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ROD LAVER ARENA PUTTING MELBOURNE ON THE WORLD STAGE

Rod Laver Arena has been named as one of the world’s top 10 highest grossing venues over the past decade by leading international music magazine Billboard.

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Melbourne Arena Upgrade

As some of you might already know, we've been doing some work to make Melbourne Arena even bigger and better.

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Melbourne’s biggest THROWDOWN clash

With another huge NBL season getting started this week, it’s safe to say you’ll be hearing more and more about basketball. We've put together everything you need to know ahead of Thursday's throwdown match...

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Background on basketball in the precinct

The 2019/20 NBL season is fast approaching. How good is your basketball knowledge? Read on to find out...

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New CEO to Lead Melbourne & Olympic Parks

Wednesday, 31 July 2019

Top sports business and major events leader John Harnden has been named as new chief executive of the Melbourne and Olympic Parks Trust (MOPT).

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Students Design New Uniforms for Iconic Precinct

Melbourne & Olympic Parks is launching its new uniform project and bringing upcoming Australian Fashion design talent to the world, with RMIT’s Bachelor of Fashion (Design) (Hons) students and Melbourne’s own award-winning uniform supplier Cargo Crew.

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Anzac Day Meaning at Melbourne & Olympic Parks

24 April, 2019 - We recognise and remember what Anzac Day means to our precinct, both in unique historical significance and continuing commemoration at noteworthy sporting events.   

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Melbourne Park Redevelopment Stage 3 Begins

Melbourne Park has embarked on the final stage of its $972 million redevelopment, which will see a new Function and Media Centre join the impressive line-up of arenas.

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Expressions of Interest – Ticketing Technology & Related Services

Melbourne & Olympic Parks (M&OP) and Tennis Australia (TA) invite qualified ticketing companies for their Expressions of Interest in tendering for the ticketing services for:

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New Screens Guiding Fans Home from Rod Laver Arena

Getting home on public transport after a big event at Melbourne Park just got easier, in an Australian-venue first, screens installed at Rod Laver Arena will provide real-time information about trams and trains leaving the precinct.

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Brian Morris to depart Melbourne & Olympic Parks

After 13 incredible years, countless events, millions of patrons and extensive an extensive redevelopment program, the CEO of Australia’s most incredible sport and entertainment precinct, Melbourne and Olympic Parks (M&OP), has announced he will be moving on.

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Melbourne’s NBL Championship Arena

As Melbourne Arena proudly gears up for Melbourne United’s Grand Final Game 2 on Sunday, we’re looking inside the champion NBL venue and what it means to welcome an unprecedented 117,000 fans on the journey from round one.

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Rotary Convention Headed for Rod Laver Arena

Tens of thousands of visitors from 200 countries will descend upon Melbourne in 2023 for the world-famous Rotary International Convention.

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Revealing the Future of Premier Events at Melbourne Park

Melbourne & Olympic Parks (M&OP) unveiled its new world-class function and media centre at this year’s Asia Pacific Incentives Meetings Event (AIME) and attracted an impressive 180 delegates through the feature exhibit.

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Welcoming 32 Countries To The World Cup Gymnastics

Melbourne Park will continue its exciting 15-year Gymnastics legacy when it brings the biggest World Cup yet and sets the springboard for Australia’s next generation of athletes.

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Ground Breaking Training for Gosch’s Paddock

Melbourne’s rugby and A-League football teams are set to benefit from leading innovations into their home training and playing fields at AAMI Park and Gosch’s Paddock.

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Rod Laver Arena Australia’s 2nd Top Selling Arena

Melbourne’s favourite arena ranks the second busiest venue in the country and 21st internationally, in Pollstar’s Top 200 Arena Venues chart, with 586,506 ticket sales during 2018.

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AAMI Park claims Best Mid-Size Stadium

AAMI Park has been voted by sports fans as Australia’s Best Mid-Sized Stadium in the inaugural Austadiums Awards, a superb result for our world-class rectangular stadium...

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Partnering with Starlight to make dreams come true

A once in a lifetime celebration officially launched our charity partnership with Starlight on Sunday ...

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AAMI Park shine a light on Universal Children’s Day

On Universal Children’s Day Melbourne & Olympic Parks charity partner Berry Street is shining a light on the need to create a child-safe community with AAMI Park....

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Gosch’s Paddock Hosts Upstream Challenge Charity Fun Run

Gosch’s Paddock saw in Saturday morning’s sunrise in full-swing with activity, as it welcomed hundreds of participants to embark on the Upstream Foundation’s major fundraising and community event....

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Rod Laver Arena celebrates 30 years with murals & a Golden Ticket!

As we celebrate 30 years of Rod Laver Arena being one of Melbourne’s most loved venues, we’re offering a truly ‘money-can’t buy’ experience...

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Helping give independence to 120 kids in need

Melbourne & Olympic Parks proudly hosted over 300 kids, donors, parents and volunteers for Variety – the Children’s Charity - Bikes4Kids program. 

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Introducing Melbourne Arena

This morning, the Minister for Sport, Tourism and Major Events, the Hon John Eren announced Hisense Arena has been renamed to Melbourne Arena.

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Tanderrum Bridge wins at the American Architecture Awards 2018

The Pedestrian Bridge linking Birrarung Marr with the Melbourne Park precinct has received first place at the American Architecture Awards 2018 in ‘Bridges and Infrastructure’.‘...

