Marvel Stadium has won the coveted title of ‘Global Venue of the Year’ at TheStadiumBusiness Awards at a ceremony in Manchester, England.

The award, celebrating “the most innovative and ­leading sports facilities from around the world”, has been dominated by US stadiums for the past four years.

This year, the Melbourne venue was picked over finalists State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Etihad Stadium in Manchester and Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles.

Marvel Stadium has hosted more than 55 events including AFL, A-League and Big Bash cricket matches as well as concerts by the likes of Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift. More than 400 weekday events were staged.

The stadium, which will soon ­undergo a $225 million redevelopment, signed a partnership with the Walt Disney Company last year which saw it rebranded as Marvel.

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