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, at the Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club, is a tennis
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venue, located in Melbourne
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. The stadium was built in 1927 and has a capacity of 8,500.
It was the venue for the Australian Open
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, whenever that tournament was held in Melbourne, becoming the permanent venue in 1972. The tournament was moved to Melbourne Park
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in 1988. The surface was grass courts. Now a hard-court surface, remains the venue for the AAMI Classic exhibition tournament.