Most of Australia’s international sports hosting involves either cricket or rugby, two Commonwealth sports that have been national favourites since time immemorial. It’s only when it comes to tennis that they can say they reach a truly international audience, and with good reason. The Australian Open has been a world favourite for over a century. It has consistently brought together some of the very best talent from across the globe, for a competition that is second to none. As a result, it’s no surprise that many sports fans regard the Open as the very pinnacle of tennis.
The Open Boasts Extremely High Attendance
The aus open tennis takes place in Melbourne, bringing fans from across the world to this beautiful city. Attendances are usually high, rivalling and sometimes even exceeding that of its nearest competitor, the US Open. The massive 50 million AUD prize is enough to attract only the very best players from around the globe. It’s easy to see why the three stadiums involved are at high capacity, housed in the city’s sporting precinct Melbourne Park. The city is deeply proud of its sporting facilities, building stadiums in the way that medieval Europe built cathedrals.
There’s Plenty to Do in Between Games
In between watching some of the best tennis in the world, there’s no shortage of things for fans to enjoy across the city. Seafront St Kilda offers a variety of attractions, with an enduring layer of low rent atmosphere to it. To the north, Fitzroy and Collingwood are home to a wide variety of bars and venues. And Footscray to the west has significant Vietnamese and Sudanese communities, offering a wide array of fantastic food choices. All in all, there’s no shortage of things to enjoy in this remarkable, vibrant city.