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Australian Open Ticket Purchase and Viewing Guidelines for Tennis Fans

Australian OpenJanuary in Australia means long sunny days. Tennis fans from around the world choose this month for a sojourn to the Land Down Under. The Australian Open is the first Grand Slam event of the year in the world of tennis. It is definitely a global sporting event, which also creates jobs and contributes millions to the economy. Melbourne Park is at the heart of this annual tournament.

Once you have decided you are watching your favourite players in the flesh instead of on television, and then it is never too early to plan for the Aussie Open next year. Allow us to help you with some of the details.

Tips for first-timers in Melbourne on setting out to watch the matches

You don’t have to get up too early if your hotel is in downtown Melbourne. The locations for the matches are only a short walk away. The Yarra River, which you will see on your way, will probably be teeming with runners, bikers, sightseers, and rowers on the river. If you have plenty of time, you can enjoy the sights, or maybe sit down for a snack in one of the cafes you’ll find there. The school is out in January, so expect many people milling around, enjoying the sunshine.

Ticket purchase

The Rod Laver Arena becomes electric when matches between the world’s top-seeded players are ongoing. According to The Ticket Merchant, Australia Open tickets are available online for fans in Australia and those who live in other parts of the world. Tickets for the 2017 Aussie Open will be available starting October 2016. The earlier you buy, the better the seats you will be getting.

Lastly, be sun smart. Even hardcore tennis fans have to think about sun exposure while watching matches. Don’t forget to apply good quality sunscreen, and put on a wide-brimmed hat. Summers in Australia can be very hot. Melbourne is so hot during Grand Slam season there have been yearly withdrawals from professional players from the matches due to heat-related affliction.