Ed Sheeran sets AAMI Park attendance record


English singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran has set a new attendance record at AAMI Park in Melbourne, with 33,595 fans attending the second of his two shows on the weekend.

Over two nights on December 5 and 6, almost 67,000 patrons flocked to AAMI Park for Sheeran's solo acoustic performances – a remarkable figure that’s even more impressive considering it is his second tour for 2015 (Sheeran sold-out three nights at Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena in March).

The 33,595 fans in attendance on December 6 pipped the previous night’s mark of 33,323. The consecutive record-breaking shows eclipsed AAMI Park's previous attendance record of 31,566, which was set by Bruce Springsteen in February 2014.

While AAMI Park is predominantly a sporting venue, the stadium has displayed excellent flexibility in recent years by hosting large-scale concerts for the likes of Foo Fighters, Bruce Springsteen and now Ed Sheeran.

Global superstar Taylor Swift will add her name to the impressive roll-call this week when she brings The 1989 World Tour to AAMI Park on December 10, 11 and 12.

Photos from Ed Sheeran's record-breaking weekend at AAMI Park are available HERE.

Media contact:
Enna Giampiccolo, Melbourne & Olympic Parks
0401 049 266
egiampiccolo@mopt.vic.gov.au


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