Australian Open 2017

Australian Open 2017
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Kicking off Melbourne’s famous sporting calendar is the world famous Australian Open, held annually at Melbourne Park. Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to see world class tennis players go head to head.

Australian Open 2017

16 – 29 January 2017
Melbourne Park
More info and tickets: www.event.ausopen.com/tickets/

The 2017 season of tennis is finally here, starting with the Grand Slam of Australasia, the Australian Open. The world of tennis shifts it’s focus to Melbourne Park as superstars of the game grace our shores, ready for a hot and fiery competition. 

Spread over 31 courts, and the superb stadiums Rod Laver Arena, Hisense Arena and Margaret Court Arena, the Australian Open truly gives the city an extra buzz of excitement. Crowds flock to Garden Square and Grand Slam Oval to watch the action on the big screen, dressed up in all sorts. Join in the fun and support your country!

The best way to see the action is with a ground pass ticket. This gives you the quality tennis you’re after at a reasonable price. You’ll be courtside for the show courts with this ticket, up close and personal with world class players, and you can upgrade your ticket to Rod Laver Arena or Margaret Court Arena (subject to availability). This ticket also gives you access to Garden Square and Grand Slam Oval where you’ll find a number of food stalls, bars, entertainment and merchandise stalls. For those wanting to see the top ranked players from the likes of Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams, you’ll have to pay a little more. However this guarantees you a seat in one of the world class stadiums where the atmosphere and vibe is second to none.

Off the court and across Batman Avenue at Birrarung Marr you’ll find the Australian Open Festival incorporating the Open Sessions stage. Proving the Australian Open is more than just a tennis tournament, you can catch free live music and sample your way around a food truck park filled with Melbourne favourites. Jam packed with local acts, Open Sessions features Tkay Maidza, DMA’s, Peking Duk, The Temper Trap and more.

Traditionally the Australian Open has its share of wild weather. Scorching temperatures in the 40’s are not unheard of, so pack some sunscreen and a water bottle. Melbourne Park is easily and conveniently surrounded by public transport options. Trams run along Swan Street in Richmond from Vermont South and Wattle Park and stop right by the centre. Richmond Station and Flinders Street Station are only are less than a kilometre away and plenty of footbridges and walkways connect Melbourne Park to the CBD, Botanical Gardens and the MCG.

For more details head to www.ausopen.com. Make sure you enjoy Melbourne’s summer of tennis and get ‘court’ up in the action!