In just a short while, the Australian Open will be in full swing. If you are not excited yet, it is certainly about time that you start getting enthusiastic! For about two weeks in January, the city of Melbourne bustles with anticipation and exhilaration over this sporting event. It is estimated that over half a million people attend it, eager to see some of the greatest matchups take place. If you are planning on attending but this is your first time, here are some of the things you will need to know beforehand.
Get Your Tickets Quickly
Keep in mind, there is a great deal of demand for these Australian Open tickets. Therefore, if you have not gotten yours yet, it is best to do so as quickly as possible. However, it is a good idea to consider a couple of things as you are doing so. Primarily, are there any particular players that you are hoping to witness during the event? If so, you might find that making your booking for the second week may prove to be more fruitful to you. If you do not mind who is playing, then a ground pass might work well for you. Here, you will be able to walk around and see most of the matches that are taking place. This is a great opportunity for someone who is trying to experience as much of the event as possible.
Beware of the Sun
Many a person have braved the event only to find themselves practically burned to a crisp the next day. It does not matter how well you fare against the sun – it is important to protect yourself if you are planning on having a good time. This means wearing lots of sunscreen and keeping plenty on hand as well. You should also think about having a hat and sunglasses to avoid heatstroke. You should also make a point to continue to drink water throughout the day and to stay hydrated. In addition to avoiding the sun, your other aim is to make sure that you stay as cool as possible. This means wearing light but nice clothing. You should also opt for footwear that is comfortable and offers plenty of ventilation. You may also find that a nice handheld fan might come in quite handy as well. Whenever the day is at its hottest, try to find shelter.
Enjoy Additional Entertainment
Yes, for the most part the Australian Open is about tennis. However, this is not the only aspect of this sporting event. There are plenty of other entertainment opportunities available. You will be able to find plenty of food stands around, catering to all of your cravings. At night, there is also live music available for about an hour. There is also a lot to do around that area as well. You can follow the rest of the crowd to nearby bars and restaurants to reminisce about the day that you just had. Since the location is so central, you will always be able to find a spot pulsing with entertainment and excitement.
These are just a few of the tips you should follow while attending this incredibly famous sporting event.
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