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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 2020 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 (MCG) Ticket 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 thousand 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 are the details of the 2020 AFL Grand Final, along with maps, event schedules and how to get to the MCG.

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  • Hi Ann,

    It appears that you are missing a number as part of your bay number – it should read something like N34.

    Anyway, if you enter your details into the Find my seat tool on the MCG website, it will show you where you are seated, along with what your view should look like.

    There is also the seating plan map, which will show you which stand you will be in and where you are in relation to the rest of the stadium.

    Thanks
    Michael

  • Hi, I have tickets in the Ponsford stand for the AFL Grand Final this weekend, being Q33, Row P. From what I’ve read, that will be 14 rows from the front of section Q33 (as there is no Row I or Row O), is that correct? Also, how do you determine what Category the ticket is in? Based on the coloured MCG map, Q33 has 3 categories, being Category 4 (the front = pink), Category 5 (the middle section = red) and Category 6 (the rear section = purple). From what I’ve read, Q33 will go from Row A to Row MM (excluding Row I and Row O), therefore, there are 36 rows in total. If there is an even number of rows in each Category section (ie; 12 rows in each category), I would expect that Row P is in Category 5 (red), is that correct? Thanks….newbie here! ;)

    • Hi MaryLou,

      I started counting rows and initially said you were going to be the 16th row, but since reading your question again, it seems like you know more than me in relation to the missing rows, so you would be in fact the 14th row.

      I have trawled many websites, along with ticket reseller websites and honestly, i can’t find a single mention of where the split is regarding the category numbers of that section.

      It does make sense from a mathematics point of view that it would be split in 3 and P would be somewhere in the middle, but that’s really just a guess.

      Sorry i couldn’t find you something in writing.

      Thanks
      Michael

    • Mary Lou @ Q33 -Row P-Seat (X)
      The Category will be indicated by the price paid. If you already have tickets check your statement.

      The categories are not even … They are based on visibility and comfort! I saw the seating plan for 2015: http://www.mcg.org.au/~/media/files/mcg/general/mcg_seating_plan_2015_afl_finals_wk13.pdf and yes it looks right also for 2018 – based on my [Cat 7] M33 Ticket which is the dark green directly behind the goalposts (less visibility at ground level).

      Your seat is above the same goals on level 4 (ie Top Deck – Q), in Bay 33 (Ponsford Stand) and row P is about 8 rows ( and 6 if theres no Row/ I or O in that bay) up from entry well.( note you can enter either side eg 32/33 or 33/34 depending proximity to end for your seats). There is a lift , a step escalator or stair case to get up to level 4.

      So you are situated about half way up from balcony. BUT but row H is approx. at the floor level entry and H to A go down the steps. So there’s a 3 or so steps up to the turning well, and a MCC staff guide.

      Then you head up the steps to your seats, at about 2 steps per row.Theres a hand rail at each row. It is a good position as not many steps up, and under cover, with 1 big screen in front or the other to your R side. The cheer squad is directly below on ground (M) level. Not sure if you will be able to see the boundary, directly below – but the TV screen picks up why u may miss.

    • Hi Julia,

      This does seem to be a common question, as the general admission areas don’t seem to be defined as of yet.

      Looking at the information at https://membership.afl.com.au/around-grounds-0, the General Admission Areas are still listed as TBC.

      It’s noted that all AFL Reserve General Admission areas are accurate as of Thursday, but may be changed on the game day without notice.

      So all i can suggest is check the above URL on Thursday to see what bays are allocated. As with all general admission, the seats will be taken on a first come basis, so try arrive early to secure the best seats possible.

      Thanks
      Michael

  • Hi, I have been successful in getting a ticket to Grand Final this Saturday. I can’t find ticket allocation on MCG seating plan. Can you advise of the location please. Ticket allocation SQ32-2/EE/17.

    Many thanks. Peter

    • Hi Peter,

      This does seem to be a common question, as the general admission areas don’t seem to be defined as of yet.

      Looking at the information at https://membership.afl.com.au/around-grounds-0, the General Admission Areas are still listed as TBC.

      It’s noted that all AFL Reserve General Admission areas are accurate as of Thursday, but may be changed on the game day without notice.

      So all i can suggest is check the above URL on Thursday to see what bays are allocated. As with all general admission, the seats will be taken on a first come basis, so try arrive early to secure the best seats possible.

      Thanks
      Michael

  • Hi
    Can you help me find my tickets, not familiar with the MCG. Ballot ticketek for Collingwood membership.
    Following tickets
    SQ9-2/X/14-13
    can you explain where we are seated.
    cheers

    • Hi Jacinta,

      This does seem to be a common question, as the general admission areas don’t seem to be defined as of yet.

      Looking at the information at https://membership.afl.com.au/around-grounds-0, the General Admission Areas are still listed as TBC.

      It’s noted that all AFL Reserve General Admission areas are accurate as of Thursday, but may be changed on the game day without notice.

      So all i can suggest is check the above URL on Thursday to see what bays are allocated. As with all general admission, the seats will be taken on a first come basis, so try arrive early to secure the best seats possible.

      Thanks
      Michael

    • Hi Julie,

      I actually had someone ask a similar question recently, on what looks to be regarding general admission tickets.

      In the past, the MCG website would list the areas have been allocated for general admission in the Great Southern, Ponsford & Olympic stands. Looking at this point, i can’t seem to find any of this information.

      For piece of mind, i would suggest reaching out to either ticketek to the MCG regarding their seating plans. Odds are if it’s anything like previous events, you need to arrive early to try secure the best seats in that area.

      Thanks
      Michael

      • Hi David,

        This does seem to be a common question, as the general admission areas don’t seem to be defined as of yet.

        Looking at the information at https://membership.afl.com.au/around-grounds-0, the General Admission Areas are still listed as TBC.

        It’s noted that all AFL Reserve General Admission areas are accurate as of Thursday, but may be changed on the game day without notice.

        So all i can suggest is check the above URL on Thursday to see what bays are allocated. As with all general admission, the seats will be taken on a first come basis, so try arrive early to secure the best seats possible.

        Thanks
        Michael

    • Hi David,

      It worked fine for me last night and also just then.

      Rather than trying to troubleshoot the issue with your device/browser (the tool belongs to the MCG website, which i am not affiliated with), send over your bay and row details (i don’t think the seat number changes anything) and i will generate where you are on the map, along with your estimated view from the seats.

      Thanks
      Michael

  • Hi

    I have tickets to pies vs gws finals. Could only get Q row, level 3. Will we be able to see a screen as I doubt we will be able to distinguish the players? Should we take binoculars?

    Thanks.

    Maree

    • Hi Maree,

      Without knowing what bay and stand you are in, it’s difficult to know what kind of angle you will be facing the screens. The screens themselves are located above bays Q29/30 in the Ponsford stand and above bays Q56/Q57 in the Olympic stand, so odds are the screens will be around eye level, but your bay selection will determine the distance and angle.

      If you use the function on http://www.mcg.org.au/getting-around/find-my-seat, this will give you an estimation of what your view will look like from your seat.

      It may be worth taking your binoculars just in case.

      Thanks
      Michael

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