The Definitive Seating Guide to Hisense Arena

Hisense Arena can be readily changed for almost any event - from ice skating to opera, from cycling to basketball. It is primarily considered a tennis venue and has hosted Australian Open contests every year since 2001, after its completion in 2000.  The advanced, Plexicushion tennis court is used mainly for the Australian Open, and its innovative seating design ensures spectators have the best view of the action at all times.

 

About Hisense Arena

Hisense Arenais a state-of-the-art venue with a retractable roof that can open or close in less than 10 minutes, giving it unparalleled flexibility. This means that it is used for a wide range of events in addition to tennis, including basketball, cycling and music concerts.

 

Seating Map

 

Image Credit: Austadiums

 

How to get to Hisense Arena

Public transport

Hisense Arena is located in Melbourne Park and is easily accessible by many public transport options. In terms of trams, the 75, 70 and 48 routes stop outside the sporting precinct, with services running frequently and extra trams laid on for major events - such as the Australian Open and concerts. 

Three train stations are within walking distance from Hisense: Flinders Street, Richmond and Jolimont. Two of the busiest stations in Melbourne, Flinders and Richmond have a large number of trains passing through, with every train line in Melbourne stopping at Flinders Street, and every line from the south and east stopping at Richmond. Jolimont is serviced by the Hurstbridge and South Morang lines. Check the PTV website for detailed timetable information.

 

Parking

It is recommended that patrons take advantage of public transport as there is limited parking available around Melbourne Park. If visitors have no option other than to drive their car, there are parking garages in the CBD, as well as a small amount of street parking within walking distance.

 

Taxi

Melbourne has a number of taxi companies that provide services to Hisense Arena. Uber is also a popular option. Take a look at the respective website or smartphone apps for further details and to make a booking.

 

Highlights of Hisense

Monica Seles played Brie Rippner in the first Australian Open match on 15 January 2001. The match was abandoned due to injury, so the first completed match was Tim Henman’s first round over Hicham Arazi in the same year. The 2008 tournament was so popular that every seat was sold and the tournament broke several attendance records.