Melbourne & Olympic Parks is home to a number of the city's professional sporting clubs
Well before the 1956 Olympics put the area on the world sporting map, the precinct played host to a wide variety of elite and grassroots level sport dating back to the 19th Century.
In more recent times, the 2006 Commonwealth Games and the 2007 FINA World Swimming Championships reinforced the precinct’s presence on the international stage, and since 1988 the Australian Open has grown to become Australia's biggest sporting event.
Now, with AAMI Park becoming the home for football and the rugby codes, Melbourne & Olympic Parks has become the world sporting capital's fulcrum for sport.
In conjunction with AAMI Park, the Gosch's Paddock training fields have been upgraded to service Melbourne Football Club, Melbourne Storm and Melbourne Victory. Meanwhile Collingwood Football Club enjoy the new Olympic Park Oval and their high performance Holden Centre facility. And court sports are represented at Melbourne Arena with the beloved Melbourne Vixens, Collingwood Magpies Netball and Melbourne United.
The precinct is blessed with professionally maintained training fields available for public use.
The original 1956 Olympic Pool has seen several transformations, the latest as Collingwood's home base.
Since joining the NRL in 1998, the Storm have become a beloved part of Melbourne's sporting fabric.
The Melbourne rugby community is excited by the city's new Super Rugby team Melbourne Rebels, which has made AAMI Park home.
Since the qualifying matches of the 1956 Olympic Games, football has enjoyed a long history at the Olympic Park precinct.
Netball is thriving in Melbourne with the Melbourne Vixens and Collingwood Magpies regularly packing Melbourne Arena as part of the Suncorp Super Netball League.
Cycling has long enjoyed a strong connection to the Melbourne and Olympic Park precinct.