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
Owner City of Banyule
Capacity 12,000
Surface Grass
Opened 1956
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 1,000 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 12,000.

A crowd of 11,372 people turned up to watch the 2015 FFA Cup quarter final match between Heidelberg United and Melbourne City. This was the second highest crowd in FFA Cup history.[1]


  1. ^ "Heidelberg's FFA Cup fairytale crushed by City". The FFA Cup. Football Federation Australia. Retrieved 30 September 2015. 

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