John Cain Arena to celebrate legacy of great Victorian

One of Melbourne’s favourite sporting and entertainment venues will be renamed in honour of former Victorian Premier the Hon John Cain.

Premier Daniel Andrews today announced that Melbourne Arena will become John Cain Arena as a tribute to the man credited with helping create the Melbourne & Olympic Parks precinct, keeping the Australian Open in Victoria, and enriching the array of sports and entertainment for our State.

“John Cain made an enormous contribution to Victorian life and it’s particularly appropriate that we honour his legacy at Melbourne Park.

“People will see his name and know the story of a man who made our state a better place,” said Premier Daniel Andrews.

Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula also praised Mr Cain’s role in the evolution of a world-leading sports and entertainment destination.

“The creation of Melbourne Park in the 1980s was a turning point in Melbourne’s development as a global city and John Cain’s leadership was a driving force,” said Minister Pakula.

Preparation and the rebadging of Melbourne Arena as John Cain Arena will occur in coming months.

Find the full media release on the department of Premier and Cabinet’s website here.