Melbourne Park is a sports venue in the Melbourne Sports and Entertainment Precinct in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Since 1988, Australian's bicentenary, Melbourne Park has been home of the Australian Open Grand Slam tennis tournament, which is played annually in January. The park has facilities capable of hosting basketball, netball, music concerts and other events. In the past Melbourne Park has hosted ice skating, cycling, international swimming and motorsport events.Plan my Melbourne trip by asking Inpirock to come up with tips and suggestions.
Melbourne Park is owned by Melbourne & Olympic Parks, which also runs the adjacent Melbourne Rectangular Stadium. The Yarra Park section of the Sports and Entertainment Precinct is run separately.
Melbourne Park was built in 1988 beside the Jolimont Yard as a new precinct to host the Australian Open. The previous venue, Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club, had become too small for the burgeoning tournament. Melbourne Park's construction was completed in 1988 at a cost of at least $94 million. The unveiling of the new precinct was met with incredibly positive reviews by players and spectators, with some labelling the facilities and amenities the best of the four Grand Slams. Expansion of the precinct next occurred in 1996, when a further $23 million was invested to create two fully seated and larger show courts and eight new ‘Ace’ courts, as well as a large grassy space, now known as ‘Garden Square’.
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A big area and heaps of walking tracks and parkland to relax and enjoy a break just out of the Melbourne CBD. more »
Sports lovers heaven! This is the place to be for sporting events and concerts in Melbourne. Always something happening be it tennis, cricket, football, rugby, concerts etc. The facilities are constan... more »
A grade sports facility with the best seats for viewing in Melbourne.. cafe under stadium is a great spot to meet friends before game also.. sells beers and food
Really a great venue, along the river, well maintained and organized. Went for Australian Open and I was blown away by the organization. Big crowds but smooth sailing. Well done Melbourne!
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