The Definitive Seating Guide to Margaret Court Arena

Margaret Court Arena has hosted Australian Open Tennis since 1988, making it one of the premier sporting venues in Melbourne. Located in Melbourne Park next to Hisense

Arena and Rob Laver Arena, and in the shadow of the MCG, it has played host to some of the biggest tennis matches in Australia.


About Margaret Court Arena

Margaret Court Arena opened in 1988 and underwent a major redevelopment that was completed in 2014. The work increased the capacity from 6,000 to 7,500 and included the installation of a retractable roof, corporate facilities and video screens. In addition to being a major tennis venue, Margaret Court Arena hosts basketball, netball and music concerts, including artists such as The Black Keys, Delta Goodrem, Demi Lovato, Hilltop Hoods, Macklemore, Selena Gomez, Imagine Dragons, The B-52s and many more.


Seating map


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How to get to Margaret Court Arena

Public transport

Margaret Court Arena is located at the heart of Melbourne Park, which is well served by a number of public transport options. Trams 75, 70 and 48 stop outside the sporting precinct and run frequently, with extra services implemented for major events.

There are three train stations within walking distance to the arena. Flinders Street and Richmond are two of the busiest stations in Melbourne, with a number of train lines running frequently through both. The third is Jolimont, with the Hurstbridge and South Morang lines both servicing the station. Check the PTV website to timetable information.



There is limited parking available around Melbourne Park and it is recommended that patrons take advantage of public transport. If this is not possible, parking is available in garages in the CBD, and there is also a small amount of street parking within walking distance in and around Kings Domain and the surrounding suburbs.



Melbourne has a number of taxi companies that provide services to Margaret Court Arena. In addition, Uber is a popular option, with a large number of operators making it easy to get to the arena.


Highlights of Margaret Court Arena

In 2017, Margaret Court Arena played co-host to arguably the biggest grand slam match Australia has ever seen. Rafael Nadal took on Roger Federer in front of 13,000 in centre court, with many more thousands watching on big screens inside Margaret Court Arena. The match ended with a win for Federer, who added a fifth Australian Open crown to his 19 career titles.


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