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* Australian Open 2020 *
Melbourne in January means only one thing - the Australian Open. With the world's top tennis players fighting it out for the first Grand Slam title of the year, there's no better place to be. The stars of tennis make Melbourne Park their own as the on-court action and off-court entertainment of Grand Slam tennis take over the city. Join the biggest names in the game this summer for two weeks of all-star action. Who will reign supreme in 2020?
Official Ticketsticketmaster.com.au Be open to anything at Australian Open 2020 Watch, cheer and play your way through fourteen days of on and off court action and entertainment. Catch the world's best tennis stars when they return to Melbourne Park and enjoy all the live music, food and activities on offer around the grounds. There's something for everyone - you don't have to know tennis to love the tennis! Watch the first set and dance to the last. The AO Live Stage returns in 2020 with a huge line-up of local and international artists. Last year's performances included Craig David, Angus & Julia Stone, Bastille and JET. Who will take the stage in 2020? Come bounce with us to find out. Or looking for the perfect way to entertain the kids across the school holidays? Australian Open 2020 has kids covered. The AO Ballpark is back to delight your little champions - if you thought the tennis was intense, you should see the waterpark! And the best bit? Kid's ground passes are just $5. Plus, thanks to ANZ the first 7,000 kids on Thursday 24 January will go FREE! If you're a tennis fan the all new Practice Village is a must visit, featuring prime practice court viewing of all your favourite players - up close and personal. Sit back, enjoy the tennis on court and on the big screen. The Practice Village serves up plenty of food, shade and action. This is as close as you can get to the world's best as they prepare for Grand Slam glory. The biggest upset is missing out.
TicketmasterTennis Australia and Ticketmaster announced a new global partnership which will see Ticketmaster become the official ticket agent for the Australian Open, the ATP Cup (Perth, Sydney, Brisbane), Brisbane International, Adelaide International and Hobart International. The new agreement brings with it the bonus of zero ticketing fees for fans attending tennis events across the country, a first for major sports and entertainment events in Australia. | ausopen.com
Australian Open VenuesRod Laver Arena Melbourne Arena Margaret Court Arena
AO Getting AroundAO Ballpark presented by Emirates AO Ballpark presented by Emirates moves to Birrarung Marr in 2020, growing four times in size and offering kids of all ages more summer fun than ever. From water activities to ANZ Tennis Hot Shots, family-friendly food options and non-stop entertainment between 10am and 7pm, this is the place to be this summer holiday. Kickstart the fun on Kids Tennis Day. Opening Hours Daily 10am - 7pm Fri 31 Jan 2pm - 7pm Sun 2 Feb 12pm - 7pm AO Live Stage The AO Live Stage returns to the Australian Open in 2020 hosting a huge line up of local and international musicians to keep the party going all through summer! The AO Live Stage runs for 15 days and requires an Australian Open ticket to enter. With ground passes starting at only $49, a visit to the event is a must-attend summer activity. Mon - Fri: 3pm - 10pm Weekend 1: 10am - 10pm Weekend 2: 3pm - 10pm AO Live Stage 2020 Garden Square Exciting tennis action is not the only reason to visit Garden Square & Court 3. It's also the ultimate selfie spot at AO 2020 and features an exciting array of activations and shopping experiences that fans won't want to miss. Grand Slam Oval Grand Slam Oval is the best place for eating, drinking, tennis viewing and socialising. Located between Rod Laver Arena and Melbourne Arena, GSO will be split into three areas representative of the 'Best of Victoria', with a Northside, Countryside and Eastside area. AO Hilltop Offers a free family zone with a Giant Cabana Oasis with Food and Drinks as well as a Giant Singalong, The Natural Confectionery Co. Family Play Splash Park, Table Tennis and a 34m Skyflyer! Take in the sites of the AO in the newly created AO Hilltop at Birrarung Marr, especially made for families with 10+ year olds. Featuring the huge 35m SkyFlyer* (the highest vantage point of the AO!) it's the place to get soaked in The Natural Confectionery Co. Family Play Splash Park or chill-out at the Heinz Giant Cabana Oasis. Watch the tennis or daily movie on the big screen and grab a bite to eat. *A paid ticket is required for SkyFlyer Opening Hours: Daily from 10am - 7pm Fri 31 Jan 2pm - 7pm Sat 1 Feb 11am - 7pm Sun 2 Feb 11am - 7pm Fed Square For fans coming to the tennis, AO x Fed Square makes for a great pre- or post-event hang out. It's the perfect spot to watch tennis on the big screen and enjoy other FREE Australian Open fun through the square, including the Canadian Club Racquet Club. Federation Square
