Whether you are a tennis player yourself or just a fan of watching good contests, that time of the year that all the tennis lovers have been waiting for has arrived: the Grand Slam Australian Open will be held as always at Melbourne Park in January between 16-29. While the countdown has already begun for the tournament, here is some information you might need before this world’s most prominent sports event.
What is “The Australian Open”?
One of the Grand Slam’s most-watched tournaments Australian Open, has been taking place since 1905 and is also the second most-attended tennis tournament in history after the US Open. With more than 650 000 people in attendance in 2010, the Australian Open set a record for tennis matches played in front of an audience. The games had been held under the name of “Australian Open Tennis Championships” first before being renamed “Australian Championships” in 1927. In 1969, the competitions entered the “open” stage after being postponed during the years of the two world wars were raging.
When Melbourne Park was opened in 1988, the tournaments found their permanent home. Before that, the games were being watched at a boutique tennis club. After the change of venue, the matches—which had previously been played on grass—were transferred to the hard surface known as the “rebound ace.” Unfortunately, this surface caused many athletes to injure themselves and then replaced by an artificial hard floor called “plexicushion” in 2008.
When the Australian Open Tickets 2024 go on sale?
Tickets for the 2024 Australian Open are live now! Watch for announcements from the official Australian Open website and ticketing platforms to secure your seats for this exciting event. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to witness world-class tennis action!
Where and when to buy tickets?
The Australian Open main draw will start on Sunday, January 14, and run for 15 days, until Sunday, January 28. This will give fans more chances to enjoy the world-class tennis and events. General admission tickets were opened to the public on Wednesday, October 12th. Purchase tickets as soon as possible to avoid running out!
You can purchase tournament tickets from Ticketmaster’s Australia page. For disabled access tickets, you can get information by calling 1300 446 925 during Australian business hours. Check this guide to access the comprehensive plan about the Ticketmaster app, rules and tickets.