Melbourne offers Rights Holders the ideal turn-key solution: outstanding venues and sports facilities, a highly skilled workforce, a strong commercial environment, committed Government and large, passionate crowds. Major events regularly exceed expectations and set records in Melbourne and this track record has created a strong alliance of partners ready to drive the best event outcomes.
The Australian state of Victoria, and its capital city Melbourne, has embraced sport and its award-winning, easily accessible venues are located within the heart of the city. Venues include the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG - 100,000 seat venue; the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre; the Lakeside Athletics and State Netball Hockey Centre; Melbourne and Olympic Park – the home of the Australian Open Tennis, including Rod Laver Arena (15,000 seat); Margaret Court Arena (7,500 seat); Hisense Arena (10,000 seat and world-class velodrome facility); AAMI Park (31,000 seat rectangular stadium) and Etihad Stadium a 54,000 seat multi-purpose facility with a retractable roof.
EVENTS PREVIOUSLY HOSTED
Melbourne's roster of major international sporting events includes the Formula One Australian Grand Prix and the Australian Open Grand Slam Tennis. Recent highlights included the ICC Cricket World Cup, International Champions Cup featuring Real Madrid, Manchester City and AS Roma, FIBA Oceania Championship, UCI-sanctioned Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race, ISAF Sailing World Cup and AFC Asian Cup. Upcoming events include: Fast5 Netball World Series, International Hockey Test Series, PGA TOUR World Cup of Golf and The Presidents Cup.