Rod Laver Arena
Variously known as ‘Flinders Park’, the ‘National Tennis Centre’ or ‘Centre Court’, the venue was renamed Rod Laver Arena on 16 January 2000, in recognition of Rod Laver’s remarkable tennis career that saw him achieve the Grand Slam twice and cement himself as Australia’s and one of the world’s greatest ever male tennis champions.
In terms of sport, tennis brought worldwide recognition for the venue. The Australian Open, one of only four annual Grand Slam Tournaments, has been held every year at Melbourne Park since 1988. And aside from the Australian Open. Rod Laver Arena’s remarkable versatility has been evidenced in the amazing array of events over the years – from rodeos and dirt bike demonstrations, gymnastics, wrestling, boxing, family shows, memorials, concerts and of course, the tennis.
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