The Pat Rafter Arena is named in honor of an Australian tennis hero Patrick Rafter who was the first man to win the Canada Masters in the Open era.
Since 2009, it has been the main hosting arena of all the significant international tennis tournaments, played in Brisbane.
The Queensland Tennis Centre is a tennis venue, located in Tennyson, Brisbane, Australia. The construction of the arena began in 2007 and was built by internationally recognized stadium designers Mirvac Group's in-house architectural practice, HPA Pty Ltd., and HOK Sports. An estimated amount of $82 million was spent for the construction of the arena. It was opened to the spectators on 2nd January 2009. The owner of the stadium is the Queensland Government. The center court which is known as "Pat Rafter Arena" has a capacity of 5,500 spectators and can extend up to 7,000. The main court includes a PTFE glass fiber fabric roof. The Pat Rafter Arena is a part of the Queensland Tennis Centre which has 23 different tennis courts in it.
On January 2009, the arena was the main host for the combined Men and Women tennis tournament known as the "Brisbane International".
On 7th May 2010, a Davis Cup match between Australia and Japan was hosted by the arena.
A Fed Cup match between Australia and Japan was held at the arena in April 2014 and between Australia and USA match in April 2016.