Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne

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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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  • Surprised my beautiful wife of 17 years (and huge tennis fan) with tickets to the finals of the Aussie Open. Price was higher than any tickets I've ever bought but worth it for an unforgettable experi...  more »
  • What an evening it was at the Rod laver arena on 29th Jan when The GOAT Roger Federer took on Spanish matador Rafa Nadal in the final of the Australian open..The fifth set was pulsating and nerve wrac...  more »
  • While acoustically sound, my main issue as a concert venue is the alignment of the seats. Depending on how far from the stage you are on the sides, you have to twist in the seat to face the stage. Thi...  more »
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  • Went for the Twenty One Pilots show in March, had a great time. I was in the pit with a few friends and we all had heaps of fun. We had to catch a 4 hour flight to Melbourne and the experience was definitely worth it. The arena's space and lighting/sound ability was able to handle the many theatrics of a Twenty One Pilots live show very well. Clean and well-kept. Only suggestion would be a toilet for the general admission area.
  • Total disregard to people's safety at Ariana Grandes Monday night concert. Everyone that had general admission after queuing In an orderly manner was then thrown under a bus when it was then announced we were being admitted at another entrance. For over 800 people who were being squashed they thought it was adequate to have one small door for everyone to enter through. My niece was traumatised by what unfolded. I hope the media can access the footage and display what unfolded and see managements defence
  • I'm a tennis fan. Visiting Melbourne park and getting to see the Australian Open was a dream come true. Great facilities and access was really made easy. I enjoyed walking and taking the tram to and from the venue. Outdoor viewing area is great too if you only have a grounds pass. Other grounds activities available too for kids and music for adults.
  • Great stadium for events but terrible food and seating outside the arena. I'm surprised they haven't built a nice restaurant yet. People might want to make a night of it and eat prior, but there are no restaurants within walking distance and not everyone wants crappy food that's been under a light all day. If you do buy food, there is nowhere to eat it except on the floor. Which you get told off for... maybe time for an upgrade?! :s
  • Really showing her age, and as other people have mentioned no decent food options. Drinks are good, only if you are happy paying $7 for cans of Boags. However that aside, you are never far from the action where ever you sit; great sports stadium.

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