Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)

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Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)

Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)
4.5
Speciality Museums • Arenas & Stadiums
About
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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Ianarelle
Sydney, Australia134 contributions
worth a visit
Nov 2021
This was the first week after COVID reopening for a tour. I did the tour 20 years ago so a bit has changed. Our guide was super helpful and had a great knowledge of the ground. It was good to see the history of both the old and new of the ground. The museum has a good collection of cricket, olympic,AFL and horse racing memrobillia and a hall of fame board. It is worth a vist
Written November 27, 2021
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AndyJohn74
Sans Souci, Australia1,726 contributions
The centrepiece of Australian sport.
Nov 2021
Known as the MCG, or just the ‘G’, this stadium is the centrepiece of Australian sport. It is currently the largest and possibly the most prestigious stadium in the country. Hopefully soon the stands will be full again.
Written November 23, 2021
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Emilia W
Melbourne, Australia2 contributions
Love !
Oct 2021 • Family
The tour was great. Love to see different kind of Cricket Grounds, this one is wonderful... Nice! :)
Written October 13, 2021
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EndlessTravels
Greater Melbourne, Australia35,032 contributions
The home of footy and cricket
Sep 2021 • Family
The home of footy. But also the original home of cricket. We discovered the excellent bill Lawry cricket centre while walking the kids around to burn some energy. Another interesting thing to view
Written September 2, 2021
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Lockitin
Melbourne, Australia7 contributions
Cant wait to get back.
Aug 2021 • Solo
An amazing stadium if you go to a football game with a large crowd. Can not wait to get back when lockdown ends.
Written August 30, 2021
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Catarina Collier
Melbourne, Australia1 contribution
The best stadium in the area
May 2021
If you love this sport, you should not miss visiting this stadium. Includes a beatiful museum and shop to buy souvenirs.
Written June 30, 2021
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Barry York
Greater Sydney, Australia12 contributions
The MCG tour was great - the Sports Museum a mixed bag
May 2021
Lots of history and information delivered in an engaging manner by Kevin, our volunteer guide. Amazing to have new perspectives on the MCG, which I had only previously seen on TV or infrequently as part of the crowd. A highlight was going to the ramp where the players come out. Also, going to the rooms, which happened to be done out for my team (Carlton). A thrill!

The Sports Museum was a bit disappointing. The holograms (Bashir Houli and Tayla Harris) were excellent but too much of it seemed to be designed for children.
Written May 28, 2021
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Bob
Tamworth, Australia13 contributions
AFL match
Apr 2021
I am not a sports fan. I don’t understand afl rules. I don’t even support a team. But I had a great experience at the mcg. The stadium is magnificent. Always felt safe. Concourse is very spacious. Eating to buy food and drink.
Written May 7, 2021
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Lisa W
Callala Bay, Australia222 contributions
AFL at the MCG
Apr 2021
The MCG is such an iconic AFL location that it really is a must do when visiting Melbourne. It is such a better game experience BECAUSE of the people who go & are religious about their teams. That was the fun part about taking the kids - getting them to see that enthusiasm & the emotions people voice in the crowd.
Written April 21, 2021
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Sydneykjb
Sydney, Australia61 contributions
MCG Tour - not just for sports fans
Apr 2021 • Family
This tour was excellent. Our guide Bryan was informative, witty and all round nice guy. My daughter, who isn’t a sports fan loved it as much as my sports mad son did. Worth the trip.
Written April 14, 2021
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