Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)

The Melbourne Cricket Ground is worth naming as one of the best stadiums in the world. It can house over one hundred thousand spectators for a single event! While it’s mainly used for test cricket and Australian Rules Football, the Melbourne Cricket Ground is a versatile event space. Big international music acts like Madonna, U2, and Michael Jackson have all performed here, making this stadium one of the most popular venues in Australia.

Built in 1856, this stadium has made waves in the sporting world as one of the most incredible sport structures ever created. Throughout the years, the stadium has transcended from just a test cricket stadium to a multi-use phenomenon.

Home to the birthplace of test cricket, the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) has seen over 100 matches throughout the years, including the first ever cricket game in Australia in 1877. It was also the main sporting location for the 1956 Summer Olympics. Aussie Rules hosting duties doesn’t stop there. The stadium has also hosted international rugby matches, World Cup qualifying games, State of the Origin, and the Commonwealth Games.

This stadium is open 365 days a year and hosts more than 80 events each year. People from every corner of the earth visit Melbourne just to see this stadium. It’s known locally at the “G” and internationally as one of the greats.

The stadium is also the location of the National Sports Museum, which houses Australia’s rich sports history and artefacts. Even if watching a sporting event in not your thing, visiting the stadium to see its sheer size and engineering is worth the visit.

Another great element to the MCG is the distance to the city centre. The stadium is only located a few tram stops away. Cricket and Australian Rules Football are so popular, many events held at the Melbourne Cricket Ground are sold out well in advance.

If you have the money, there are VIP suites that are worth the cash. Exquisite catering, an incredible view of the pitch, and VIP treatment throughout the day make it worthwhile. There are a variety of packages to choose from, depending on the amount you want to spend and the number of people you want to include in your suite.

Corporate suites are available throughout the year to purchase, giving you access to many matches. Now your goal is to get a job with a company who has one!

Visit Melbourne Cricket Ground on our Melbourne City Sightseeing Tour with River Cruise.

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