Melbourne Park

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Melbourne Park is situated within the Melbourne Sports Precinct and is home of the first Grand Slam of the year, the Australian Open. Located within the venue is Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne Arena, Margaret Court Arena, a further two show courts, the National Tennis Centre, indoor and outdoor tennis courts with lighting, as well as a 1800 square metre function centre. Melbourne Park first opened in 1988 as Flinders Park and at that time featured just Centre Court and two show courts. The venue has undergone significant redevelopment since to become what it is today.

Melbourne Park

Almost 750,000 people attend the Australian Open each year which is held over two weeks in January at Melbourne Park. Many more attend the venue throughout the year to play - and learn to play - tennis, catch their favourite international star in concert, or attend the basketball or netball. Rod Laver Arena has a capacity of around 15,000, Melbourne Arena 10,500, Margaret Court Arena 7,500, while Show Courts two (known as 1573 Arena during the 2019 Australian Open) and three both seat 3,000. Other courts also have room for spectators during the Australian Open with temporary grandstands erected.

Melbourne Park was first completed in 1988 at a cost of $94 million and became the new home of the Australian Open, moving from the Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club. It underwent significant expansion in 1995 and it has had another major redevelopment over the past several years. Recently, improvements have been made to Rod Laver Arena, while a new 5,000-seat show court, media and administration building and a central terrace for fans will be built as part of the next stage. The venue is managed by the Melbourne & Olympic Parks Trust.

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Location: Melbourne, Victoria MAP Address: Batman Ave Melbourne 3000. Tel: (03) 9286 1600
Capacity: Seats:
Record Crowd: Highest Crowd since 1/1/2003: 93,178 - 19/01/19: Australian Open (d6)
Lights: Yes Arena Roof: Yes
Video Screen: Yes Arena Dimensions:
Built: 1988 Redeveloped: 2018
Former/Other Names: Flinders Park
National Tennis Centre
Ticketing: Ticketmaster GET TICKETS
Sports Played: Tennis Home Teams:
Annual Events: Australian Open Historic Events:
Last Event: 27/01/19: Australian Open (d14) Next Event: 20/01/20: Australian Open (d1)
Directions: Transport:
Melbourne Park is located on Olympic Blv. Richmond is the closest train station while there is also a tram stop located outside the venue which goes to the city.
Parking: Accommodation:
Limited parking is available at Melbourne Park. For most major events, parking is available at Yarra Park (MCG). You can also park in the CBD and walk/tram to the venue. Austadiums now shows you Melbourne Park accommodation available nearby to book at the lowest price. VIEW ACCOMMODATION
 

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