Hisense Arena has a new name. Melbourne’s second biggest tennis stadium has will be known as Melbourne Arena.
“The People’s Court” as it is nicknamed by Tennis Australia will be Melbourne Arena for at least the next five years.
“We know the world’s top players love coming to Melbourne and thrive on the atmosphere of this arena during the Australian Open. This is a testament to the fans who turn out every year to cheer on their heroes,” Tennis Australia’s Craig Tiley said in a statement.
“What a great way to pay homage to the Melbourne sports and entertainment fan – renowned globally for their knowledge and passion.”
Melbourne Arena has been both a music and sports venue. BB King has played in the room as well as The Killers.
“Since 2000 this fantastic venue has hosted headline acts from the Australian Open to The Killers. It’s fantastic to now see the sporting capital of Australia, Melbourne up in lights for the world to see,” Minister for Tourism and Major Events John Eren said.
“We’re proud to work with our precinct partners like Tennis Australia to ensure Victoria’s major venues like Melbourne Park maintain their edge and continue to serve up the world’s best sport and entertainment.”
Melbourne Arena is part of the Melbourne Park precinct which also includes Rod Laver Arena, AAMI Park, Madge Court Arena and the Melbourne Park Function Centre.