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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.
The announcement in April 2005 of Melbourne's first dedicated rectangular pitch stadium saw construction works begin on the Edwin Flack Field following the 2006 Commonwealth Games.
The land on which Hisense 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.
Margaret Court Arena
‘Show Court One’ was built in 1988, the court was officially re-named ‘Margaret Court Arena’ (MCA) as a tribute to Australia’s most successful female tennis player on the eve of the 2003 Australian Open Tennis Championship.
Olympic Park, nestled between the Yarra River and Melbourne 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, Holden Centre has fulfilled a variety of purposes.