Latest News

Back to Latest News back

 

Sydney’s Ken Rosewall Arena to get a roof in 2019

Sydney’s Ken Rosewall Arena to get a roof in 2019
January 4, 2019

A $50.5 million upgrade to the venue named in honour of Australian tennis legend Ken Rosewall will see it acquire a roof in 2019 as part of a redevelopment at the Ken Rosewall Arena and the Sydney Olympic Park Tennis Centre.

The project, announced today by NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Sports Minister Stuart Ayres, includes: the construction of a canopy roof structure over Ken Rosewall Arena and Show Court 1, upgrades to player and media facilities, additional lighting, seating and public amenities and a new sprung floor to allow for multi-sport use.

Advising that the upgrade will benefit both netball and tennis players and fans, Premier Berejiklian stated today “this upgrade will provide better facilities for netball and tennis fans and athletes, and provide opportunities for both sports to meet growing demand especially in Western Sydney.

“We know the Swifts and Giants netball teams have completely outgrown their existing facility, and a bigger and better venue is needed. This upgraded facility will have 10,000 seats, so more fans can support their team.”

The new roof over the Ken Rosewall Arena and Show Court will create an all-weather high performance environment for both sports.

Stating that the upgrade will allow tennis to attract new events and the best international talent, Tennis NSW Chief Executive Lawrence Robertson advised “the redevelopment of Ken Rosewall Arena and Sydney Olympic Park Tennis Centre is extremely exciting for tennis in NSW. Primarily, as it ensures the facilities here remain among the best in the country and allow us to bid for new world-class events such as the ATP Cup.

"Sydney has a long tennis history and these upgrades will go a long way to ensure we are in the best possible position to continue that tradition have the ability to host major international events in all conditions.”

Netball NSW Chief Executive Carolyn Campbell supported the announcement and said that by providing access to a purpose built facility, netball will continue to see strong growth.

Campbell added “netball is one of the top sports in NSW when it comes to participation, and is the market leader for women and young girls. Sydney requires a fit for purpose indoor venue to accommodate our professional franchises, the NSW Swifts and GIANTS Netball.”

“Today’s announcement is a wonderful development, which will provide us with a much more cost-effective venue that also allows us to raise the number of people who will be able to watch our game at the elite level.”

Work on the Tennis Centre upgrade is expected to commence in February with the first stage to be completed in November 2019.

Plans for the addition of a roof to the Ken Rosewall Arena were first proposed in 2016.

Images: Artist's impression of a transformed Ken Rosewall Arena (top) and the APIA International at the venue (below).

Related Articles

5th December 2018 - Bankwest secures naming rights to Western Sydney Stadium

15th November 2017 - Quayclean secures naming rights for Sydney Olympic Park Sports Centre

24th July 2017 - New all-weather tennis courts open at Sydney Olympic Park Tennis Centre

14th November 2016 - $10 billion train line to connect Sydney Olympic Park to Parramatta and Sydney CBD

3rd October 2016 - Sydney Olympic Park innovation earns Green Globe recognition

14th January 2016 - Sydney Olympic Park Authority plans $50 million roof over Ken Rosewall Arena

18th November 2015 - Sydney Olympic Park’s most memorable moments since 2000


Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?

The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.

However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.

Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.

Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.

Click here to subscribe.

 

supplier directory

The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.

See the directory see all

Fun Wheels Pty Ltd

Fun Wheels Pty Ltd are the premium dealer in Australasia for the Dutch company BERG’s commercial and domestic products. Our flagship product is their revolutionary pedal go-kart – the…

read more

Attractions / Tourism / Venues

 
 

Sportybots

We are the leading providers of kids fun multi-sports programs for Sport and Recreation Centres. Programs cover twelve common sports as well as Gross Motor Skill Development and suit children from as…

read more

Fitness / Play / Recreation / Sport / Wellness

 
 

GEOFF NINNES FONG AND PARTNERS

Geoff Ninnes Fong & Partners (GNFP) is a structural, aquatic and civil engineering consultancy with broad experience in the design of new municipal and institutional swimming pools, hydrotherapy…

read more

Aquatics / Consultants / Design / Venues

 
 

revolutioniseSPORT

revolutioniseSPORT is the emerging market leader in online club management in Australia. Whether it is memberships, registrations, events, online sales or governance tools - revolutioniseSPORT is the…

read more

Recreation / Sport / Technology

 
 

SOLARWISE NSW DOLPHIN TECH

Solarwise NSW / Dolphin Tech were the first and are the largest Dolphin dealer in NSW with a full service facility and full range of spare parts "on the shelf". We also provide on site…

read more

Aquatics / Venues

 
 

LINKS MODULAR SOLUTIONS

Links Modular Solutions are a leading provider of high-quality, innovative software solutions for leisure facilities. Our software suite includes modules such as POS, Classes, Members, Facility…

read more

Access / Billing / Finance / Fitness / Technology

 
 

GOPLAY COMMERCIAL PLAYGROUNDS

Goplay designs and manufactures specialised playground equipment for indoor play centres, hotels, food chains, clubs and resorts. If our years of experience and dedication have taught us one thing,…

read more

Play

 
 

Digonex

Digonex is a leading provider of customised dynamic pricing solutions to clients in arts and entertainment, sport, attractions, cultural institutions and retail sectors. Digonex’s technology is…

read more

Attractions / Entertainment / Sport / Technology / Ticketing

 
 
 
 

get listed with our suppliers directory

Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!

list your business