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Encyclopedia > Melbourne Park
Melbourne Park at night.
Melbourne Park at night.

Melbourne Park is a sporting arena in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. It is located by the Yarra River near the southeast corner of the central business district.Melbourne Park is a part of the sporting and entertainment precinct that also includes Olympic Park and Yarra Park. It is the home of the annual Australian Open tennis tournament, which is played each year in January and February. The venue was the home of the Melbourne Tigers basketball team, and can be adapted to host ice skating, cycling,some motorsport events, and in 2007 Rod Laver Arena will be the home of an olympic size swimming pool to cater for the Melbourne 2007 World Swimming Championships. Image File history File links Melbourne_Park. ... Image File history File links Melbourne_Park. ... Melbournes Yarra River is popular area for walking, jogging, cycling and relaxing on the banks with a picnic Melbourne (pronounced ) is the second most populous city in Australia, with a metropolitan area population of approximately 3. ... Emblems: Pink heath (floral)Weedy Seadragon (Aquatic) helmeted honeyeater (bird) Leadbeaters possum (faunal) Motto: Peace and Prosperity Slogan or Nickname: Garden State, The Place To Be, On The Move Other Australian states and territories Capital Melbourne Government Const. ... Melbourne as seen from south-east side along the Yarra River, home of many rowers and active crew teams The Yarra River is a river in southern Victoria (Australia); it is the river on which the city of Melbourne was founded. ... Schematic plan of Hoddles allotments for the village of Melbourne, March,1837 Each block was further subdivided into 20 allotments each 76 perches in area Map of central Melbourne Melbournes CBD. The Hoddle Grid is the layout of the streets in the central business district of Melbourne, Australia. ... Olympic Park is a sporting precinct located a few kilometres from the CBD of Melbourne, Australia. ... Yarra Park has become the premier sporting precinct of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, with the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) and numerous sporting fields and ovals, including the associated sporting complexes of Melbourne Park and Olympic Park. ... The Australian Open is the first of the worlds four Grand Slam tennis tournaments, held each January at Melbourne Park. ... A tennis net Tennis is a game played between either two players (Singles) or two teams of two players (Doubles). Players use a stringed racquet to strike a hollow rubber ball covered with felt over a net into the opponents court. ... The Melbourne Tigers is a team in the Australian National Basketball League (NBL), and along with the South Dragons is one of two teams based in Melbourne. ... Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot, FIBA Europe Cup for Women Finals 2005. ... Outdoor ice skating in Austria Ice skating is travelling on ice with skates, narrow (and sometimes parabolic) blade-like devices moulded into special boots (or, more primitively, without boots, tied to regular footwear). ... This road bicycle is built using lightweight, shaped aluminium tubing and carbon fiber stays and forks. ... Auto racing (also known as automobile racing, autosport or motorsport) is a sport involving racing automobiles. ... Crowds outside Rod Laver Arena Rod Laver Arena is located in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia and plays host to the Australian Open in tennis. ...

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Events held

While it is best known for being a tennis venue, Melbourne Park also plays host to a number of other sports and musical events throughout the year. The venue tends to be used by more popular international performers, as it is the largest the city has to offer, excluding the Telstra Dome in the Docklands and the nearby Melbourne Cricket Ground, which are both hugely expensive. Since its inception, Melbourne Park has played host to Pearl Jam, CĂ©line Dion and Neil Diamond, among many others. The Two Tribes dance and Livid alternative rock festivals are also held there annually. Telstra Dome is a stadium in the developing Docklands precinct of Melbourne, Australia, that caters for both sporting and entertainment events. ... The Melbourne Docklands is a new inner city suburb and Urban renewal project in Melbourne, Australia. ... There are other articles with similar names; see MCG (disambiguation). ... Pearl Jam is an American rock band formed in Seattle, Washington, and is considered one of the most influential bands of the 1990s. ... Céline Marie Claudette Dion (OC, OQ) (born March 30, 1968) is a Canadian Grammy and Juno award winning pop singer and occasional songwriter[1] and actress. ... Essential Neil Diamond album cover. ... Livid was an Australian alternative rock music festival, which was held annually from 1989 to 2003. ... Alternative rock (also called alternative music[1] or simply alternative) is a genre of rock music that emerged in the 1980s and became widely popular in the 1990s. ...


History

Melbourne Park was built in 1988 as a new venue to host the Australian Open, as Kooyong, the previous venue, had become too small. It was originally known as the National Tennis Centre at Flinders Park until 1996, when then-Premier Jeff Kennett decided to rename it Melbourne Park, mainly to advertise the name "Melbourne" to a wide international audience. The decision was met with strong opposition, and was compared by some to renaming the Roland Garros stadium (home to the French Open in Paris) "Paris Park". However, over the years, it has grown to be accepted by the Melburnian community, and the name is rarely questioned now. WWE 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... List of Premiers of Victoria Before the 1890s there was no formal party system in Victoria. ... This article or section contains information that has not been verified and thus might not be reliable. ... Roland Garros has been considered the world’s first fighter pilot. ... The French Open, officially the Tournoi de Roland-Garros (English: Roland Garros Tournament), is a tennis event held over two weeks between mid May and early June in Paris, France, and is the second of the Grand Slam tournaments on the annual tennis calendar. ...   City flag City coat of arms Motto: Fluctuat nec mergitur (Latin: Tossed by the waves, she does not sink) Coordinates Time Zone CET (GMT +1) Administration Country France Région ÃŽle-de-France Département Paris (75) Subdivisions 20 arrondissements Mayor Bertrand Delanoë  (PS) (since 2001) City Statistics Land area...


Capacity and facilities

Fomerly known as Centre Court, Rod Laver Arena has a capacity of 15 000, and has a retractable roof. The second largest court is Vodafone Arena (temporarily known as the Multi-Purpose Venue during the 2006 Commonwealth Games), which was opened in 2000. It has a capacity of 10 500, and also has a retractable roof. There are also three show courts, with the former Show Court 1 now named the Margaret Court Arena. Crowds outside Rod Laver Arena Rod Laver Arena is located in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia and plays host to the Australian Open in tennis. ... Vodafone Arena in use during the 2006 Australian Open. ... The 2006 Commonwealth Games were held in Melbourne, Australia between March 15 and March 26. ... Margaret Court Arena is an tennis venuesl ocated in Melbourne, Australia. ...


Melbourne Park is adjacent to the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Yarra Park, and there are several pedestrian bridges linking the two across the separating railway lines. The park is five minutes walk from Richmond and Jolimont railway stations, and five minutes from the city centre by tram (route 70) or ten minutes by foot. Richmond station Richmond station (station code: RMD) is a suburban railway station in Melbourne, Australia. ... Jolimont is a railway station in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. ... A CLRV Streetcar in the City of Toronto. ... This is a list of tram routes operated by Yarra Trams in the city of Melbourne, Australia. ...


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