History

Even before it was regarded as the country’s events and festival capital, Melbourne laid claim to another proud mantle – Australia’s home of sport. As host to the Australian Tennis Open, the Formula One Grand Prix, the Melbourne Cup, the Boxing Day Test Match and, of course, Australian Rules Football, it’s a city that truly celebrates the spirit of excellence. And at it’s heart is the Olympic Park precinct.


History

Australia’s premier sporting and entertainment precinct, home of the MCG, Rod Laver Arena, Hisense Arena, the Olympic Park Stadium, the soon to be completed rectangular stadium and Australia’s largest and most famous sporting club, the Collingwood Football Club. It is here that you’ll find the Westpac Centre.

Originally built as the swimming pool for the 1956 Melbourne Olympics, the stadium has since been used as host to a variety of events. From stage spectaculars, rock concerts, sports events, ice rinks and more, the centre has been an integral part of Melbourne's entertainment scene. The building has been restored to reflect the key external elements of the original award winning design, whilst providing excellence for professional organisations and elite athletes. The Westpac Centre is now home to the Collingwood Football Club.


The Centre of Excellence