadium deals. Full Story >>
 
Legal battle looms between AFL and Dome
6th December 2008
The AFL is headed for a legal stoush with management of the Docklands stadium over naming rights at the venue. Full Story >>
 
Telstra Dome becomes Etihad Stadium
23rd October 2008
Melbourne Stadiums Limited is delighted to announce the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, Etihad Airways as its new naming rights partner, taking effect from March 1, 2009. Full Story >>
 
AFL to get tough with MCG, Telstra Dome
24th September 2008
The AFL and its two Melbourne stadiums are headed for a showdown, with the league not ruling out relocating more home-and-away games in Sydney and Canberra should the MCG and Telstra Dome refuse to improve their financial deals with Victorian clubs. Full Story >>
 
Telstra Dome sheds light on grass issue
6th February 2008
Telstra Dome has installed a $2.2 million lighting rig to improve grass growth at the venue. Full Story >>
 
Popular Storm eye Telstra Dome move
2nd October 2007
They aren't expecting to match the any of the AFL powerhouse clubs just yet but the Melbourne Storm are ready to reap the rewards of their NRL title. Full Story >>
 
Telstra Dome may bid for cricket hosting rights
16th September 2007
Victorian cricket fans could be watching their heroes under the roof of Telstra Dome from 2009, with a stalemate between CV and the MCC. Full Story >>
 
New lighting to boost Telstra Dome surface
23rd August 2007
A new multi-million lighting system is set to provide more stability for the contentious playing surface at the AFL's indoor showcase Telstra Dome. Full Story >>
 
Surface tension ends at Telstra Dome
24th June 2007
The AFL is confident the controversial Telstra Dome has forever thrown off its "Death Valley" reputation, and says the ground surface is better than at any time since the stadium opened in 2000. Full Story >>
 
Telstra Dome set for Rectangular-mode
11th September 2006
Austadiums.com can confirm that the retractable seating at Telstra Dome will be rolled out for a sporting event for the first time since July 2001 when Australia takes on New Zealand in the Tri-Nations Rugby League on 21st October. Full Story >>
 
Mirvac hot for Telstra Dome
15th March 2006
Giant property developer Mirvac is understood to be the preferred bidder for the management rights at Telstra Dome. The company, which bought Waverley Park from the AFL four years ago, is believed ready to finalise the purchase from the Seven network. Full Story >>
 
Seven set to sell off Telstra Dome
23rd December 2005
Telstra Dome is up for grabs, with Channel 7 looking to sell its stake. The Herald Sun has learned a deal to sell its management rights to the state-of-the-art stadium could be worth as much as $200 million. Full Story >>
 
Telstra Dome Unveils the Igloo
30th September 2005
Telstra Dome is trialing a new Climate Control System for the preparation of the wickets for next monthís Johnnie Walker Super Series between Australia and the ICC World XI on October 5, 7 and 9. Full Story >>
 
Plan sheds new light on turf
14th July 2005
Hydroponic lighting could provide a long-term answer to the perennial turf problems under the roof at Telstra Dome. It is understood turf experts are examining the use of artificial lighting in a bid to find a long-term solution to the issue of grass growth in the predominantly indoor stadium. Full Story >>
 
Anzac Day Dome boost?
28th June 2005
The capacity of Telstra Dome is set to be increased as a one-off to ensure the annual Anzac Day game between Essendon and Collingwood is able to be staged in Melbourne next season. Full Story >>
 
Three venues to pick up MCG games
28th June 2005
The AFL will use just three grounds to host the matches that have to be shifted from the MCG in 2006 to cater for the Commonwealth Games. Full Story >>
 
Telstra Dome Rolls Out Stage Two Of Artificial Turf Trial
13th April 2005
Telstra Dome continues to be at the cutting edge of technology as the only AFL venue to trial artificial turf for use in high traffic areas outside the field of play. Stage two of Telstra Domeís artificial turf installation was unveiled for the start of the AFL Home and Away Premiership season. Full Story >>
 
Telstra Dome turns five
30th March 2005
Itís party time at Telstra Dome this year, as one of Australiaís premier sports and entertainment venues turns five-years-old on Tuesday, March 8. Full Story >>
 
Docklands deal a hitch for Olympic Park
30th January 2005
A protective agreement between Telstra Dome and the Victorian Government could jeopardise the proposed $80 million redevelopment of Olympic Park. Full Story >>
 
Dome on Boxing Day standby
9th November 2004
Cricket Victoria confirmed today it had put Telstra Dome on standby for the Boxing Day Test between Australia and Pakistan. Full Story >>
 
Telstra Dome increasing its sponsorship assets
4th October 2004
Belinda Stubblety, corporate projects manager at Melbourne's Telstra Dome, has provided an insight into a number of new sponsorship and branding properties they now have available at the stadium. Full Story >>
 
Scrolling Packages Performing Well
19th May 2003
The new scrolling advertising signage at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), which has only just been introduced for this yearís AFL season, looks set to also be introduced at Telstra Dome in 2004 and will feature during next summerís cricket season at a number of venues around Australia. Full Story >>
 
Dome Video Targets Overseas Visitors
19th May 2003
In an innovative move to help attract new events, especially from overseas, Melbourneís Telstra Dome is currently finalising a new promotional video that provides a snapshot of the facility and its origins. Full Story >>
 
Fans blamed for delays at Dome
22nd April 2003
Telstra Dome chief executive Ian Collins blamed fans for a debacle in which thousands missed a large part of yesterday's St Kilda-Richmond clash. Full Story >>
 
Blues shift to Dome likely
22nd December 2002
Carlton has taken the first public step towards a shift to Telstra Dome with the massive write-down of Optus Oval grandstands. Full Story >>
 
Telstra secures rights for leading stadiums
22nd July 2002
For the first time, a single Australian company will take over naming rights sponsorships of two of the nationís most prestigious and technologically advanced sports and entertainment venues in Sydney and Melbourne. Full Story >>
 
 
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