Australian Open 2020 will stretch directly into the city of Melbourne as the competition debuts the greatest Grand Slam impression in world tennis.Beginning at Federation Square, in the core of the city, and coursing through Birrarung Marr and Melbourne Park onto Richmond Station, the activity is the aftereffect of almost a time of arranging.
Australian Open Tournament Director Craig Tiley thought about his long haul objective of growing the impression of the occasion at the official dispatch of the AO today.
“The Australian Open truly assumes control over the city, and Melbourne grasps the occasion with more energy and fervor than any of the other Grand Slams,” said Tiley. “The players love the AO’s closeness to the city, and we generally endeavor to expand that and guarantee the site is as available as conceivable to both the city and Richmond.
“Beginning the AO involvement with Federation Square has constantly sounded good to us, and has been a piece of our long haul methodology for a long time. We have been drawing nearer and closer consistently. We are so eager to have Fed Square formally ready as a major aspect of the Australian Open for 2020, and to be a key focal point of the greatest AO ever.
“This is the best game and amusement region on the planet – without exception – and we need to speak to it properly. We previously moved into Birrarung Marr in 2016, preceding the opening of Tanderrum Bridge successfully turned the Melbourne Park region towards the city in 2017. Presently, with the expansion of Fed Square, we are breathing life into this vision.”
The colossal impression and sheer size of the area – the greatest in Grand Slam tennis – will further concrete the Australian Open’s notoriety for being one of the most fan-accommodating games and diversion occasions on the planet.
Nourished Square will be a significant center point during the competition, with a free live site commending the best of tennis – with all the activity live on the big screen, alongside Melbourne’s best nourishment and diversion.
It’s not simply the impression that is greater and in excess of anyone’s imagination, with the AO presently combining its situation as a three-week occasion.
In a Grand Slam first, electronic line calling will highlight on all courts during Qualifying, which keeps running from Tuesday 14 to Friday 17 January, with free passage for fans.
Greater diversion, the AO Fan Shop, play zones for the children and tennis enactments proceed with directly through to the AO City Entrance at Birrarung Marr.
Deakin Edge will have year two of the AO Kids Club childcare program, running day by day from 10am to 9pm all through the competition. New for 2020 is a ‘Night out’ administration from 6pm to 9pm, enabling occupied guardians to encounter the Australian Open after dull.
The AO Ballpark, introduced by Emirates, pairs in size in 2020, and takes over both the Upper and Lower Terrace at Birrarung Marr, with exercises on offer for children all things considered, including ANZ Tennis Hot Shots courts, zip lines, kart hustling, super soakers, live amusement and family well disposed nourishment contributions.
The AO Live Stage is likewise back, with the arrival of the thrilling goliath shade structure and super-sized water sirs, additionally seating and tasty new nourishment contributions.
Fifteen days of music at the AO Live Stage will commence with another Girls Day Out show on Sunday 19 January, with the all-female line-up to be declared soon. English rocker Billy Idol will perform on Wednesday 29 January with the remainder of the line-up to be uncovered in November.
The Practice Village, another world-class fan understanding, will carry tennis devotees considerably closer to the huge name stars as they plan for their matches. The training timetable will be effectively available through on location LED show screens and the better than ever AO application which will help fans plan their day.
The new Practice Village will be built up at the National Tennis Center finish of the site and will incorporate new survey stages, additionally seating and shade, alongside an assortment of family-accommodating nourishment choices.
The Richmond entrance, effectively available from Richmond Station, will be the significant entryway to the Practice Village and eastern finish of the region.