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The multipurpose area located in Melbourne variously known as ‘The National Tennis Centre at Flinders Park’. Was built in 1988 and has changed name twice, now known as the Rod Laver Arena in honour of Rod Laver and his remarkable tennis career that saw him win the Grand Slam twice and cement himself as Australia’s and one of the World’s greatest Male tennis champions.
The Area is internationally renowned for a tennis venue and holds the Australia open every year since 1988. The Australia open was the prompt to create the arena and continue upkeep as the previous prestigious Koo young Tennis club started to lag behind needing a more modern facility to continue to host the Australia Open.
It hosts am array of events featuring the Rodeo, dirt bike demos, wresting, boxing, concerts, family shows, memorials and the Gymnastics which saw the Worlds Artistic Gymnastic Championships.
The most impressive transformation of the Arena was for Fina world swimming championships in 2007. Many celebrities including Justin Timberlake and Pink have played at the venue with many more upcoming events to come!
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