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Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)

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Address: | Yarra Park, Jolimont, Melbourne, Victoria 8002, Australia
Phone Number: +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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An iconic place for an event

An excellent, iconic arena to watch a game. Fantastic atmosphere the Aussies get so into it! Really good transport links and easy to navigate your way around. Not too expensive... read more

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An excellent, iconic arena to watch a game. Fantastic atmosphere the Aussies get so into it! Really good transport links and easy to navigate your way around. Not too expensive and good views.

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This is definietly the best sporting ground and stadium in the world and hosts a multitude of sports. When sold out the atmosphere is like nothing you would experience at any other stadium.

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Sydney, Australia
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great venue, amazing atmosphere...everyone in great spirits. A footy game that unites!! Sense of pride in our country as you watch the footy. Great build up and a great way to remember those who fought for the freedoms Australia enjoys today. A time to stop and remember...and a time to view something spectacular!!

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Port Macquarie, Australia
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Went there to watch an AFL match. Even though it was not a Grand final the atmosphere was fantastic, just to be at the ground

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No matter what the sport or event I could not recommend the MCG any more higher the atmosphere created is incredible and it's simple fantastic whether it's with family or friends it caters for all easy to get to via public transport it also has loads of parking if your willing to tackle the city traffic!

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Hobart, Australia
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We was booked in for one game at the MCG we had such a great time we book for another game the next day

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Canberra, Australia
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Having handled large crowds for decades, the MCG are old hands at it. The crowds flow freely and access to transport to and from are plentiful. Obviously in a place that size some seats are more equal than others, but all in all, a great place to go.

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Had the pleasure of going to the "G" for the first time. We went to see an AFL game Hawthorn v Melbourne and what a match! It has been on my list to do once and it was well worth it! The atmosphere was unbelievable and the fans get right into it. It is very easy to get there via... More 

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

I've been here many times for both football & concerts. It's a great venue with a fantastic atmosphere. Facilities are excellent. The only downside is that I personally is of average price & overpriced, however, this is pretty common when you have a captive audience. I know of no other sporting venue in Australia where you'll experience such an incredible... More 

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First time I had been. It is a brilliant location to watch a sports event. Had a great hot dog, cold beer can't go wrong. Getting there was easy stacks of public transport, the placement flows. No long queues unlike its Sydney partners.

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