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Rod Laver Arena

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Address: Batman Ave, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Can tennis be done any better?

They are true professionals there in January. The food vendors, the staff, the seating, the sport. It's just a great day and this year they have increased the off court... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

They are true professionals there in January. The food vendors, the staff, the seating, the sport. It's just a great day and this year they have increased the off court entertainment, giving family/children/adults other venues to take a break from the tennis and explore.

Thank DannBack7
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Reviewed 1 week ago

sorry to say. but still - the building and the complex is quite impressive. bud luck for me not to see the interior.

Thank mlvrkhn
Greater Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Rod Laver arena during the Australian Open had great seats for the tennis, a excellent atmosphere and courteous, helpful and friendly ushers and staff which helped complete the enjoyment of the Australian Open. we'll be back next year.

Thank peter_g_brooker
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A truly all purpose venue! From sporting events to concerts and performances. This venue surely does meet all your expectations

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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Even if you're not a huge tennis fan or don't know too much about the sport, going to the AO is an absolute must if you're in Melbourne at that time! The Rod Laver Arena was awesome because it has a retractable roof so the court (along with the spectators) will be covered from the elements in case of bad... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful for the tennis. Easy to view. Can get hot in the sunny seats For me too big for concert but lots really love these performances

Thank Janet C
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Having watch this arena in one Australian Open after another, I was presented with the opportunity to watch a live match. Rod Laver arena was better than I expected; very well maintained, great view and felt rather modern. Glad I had the opportunity and would highly recommend it for any tennis enthusiasts.

Thank Amr B
Robina, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thanks to all the ground staff on the Tuesday night of Concert, movement in and out was very smooth without too much incident. Was so easy to find seats allocated with a little help from usher. Thanks everyone.

Thank 44Travbug
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 the Australia Day. :)

Thank Amitav05
Devonport, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 bit difficult.

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