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Melbourne & Olympic Parks to Be Australia’s Home of Esport

Melbourne & Olympic Parks is proud to welcome Australia’s biggest esport event to Victoria, when it hosts the inaugural Melbourne Esports Open in September. ...

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Melbourne Park event dynamo wins young achiever award

Keeping a cool head in high stress environments is all in a day’s work for Melbourne & Olympic Parks’ event manager, Nicola Drummy who last night took out the Venue Management Association’s Young Achiever Award. 

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Make A Wish Day at AAMI Park

AAMI Park is playing a part in World Wish Day this Sunday 29th of April, to make seven-year-old Dylan’s wish come true.

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Rod Laver Arena’s 30th Anniversary March Memory

A remarkable transformation saw the venue’s floor transformed into an Olympic-sized swimming pool to host the 2007 FINA World Swimming Championships. ...

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Rod Laver Arena’s Redevelopment Recommences

Rod Laver Arena’s redevelopment works have recommenced as the venue celebrates its 30th year...

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Welcome to our new Premier Events & Experiences Brand

Our team have been busy creating a new brand that offers an exciting approach to discovering our unparalleled venues...

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Rod Laver Arena Turns 30

Today marks Rod Laver Arena’s 30th birthday and kicks off a special year of celebration...

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M&OP Helping Give Independence to 200 Kids in Need

M&OP was proud to host over 300 kids, donors, parents and volunteers at

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Guide to Avoiding Ticketing Scams

Melbourne & Olympic Parks (M&OP) is urging sport and concert goers to protect themselves against illegal ticket scamming...

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Margaret Court Arena hosts Fox FM Birthday Party

Melbourne & Olympic Parks proudly welcomed popular Fox FM 109.9 in holding the ‘best party ever’...

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Director of Arenas appointed new VMA President

30 May, 2017 - Melbourne & Olympic Parks Director of Arenas, Steve Harper CFE, has been appointed the new President...

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Melbourne Park receives funding to complete redevelopment

Melbourne Park facilities will remain the best in the world, keeping our city the ultimate sports and events capital...

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Andrew Travis joins Melbourne & Olympic Parks

M&OP welcome the appointment of respected sport and venue administrator Andrew Travis. ...

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Rod Laver Arena’s new grand entrance set to take shape

Melbourne’s famous Rod Laver Arena is set for a major makeover, with demolition well underway...

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Premier’s Active April

M&OP Supports the Premier’s Active April Challenge 2017...

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Redevelopment works in full swing

The next stage of the Rod Laver Arena Refurbishment is well underway...

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TANDERRUM BRIDGE OFFICIALLY OPENS

Melbourne’s newest iconic landmark – the Tanderrum Bridge - has officially opened.

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Boot Camp Smashes Five Guiness World Records at Melbourne Park

More than 2000 women have taken up the challenge to ‘get sweaty’ and break not one, but five Guinness World Records

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Gosch’s Paddock Enhancement Project

Gosch’s Paddock is being improved to support the needs of all users, enhancing the green space...

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AAMI PARK TAKES PART IN OPEN HOUSE MELBOURNE

AAMI Park opened its doors to give 125 lucky people an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the iconic complex ...

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Melbourne to help host Rugby League World Cup 2017

Melbourne Rectangular Stadium will host two blockbuster matches for one of Australia’s biggest sporting events next year ...

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MELBOURNE – THE SPORTING CAPITAL OF THE WORLD

It’s official: Melbourne is the sporting capital of the world for the last decade.

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Ed Sheeran sets AAMI Park attendance record

Record-breaking weekend for English singer-songwriter.

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MCA receives LEED Gold certification

Margaret Court Arena has become the first sport and entertainment arena in Australia to receive a LEED Gold certification.

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New bridge to improve precinct access

Works have begun on the Batman Avenue Bridge – a new pedestrian gateway from Melbourne’s CBD to the iconic sports and entertainment precinct, Melbourne & Olympic Parks.

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BUILDER ANNOUNCED TO REFURBISH ROD LAVER ARENA

Lend Lease have been chosen as the managing contractor for the refurbishment of Australia’s top concert venue Rod Laver Arena.

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Taylor Swift to make history at AAMI Park

Pop sensation Taylor Swift will become the first artist ever to play three shows at AAMI Park when she brings The 1989 World Tour to Melbourne this December.

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REDEVELOPMENT TO STRENGTHEN PRECINCT

Melbourne & Olympic Parks is undergoing a multimillion dollar transformation that will deliver new and improved facilities across its arenas, stadiums and function spaces...

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ROD LAVER ARENA AMONG WORLD’S TOP MUSIC VENUES

A mid-year report of the global live music scene by industry staple Pollstar has ranked Rod Laver Arena at number 32 in the world’s top 100 concert arenas, with 211,792...

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MELBOURNE’S NEW HOME OF LIVE MUSIC

The new Margaret Court Arena (MCA) at Melbourne Park has emerged as an exciting addition to Melbourne’s live music market, offering a modern, mid-sized venue in the heart of the city’s entertainment precinct...

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AAMI PARK TOPS THE PFA’S STADIUM RATINGS

The outstanding playing surface at AAMI Park and the atmosphere created by the Melbourne Victory fans honoured as they top Professional Footballers Australia’s...

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NEW LOOK ROD LAVER ARENA UNVEILED

After almost 30 years as one of the world’s favourite sports and entertainment venues, Rod Laver Arena is getting a bold new makeover that will ensure it continues to host the best events in Australia...

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