Melbourne's home of indoor sports, entertainment and tennis will take on an iconic identity, with Hisense Arena to be renamed Melbourne Arena, effective immediately.
Announced by Minister for Sports, Tourism and Major Events, the Hon John Eren on Tuesday 21 August, 2018, the new name marks an exciting partnership between the Victorian Government and Tennis Australia, to bring the Melbourne brand to life on an international stage.
When will the transition take place?
Hisense Arena will now be known as Melbourne Arena. Over the coming months we will be working to update venue signage and we'll soon be moving to a new website and social media pages. You'll be able to find us at HisenseArena.com.au for a little while yet.
What if my tickets to an upcoming event say 'Hisense Arena'?
If you have already purchased a ticket to an event labelled 'Hisense Arena', your ticket will remain and can still be used to enter Melbourne Arena. From August 22, any tickets purchased to an event at Melbourne Arena will carry the Melbourne Arena logo.
Will anything else about the venue change?
No! Melbourne Arena will offer the same exceptional service and exciting sport and entertainment. Melbourne Arena will remain the home of the NBL Championship winning Melbourne United, and the Melbourne Vixens and Collingwood Magpies Suncorp Super Netball teams. We'll continue to host the best in family entertainment, international sport and music, and will remain "the people's court", with some of the most exciting Australian Open action to be played on our iconic blue surface.