Australia is home to one of the world’s best cricket grounds, The Melbourne Cricket Ground – known to the locals as the MCG). The MCG is located in Richmond, just 3 kilometres from the CBD and is the most popular sporting venue in Victoria.
This world-class sports stadium hosts a number of international cricket matches, AFL games (notably the AFL Grand Final), as well as many other sporting events & concerts. In fact, this is the largest cricket stadium in the world.
Melbourne Cricket Ground Seating Plan, AFL & Cricket Layout Map
Those interested in attending a match at the MCG can either catch a train to Richmond station, or you can walk, as it is only a 20 minute walk from Flinders Street Station.
Amongst locals, the Melbourne Cricket Ground is popularly known as the “G” and is one of the most iconic structures in Australia.
Apart from cricket, the MCG also hosts a number of athletic and international sporting events. In 2006, the MCG was the primary stadium of the Commonwealth Games and the MCG was a primary venue for the Olympics in 1956.
A large number of Australian Football League (AFL) games are played here every week and the AFL Grand Final, held in September, draws close to a hundred thousands spectators. Millions more watch the AFL Grand Final from their homes as the game is broadcast live on TV.
The MCG has also played host to many huge concerts from some of the biggest stars on the planet including; Michael Jackson, Madonna and the Rolling Stones. Millions of people pack the MCG each year for a variety of events.
The stadium features a massive seating capacity – more than any other ground in the country; accommodating up to 100,000 spectators. During event days, the stadium also offers food and drink kiosks, where visitors can find an array of light snacks, drinks and a variety of fast food options.
Seating plans will vary based on the type and size of each event, but here is an example of a past event held at the MCG in Melbourne.
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