If you’ve ever wanted to watch a live chess show, you can now do that on the big screen in the heart of Melbourne.
The world-class chess programme at Melbourne’s Melbourne Arena is now available on Netflix.
A Melbourne Arena source article Now playing: The best live chess shows on Netflix in Australia The Melbourne Arena has become a venue for live entertainment and for a wide range of sporting events.
Ahead of its grand opening on Thursday, August 31, you’ll find the biggest sporting events, such as the Rugby League Grand Final and AFL Grand Final, on the giant screen.
The theatre, which is a state-of-the-art facility, is set to host an international tournament of the World Chess Championship in October.
The venue is home to the world-famous Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame, and the Melbourne Olympic Stadium.
There are also two other venues in Melbourne where you can see live sporting events: the A-League Melbourne Cup and the AFL Grand Finals.
For the first time ever, there will be two types of seats available in the arena: “free” and “pay” seating.
“Free” seats are in the upper level, reserved for the public.
“Pay” seats will be in the lower level reserved for members of the public who pay $1,200 for a one-day pass.
“You’ll have to be able to get in the public areas to get into the venue, but we’ll have free entry for anyone who can pay,” Melbourne Theatre spokeswoman Claire Smith said.
“It’s a pretty big deal to have the first public ticketing system in Australia.”
As the Arena fills up, you will find that the venue has a new bar area where you’ll be able watch live tennis, tennis, and basketball matches.
And it is also the first Australian venue to offer live sporting action from cricket, rugby league, and football, which have all had a big part in the Australian sporting calendar.
“The arena is an absolute gem, and there’s a lot to be excited about,” Melbourne Cricket Board president Andrew Fagan said.
The new venues in the Arena are a sign that the AFL is getting back into the game, with the league having previously moved its events to the Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney, in recent years.
The Melbourne Arena was the site of the 2014 Melbourne Cup finals, which were played on a giant screen at the arena.AAP