Olympic Park at Heidelberg, commonly referred to as Olympic Village, is a rectangular football ground located in Heidelberg, in the northern suburbs of Melbourne. The venue was originally built in 1956 at what was the athletes village for the Melbourne Olympics and served as the official warm-up venue for athletes.
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Olympic Park is home to Heidelberg United FC in the National Premier Leagues is now a high profile soccer and cricket venue which also provides a range of other sport, recreation and open space opportunities. The adjacent residential area was the athletes village is now known as Olympic Village.
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The Olympic Village was eventually built in the Melbourne suburb of Heidelberg. It took two years to build and cost the Government £2 million. Seven hundred and eighty brick and concrete houses were built to provide accommodation for over 6000 athletes and officials. The Olympic Park Stadium was built as a training site for the 1956 Games.
Heidelberg's home ground is Olympic Village in Heidelberg West. Olympic Park (Village) was built for the 1956 Olympic Games in Melbourne, Australia. The venue was used as the official warm-up venue for the Olympics. The ground has a main grandstand with seating for 1,000 as well as undercover standing room.
As Melbourne City FC continues preparations for its Westfield FFA Cup Quarter Final, we take a look at the proud home ground of opponents Heidelberg United – the Olympic Village.
The park is home to the Heidelberg United Football Club (soccer), Olympic Colts Cricket Club and the Barrbunin Beek Aboriginal Gathering Place. The site has a significant history and was once used as a prominent training base for the 1956 Olympic Games.
Heidelberg United Football Club received some great news this week, receiving $2 million in funding from the state government to help transform Olympic Park. The historic announcement, which is ...
Heidelberg United has not stinted on upgrading the infrastructure at its suburban Olympic Village venue, splashing out more than $50,000 to make the old ground a fitting stage for Tuesday night's ...