How can you visit Australia and not experience what all Aussies do. Watch the cricket (summer) and Footy (winter).
I recommend you take general admittance tickets which are the cheapest and sit up in the stands as it is generally under cover. Most of the time you can move around during the games to get a better seat. Think of where the sun may be in the summer if you are watching Cricket as you can get pretty sunburned if you are not prepared.
DO NOT SIT IN BAY 13 as it is for the "yobbos" - Definition of a Yobbo? Loud offensive, drunken etc etc - not the place for the family or visitors to Aus.
Cricket is a slow game so dont expect the hype of the Superbowl. But Aussie rules football is the opposite - fast, loud, action packed terrific to watch.
But dont be put off by me describing Cricket as slow. It is a gentleman's game with an exceptionally high level of skill. Try to imagine a base-baller catching a ball that is harder and travelling faster with his bare hands, (either in outfield or in a similar position as a short stop) and him hitting that same ball with a bat that is made from solid Oak, whilst wearing heavy Pads (Knee, Leg, Thigh, box and a helmet) - running about the same distance from home plate to first over 100 times flat out..... And then the bowlers running over 100 meters hundreds of times bowling at speeds faster again than baseball. Lastly they do this over a period of 6 - 8 hours. Get the picture. I hope you can enjoy the subtleties of Cricket.
I would recommend you attend a one day match or even a match called a 20/20. These games are shorter and more action packed and are only played at an international level at the MCG.
Dont be afraid to ask the people sitting next to you how the game works - generally most people would be delighted to explain the games to you.
Oh and structurally, it holds around 90,000 people and is spectacular sight to see in its own right.
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