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Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre (MSAC)

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This modern, international-standard sporting venue is the largest integrated sports complex of its type in Australia. The centre, used by both community and elite athletes alike, is where you'll find the Aquatics program. The Aquatics program incorporates events for Elite Athletes with a Disability (EAD).

MSAC is adjacent to the site of the Melbourne Formula One Grand Prix at Albert Park. The centre will also host Table Tennis and Squash.

Seating chart: Aquatics - Swimming

The Swimming events will be held at the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre.

There are four pricing levels; Price Level A, Price Level B, Price Level C and Price Level D.

The Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre seating area is divided into three stands, the North Stand, the East Stand and the West Stand.

The North Stand consists of Aisles 6 to 9, with seating from Row A to NN. Seating in Price Level B consists of Rows A to D, seating in Price Level C consists of Rows E to S and seating in Price Level D consists of Rows T to NN.

The East Stand consists of Aisles 11 to 16, with seating from Row A to EEE. Seating in Price Level A is between Aisles 11 and 16, Rows A to DD and includes seats 17 to 124. Seating in Price Level B is in Aisle 11, Rows A to NN and includes seats 1 to 12. Seating in Price Level B also consists of all of Row EE to NN between aisles 11 to 16. Seating in Price Level C consists of all of Rows PP to VV. Seating in Price Level D consists of all of Rows XX to EEE.

The West Stand consists of Aisles 1 to 5, with seating from Row A to FF. Seating in Price Level A is all of Rows A to AA. Seating in Price Level B is all of Rows BB to FF.

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Seating chart: Aquatics - Diving

The Diving events will be held at the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre.

There are two pricing levels; Price Level A and Price Level B. All seating is located in a single stand.

Seating in Price Level A consists of Aisles 5 to 9 and Aisles 15 to 18.

Seating in Price Level B consists of Aisles 1 to 5 and Aisles 11 to 14.

The Diving pool is directly in front of Aisles 6 to 9 and 16 to 18.

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Seating: Aquatics - Synchronised Swimming

The Synchronised Swimming events will be held at the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre.

There are two pricing levels; Price Level A and Price Level B. All seating is located in a single stand.

Seating in Price Level A consists of Aisles 6 to 9 and Aisles 15 to 18.

Seating in Price Level B consists of Aisles 1 to 6 and Aisles 10 to 15.

The Synchronised Swimming pool is directly in front of Aisles 6 to 9 and 16 to 18.

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Seating chart: Squash

The Squash matches will be held at the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre.

There are two pricing levels; Price Level A and Price Level B.

The Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre seating area is divided into four stands, the North Stand, the East Stand, the South Stand and the West Stand.

Seating in the North Stand consists of Aisles 7 to 9. All seats in Aisles 7 to 8 are Price Level B and all seats in Aisles 8 to 9 are Price Level A.

Seating in the East Stand consists of Aisles 10 to 12. All seats in the East Stand are Price Level A.

Seating in the South Stand consists of Aisles 1 to 3. All seats in the South Stand between aisles 1 to 3 are Price Level A. All seats between aisles 2 to 3 are Price Level B.

Seating in the West Stand consists of Aisles 4 to 6. All seats in the West Stand are Price Level B.

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Seating chart: Table Tennis

The Table Tennis Finals will be held at the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre.

There are two pricing levels; Price Level A and Price Level B.

There are four stands surrounding the field of play, the North Stand, the East Stand, the South Stand and the West Stand.

All seating in the North Stand is Price Level B.

The East Stand consists of Aisles 9 to 14. Seating in Price Level A in the East Stand includes Aisles 10 to 13. Seating Price Level B in the East Stand includes Aisles 9 to 10 and 13 to 14.

All seating in the South Stand is Price Level B.

The West Stand consists of Aisles 1 to 6. Seating in Price Level A in the West Stand includes Aisles 2 to 5. Seating in Price Level B in the West Stand includes Aisles 1 to 2 and 5 to 6.

