It is a rather quiet Easter Saturday in Melbourne this year, with many people having gone away for the long Easter weekend. As I was driving home tonight, I took a few photos around Olympic Boulevard in the Sports and Entertainment Precinct, in inner Melbourne. The Swan Street Bridge over the Yarra, the riverbank and the AAMI Park stadium provided a few interesting shots. AAMI Park became Melbourne's first large purpose built rectangular stadium. At the time of its conception the largest stadiums in use were the MCG, Docklands Stadium and Princes Park. These were all of oval configuration and best suited to Australian rules football or cricket. The largest rectangular stadium in the city, Olympic Park, was a repurposed track and field venue. After being referred to as Melbourne Rectangular Stadium during its construction, the ground was officially named AAMI Park on 16 March 2010, in an eight year sponsorship deal with an insurance firm. Its geodesic dome design is quite striking by day or night.
This is part of the Weekend Reflections meme,
and also of the Sunday Bridges meme.