Centre Court (Pat Rafter Arena) in March 2019
|Former names||Tennyson Tennis Centre|
|Location||Tennyson, Queensland, Brisbane, Australia|
(extra temporary 7,000)
|Opened||2 January 2009|
|Construction cost||A$ 82 million|
US$ 75 million
EUR EUR 52.5 million
|Architect||HOK Sport Venue Event (now Populous)|
Queensland Tennis Centre, known during its development as the Tennyson Tennis Centre, is a tennis venue in Tennyson, Brisbane, Australia. It is an A$82 million state-of-the-art tennis facility opened on 2 January 2009 at the site of the demolished Tennyson Power Station.
Since January 2009 the Queensland Tennis Centre has been the host centre for combined men and women's international tennis tournament entitled the Brisbane International, a combination of the former Next Generation Adelaide International event in Adelaide and the Mondial Gold Coast Women's championships.
It was designed by internationally recognised stadium designers HOK Sport Venue Event and The Mirvac Group's in-house architectural practice, HPA Pty Ltd and constructed by Mirvac as part of the Tennyson Riverside development.
The main court was designed to incorporate a PTFE glass fibre fabric roof. This tensile membrane structure allows diffused light through into the arena reducing the need for artificial lighting. The light weight of the fabric also reduced the amount of steel required and saved on building costs. Brisbane-based company Taiyo Membrane Corporation supplied and installed this roof along with other smaller outdoor structures at this venue.
The centre court Pat Rafter Arena, named in honour of the Australian tennis player Patrick Rafter, has a seating capacity of 5,500 (with an extra temporary seating of 1,500 bringing total capacity to 7,000).
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