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Encyclopedia > Vodafone Arena
Vodafone Arena
Multi Purpose Venue
Vodafone Arena in use on day six of the 2007 Australian Open.
Location Melbourne, Victoria
Opened 2000
Owner Melbourne & Olympic Parks Trust
Operator Melbourne & Olympic Parks Trust
Tenants
Australian Open (Tennis)
South Dragons (NBL)
Capacity
10,500
Vodafone Arena in use during the 2006 Australian Open.
Vodafone Arena in use during the 2006 Australian Open.

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History

Construction of Vodafone Arena commenced in the late 1990s, and was completed in 2000. It was originally named the Multi-purpose Venue, until the naming rights were sold to Vodafone, it has a maximum capacity of 11,000 people. The new South Dragons National Basketball League (NBL) franchise has recently made the Vodafone Arena its home court. Formerly, the Victoria Titans and Melbourne Tigers had Vodafone Arena as their home, until high rental prices forced the teams to find other venues. Until this recent move the venue was largely empty outside of the two weeks of the Australian Open tennis tournament. Vodafone Group Plc is a mobile network operator headquartered in Newbury, Berkshire, England. ... The South Dragons are set to debut in Australias National Basketball League (NBL) for the 2006-07 season. ... The National Basketball League is Australias top-level professional basketball competition. ... The Victoria Titans were an Australian basketball team, that played in Melbourne, Victoria, in the National Basketball League. ... 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. ... The Australian Open is the first of the worlds four Grand Slam tennis tournaments, held each January at Melbourne Park. ...


The arena features a cycling track which is covered over with seating for court events. The tennis court is a Rebound-Ace surface and the roof is retractable, making it one of the few venues where tennis can be played while it is raining.


Events

Australian Open

Every year, Vodafone Arena hosts many matches as part of the Australian Open tennis tournament. It is generally used only during the day, in the first week and a half of the tournament. The Australian Open is the first of the worlds four Grand Slam tennis tournaments, held each January at Melbourne Park. ...


Commonwealth Games

During the Commonwealth Games the stadium was used for basketball and other sports, its name changed to "Multi-Purpose Venue" because Telstra (a competitor of Vodafone) was a major sponsor of the Games. The 2006 Commonwealth Games were held in Melbourne, Australia between March 15 and March 26, 2006. ... Telstra Corporation (ASX: TLS, NZX: TLS, NYSE: TLS) (formed from Telecom Australia) is an Australian telecommunications company under private ownership, holding a dominant position in landline telephone services, large share of mobile phone services, domestic consumer (including dial-up access and Broadband internet broadband cable modem, satellite and ADSL services...


Concerts

Vodafone Arena also plays hosts to National and International Musical Artists. Generally promoters prefer Rod Laver Arena, however Vodafone provides a suitable alternative when Rod Laver is unavailable. Acts have included: Rod Laver Arena is a part of the Melbourne Park complex located in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, and current venue for the Australian Open in tennis. ...

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External links

  • Official site
  • Vodafone Arena at Austadiums
  • Maps and aerial photos Coordinates: -37.822778° 144.981667°

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Australian Stadiums :: Vodafone Arena (231 words)
Vodafone Arena is the newest addition to the Melbourne Sporting Precinct.
Vodafone has exclusive naming rights to the new $65 million stadium until 2012.
The Melbourne Tigers and Victorian Titans played at the venue from 2000 until 2002, before the Tigers relocated to the State Netball Hockey Centre and the Titans were sold to new owners and became the Victoria Giants.
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