Fans flocked to the multi-faceted entertainment precinct – Grand Slam Oval – in 2011. This year you’re sure to lose yourself in the buzzing atmosphere.
MLC Fan Zone
This year Fan Zone has a new home at Grand Slam Oval. Fan Zone is a fun interactive zone where kids have the opportunity to actively participate in tennis-related activities. Little, and big kids alike, can try the Tennis Tornado, Hit the Target, reaction wall and, of course, play on the mini tennis courts.
'ANZ World' hits the Australian Open for the first time in 2012. Come down to get your free fan photos, merchandise giveaways, and on ANZ World Day (Thursday 16th Jan) try your hand at the ANZ Prize Grab machine for your chance to win up to $5,000!
Come and "boost" your energy at the Cadbury marquee - relax and watch the tennis, or try your luck at winning a Boost wallet.
The Cancer Council has a range of high quality SPF30+ sunscreens available for purchase to protect you from the harsh sun throughout the day. The Cancer Council will provide sun protection and sunscreen education via its booth and roving sellers.
Coca-Cola Frozen Zone
Head down to the Coca-Cola marquee and purchase one of six great Frozen Coke flavours and take home your very own Australian Open and Coca Cola cup!
Visit the Evian interactive and information marquee, become a part of Evian’s global ‘Live Young’ community and learn about Evian water and its commitment towards the environment.
Heineken Beer Garden
The Heineken Beer Garden provides a great atmosphere with daily entertainment at the Heineken Live Stage.
Jacob’s Creek Wine Bar
Catch the tennis action and relax in the deckchairs while enjoying some great tennis on the big screens. Fans also have the opportunity to win great prizes from the Jacob’s Creek Grand Slam Oval bar.
The stylish Kia Motors marquee has some awesome activities and giveaways. There are great competitions and prizes to be won, so be sure not to miss out.
For better health visit the Medibank marquee for an experience that will refresh, intrigue, inform and re-motivate.
MLC cool wraps
Keep cool by collecting one of the ever-popular cool MLC neck wraps from the MLC marquee.
Bringing a little bit of ‘summer magic’ to Grand Slam Oval, Nestlé Peters is giving patrons another chance to Walk On Water. Enjoy a memorable Drumstick water bubble experience without getting your clothes wet by purchasing a Nestlé Drumstick and presenting the wrapper to the Walk On Water team.
The Australian Open’s FM radio partner Nova 100 will broadcast live from Grand Slam Oval each day.
Visit the Optus marquee for exclusive access to live streaming of Channel Seven’s Australian Open 2012 match coverage on your Optus 3G mobile. Optus is also giving you the opportunity to measure how fast your serve is compared to some of the world’s best.
Come down to the Wilson marquee for hourly games and giveaways as well as the product display of the exciting new 2012 racquet range as used by some of the players on court during the Australian Open.
Check out the Lacoste Clubhouse for Lacoste’s famous polo range in a rainbow of colours, a wide range of accessories and a specially designed Australian Open event T-shirt. For the first time, Lacoste will retail the Official ballkids top and legionnaires cap, as well as the official’s panama hat – a special memento of the event.
A host of Australia’s hottest live bands and artists, from established names to up and comers, take to the Heineken Live Stage on Grand Slam Oval stage each day and evening. Check out the daily schedule for performance details.
Designed to deliver the ultimate full body, calorie burning aerobic tennis workout in a fun and social environment, Cardio Tennis sessions are set to music and incorporate elements including dynamic movement, tossing and catching skills with play and drill-based tennis activities. Check out the Cardio Tennis showcases during the event and find out more information at the Cardio Tennis booth.
30 NOV: The Australian Open is synonymous with summer, and to celebrate both, the AO ice-cream van will be handing out free ice-creams all over Melbourne in the lead up to Australian Open 2013.