Channel 7 Tennis Fan Zone

Back up plan for watching the Australian Open with the crowd at Channel 7’s Tennis Fan Zone next to Circular Quay station, in front of Customs House every day until the tennis finishes on Sunday January 26.

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The Australian Open is the first world championship tournament every calendar year held in Melbourne. This doesn’t mean that the rest of the world misses out but Sydney is healthily situated in the same time zone thus making it the most convenient excuse for friends and family to watch the top players battle it out for the prestigious trophies and $30 million prize.

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Walking towards the area, Zip Hydro Tap offers free water in sustainable water cups. It’s a winner for those 40 degree summer days.

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On the other side of the screen there are literally fans for sale!

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The screen is quite big and large enough for a small audience.

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The white umbrellas, tables and chairs make for a good setting to chill.

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There’s even an opportunity to play a little bit of table tennis in the background.

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Sway away from the Sports Bet television and go outdoors to enjoy the tennis.

Review Rating: =D  =)  =|  =(

Product (Channel 7 Tennis Fan Zone): =)

Ambience: =|

Service: =)

Value: =)

Would I go to the Tennis Fan Zone everyday? If it isn’t raining like it is now, sure, why not. If I lived near circular quay or I worked in one of the offices with those gorgeous views, of course! Take a break here if you’re a tennis fan.

Why I pay to watch the tennis on the big screens? If you have a tv at home then it really is a bit pointless unless you were already visiting the Opera House or wanting the Harbour Bridge view. It’s a small communal area so that’s probably not its purpose.

Highlight: Seeing it on an actual big screen? I know they do this in Melbourne and all, but I don’t know any other place that does a big screen viewing? Anyway, it bigger than the television we have at home and you probably can’t beat this one unless you’ve got money…

Suggestion of improvement: Rainy season calls for Plan B. I quite like how it’s not over crowded and a place not filled with market stalls though. However, it does need some lively movement or perhaps a 3D dimension to ‘wow’ the audience into staying for longer than they intended.

Ends: January 26, 2014


Angela Bee


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