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Maps (PDF)Melbourne Park AO Open Accessibility Map Dining and Experiences Melbourne Arena Rod Laver Arena Margaret Court Arena Travelling by car Car Parking: Public parking can be found at Yarra Park Car Park, via Gate 3 off Punt Road. Car Parking gates open two hours prior to event gates opening each day. Parking is $10 per day. Parking is also available in and around Melbourne CBD. For location details please contact City of Melbourne on +61 3 9658 9658 or visit melbourne.vic.gov.au/parking All entrances are accessibility friendly. Accessibility parking: Accessible parking is available for $20 at the undercover car park at the National Tennis Centre and can be booked through Ticketmaster at the time of booking tickets. Telephone 1300 308 999. Service hours: Monday - Saturday 9am-8pm; Sunday 9am-5pm AEST (closed Christmas/Boxing Day) Upon purchase, a car park voucher will be supplied. The voucher and a disabled car park sticker must be displayed on arrival for it to be deemed valid. Pick up/drop off points: A pick up and drop off zone is available on Olympic Boulevard outside Melbourne Arena. All patrons, Ballkids and mobility impaired persons should be directed to use this zone. A time limit applies in this area and will be enforced. For further information regarding accessibility access areas please contact the accessibility and special needs booking line on (03) 9286 1208. Travelling by trams with accessibility needs: E-Class trams with low floor trams as shuttles at platform stops between Flinders Street, West and Melbourne Arena during the Australian Open, ie approx every 10 min. Travelling by train The last train services depart Flinders Street Station from approximately 12 midnight during the week. The Night Network will operate on weekends with trains departing hourly all night from Flinders Street Station. Works continue on the Metro Tunnel throughout the month of January (2-30 Jan). The Frankston, Pakenham and Cranbourne lines will be affected throughout this period. The Sandringham line will also be affected from 20-23 January after 8:15pm each night. Buses will be replacing trains between Flinders St and Caufield stations. Additional services will also be available between Caulfield and Richmond, arriving and departing from the Punt Rd/Swan St intersection. You are advised to plan your journey in advance. On all other lines customers can catch trains to Flinders Street Station, Jolimont Station or Richmond Station and then walk down Birrarung Marr to City Entrance or tram to Melbourne Park for people with accessibility needs. For train, tram and bus details please call 1800 800 007 or visit ptv.vic.gov.au. Travelling by tram All valid Australian Open ticket holders are able to enjoy the FREE tram shuttle service operating on Route 70 to and from the CBD to the RLA and MA tram stops from Monday 20 Jan - Sunday 2 Feb 2020. There is an AO shuttle which runs between Fed Square and Melbourne Arena, there will be trams every 2-3 minutes during peak periods. This service operates until one hour after the end of play. The Night Network will run trams all night on weekends every 30 minutes across six key routes - 19, 67, 86, 96 & 109. These routes service St Kilda, Coburg, Bundoora, Port Melbourne, Carnegie, Box Hill, Vermont South and Brunswick as well as the CBD. For more details please call 1800 800 007 or visit ptv.vic.gov.au. Travelling by bus Bus routes which stop within easy walking distance: • Bus 605 (City - Gardenvale) stops on Olympic Boulevard; • Bus 246 (Latrobe Uni - Elsternwick Station) stops at corner of Olympic Boulevard and Punt Road. For more details please call 1800 800 007 or visit ptv.vic.gov.au. Travelling by bike Bicycle parking facilities are provided at the underpass intersection of the William Barrack Bridge and Entrance A and also at the intersection of Olympic Boulevard and Batman Avenue. Ride share There is a designated Ride Share pick up located at MCG/Jolimont Terrace (closest to MCG Gate 2), easily accessed by exiting at Garden Square and continuing up the Footbridge over to the MCG. Please note, there is no rideshare pick up on Olympic Boulevard. Taxi A taxi rank is located on Olympic Boulevard, adjacent to Grand Slam® Oval. This is for use by taxi vehicles only. Patrons exiting via City Entrance (Birrarung Marr) can use the taxi rank at Flinders Street Station. Travelling by ferry and water taxi Services operate on the Yarra River between Southgate and the landing adjacent to Melbourne Park. Water Taxis accommodate parties of up to 12 people. They must be pre-booked. For more information, or to make a booking please contact Parks Victoria hotline on 13 19 63.
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