Chapter 13
Sporting Venues
Melbourne's key sporting venues are close to the CBD, just south
east of the city. Major venues are the MCG in Yarra Park,
Melbourne Park (the Tennis Centre) and the Sports &
Entertainment Centre (Olympic Park and Glasshouse). The
MCG is venue to Australian Rules Football, Cricket and the
occasional mega rock concert, Melbourne Park is home to the
Australian Tennis Open (and the Australian Wheelchair Tennis
Open) and concerts, the Glasshouse features basketball and
concerts while Olympic Park is home to athletics and Rugby
League team, Melbourne Storm.
Also covered in this chapter are Flemington Racecourse and
Albert Park, the former where `the race that stops the nation' is
run every year   The Melbourne Cup and the latter host to The
Australian Grand Prix and home to the Melbourne Sports and
Aquatic Centre.
The Arts Access publication, The Vic Venue Guide, includes
detailed floorplans of the MCG, Tennis Centre and Glasshouse
showing seating arrangements and hearing loops (where

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