The MCG Stadium

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. 


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14 Responses to The MCG Stadium

  1. That surface looks like tartan. I wonder how they keep in line when mowing.

  2. Lukman says:

    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.

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  4. Definitely the best sporting ground in the world! Great shots.

  5. dannignt says:

    So did you see an AFL match at the G? 🙂

    • Pak Liam says:

      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!

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