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Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)

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Address: | Yarra Park, Jolimont, Melbourne, Victoria 8002, Australia
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+61 3 9657 8888
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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This place rated high on peoples list for the sports tour which I was not interested in however when my partner's uncle got us tickets to an aussie rules game I ended up really... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place rated high on peoples list for the sports tour which I was not interested in however when my partner's uncle got us tickets to an aussie rules game I ended up really enjoying the whole experience.

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Guided tour is a must !! You get to see and hear so many stories which otherwise you would have totally missed.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went to watch the T20 cricket and love it! What a fabulous looking stadium, great experiences with plenty of food, drinks and bathroom available everywhere.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The MCG tour is also a great thing to do on non-game days. Well laid out and well signed inside. Food a bit pricey so take your own if possible. Great atmosphere at BBL cricket and AFL matches. Good people watching!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

One of the best sporting venues in the world, make sure if you have a chance go see a sporting event there, it's a beauty!

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Find an event of any kind where the venue gets over 60% capacity, and get ready to experience something amazing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Its an awesome ground to watch your favorite sport/team ... one of the worlds best sporting venue ...the MCG hold a tour for all and will explain the history of the stadium and is worth every penny. ... the MCG is a huge part of the Australian history in sport and is a must see when in Melbourne Australia

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was very reluctant to do the MCG tour but agreed to go because my boyfriend was so keen. Boy was I was pleasantly suprised by the what was on offer for this tour. Our tour guide was so knowledgeable and funny. Plus the National Sports Museum was excellet, I loved reading about all of the places that have held... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Don't forget to visit the Library whenever you are at the MCG. Whenever I am there for a game, I always pop in to browse and read while waiting for the game to start. Its away from the crowd, cool air-conditioning and the most impressive collection of sporting books I've ever seen! The kids love it too. So if you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went to a one day cricket game and it was fantastic. The crowd and just amazing and being able to watch it live was just overwhelming 😊

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