Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne

4.6
Explore the behind-the-scenes areas used by Australian Open tennis players, the dressing rooms, and corridors with photos of previous winners at Rod Laver Arena. This venue honoring Rod Laver, one of the world’s greatest tennis players. The retractable roof allows you to enjoy games during rain or hot weather. With a seating capacity of 15,000, the arena also hosts big-name concerts, motorbike super-cross, and basketball games. Plan your visit to Rod Laver Arena and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Melbourne online attractions planner .
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  • Great venue! I haven't been here for any other events but I have been to many concerts at Rod Laver and they were all done brilliantly. Each concert was set up differently but they all worked well wit...  more »
  • Rod Laver Arena is a fab place for tennis and concerts. Recently I have been to two concerts here and both set ups were quite different. We had seats in the last row and it was still an awesome view. ...  more »
  • I went to Rod Laver Arean to watch the tennis in January and absolutely loved the experience. I decided to do a Fan Walk which was being run for the first time by Tennis Australia. It included walking...  more »
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  • Very easy to get to from the city we walked from the train station in about 15 minutes. You could cab it or there are plenty of taxi bicycles around. The venue is well laid out easy to get into and very easy to move around. There are plenty of places inside to grab a drink and bite to eat. It could do with some more toilets. Getting out is also easy the crowd disperses easily it's very well laid out in that regard.
  • Great venue for the best in Live events. I have lost track of the talent that's passed through here but highlights have been - Pink Floyd, Prince, Kiss, Steely Dan and Roger Waters. Only thing I don't abide by is the King's ransom you have to fork out to eat anything here. $6 for a bottle of water! Seriously?
  • Great place for a concert or show...there is some work going on but friendly staff directing everyone made it easy.. great staff at the entrance too.. our seats were good and we had plenty of leg room.. I like the fact there are lots of toilets for us ladies and no long queues like some places... only negative is the prices of food, snacks and drinks, I'm not sure why they are so expensive..$5 for a coffee is a bit much..
  • Huge venue. Very helpful staff. Only issue I have is that there should be safety railings at the stairs to the seats. As my mobility is limited and balance is poor, a staff member assisted me to my seat last night at the Evanescence concert.
  • Went to Macklemoore concert, even thou seats were high, screens covered stage and sound was amazing! Easy to get to with public transport
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