Australian Open has three stadiums with retractable roofs, but there is always scope for improvements. In 2018, there will be some important changes like three new dining centres to enable better management of queues for food and drink.
Additionally, bathroom facilities have been equipped with better access for disabled persons. More importantly, the first stage of the development of the Rod Laver Arena will be completed. 'The tremendous support of the Victorian Government has ensured the Australian Open leads the world in Grand Slam facilities, and the current upgrades to Rod Laver Arena will improve access and comfort for our fans,' the Australian Open tournament director Craig Tiley said. 'This is just the beginning of a major refurbishment of Rod Laver Arena, which is already one of the premier sports and entertainment stadiums in the world.
We look forward to its completion in 2019, when there will be brand new seating and a stunning new eastern entry.' The full cost of the project has been stipulated at $975 million. This also includes the Tanderrum Bridge that was inaugurated in 2017 and the several new entrances built at the stadium.
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