The Wallabies and England will launch the very latest venue as a Test match arena – AAMI Park in Melbourne.
Located about 1km to the east of the CBD and nestled between the Yarra River and the MCG, AAMI Park features a cutting-edge Bioframe design with a geodesic dome roof which substantially covers the seating area. The beauty of the design is that spectators will enjoy unobstructed views, free from pillars, walls or other support structures. This design required 50 per cent less steel than a typical stadium roof of the same size. Built on Edwin Flack field, AAMI Park rivals the word’s best in becoming a world-class event and sports administration complex. It also features a sports campus, including an elite training centre and office accommodation that rivals the world’s best.
This will be the critical week of the entire tour for England. They will either seal the series or be fighting to keep it alive in Australia’s most sports mad city.
Any England v Australia rivalry is special but Michael Chieka’s men are on a roll and rightly regarded as the second best team on the planet. This will be a monstrous test for England but it sure the new generation of English bulldogs will be up for the challenge.