Rod Laver Arena
Rod Laver Arena is a part of the Melbourne Park complex situated in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, and the present venue of the Australian Open. The Australian Open came to Flinders Park (now Melbourne Park) in 1988, and with it came significantly more than 266,000 supporters. By the mid-90s, it was sure the Arena would need a make-over. The $65 thousand improvement of Vodafone Arena was among the most crucial breakthroughs in the Open’s history.
Rod Laver Arena at Melbourne Park was officially named after Rod Laver for his unsurpassed successes at the Australian Open in January 2000. The seating potential at Rod Laver Arena is approximately 15,000.
The Arena features a retractable roof that enables play to continue throughout water or severe heat. Below you will find the seating chart of the Rod Laver Arena at Melbourne Park. Click on the diagram for a larger view.
Rod Laver Arena comes with the Hawk-Eye automated process allowing tennis players to challenge the umpire’s selection on calls made during championships.