Both players and fans alike will benefit from measures to keep the Australian Open comfortable for those attending Melbourne Park in January.
The announcement of a new AO Heat Stress Scale means players across the field will get 10-minute breaks when the conditions reach the pre-determined level and play will be suspended when it hits the highest zone on the scale.
Come rain, hail or shine, fans will benefit from additional shade around the precinct, including at the AO Live Stage where popular bands and music acts will light up festivities from January 13-27.
Giant misting fans have long been a popular enhancement around the grounds, but in 2019 the AO BallPark will feature a 12-metre water slide along with a Super Soaker Blast and Misting tunnel.
Parents can also pre-book the first professional childcare available at the AO Kids Club, which includes lots of games and activities in comfortable surroundings.
Free samples of La Roche-Posay’s acclaimed Anthelios XL Ultra-Light Fluid SPF50+ will be available for AO fans at five satellite Sunscreen Stations throughout the Melbourne Park precinct. The complete Anthelios SPF 50+ sun protection range will also be available for purchase at Australian Open retail outlets.