The ‘G, as it is affectionately known as, is probably one of the largest and greatest sport stadiums in the world. MCG stands for the Melbourne Cricket Ground. It was built in 1853 and besides being the home of cricket and footy (ALF) it also hosted the 1956 Melbourne Olympics. The ‘G is managed by the Melbourne Cricket Club and also holds a National Sports Museum. The official capacity of the MCG is 105,000 people.
Just next to Richmond train station it also has ample parking surrounding it. Though many footy or cricket fans might stop by one of the nearby pubs before entering.
That surface looks like tartan. I wonder how they keep in line when mowing.
Thanks for reminding me of Melbourne, gosh I miss the place so much! I miss my dear Collingwood/Abbotsford which I used to walk past all the time, though at the time I lived in Ivanhoe but I loved the Collingwood and walking along Victoria Parade.
Melbourne is a pretty cool city, so much history and buildings. Plenty of good food options, mountains, beaches and rivers nearby…
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Definitely the best sporting ground in the world! Great shots.
Cheers, without doubt the best ground and the feeling of being there for live games is something amazing
So did you see an AFL match at the G? 🙂
Not for a long time. I tend to avoid Melbourne in winter and would much rather watch the footy from 30 degree Jakarta than an 8 degree Melbourne.
Having said that, there’s nothing like being in the ‘G during a blockbuster game! I’m headed to Melbourne again next month, so perhaps I might!
I’d recommend it! Nothing like a hot dog, chips and a brew during the winter 🙂
🙂 I just might, I’m just checking the fixtures now! \
Jeeeze, collingwood vs GWS… hardly worth it!
No, not worth it. It’ll be a walk over and you’d have to sit in the stands with pies’ supporters … Oops. Did I just say that 😝