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“The "G"”

Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)
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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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Portland, Australia
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“The "G"”
Reviewed February 21, 2013

One of worlds greatest and bigger stadiums at 100000+ Room to move and easy to see what is going on as well as feeling you in the action.

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Perth, Australia
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“Tour was OK”
Reviewed February 21, 2013

There was a game on which meant we couldn't access some areas that are usually visited on the tour. The guide was knowledgeable, and friendly. I wasn't expecting to enjoy the tour, and found it was OK. My father who is a cricket fan was really looking forward to it, but was disappointed.

Visited February 2013
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“A must visit for a sports fan”
Reviewed February 20, 2013

I attended the cricket One Day International, Australia v Sri Lanka at the MCG in mid January so my review is simply from watching a match there and getting there.

From the city centre (Flinders Street station/Federation Square) it is a nice 10/15 minute walk by the river or various trams will take you there. You get a great view of the ground from Princes Bridge, next to the station. It is perectly safe in my opinion to walk back into town after a match when dark if you are in the match crowds. I have done it enough times from the adjacent Rod Laver arena during the Australian Open tennis.

If you want a good view at an International match go for seat in the area behind the bowlers arm. It will cost you more but you will be much closer to the action. For most matches, the ground will not be full so you can wander round to most stands which I did. I was quite surprised that many seats are an awfully long way from the playing area and that is something worth considering if you are attending a popular match.

One of the iconic sports venues in Australia and very easy to get to and every sports fan should try and take in a match of some sort at the MCG.

Visited January 2013
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Reviewed February 20, 2013

The MCG is picture perfect. Its a national iconic stadium as well as having fabulous function facilities & conference rooms. It gives me chills everytime I go here. Its just massive & the atmosphere is fabulous for a cricket or footy match. If you can get to Melbourne whilst something is on here you wont regret it

Visited August 2012
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“Good way to see the MCG and learn about Australian sports history”
Reviewed February 17, 2013

If you are visiting Melbourne and love sports then this is a must do tour. MCG is a multi-purpose ground with the ground used for cricket in the summers and football in winters. It has also been used for some Olympic and commonwealth game events.

The tour is a great way to see the ground and learn about its history and the sporting greats who have played at the grounds. We had a great time on the tour which lasted for about 1 hr and 15 mins. The tour guide took us to the ground, the various stands, locker rooms, press room, the long room etc while giving us interesting snippets and statistics about the grounds. The guide also showed us some interesting landmarks around the MCG which could be seen from the grounds.

The visit to the sports museum was also very interesting; it has a lot of details and mementos about Australian sports history. You are given a headphone which gives a verbal commentary about the various items in the museum. One of the most fascinating things about the museum is a 10 min 3D show of Shane Warne - Australia's cricketing legend. There is also a separate area for the cricket museum. An interactive sports area in the Museum, allows you to try your hands at various sports like cricket, football, archery, basketball, soccer etc. We loved spending time in this area. The staff at the Museum is very friendly and helpful and would be happy to answer any questions you might have about the museum or the history of sports.

The tour alone costs A$20 per adult and an additional A$10 if you want to visit the sports museum as well.

Visited February 2013
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