FULL VENUE NAME & TYPE OF VENUE:
Rod Laver Arena: Multipurpose arena – sport and entertainment.
MAIN TENANT NAME/S, SPORTING CODE/S PLAYED HERE, OTHER EVENTS:
Host to various sporting codes and non-sporting events.
Type: arena sports, concerts, entertainment, functions, shows, corporate suites.
From tennis matches to international rock stars and motorbike super-cross, Rod Laver Arena has welcomed them all.
The most dynamic transformation Rod Laver Arena has seen to date was in March 2007 with the FINA World Swimming Championships, when a 50-metre temporary pool was built on the Arena’s floor.
The venue’s regular seated capacity is 14,820 or up to 16,200 with floor seating in concert mode or 15,400 in sport mode.
A vital design specification was a retractable roof; its innovation a world first, which means it is still the largest Australian area that can be both indoor and outdoor.
DETAILS ON KEY SPORTING/NON-SPORTING EVENTS HELD AT THE VENUE:
The venue has had the privilege of hosting standout concerts, including the Dixie Chicks, Blondie and Cyndi Lauper, Twenty One Pilots, Green Day, Hans Zimmer, Ariana Grande, Lionel Richie and Cirque du Soleil’s Toruk.
It is also the Australian Open Tennis Tournament’s Centre Court and has featured family shows such as Disney On Ice, as well as novel events like wrestling and the FINA World Swimming Championships.
Rod Laver Arena has facilitated concert spectaculars across every genre of music and entertainment, from the Wiggles to Metallica, Pavarotti to Lady Gaga. Millions have passed through the turnstiles to see the latest stars. Some artists have even had a backstage room named after them, like John Farnham, or inspired permanent Hollywood stars in their honour!
Company name: Melbourne & Olympic Parks
Contact person for parties interested to book facilities: Psyche Payne
Address: Olympic Boulevard, Melbourne, Victoria, 3004, Australia
Tel (inc. country dialling code): +61 3 9286 1600