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Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)

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Address: | Yarra Park, Jolimont, Melbourne, Victoria 8002, Australia
Phone Number: +61 3 9657 8888
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

The Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) is Australia's largest, oldest and most...

The Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) is Australia's largest, oldest and most popular sporting venue. The MCG has hosted plenty of international cricket, including the first-ever Test and the 1992 World Cup final, countless VFL/AFL Grand Finals, the 1956 Olympic Games and 2006 Commonwealth Games. It also hosted the final of ICC Cricket World Cup 2015. Other sporting spectacles include FIFA World Cup soccer qualifiers, rugby league home and away matches and State of Origin and international rugby union clashes. Apart from its sporting events, the MCG has also witnessed many blockbuster music concerts, and even Pope John Paul II held a mass there when he visited Melbourne in 1986. The MCG has a total capacity of 100,024 people, comprising 95,024 seats and 5000 standing room spaces. The stadium also houses the National Sports Museum, which includes some of the most priceless pieces of memorabilia in Australian sporting history.

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If you want to see THE Australian Rules Football in action, this is THE venue.

Lots of atmosphere; Melbourne AFL (Aussie Rules football) are passionate but very friendly! Lot's of laughs during a classic encounter between Collingwood and Carlton. Very easy... read more

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Lots of atmosphere; Melbourne AFL (Aussie Rules football) are passionate but very friendly! Lot's of laughs during a classic encounter between Collingwood and Carlton. Very easy to access by a simple walk to and from the city and it's the historic home of Aussie Rules. The MCG commands crowds of 80,000+ during these games so the atmosphere is electric and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A few years ago my daughters and I attended an AFL "Footy" match between St. Kilda & Melbourne, which was played at the MCG. Outstanding event! A HUGE stadium with a lot of character. MCG seats more than 100,000 so getting tickets on game day was not a problem. Having little knowledge about the game and the overall fan following,... More 

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One of the best stadiums in the world. Melbourne loves sport. Usually big crowds and not violent or hostile 😊 Close to the cbd and lots of public transport options available Aussie aussie aussie oi oi oi

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Shepparton, Australia
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The MCG has to be the best sports & entertainment stadium in the world. Huge seating capacity with some great bars and restaurants. There's nothing quite like a day (or night) at an AFL match, particularly a final match- the atmosphere is electric! Be sure to check out the National Sports Museum too!

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I used to go there every saturday as a kid and watch the footy then the cricket in summer, I had the privilege of watching Gary sobers open the bowling for South Australia, come on as a beautiful spin bowler and then hit 165 not out, whew he was the greatest all rounder, go to the MCG and enjoy yourself

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I went to do a tour of the MCG and the sports museum,on Arrival to gate 3 of the ground I bought my combined ticket and was just in time for the next tour I was greeted by the tour guide who was a lovely Australian lady called Lesley.she was so warm and pleasant in Her manor and also gave... More 

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I've attended events at the MCG for more years than I can remember. Footy matches, cricket days baking in the hot hot sun, concerts, corporate dinners in the members dinning room and just last week an academic conference! Why write this review now? Last week I spent 4 days watching the inner workings of this amazing space. I saw the... More 

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Once again the mcg showed why it's one of the premier venues in the world for major sporting events. Was in the mcc for grand final day with my 26 year old son and had a great time. Great viewing excellent sit down meal before the game. Been to plenty of these types of venues around the world and the... More 

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We really enjoyed our tour of the MCG. Our guide, Fred, was great and the tour itself was far better than I was expected. Getting go inside the team rooms, media & corporate boxes was a real privilege.

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As a Canadian, I am still learning the basics of cricket (and I still don't understand how you can get points and not run ;)) but I loved the tour of the MCG. The tour guide was very knowledgeable of the history of the building and looking at all the memorabilia was stunning. It didn't hurt that I was able... More 

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