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Sporting and Entertainment Venues and Attractions Near Mantra on Jolimont
Mantra on Jolimont is located within walking distance of Melbourne’s Entertainment precint and offers the ideal place to stay when attending events at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Rod Laver Arena and Olympic Park Stadium and Hisense Arena.
Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)
The Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) is located only a short 50 metre walk from your doorstep at Mantra on Jolimont. The Melbourne Cricket Ground or MCG as it’s known to locals has, and continues to be an iconic Melbourne sporting arena since its construction in 1853. Between March and September the MCG is the home ground of the Toyota AFL Premiership Season with the illustrious Grand Final Day staged on the last Saturday of September annually. In the summer months cricket takes centre stage at the MCG with the Sheffield Cup, International One Day games and Tests including the famous Boxing Day Test attracting large crowds. The MCG is also home to the National Sports Museum and has hosted the Olympic Games, Commonwealth Games as well as concerts, rugby league, rugby union and soccer.
For more information on the Melbourne Cricket Ground visit www.mcg.org.au.
Melbourne & Olympic Parks
Melbourne & Olympic Parks, home to world class sporting venues Rod Laver Arena, Olympic Park Stadium and Hisense Arena, is an easy five minute walk from Mantra on Jolimont.
Rod Laver Arena
In January, the entire tennis world descends on Melbourne Park for The Australian Open with Rod Laver Arena at the centre of all the action. The arena was completed in 1988 and was originally called Centre Court but in 2000 saw a name change to Rod Laver Arena as a tribute to the Australian tennis great who won back to back grand slam titles. When the tennis season is not in full swing Rod Laver Arena Melbourne is host to some the biggest names in music with headline acts such as U2, the Rolling Stones, Billy Joel and our very own Kylie Minogue performing in the past. Now seating up to 15,000, Rod Laver Arena has seen some amazing sporting and entertainment moments.
For more information on Rod Laver Arena visit www.rodlaverarena.com.au
Hisense Arena is a multi-purpose venue catering from sport and entertainment. The venue boasts a tennis court used during the Australian Open, state of the art, velodrome, can house a basketball court and feature concert quality acoustics. Hisense Arena Melbourne boasts a retractable roof so within ten minutes the arena can be transformed from an outside venue to an inside one. The venue has a seating capacity of up to 10,500 and has ten food and beverage outlets and four merchandise outlets, providing enough choices for everyone.
For more information on Hisense Arena visit www.hisensearena.com.au
The nearby Olympic Park Stadium is home to NRL team Melbourne Storm and also hosts some of Australia’s premier sports such athletics and soccer. Originally constructed for the 1956 Olympic Games, Olympic Park remains just as relevant, still being used for soccer, athletics and rugby league. Proving it is as state-of-the art as its counterparts, Olympic Park has the first accredited FIFA soccer pitch in Australia and can hold 18,500 spectators.
For more information on Olympic Park Stadium visit www.olympicpark.com.au
With a capacity of 30,050 and a cutting-edge design, AAMI Park provides a venue from which spectators can enjoy unobstructed views, free from pillars, walls or other support structures. AAMI Park is located between the Yarra River and the MCG and is home to the A-League's Melbourne Victory and Melbourne Heart, National Rugby League's Melbourne Storm and the new Melbourne Super Rugby team the Melbourne Rebels.