The Bob Jane Stadium (also known as Lakeside Stadium) is a football (soccer) stadium in Albert Park, Melbourne, Australia. Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a Team sport played between two teams of eleven players and is widely considered A modern stadium (plural stadiums or stadia in English is a place or venue for (mostly outdoor Sports Concerts or other events consisting Albert Park is an Inner city suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia in the City of Port Phillip. Melbourne ( is the second most populous city in Australia, with a Metropolitan area population of approximately 3 For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Australia topics. that currently serves as the home ground for the South Melbourne FC. This page relates to the association football club known as South Melbourne FC
The stadium stands on the site of the former Lake Oval, home ground for the former Australian rules football club of the same name before the club relocated to Sydney in 1982. Australian (rules football, or simply known as football, footy or Aussie rules, is a Team sport played between two teams of 18 players The Sydney Swans is an Australian Football League (AFL club based in Sydney, New South Wales. Sydney (ˈsɪdniː is the most populous city in Australia, with a Metropolitan area population of approximately 4 Year 1982 ( MCMLXXXII) was a Common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar) Construction of the current stadium took place in 1995 when South Melbourne FC was forced out of their old home at Middle Park to make way for the Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit. Year 1995 ( MCMXCV) was a Common year starting on Sunday. Events of 1995 Middle Park was a Football (soccer venue located in Middle Park Victoria, Australia. The Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit is a street-based circuit around Albert Park Lake, only a couple of kilometres south of central Melbourne.
The stadium has a capacity of 14,000 people, which has been achieved or approached several times in South Melbourne's history at the ground. This page relates to the association football club known as South Melbourne FC A grandstand with an approximate capacity of 3,000 people is situated on one side, with a social club, reception centre and administrative facilities built in, while the other 3 sides of the ground consist of open terraces with wooden seats. For the BBC TV programme, see ''Grandstand'' (BBC. For the ABC 's sports coverage banner see ABC Radio Grandstand.
As well as being the home of South Melbourne FC, the venue has also hosted games by the Socceroos, Young Socceroos, Australia's national women's team the Matildas, and grand finals and finals matches of the Victorian Premier League
A remnant of the old Lake Oval structure, a grandstand built in 1926, still remains standing between the stadium grandstand and the stadium's car park, but this is not used and has fallen into disrepair. The Australian national football team represents Australia in international association football competitions The Australian Under 20's football (soccer team more commonly known as the Young Socceroos is controlled by Football Federation Australia and represents Australia in The Australia women's football (soccer team, nicknamed the Matildas (from the song Waltzing Matilda) represents Australia in international Women's The Victorian Premier League (known as the Foxtel Cup in 2007 and 2008 for sponsorship purposes is the highest State level Association football (soccer competition Its continued existence remains the subject of debate, with South Melbourne FC having entertained ideas for its removal to allow further development of the stadium, while the Sydney Swans football club has showed interest in repurchasing it to be used as a museum and administrative building. The Sydney Swans is an Australian Football League (AFL club based in Sydney, New South Wales. Further complicating the future of the old stand and the venue itself, are possible plans by the Victorian Government, who have commissioned a study on the matter, to install a running track at Bob Jane Stadium in an attempt to relocate Athletics Victoria away from its current base at Olympic Park. The Government of Victoria, under the Constitution of Australia, ceded certain legislative and judicial powers to Olympic Park is a Sporting precinct located a few Kilometres from the Central business district of Melbourne, Australia.