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Venue details: Aquatics, Squash, Table Tennis

MSAC VENUE DETAILS

Enclosed venue for Table Tennis, Squash, Aquatics - Diving and Aquatics - Synchronised Swimming.

Outdoor venue for Aquatics - Swimming.

Seating: Squash and Table Tennis: GA seating except for finals which is reserved.

Bicycles: Available. Spectators need to provide their own locking device.

Public Parking: Not available.

Box Office Opens: 2 hours prior to session time.

Gates Open: 90 minutes prior to morning and afternoon sessions, 75 minutes prior to evening sessions.

Stroller Storage: Available.

Session changeover procedures: Spectators staying for more than one session are welcome to remain in the venue spectator plaza area between sessions. Spectators will need to leave the seating bowl at the end of each session.

Venue restrictions: Spectators will be walking over variable terrain in changing weather conditions. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes and bring adequate sun and rain protection. Observe list of restricted items which cannot be brought into the venue.

Squash: Courts 5-10 will be GA seating for all sessions.

Table Tennis: Courts 3-10 will be GA seating for all sessions. There will be an extremely limited number of seats available in this area and will be on a first come first seated basis.

Sport Specific Information: Squash: Please be quiet during play. To avoid distracting the athletes you will not be permitted to move to or from your seats during play.

Table Tennis: Spectators are encouraged to cheer and support players but should unsure they abide by the restricted items list.

Limited movement to and from seats may apply during play.

Flash Photography: For the safety of athletes, flash photography is not permitted at this venue.
ALL VENUE DETAILS

Can I bring a bag?
Large bags eskies and picnic hampers are not permitted in Games venues. Bags must be able to sit under the seat. All bags will be inspected on entry to Games venues. It will take people with a bag longer to enter Games venues than those without a bag.

Can I bring a flag and banner?
Flags and banners smaller than one metre by one metre and with handles shorter than one metre long may be taken into Games venues. Flags and banners must not cover any Games venue signage.

Security
The safety and security of all spectators is a priority. Every person entering a Games venue will need to pass through a security screening process. They can expect the process to be similar to an airport security check. The contents of pockets will be checked and bags will be searched.

Can I bring my own food and drink?
Each competition venue has a range of food and drink refreshments available for purchase. A small amount of unopened food and drink may be brought into venues by spectators.

Alcohol cannot be taken into any Games venue.

Can I bring a camera or video camera? Not available. Photography and filming for personal, non-commercial purposes is permitted at Games venues. Some venues however, do not allow for flash photography.

Accessibility LogoAccessibility Information

Nearest Live / Cultural site: Birrurung Marr, Alexandra Gardens, Federation Square. 

Preferred transport: Train to Southern Cross / Parking at Crown Casino and accessible shuttle bus to MSAC.


Accessibility LogoAccessible Transport

Transport details

  • Accessible shuttle bus from Southern Cross Station to the Lakeside Car Park – across from venue.

Pathways

  • Accessible shuttle bus stop to venue – 200 metres.

  • NB: The accessible shuttle bus stop is on Canterbury road for Marathon day as there are many road closures for the field of play

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Melways Ref/Landmark

  • Melways Ref: 2K, E6 (adjacent to Bob Jane Stadium) Melways Ref: 2K, D8.


Accessibility LogoAccessible Pick up/Drop off

Transport details

  • Available on Canterbury Road.

Pathways

  • Drop to venue entry – 400 metres.

Melways Ref/Landmark

  • Melways Ref: 2K,  D9.


Accessibility LogoAccessible Taxi Pick up / Drop off

Transport details

  • Available at Canterbury Road.

Pathways

  • Drop to venue entry – 400 metres.

Melways Ref/Landmark

  • Melways Ref: 2K, C6. 


Accessible Parking

Transport details

  • Not available at the venue.


Accessibility LogoAccessible Seating

Transport details

  • Available at venue for all three sports – front of seating.

Pathways

  • All internal pathways are accessible.


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Accessible Toilets

Transport details

  • Available within the venue and in the spectator plaza outside the venue.

Pathways

  • All internal pathways are accessible.


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