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“Interesting but really only for big kids”

Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)
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Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) Tour with Optional Entry Ticket to the National...
Ranked #2 of 393 things to do in Melbourne
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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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Bendigo, Australia
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“Interesting but really only for big kids”
Reviewed November 11, 2012

The MCG tour is ceratinly interesting but you can spend too long looking in the changing rooms and the media boxes. You also don't get to actually walk on the ground which was certainly one of my goals.

Young teenagers will enjoy the active sports part of the sports museum for a while but much of this is for the "sports tragic". The cricketers seating and batting team box really needs a reno too. Might inspire the players!

Food is shockingly expensive in the on site cafe "The Paddock" - $16 or $18 for a pie the size of a ladies palm, $6.50 for a party pie and sausage roll; $4.50 for a 250ml lemon squash! You thought match day was pricy.

Visited November 2012
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“Tour only”
Reviewed November 11, 2012

There's a tour available to visit this holy grail! It's a wonderful experiance, seeing all the behind the scenes places. And, if you're one of the lucky few who can afford to participate in going to a footy match or game of cricket, the atmosphere is electric. Unfortunately for me, I can't justify the price of food/entry/drinks..... Remember when sport was a family outing and you could pack a picnic box for your family? well, forget about that! A manopoly now dictates a small fortune.......

Visited October 2012
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Cambridge, New Zealand
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“Fantastic tour! You have to do this.”
Reviewed November 10, 2012

My husband is a cricket fanatic and dragged me along to the MCG. I'm not such a fan, but must say that this tour was really impressive and I am so glad I did it. The tour guide had amazing knowledge of the MCG and MCC. We thoroughly enjoyed our time here and I would highly recommend this tour to other travellers.

Visited October 2012
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Melbourne, Australia
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“must do if you visit Melbourne”
Reviewed November 10, 2012

amazing atmosphere in one of the biggest stadia in the world. Incredible noise when the crowd roars! relaxing in summer when the cricket is on. in winter take a raincoat if your seating is not undercover. wear sunblock and glasses in summer!

Visited September 2012
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rye, victoria
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“MCG the place to be”
Reviewed November 9, 2012

The MCG is great at any season but best when there is a big crowd. So exciting for a test match or to watch AFL. Facilities are excellent but there should be some more food choices. Easy to get to and they handle big crowds exceptionally well.

Visited August 2012
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