Olympic Park (Village)

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Olympic Park (Village)
Olympic Village
Former names Olympic Park
Location Heidelberg West, Victoria
Coordinates 37°44′23″S 145°2′3″E / 37.73972°S 145.03417°E / -37.73972; 145.03417Coordinates: 37°44′23″S 145°2′3″E / 37.73972°S 145.03417°E / -37.73972; 145.03417
Opened 1956
Owner City of Banyule
Surface Grass
Capacity 10,000
Tenants
Heidelberg United

Olympic Park (Village) was built for the 1956 Olympic Games in Melbourne, Australia. The venue was used as the official warm-up venue for the Olympics but is now a venue mainly used for soccer. The athletes village is now known as Olympic Village and is home to Heidelberg United in the National Premier Leagues.

The ground has a main grandstand with seating for 1000 as well as undercover standing room. Opposite the main stadium is smaller grandstand with more undercover standing room. Both stands have grass hills on either side but there is no spectator room behind each of the goals. One end contains player facilities while the other has a fence with advertising and the scoreboard. The original athletics track is still intact but is in poor condition. The total capacity of the ground is 10,000.

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