As a precinct, Melbourne & Olympic Parks has grown and evolved over 100 years, entrenching itself as Australia’s premier sports and entertainment precinct.
Rod Laver Arena
The land on which Rod Laver Arena is built has long been used for recreational purposes. The western side of what is now referred to as Melbourne Park, was known as Flinders Park.
Margaret Court Arena
‘Show Court One’ was built in 1988 and officially re-named ‘Margaret Court Arena’ as a tribute to Australia’s most successful female tennis player on the eve of the 2003 Australian Open.
John Cain Arena
The land on which John Cain Arena is built was once part of Yarra Park. The main playing field located here was established along with a pavilion in 1868 for the Civil Service Cricket Club.
Melbourne's first dedicated rectangular stadium saw construction works begin on the Edwin Flack Field following the 2006 Commonwealth Games.
Nestled between the Yarra River and Melbourne Park, Olympic Park has enjoyed a strong connection to the people of Melbourne since the city's foundation and has seen a cavalcade of champions across several sports.
Originally built as the 5,500 seat swimming pool for the 1956 Melbourne Olympics' swimming, diving and water polo competitions, the Holden Centre has fulfilled a variety of purposes.