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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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Caves Beach, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

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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Thank Andy0864
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You can't visit Melbourne without taking in a game of cricket (in summer) or footy (in winter) at the MCG in Richmond. Athletic events at the 1956 Olympics were held here. Catering to crowd of up to 100,000 people, the atmosphere when there's a big crowd is hard to beat. Be prepared for high food and drink costs, wise to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

ive been to the mcg a countless amount of times, ive seen liverpool fc play here. afl, cricket, concerts etc, its amazing anf i love it. you would be missing out if you didnt go and check it out

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Reach MCG through metro, get down at Jolimont, walk out of the station and straight into the MCG. get a guided tour, a 75 minute walk through the most important landmark of sports in the southern hemisphere. look for a lot of photo-ops within the ground and enjoy in real what you've seen on TV.

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Thank Prathima R
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Having been to many events at the mcg from football to the iconic Boxing Day test, you can taste the atmosphere that exudes from every pore of this stadium. Even on days when there are no events on you experience the very soul that is the mcg. Many of the existing stands have been replaced but it's almost as if... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had never seen your Australian Rules Football.We are from the USA and some friends of ours from Melbourne promised to take us to a game when we came to Melbourne. We have to say not only were we impressed with your stadium. But also your sport of "Footy". We could not believe how exciting your football is.Our friends explained... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The MCG is the ideal venue to watch sports. It has excellent facilities and a great atmosphere. Easy to get to and well managed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a really great time here watching the footy with my partner. It was great that the Food lines were quick and so were the toilet lines. Was really good day. Will be back again

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