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2024 IAKS Study trip to Australia: Spotlight on Melbourne

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A rich and diverse learning experience: The 2024 IAKS study trip to Australia offers three options leading to Melbourne, Sydney or Brisbane in the period of 25 June to 3 July 2024, combining traditional and modern sports facilities, cultural landmarks, and community engagement – plus the flexibility of exploring Australian iconic landscapes and wildlife. Today we cast a spotlight on the on the Melbourne leg of the tour (25-26 June).

Price of Melbourne package:
IAKS Members: EUR 390
Non-Members: EUR 490 


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Discussing architecture, technology use and fan engagement

The site visits in Melbourne will be focusing on a blend of traditional and modern sports stadiums. 

Participants will delve into the legacy of the iconic Melbourne Olympic Park (with Melbourne Cricket Groundone of the world’s most famous sports venues; and Rod Laver Arena and John Cain Arena which host the annual Australian Open Grand Slam tennis tournament and many other sporting and cultural events;). The tour continues at AAMI Park (Australia’s premier rectangular venue which hosted the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup), and Brimbank Aquatic & Wellness Centre (featuring a 50-metre, 10-lane Olympic-sized swimming pool with adjustable swim wall and a separate programme pool for swimming lessons). 

Join us for the Architects Forum and the IAKS Network drinks and dinner. 

Experience the intensity and passion of Australian sports culture firsthand at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) by attending a National Rugby League (NRL) State of Origin gameWhether you’re a die-hard rugby league fan or simply looking to experience the thrill of live sports, attending a State of Origin game promises to be an unforgettable experience!

Delve into the full agenda and use the registration form on the last page

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