Melbourne Cricket Ground profile includes statistics, profile, photos, and articles about the cricket stadium in Australia – Melbourne. The Melbourne Cricket Ground is regarded as Australia’s iconic sporting venue. MCG is one of the oldest and greatest cricket stadium in cricket history.
Popularly Known as the ‘MCG‘, the Melbourne Cricket Ground is most famous for hosting the Olympics in 1956 and the Australian Commonwealth Games in 2006. Cricket is played most here, however many other events are held here including the Australian Football League (AFL) and it’s grand final. The MCG is more than just a sports venue.
MCG is famous for the Australian Cricket matches and particularly for ‘The Ashes’. This is one of the busiest stadium for Sports event. Visit the stadium seven days a week for AFL, BBL, cricket, international soccer, the Australian Sports Museum, cafes and the MCG Tour.
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MCG Stadium Details
MCG was the birthplace of Test cricket in 1877 and one-day international cricket in 1971. But the ‘G, as it is affectionately known to locals, is so much more than Australia’s biggest sporting stadium.
Also or formerly known as MCG
Established | 1853
Capacity | 90,000
Playing area | 172.9m long, 147.8m wide
Floodlights Since | March 1985
End names | Members End, Great Southern Stand End
Home teams | Australia, Victoria
Other sports | Australian Rules Football, Soccer, Rugby Union, Rugby League, Lawn Bowls, Squash
Curator | David Sandurski
Guide to the Melbourne Cricket Ground
The iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground, better known as the MCG, is one of the biggest sports stadiums in the world.
- With a capacity of 100,000 people
- A behind-the-scenes tour of the MCG reveals more than 150 years of Australian sporting history.
- The Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) is the largest stadium in Australia,
- 10th largest stadium in the world,
- The world’s largest cricket stadium.
- It’s part of the Melbourne Sports Precinct at Yarra Park, which also includes the Rod Laver Arena, Hisense Arena and AAMI Park.
- In winter the ground hosts Australian football (also known as Aussie rules, or AFL) matches,
- While in summer it’s the stage for cricket.
- The G, as it’s affectionately known, has been the scene of many great events in Australian sporting history since its debut in 1853.
- Explore the stadium’s inner sanctum and walk on the hallowed turf.
- You’ll get to see the MCC (Melbourne Cricket Club) Library, player change rooms and take a walk on the arena.
- Catch a game of Aussie rules in winter
- Watch a cricket Test match in summer – That is ‘The Ashes’
- Go behind the scenes and see Australia’s sporting history
How to Reach MCG / Melbourne Cricket Stadium
The MCG is about one kilometre (0.6 miles) from Melbourne city centre. There are two train stations close to the stadium, or it can be reached by tram or bus.
How to book ticket online for Melbourne Cricket Ground: Read More about the ticket booking online for MCG
Google Map of MCG
Address: Melbourne Cricket Ground, Brunton Ave, Richmond VIC 3002, Australia
Get ready to enjoy the test cricket with high octane at MCG for The Ashes – Australia Vs England for 2021/2022.
MCG Venue Feed from ESPN Cricinfo
- It is a measure of the hold it has on the sporting psyche of the people of Melbourne that yesterday's 150th anniversary of the Melbourne Cricket Ground evoked so many personal memories of Test cricket's first venue
- MELBOURNE, Dec 15 AAP – Police ejected 300 fans from today's day-night tri-series cricket match between Australia and England at the MCG.
- After much doubt over its state of preparedness, the MCG is finally ready to host the Boxing Day Test
- The International Cricket Council Match Referee at the 3-sponsored Test match in Melbourne between Australia and India is investigating maintenance to the pitch before play on day five.
- The Telstra Dome is on standby to host the Boxing Day Test after fears the MCG will not be ready following heavy rain that has delayed its reconstruction