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Can you take bags into Rod Laver Arena?

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Asked by: Shannon Burns

For most events at Rod Laver Arena, backpacks and other large bags are not permitted. All other bags should be equivalent in size to an A4 paper, or smaller. Exceptions to this are family (e.g. The Wiggles, Disney On Ice, etc.)

Can you bring a bag to Australian Open?

a) M&OP and TA may inspect clothing, containers, packages and bags inside the AO or intended to be brought into the AO, including via electronic screening equipment. b) Any item or bag that is too large to fit under a seat must not be brought into the AO and a limit of one bag per person applies.

Is there a dress code for Rod Laver Arena?

The dress code is smart casual — no thongs, singlets, ripped jeans, ripped clothes or sports shorts.

Can you bring food to Australian Open?

You can bring food and drink (or Refreshments and Nourishment as the US Open like to call it) to the Australian Open to enjoy throughout the day, but these items are not allowed: Alcohol.

Can you get into Rod Laver with a ground pass?

Experience the atmosphere with a Ground Pass

Your two main choices are between a Ground Pass and a Stadium Ticket. The Ground Pass gives you access to all the outdoor courts and Melbourne Arena, while separate Stadium Tickets will upgrade your access to include Margaret Court Arena or Rod Laver Arena.

Can I take my camera to Australian Open?

Camera tripods, monopods, telephoto camera lenses with a focal length capacity greater than 200mm, video cameras or handy cams, audio recorders. Eskies, hampers and large containers in excess of 1.5 litres.

What does a ground pass get you at Australian Open?

What does a Ground Pass include? Ground pass ticket holders can access all areas of the AO precinct, including John Cain Arena, Court 1, Court 3, 1573 Arena and other outdoor courts (entry will be limited to daily availability), with the exception of ticketed arena venues, or separately ticketed events or experiences.

What should I wear to the tennis?

You will be required to wear recognized tennis clothing, while gym shorts, t-shirts, or workout clothing will be banned. Your shoes will need to be tennis shoes with non-marking soles: running shoes will not be permitted.

What should I wear to the Melbourne Open?

While the hot weather may tempt you to wear beach style clothing, you should be aiming for a smarter casual style. Consider minimal fuss, easy styles like tailored shorts, anything you can navigate stairs and squeezing between people in the stands easily in.

Can you drink alcohol in Rod Laver Arena?

Alcoholic beverages must not be taken into or from the Arena. Intoxicated persons will be refused entry/ evicted from the Arena. Alcohol may only be consumed in designated areas.

What do you wear to box seats?

A good rule of thumb is to dress down one level from whatever you consider normal business attire. So, if your company’s running the box, and your company’s dress code is typically Business Formal, shift it down to General Business but probably not Business Casual.