The MCG, also known as the ‘G’ to locals – is Australia’s biggest sports stadium, attracting both local and international visitors. While it is popularly known for sporting events, it also attracts some of the most popular entertainers around the globe.
Having rich history, the MCG was established in 1853, and has been the home of Australian football since 1859. It was the birthplace of Test cricket in 1877 and one-day international cricket in 1971. It was the main stadium for the 1956 Olympic Games and 2006 Commonwealth Games, attracts up to 100,000 fans to the annual AFL Grand Final game and the ‘G’ comes to life each Christmas at the Boxing Day Test.
Other sporting events include World Cup Soccer qualifiers, Rugby League home and away matches and State of Origin, International Rugby Union and Austral Wheel Races.
But the ‘G’, is so much more than Australia’s biggest sporting stadium. It has hosted Royalty, US Marines, the US Army airforces and our own RAAF during World War II. It has also been a concert venue for international and local performers, held open days, charity events, dinners and many more.
Located in Yarra Park, walk just 50 metres from your doorstep at the Jazz Corner Hotel to Flagstaff station, board a train to Jolimont Station, and you will be there in 7 minutes, with only a short walk to the stadium. The MCG is open every day of the year for events and functions and tourists and the general public alike can visit seven days a week.
Tours and museums
An MCG Tour is an absolute must on any Melbourne visit. On this guided tour , you will have the opportunity to get an exclusive, behind the scenes peek of one of the world’s most iconic sports stadiums and also get to hear about the history and secrets of this venue. You can book your tour tickets here
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