Going Australian Open

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  1. Fedexeon

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    Yeah, i'm going to Aussie Open next year to watch some tennis. Not much experience, its the first time going to a live tennis event. Too bad, i don't have enough money to go into Rod Laver Stadium, but instead i plan to buy the Vadafone Arena series package which allows me to watch all the matches except those in Rod Laver stadium..

    Any opinions? About where i can get my dining and about the transport?
     
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  2. Ljubicic for number1

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    Dont worry to much about rod laver arena, the smaller stadiums are much more fun anyway, I went this year and my favorite matches were on Margaret Court and show courts 1 and 2. Seen some great players on the outside smaller courts and you get alot better appreciation for the speed spin etc etc.
    Its like seeing your favorite band in a giant entertainment centre or a small intimate venue.
     
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    Aussie Open is awwsome. Transport- very easy to get to Melbourne park (where the tournament is held). You have trams that stop right in front of the entrance and a train station which is about 5 minutes walk to there. It's gonig to look different this year... with the new surface. Great atmosphere, there are tonnes of people around. Food and drinks (especially drinks) is quite expensive there though. You can afford it but the prices are probably double what you can get outside the Open. There are food outlets everwhere.. at the Open everywhere.. you'll se them. If I were you though I'd pack lunch. I agree with Ljubicic for number1, that the ourside courts are pretty fun to watch. Margaret court and the show courts still have some good players on there. Have fun there. Australia's a great place.
     
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  4. Fedexeon

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    Ok. I think the Vadafone Series Package will be good enough for me. =) Any chance we can see top players like Federer or Nadal practicing on the outside courts? =D Would love to have their autograph.
     
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    Maybe. I've never seen them train on an outside court though.. they mostly train on Vodafone Arena or inside Rod Laver.. or an indoor court where the public can't go in. I've seen Hewitt, Roddick, Sharapova, Henin and others on outside ones training though. There are big names training on outside courts though. If you get in there you will get autographs no question.
     
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    Sounds good. I think its great watching players playing in outside courts. Get so near to them. =) What time they practice anyway? During the competition, so many courts are used for the competition.
     
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    Anyway people, is there any way to "sneak" into the big stadium ?
     
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    I am thinking about going as well. but i just wonder if the food at site is really expensive like it is at the US open. And where is the best spot to pick up some hot women ?;)
     
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    You can also make a duplicate of Player's staff pass and get in.
     
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    get to "know" the security guards maybe..... ;)
     
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    Hahaha. I'm a ballkid there so :-D. I can access basically the whole of Melbourne Park except where the players go. They practice in the mornings, afternoon, night... theres a few courts allocated just for practice.. I think theres around 4 courts for practice, but later in the tournament there are many more courts free.

    Fedace- yeah the price is pretty much overpriced. And chicks.. well they're everywhere. Usually they are lining up for the free Garnier massage and pack.. it sometimes takes up to like 3 hours to go in... but they wait.. lol. There tonnes of hot chicks walk around, don;t worry.
     
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