Rod Laver Arena at Melbourne Park was completed in 1988 as part of the original National Tennis Centre complex. The arena is the centerpiece of the Australian Open and plays host to a wide range of sports and entertainment events, from tennis matches to international rock stars and motorbike super-cross. The most dynamic transformation Rod Laver Arena has seen was in March 2007 at the FINA 2007 World Swimming Championships when a 50-meter temporary pool was built on the arena’s floor. Rod Laver Arena has a seating capacity of approximately 15,000 and is located within the famous Melbourne Sports Precinct, which also includes the Melbourne Cricket Ground, AAMI Park, and Hisense Arena. Formerly known as Centre Court at Melbourne Park (original Flinders Park), the arena was named to honor one of Australia’s greatest tennis players of all time. Rod Laver Arena at Melbourne Park was officially named after Rod Lever for his unsurpassed achievements and accomplishments at the Australian Open in January 2000.