Melbourne & Olympic Parks precinct back in full swing

Wednesday 31 March 2021

Having hosted 23 events across 60 event days and welcomed more than 250,000 guests to the precinct in the first three months of 2021, Melbourne & Olympic Parks (M&OP) and its partners have led the way for Victoria’s return to live events.

The precinct's versatility has been a highlight in the first quarter of the year, with A-League (Melbourne Victory, Melbourne City & Western United), NRL (Melbourne Storm) and Super Rugby (Melbourne Rebels) all returning to AAMI Park and the NBL (Melbourne United and South East Melbourne Phoenix) back at John Cain Arena.

M&OP has also welcomed an array of major events to our venues, including the Australian Open, NBL Cup, Summertime at the Ballet (Margaret Court Arena) and the State Memorial for Michael Gudinski AM (Rod Laver Arena).

The Australian Open and preceding warm-up series amassed 21 event days, while the NBL Cup welcomed all nine teams to Melbourne for 32 games across 16 event days at John Cain Arena.

Following a challenging 2020 for our partners, M&OP is looking forward to a busy 2021, including the opening of our new function and conference venue, CENTRPIECE at Melbourne Park, later in the year.