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Kate Roffey, a representative of the Committee for Melbourne, a business lobby group, said Melbourne should bid for the 2032 Summer Olympic Games and begin planning now. The Age reports Roffey has already discussed a possible Olympic bid with Major Events Minister John Eren and said Melbourne was ideally placed to hold the Games. She […]

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I can give you all existing venues:

Melbourne Cricket Ground - 95,000 to 100,000+ (it was 93,000 for the 2006 Commonwealth Games, where they had to remove some rows of seating from the new Northern Stand (or was it the old Great Southern Stand?) to accommodate a 9 lane IAAF standard Athletics track) For the 1996 bid, the Great Southern Stand would have been ready for the 1992 Cricket World Cup, with the 3 older other stands (Members', Olympic and Ponsford) being simply renovated, for an overall capacity of 103,000.

Docklands (Etihad) Stadium - 53.359 (possibly the solution for the team sports of Basketball and Volleyball (as well as Gymnastics), where the stadium could be divided into 2 halls, like Atlanta did with the Georgia Dome for the 1996 Summer Olympics)

Kardinia Park (Simmonds Stadium) - Located in Geelong, it was proposed to seat 41,000 for our failed FIFA World Cup bid. It can be expanded and is expected to expand to that capacity.

Melbourne Rectangular Stadium (AAMI Park) - 30,050 (could be another option for the main team indoor sports of Basketball and Volleyball, if a roof were added, temporary or permanent)
Rod Laver Arena - 14,820 (naturally the site of Tennis finals, but also as per the 1996 bid, the site for Handball, could host Gymnastics too)

Multipurpose Venue (Hisense Arena) - 10,500 overall arena mode and 4,500 as a velodrome.
Margaret Court Arena - 7,500 (most likely the site for Basketball preliminaries and maybe Tennis)

Melbourne Sports and Aquatics Centre - the main outdoor pool seats 3,000, with a Commonwealth Games capacity of 9,000. A new outdoor pool may need to be built (temporary or permanent, it will be 10,000+ with a roof of some sort)

State Netball and Hockey Centre - 3,500 (for the arena, which could serve a minor indoor sport) and 8,000 (for the Hockey main pitch with temporary seating). A new Hockey pitch will need to be used with seating for 15,000.

National Equestrian Centre - The proposed location for all Equestrian competitions in the 1996 bid, as well as for Archery.

State Baseball and Softball Centre - The proposed location for Baseball and Softball for the 1996 bid, may be the same location should such sports return to the Olympics.

National Water Sports Centre - The proposed location for rowing and canoeing. Officials currently say we need a new venue for these sports, but this venue is available if used.

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre - 3-4 individual divided halls for 5,000 each, with the exhibition centre's plenary hall being able to accommodate 5541 seats.

Royal Exhibition Building - The proposed location for Fencing in the 1996 bid, will be the same for any future bid.

Melbourne International Shooting Club - Proposed location for all shooting disciplines, it might be too small to host now due to development around the complex.

Melbourne Gun Club - The site for Clay Target shooting at the 2006 Commonwealth Games, it could host the other shooting disciplines if it were expanded.

Royal Melbourne Golf Club - The natural site for Golf.

Well, that's all I can think of right about now. Any new arenas might be temporary like London's approach.

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I can give you all existing venues:

Melbourne Cricket Ground - 95,000 to 100,000+ (it was 93,000 for the 2006 Commonwealth Games, where they had to remove some rows of seating from the new Northern Stand (or was it the old Great Southern Stand?) to accommodate a 9 lane IAAF standard Athletics track) For the 1996 bid, the Great Southern Stand would have been ready for the 1992 Cricket World Cup, with the 3 older other stands (Members', Olympic and Ponsford) being simply renovated, for an overall capacity of 103,000.

Docklands (Etihad) Stadium - 53.359 (possibly the solution for the team sports of Basketball and Volleyball (as well as Gymnastics), where the stadium could be divided into 2 halls, like Atlanta did with the Georgia Dome for the 1996 Summer Olympics)

Kardinia Park (Simmonds Stadium) - Located in Geelong, it was proposed to seat 41,000 for our failed FIFA World Cup bid. It can be expanded and is expected to expand to that capacity.

Melbourne Rectangular Stadium (AAMI Park) - 30,050 (could be another option for the main team indoor sports of Basketball and Volleyball, if a roof were added, temporary or permanent)

Rod Laver Arena - 14,820 (naturally the site of Tennis finals, but also as per the 1996 bid, the site for Handball, could host Gymnastics too)

Multipurpose Venue (Hisense Arena) - 10,500 overall arena mode and 4,500 as a velodrome.

Margaret Court Arena - 7,500 (most likely the site for Basketball preliminaries and maybe Tennis)

Melbourne Sports and Aquatics Centre - the main outdoor pool seats 3,000, with a Commonwealth Games capacity of 9,000. A new outdoor pool may need to be built (temporary or permanent, it will be 10,000+ with a roof of some sort)

State Netball and Hockey Centre - 3,500 (for the arena, which could serve a minor indoor sport) and 8,000 (for the Hockey main pitch with temporary seating). A new Hockey pitch will need to be used with seating for 15,000.

National Equestrian Centre - The proposed location for all Equestrian competitions in the 1996 bid, as well as for Archery.

State Baseball and Softball Centre - The proposed location for Baseball and Softball for the 1996 bid, may be the same location should such sports return to the Olympics.

National Water Sports Centre - The proposed location for rowing and canoeing. Officials currently say we need a new venue for these sports, but this venue is available if used.

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre - 3-4 individual divided halls for 5,000 each, with the exhibition centre's plenary hall being able to accommodate 5541 seats.

Royal Exhibition Building - The proposed location for Fencing in the 1996 bid, will be the same for any future bid.

Melbourne International Shooting Club - Proposed location for all shooting disciplines, it might be too small to host now due to development around the complex.

Melbourne Gun Club - The site for Clay Target shooting at the 2006 Commonwealth Games, it could host the other shooting disciplines if it were expanded.

Royal Melbourne Golf Club - The natural site for Golf.

Well, that's all I can think of right about now. Any new arenas might be temporary like London's approach.

I have some notices:

1. AAMI Park could host Rugby-7s, if Kardinia Park will be the football stadium (or the opposite)

2. Rod Laver Arena and Margaret Court Arena will be busy with the tennis tournament, i dont think will be able to host other events and tennis is very popular there so big Rod Laver Arena will take many qualification matches, not only finals

3. Hisense Arena i agree, except track cycling can take probably Handball finals

4. What about Lakeside Stadium for Mod. Pentathlon? with Melbourne Sports and Aquatics Centre to host swimming portion and indoor hall of the same venue to host fencing

5. The area in Albert Park can accomodate some indoor arenas that maybe needed and of course Melbourne Sports and Aquatics Centre expansion, with a new pool at 15.000 and existing smaller pool to host diving and water polo

6. St Kilda Foreshore, Triathlon, Cycling Time Trial

7. Punt Road Oval at Melbourne Sports and Entertainment Precinct can be transformed to an temporary archery venue?

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Albert Park could accommodate some temporary indoor arenas at it's sports fields. I could see this as a potential site for the athletes village provided they move the location of the Formula 1. The existing pit crew buildings could serve in some capacity with regards to a village.

Fencing would always be at the iconic Royal Exhibition Building, such a classy sport should be played at a classy historic venue.

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