Etihad Stadium

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The Etihad Stadium in Melbourne might have only opened in 2000 it is already on its fourth name - having previously been called Docklands Stadium, Colonial Stadium and the Telstra Dome.

Built at a cost of $460million, the stadium is largely used for Aussie Rules Football - with the AFL headquarters based there and the Western Bulldogs, Essendon, Carlton, St Kilda and North Melbourne playing there.

However the ground has also been used for football, rugby league and cricket - the Big Bash side Melbourne Renegades making it their home.

The Etihad Stadium has also hosted rugby union games - with two 2003 RWC quarter-finals and the Rugby Sevens.

It seats 53,359, while the retractable roof and moveable seating making ideal venue of non sporting events - such as Robbie Williams, AC/DC and even the Catholic Jubilee Mass.

The Lions took on Australia in the second Test in 2001 at the stadium, with two Joe Roff tries sealing a 35-14 win for the Wallabies.

Fixture: v Australia, June 29 (11am kick-off)
Previous Lions encounters: v Australia L 14-35 (2001).
Did you know: The stadium - under the guise of SoBe Dome - appears in the movie Ghost Rider.

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