Melbourne Storm

Catch a Melbourne Storm game while staying at Lindrum. The Melbourne Storm is the most famous rugby team in the state. People from all over Victoria and home, city fans come to the games to cheer on their favourite team to victory. International travellers that love rugby, also come to catch a game and see the popular Melbourne Storm in action.

Hotel Lindrum, in recent years, has become one of the common spots for sports fans to hang out and watch the game or stay in during the match. The location of the hotel and the sporty atmosphere are the main reasons why Melbourne Storm fans love to stay here.

The hotel is close to the Federation Square, the famous Bourke, Collins, Brunswick and Chapel shopping streets, the National Gallery of Victoria, Queen Victoria Market and the Southbank. Moreover, the fact that Lindrum offers an array of accommodation options, and has a friendly staff is also beneficial.

You can book a studio room, a superior room, a deluxe room or a junior suite.

Getting from Hotel Lindrum to AAMI Park

Once you’re at the Federation Square, which is an only 9-minute walk from the hotel, you have a few options to get to the AAMI Park. Since from the square to the park, the distance is around 1,7 kilometres it’s still within walking distance.

Car – It will take you approximately four minutes via Batman Ave
Public Transport – It will take you almost nine minutes with public transport from Richmond (there is a stop right at the square)
Walk – Via Olympic Blvd/State Route 20 and/or Princes Walk is about twenty minutes walk from the square to the park
Bicycle – You’ll have to take Olympic Blvd/State Route 20, and you’ll arrive at the park in approximately six minutes

The story behind the Melbourne Storm Rugby League team

The Melbourne Storm Rugby League team is the first fully professional rugby league team in the state of Victoria, and a red-letter for the city of Melbourne.

Melburnians have been proud and flamboyant supporters of the team since its creation in 1998. What's more, the AAMI Park, or the “home base” of the team, is one of the most recognisable buildings in the city and worldwide. The park even won the award for the most iconic and culturally significant stadium at the 2012 World Stadium Awards in Qatar. Even if you’re not a fan, visiting the Melbourne Rectangular Stadium will be a delight for an architecture enthusiast.

The Melbourne Storm has won three premierships in the National Rugby League, in 1999, 2012 and 2017. Additionally, the team won three Minor Premierships in 2011, 2016 and 2017.

Interesting facts about the team

In their first game, the Melbourne Storm defeated the Illawarra Steelers, with Glenn Lazarus as their inaugural captain in 1998.
Jon Mol and Phil Wall wrote the Melbourne Storm's club song called "We Are the Storm". The song is played for every victory during each public address.
Each time the team enters the home stadium, the AAMI Park, the AC/DC song "Thunderstruck" starts playing.

The Melbourne Storm has strong rivalries with St. George Illawarra Dragons, Brisbane Broncos, Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles and the New Zealand Warriors.
Melbourne Storm helped set a Rugby League World record attendance figure of 107,999 at the Stadium Australia in 1999 during the NRL Grand final.
The Melbourne Storm current wins percentage of 65.22% is the best in the NRL league.

Watching the game at Hotel Lindrum

One of the most important things, when it comes to enjoying a game of rugby, is the atmosphere that surrounds the fans. Thus Hotel Lindrum, as the ideal place for sports fans to drink a beer, revel in billiard memorabilia and cheer on the winning spirit of the Melbourne Storm. Inside the Back Bar & Billiard Room fans can unwind on the comfortable sofas, eat some tasty snacks and watch the game.