Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)

Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)

Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)
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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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  • CJ
    10 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful stadium
    The MCG is an iconic stadium that offers an unforgettable experience for sports fans. The facilities are top-notch, and the atmosphere during events is electric. The only downside is that it can get quite crowded and busy, which can impact the overall experience. Nonetheless, it's still a must-visit destination for any sports enthusiast.
    Visited March 2023
    Written 31 March 2023
  • Simon B
    City of Greater Geelong, Australia2,776 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Super Stadium
    MCG remains the centre of Melbourne for sports lovers. Cricket in summer or AFL football in winter, a grand venue to enjoy the spectacle. Takes a few visits to know your favourite spots to ticket, plus learn entry gates and work out your best transport options. A must see if visiting Melbourne.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 13 April 2023
  • Arindam G
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates219 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Greatest & Iconic Melbourne Cricket Stadium Tour
    Must visit Melbourne attraction for all cricket enthusiasts in this sports loving city housing the maximum number of sporting arena / venues in the world.. Special attraction in the guided tour of MCG Stadium is the iconic photo frame of legendary Don Bradman with Sachin Tendulkar. A recent addition is the statue of legendary spinner, Shane Warne, near Gate no. 3 of the Stadium.
    Visited April 2023
    Written 6 May 2023
  • Busker999
    Tonbridge, United Kingdom982 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great afl venue
    Amazing ground with a great atmosphere. Attended our first afl game carlton v Melbourne. 65k spectators. Cheap pies and easy to purchase canned beer. Really easy ground to navigate.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 18 August 2023
  • Alice G
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A fantastic tour!
    A fantastic experience! We visited the MCG and toured the ground with our excellent guide Graeme. Graeme was helpful, knowledgable and enthusiastic about the MCG and found we learnt a lot about the grounds history. The ticket was reasonably priced with entry to the sports museum included which was great for young children. We fully enjoyed our time at the MCG
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 16 October 2023
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smiler1956
Birmingham, UK508 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Visited with my wife. My eldest son gave me two tour tickets for my birthday, when he heard we planned to visit the ground whilst in Melbourne. Being a great cricket fan it was a tremendous gift, and I have to say this is one of the best stadium tours I have ever been on. The staff were great, and the guide was very experienced, and provided some huge insights into the history of the ground. A memory I will keep for ever!
Written 29 February 2024
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Frankie
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
The whole tour was incredible. Paul is an excellent guide full of information & enthusiasm. Well worth it; as cricket fans we felt privileged to visit the MCG where history is made & so many great cricketing heroes have played. Don’t miss it!!
Written 26 February 2024
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David T
21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
I never knew it was the Melbourne Cricket Ground, I always thought it was the 'triple M C G ' I was shocked. PS the building is round.
Written 16 February 2024
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Murty C
Columbia, MD78 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I have always wanted to visit this legendary cricket ground, one of the biggest cricket stadiums in the world and home to innumerable cricket legends. As it was a pleasant day, I walked to the stadium from my hotel in the central business district, which took me less than 30 minutes. It was thrilling to see the grounds outside sprinkled with the statues of legendary cricketers like Dennis Lillee and Shane Warne.

I went on the stadium tour, which was about 90 minutes long and quite complete. It included the visiting and home team lounges, the Blazer Bar (with pinups of every cricket team’s blazers), journalist booths, board seats and lounge, indoor nets, a review of what goes into making a pitch, a special statue of Sir Don Bradman, and famous photographs including one of Sachin Tendulkar meeting Bradman. There were also high jump and long jump distance markings from the winning jumps in the 1956 Olympics, which took place there.

Well worth it, if you are a cricket fan.
Written 13 February 2024
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Robert P
Melbourne, Australia13 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Business
A venue mis managed,
With bogans mixed up with members
Costs exorbitant.no parking near by.
Don't waste your time going .
Written 10 February 2024
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Garrali
Sheffield, UK19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We were in a group of just 4 with our guide Margot who shows such passion in what she does. Spent 90 minutes having a complete tour which we found most interesting and very informative. Plenty of opportunities to take photographs both inside and out. A lovely way to end our day.
Written 8 February 2024
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JohnsonMulvey
Brittany, France7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
An amazing day which was made special by our guide Graham who passed on his knowledge and experience of many years at the MCG. He made the tour personal. We were a group of 4 with including a young couple from Fremantle AFL supporters whose company was appreciated. This tour far exceeded our expectations.
Written 8 February 2024
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alanak
Adelaide, Australia8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What an experience!
An extraordinary guide, stunning Melbourne sunshine, that hallowed turf and privileged access - what more could one want?!
This very informative tour is a must do for any sports-interested people (don’t have to love sport to love this tour!)
Access to the Long Room is a highlight.
The knowledge of our guide, Jim, was mind blowing - he was so passionate and engaging.
The sports museum is also excellent, and worth strolling through. Don’t miss the Shane Warne ‘simulation’.
Written 26 January 2024
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ATISH G
Kodagu (Coorg), India8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
On a bright Aussie morning, Brian, a passionate life member of MCG walked us through nooks and corners of player rooms and media covering the game of cricket and how MCG transforms to football, musical and performance nights almost magically.
Written 16 January 2024
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Kevin F
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Both myself and my Grandson went on the tour, we both really enjoyed the staff were very friendly and the tour guide had such a knowledge of cricket looking at all the history of cricket was fabulous.

The tour of the sports museum was equally impressive, anyone visiting Melbourne should definitely add these on their must do list.
Written 17 December 2023
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