With numerous world-class stadiums and arenas situated in the heart of the city, it is no wonder that Melbourne is considered both the cultural and sporting capital of Australia.
The heart of sport and entertainment is the Melbourne and Olympic Parks. Combined, the parks host around 600 events – attracting more than 2.5 million visitors annually.
Melbourne Park is home to Rod Laver Arena, Hisense Arena and Margaret Court Arena, with Olympic Park being the home of AAMI Park. This popular precinct is well known for hosting the Australian Open Tennis, as well as accommodating elite NRL, rugby, soccer, netball and basketball matches. Cycling and gymnastics competitions are also held here. Countless artists have performed live including Katy Perry, One Direction, P!nk, Beyonce, The Rolling Stones and Bruce Springsteen.
A stone’s throw away from Melbourne Park is the famous Melbourne Cricket Ground, otherwise known as the MCG. One of the city’s most iconic sites, the MCG is the home of Australian Cricket and the AFL. The G was also the site of the 1956 Olympics and 2006 Commonwealth Games.
Docklands is the proud home of Etihad Stadium, the second playing ground for Melbourne-based AFL matches and also a venue for cricket, domestic and international soccer matches, as well as live performances.
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