Melbourne Arena (formerly Hisense Arena)
A world class entertainment venue, Melbourne Arena holds an eclectic range of music concerts, family orientated performances and dance parties.
Venue features include;
- Fully retractable roof
- Dynamic seating configurations
- Corporate suites and function rooms
Melbourne Park was officially opened in 1988, with the first tennis ball hit in January at the Australian Open. Previously known as 'Flinders Park' or the 'National Tennis Centre', Melbourne Park's primary arena (Centre Court) was renamed Rod Laver Arena in 2000
Cycling has long enjoyed a strong connection to the Melbourne and Olympic Park precinct. Since its construction in 2000, Melbourne Arena has been the venue for major cycling events in Melbourne, the Revolution concept proving to be a revelation. Madisons, sprints and keirins are run throughout the series, which consisted of three rounds - The Melbourne Cup On Wheels, The Madison Championships and The Austral Wheelrace (now over 110 years old) .
The Melbourne Vixens compete in the trans-Tasman ANZ Championship split their home games between the State Netball Hockey Centre and Melbourne Arena. Australia's fabulous Diamonds have regularly featured at Melbourne Arena, usually in a showdown against arch rivals the New Zealand Silver Ferns.
2018: The government is negotiating to buy the naming rights for Melbourne's second biggest tennis stadium, with Melbourne Arena and Victoria Arena heading the shortlist of preferred names for the stadium.
Public transport is the quickest and easiest way to get to and from an event at Melbourne & Olympic Parks. Trains, trams and buses operate frequently, dropping you right at the door of Australia's premier sports and entertainment precinct. On site public car parking is very limited.
For major concerts and events public transport is recommended as the most effective mode of transportation. A short walk from Flinders Street train station via the William Barak footbridge allows patrons and guests access to the City Entrance of Melbourne & Olympic Parks.
The new Tanderrum Bridge is now the main entrance to Melbourne Park from the CBD, connecting directly into the precinct via Birrarung Marr.
For more information about getting there including timetables, fares and maps contact 1800 800 007 or visit Public Transport Victoria.
Tram 70 (Wattle Park)
Tram services from Flinders Street and Richmond Stations stop at Rod Laver Arena (Stop 7B), Melbourne Arena (Stop 7C) and AAMI Park (Stop 7D).
Tram 48 (North Balwyn) and Tram 75 (Vermont South)
Stops adjacent to MCG on Wellington Parade.
Cranbourne / Pakenham
All lines going to Richmond Station
Richmond Station is walking distance of the Melbourne & Olympic Parks precinct. The addition of the Champions Walk and William Barak Bridge from Birrarung Marr makes a short pleasurable walk from the City, Federation Square and along the Yarra.
Bus 246 (Latrobe Uni - Elsternwick Station)
Travels down Punt Road, stops at the corner of Olympic Blvd. From here patrons can walk approximately 500 metres to Melbourne Arena and AAMI Park and less than 1 kilometer to Rod Laver Arena and Margaret Court Arena.
For private bus bookings please see the buspark bookings information page.
A dedicated taxi rank operates for all events next to The Oval on Olympic Blvd (previously known as Swan St.) convenient for all venues, providing a safe and efficient way to hail a taxi.
Melbourne Water Taxis operate on the Yarra River seven days per week and are a unique means of accessing the Melbourne & Olympic Parks precinct.
Water Taxis deliver patrons to a docking platform opposite Rod Laver Arena. Water Taxis accommodate parties of up to 12 people. They must be pre-booked.
For more information, or to make a booking please contact Melbourne Water Taxis:
Ph: 0416 068 655.
MELBOURNE RIVER CRUISES
Melbourne River Cruises can provide you with ultimate experience for groups up to 150 people when attending events at Melbourne & Olympic Parks.
For more information please contact Melbourne River Cruises:
Ph: 03 8610 2600
Fax: 03 9614 1252
❊ What's On ❊
❊ Address & Contact ❊
⊜ Olympic Boulevard Melbourne | Map
✆ (03) 9286 1600
❊ Web Links ❊
→ Melbourne Arena
❊ Also See... ❊
→ Melbourne & Olympic Parks
→ South East Melbourne Phoenix
→ Rod Laver Arena
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