Victoria is the sporting capital of the nation. Jampacked with professional sporting teams and world class arenas.
In the AFL, there are Essendon, Collingwood, Carlton, North Melbourne, Richmond, Hawthorn, Melbourne, Western Bulldogs, St Kilda all based in Melbourne and Geelong Cats based in Geelong. The AFL matches played in Victoria are played across the MCG (CBD), Marvel Stadium (CBD), Kardinia Park (Geelong) or MARS Stadium (in Ballarat).
The National Basketball League have two teams that reside in Victoria, Melbourne United and South East Melbourne Phoenix. They play their games at John Cain Arena, and the Stae Basketball Centre in Knox.
AAMI Park is the home ground for a number of teams across different sporting codes – Melbourne Storm in the NRL, Melbourne Rebels in the Super Rugby and Melbourne Victory and Melbourne City in the A-League Soccer. The A-League also has another Victorian team, Western United FC, who are based at Truganina in the western suburbs and play their games at stadiums in Melbourne, Geelong and Ballarat.
In the summer, the Big Bash Cricket League has two Melbourne based clubs. The Melbourne Stars and the Melbourne Renegades. The Stars home is the MCG whilst the Renegades play at Marvel Stadium.
The Suncorp Super Netball Competition has the Collingwood Magpies and the Melbourne Vixens who are both based in Melbourne. They play games at John Cain Arena.