Street Laver Arena is a multipurpose field arranged in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Arranged inside Melbourne Park, it is the essential venue for the Australian Open in tennis since 1988, supplanting the developing Kooyong Stadium. Advancement began in 1985 and completed in 1987 to a detriment of AU$94 million, the field opened on 11 January 1988 for the 1988 Australian Open. The field has seating farthest point of 15,000 and instantly attracts more than 1.5 million visitors for every year. At first known as the National Tennis Center at Flinders Park in 1988, the field has legitimately changed name twice. In any case in 1996, when it was known as the Center Court and again in January 2000 to regard Rod Laver, a three-time champ of the Australian Open and one of the world's most critical tennis players.