Definitive Seating Guide for Etihad Stadium

Etihad Stadium is the official home ground for five AFL teams – Essendon, Carlton, Western Bulldogs, North Melbourne and St Kilda. The venue was purpose built to replace Waverley Park and is recognised as one of the best stadiums of its kind in the world. Located in the Docklands area of Melbourne, it is one of two international stadia in the city, with the MCG just a few kilometres away.

About Etihad Stadium

Etihad Stadium opened in March 2000 and has been host to many large events, including sports, concerts and more. It features a retractable roof, which makes it an ideal all-weather venue for a wide variety of events. The roof takes eight minutes to either open or close and its height above playing surface has provided photographers with the perfect spot to capture some unique viewpoints of AFL games over the years.

Seating Guide for Etihad Stadium

Etihad Stadium has a seating capacity of 53,359, making it the third largest venue in Australia. This is adjustable depending on the sport being played however, with it capable of a small increase of approximately 3,000, or a reduction to 47,000 for cricket matches.

Etihad’s largest ever crowd was 77,000 for the Adele concert in March 2017. The largest seated, sports crowd was 56,771 when the Wallabies played the British Lions in 2013. The seating consists of Supporter Seats, AFL Reserve Seats, Level 2 Premium Seats and Medallion Seats, each priced accordingly. See for further pricing information.


Seating Map for Etihad Stadium


Etihad Stadium


How to get to Etihad Stadium

Melbourne makes it easy to see its events by making public transport simple and affordable. There are a number of ways to get to Etihad, including by car with ample parking near the stadium. There are also taxi services and Uber available.

By Train

Etihad Stadium is directly connected to Southern Cross Station via a pedestrian bridge. It's approximately a four-minute walk, depending on the platform at which your train arrives. It is also walkable from Flagstaff and Flinders St stations, taking around 20 - 30 minutes.

By Tram

Trams run to Etihad Stadium from LaTrobe Street and Harbour Esplanade, stopping on the CBD side of the stadium on Spencer Street, Bourke Street and Collins Street. Check with Public Transport Victoria for timetables and more information.


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