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Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne

(4.5/5 based on 1,000+ reviews on the web)
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 Rod Laver Arena visit and explore what else you can see and do in Melbourne using our Melbourne vacation trip planner.
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TripAdvisor
  • Visited this place for Australian Open Tennis Open many times. Lovely seating and great views. If you are there on the 26th January, the roof opens, match stops, so everyone can see the fireworks for ...  more »
  • Send here for the Cyndi Lauder and Blondie Concerts. Easily able to walk there from the city, however there was a lot of road works in the area and renovations at the arena itself which made access a ...  more »
  • Went to Dixie Chicks. Easy to get to and then to find your seat. Need to be able to walk up and down stairs for your seats.  more »
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  • From entry into laver was a pain in b.t. As you walk in, doors were still not open but may be thousand people are nearly ran over each other. Hot as due to crowd, can't breath. You could see some elderly desperately waiting for help can't move. Getting from entry your door into laver was like bumper to bumper traffic. Can't get over the ordeal. You get in the laver and find your seat. Seats are horrible. Old, uncomfortable, dirty and narrow. You have to get up to let someone pass through you. If your seat is way back, forget about seeing the event. You must watch the whole thing from screen. Well we had massive cables hanging from ceiling to floor in the middle and did already ruin the experience. Speakers were somehow so weak, made me think that I would rather stay home and watch from my TV and have fun. Was it worth it? No!!! Unless you prepared to pay more and get VIP seats it definitely not worth it. Stay home, get your popcorn, boost up your speakers and watch from your comfy lounge. Oh..at least you won't have bump into someone or have someone telling you to be quiet either.
  • Great location, easily accessible, lovely surrounding, just by Melbourne's Yarra River. Good seating, great sound system.Great venue for all types of events.
  • Enjoyed my first visit to Rod Laver for the AFL Grand Final Footy show. unfortunately you cannot take food and drinks to your seat. im sure its different for other events. Just be mindful though
  • Now THIS is a venue. FREE coat check. I know it's a small detail, but man, was it nice to walk up, drop my coat and my girl's bag and just enjoy the concert. I was right at the front, general admission, and the sound could have been better, but at the same time that isn't the venue's fault. The staff were friendly, toilets were well spaced, plenty to eat and drink. What a venue should be run like. Will visit again!
  • This venue is my least favourite in the country. Extortionate pricing, understaffed box office, poor capacity, lack of care for anything that isn't Tennis. Old, expensive, and annoying.