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This Sporting Life

26 Nov 2018

If you’re thinking of checking out one of the huge sporting events that happen in Melbourne every year, it’s worth considering a tour to take you behind the scenes of a number of iconic Melbourne sporting stadiums.

Every January, the best tennis players in the world descend on Melbourne for the Australian Open and now you can get a slice of the action as you explore the iconic Melbourne Park and Rod Laver Arena on the Australian Open Guided Tour [Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne Park, Olympic Boulevard, Entrance D, Richmond East].

With multiple tours running every day (except during the Australian Open period in January), the tour takes you behind the scenes of one of the world’s biggest sporting and entertainment events, giving you unprecedented access to areas of Melbourne Park only enjoyed by the players and staff during the Open. Plus, if you book a tour as well as a court hire, you’ll receive free racquet and ball hire while you hit on the same courts as the world’s best players!

The Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) is one of Australia’s most preeminent sporting icons and a great place to explore this country’s sporting obsession. Spend an hour or two discovering the history of this magnificent stadium with an MCG Tour [Gate 3, MCG, Yarra Park, Jolimont Terrace, East Melbourne], relax in the members only Melbourne Cricket Ground Long Room and hear a few tales along the way.

Include a visit to National Sports Museum while you’re there, and discover the importance sport has played in Australia’s history. Interactive and exciting, you’ll see some amazing memorabilia and learn about Australia’s sporting prowess across many disciplines.

For a broader look at Melbourne’s sporting facilities, Melbourne Sports Tours [depart from Federation Square, Russell Street] offer an in-depth knowledge of Melbourne and its sporting culture, on small group guided tours. Explore behind the scenes of Melbourne’s world-class sporting venues and the games played at each, from the MCG to the Albert Park Grand Prix Racetrack and Flemington Racecourse. You’re sure to uncover all the city’s favorite sporting endeavors.