Kooyong Stadium

Kooyong Stadium, at the Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club, is an Australian tennis venue, located in the Melbourne suburb of Kooyong. The stadium was built in 1927 and has a capacity of 8,500.[2]

Kooyong was the venue for the Australian Open, whenever that tournament was held in Melbourne, becoming the permanent venue from 1972-1987. It was the last Australian Open venue to play on grass courts. The tournament was moved to the hard courts of Melbourne Park in 1988.[3] Now a hard-court surface, it remains the venue for the Kooyong Classic exhibition tournament.[2]

Kooyong has also hosted several Davis Cup ties and finals, including the epic 1986 Davis Cup Final which saw Australia defeat two-time defending champions Sweden 3-2 in late December. The stadium hosted a tie for the 2016 Davis Cup against the USA in March 2016 on a portable grass court.[4]

The venue has also hosted several concerts:

Kooyong Stadium
Location489 Glenferrie Road
Kooyong, Victoria
Coordinates37°50′18″S 145°01′55″E / 37.83833°S 145.03194°ECoordinates: 37°50′18″S 145°01′55″E / 37.83833°S 145.03194°E
OwnerKooyong Lawn Tennis Club
Capacity8,500
SurfacePlexicushion
Construction
Opened1927
Renovated1934[1]
Tenants
AAMI Classic
Australian Open (1972–1987)
Website
www.kooyong.com.au
Exterior of Kooyong Stadium
Image of the exterior grandstand (North) of Kooyong tennis stadium in Melbourne Australia showing iconic lettering and broadcast boxes.
Centre Court at Kooyong Stadium
Image of centre court and grandstand seating of Kooyong tennis stadium in Melbourne Australia.

See also

References

  1. ^ http://www.mbemalvern.com.au/mhs/gallery/kooyong-tennis-stadium/
  2. ^ a b A Rich History
  3. ^ Australian Open at Kooyong Stadium
  4. ^ "Davis Cup clash between Australia and United States to be hosted at Kooyong". ABC News. 24 December 2015. Retrieved 24 December 2015.
  5. ^ "Elton John Tour 1971". JPJ Audio. Retrieved 2017-10-05.
Preceded by
Merion Cricket Club
Haverford
Davis Cup
Final Venue

1947
Succeeded by
West Side Tennis Club
New York City
Preceded by
Memorial Drive Tennis Centre
Adelaide
Davis Cup
Final Venue

1952
Succeeded by
White City Stadium
Sydney
Preceded by
Memorial Drive Tennis Centre
Adelaide
Davis Cup
Final Venue

1957
Succeeded by
Milton Courts
Brisbane
Preceded by
White City Stadium
Sydney
Davis Cup
Final Venue

1961
Succeeded by
Milton Courts
Brisbane
Preceded by
Germantown Cricket Club
Philadelphia
Fed Cup
Final Venue

1965
Succeeded by
Turin Press Sporting Club
Turin
Preceded by
White City Stadium
Sydney
Davis Cup
Final Venue

1966
Succeeded by
Milton Courts
Brisbane
Preceded by
Boston Garden
Boston
Masters Cup
Venue

1974
Succeeded by
Kungliga tennishallen
Stockholm
Preceded by
Devonshire Park
Eastbourne
Fed Cup
Final Venue

1978
Succeeded by
RSHE Club Campo
Madrid
Preceded by
Palais des Sports
Grenoble
Davis Cup
Final Venue

1983
Succeeded by
Scandinavium
Gothenburg
Preceded by
Olympiahalle
Munich
Davis Cup
Final Venue

1986
Succeeded by
Scandinavium
Gothenburg

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