On the eve of the 2014 Australian Open, the $338m second stage of the Melbourne Park redevelopment has been announced which includes the Rod Laver Arena refurbishment and a new 5,000-seat show court.
Melbourne will become the first Grand Slam host in the world to boast three undercover courts under a major redevelopment of the Melbourne Tennis Centre.
Melbourne's home of tennis is set for a redevelopment worth hundreds of millions of dollars, including a stadium revamp.
Melbourne's Rod Laver Arena could become the world's premier tennis venue, with a capacity exceeding New York's 23,000-seat Arthur Ashe Stadium.
Australia's leading tennis venue is to be transformed into a swimming pool for the FINA world championships in 2007, organisers confirmed tonight.