The Rod Laver Arena at Melbourne Park was completed in 1988 as part of the original Tennis Centre complex. This multi-use venue is able to host a wide range of sporting and entertainment events, from Grand Slam tennis matches and motorbike super-cross action to rock concerts, conferences and classical ballets.
The facilities of this premier multi-purpose arena - its 15,000 seat capacity and prime position within Australia's premier sports and entertainment precinct - make it one of the world's great arenas.
The stadium complex has matured through a couple of name changes to embrace the name of Rod Laver Arena at Melbourne Park. The honour was bestowed upon Rod Laver in January 2000 for his unsurpassed achievements in tennis.
Laver is the only player in the history of tennis to have captured two Grand Slams (1962 and 1969) - the ultimate honour in tennis whereby a player claims the Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon and US Open singles titles in the same calendar year.