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Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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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Reviewed 11 July 2014

Today we did the tour of MCG. What a surpise it was. 75 mins tour with "Robert" whose knowledge was fantastic.
The history of this ground was older than I had thought and its history, as well with the Olympic games in 1956, through to the Commonwealth Games, cricket, footie and soccer!
Had a ball.

Thank JeannieCass
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Reviewed 11 July 2014

It's a sports ground....yes I'm not a huge sports fan but found it interesting none the less, hubby enjoyed it.

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Reviewed 11 July 2014

My partner and I went to see the West Coast Eagles play Richmond at the MCG and it was a fantastic experience.

We are from Adelaide and the MCG is Football's homeland so we thought we should check it out and we weren't disappointed. It was a great experience and it was so easy to get to. We stayed in central Melbourne and we were able to walk there.


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Reviewed 10 July 2014

If you are fortunate enough to be able to arrange a tour of the MCC and MCG, then you are extremely privileged. This is one of the best, if not the best, sporting grounds in the world. With a seating capacity of 100,000 plus, the ground is a sight to behold. The stands are all incredibly well-equipped with all facilities. Our volunteer guide, Carol, who is herself an MCC Member, was very well informed and relayed so many interesting facts and figures. We even stood out on the hallowed turf and saw the yellow chair, which marks the spot of the biggest six ever struck on the MCG! Going down into the change rooms and seeing all the behind-the-scenes areas was great, especially where the winning football teams sing their victory songs. The Members' facilities in the MCC itself, usually reserved for Members only, are second the none. It was great to study the tapestry, which was made by the women Members and which celebrates the Club's 150 year history. The Long Room epitomises the history and tradition of the MCC. Being able to actually sit on the long padded bench itself and look over the ground was a real treat. Lunch in the Committee Room overlooking the ground, with food prepared by Epicure, was of an exceptionally high standard and was enjoyed by all my guests. Lunch was followed by a visit of the National Sports Museum, which was a highlight. Congratulations to all those involved in collecting so many fascinating artifacts, which detail and document our nation's sporting history!

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Reviewed 10 July 2014

Really well run, great access to it by tram. Is definitely worth going to an event there, we saw a football match which was just awesome to be part of the huge crowd

Thank GlenB92
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