Sports and Entertainment Precinct is a series of sports stadiums and venues, located in Melbourne, Victoria
, in Australia
. The precinct is situated around 3 km east of the Melbourne city centre, located in suburbs of Melbourne and Jolimont, near East Melbourne
It is considered to be Australia's "premier sports precinct", and regularly hosts some of the biggest domestic and international sporting events, including the AFL Grand Final (Australian rules football), Australian Open (tennis) and Boxing Day Test (cricket). The venues have also previously hosted the 1956 Summer Olympics and 2006 Commonwealth Games. For the 1956 Games, the venues hosted the track cycling, field hockey, football, and the aquatic events.
The precinct comprises three areas: Olympic Park, Melbourne Park
and Yarra Park
.The precinct is located adjacent to both the Richmond and Jolimont railway stations; every train servicing the eastern side of Melbourne passes through one of these two stations. The precinct is also serviced by three tram routes from the city centre.The area in Yarra Park surrounding the Melbourne Cricket Ground
is made available for ticketed car parking during major events in the precinct; free parking in the surrounding streets is available but limited.