Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)
Since 1853, the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) has been a key landmark in Australian sport. Home to Australian football since 1859 and the birthplace of Test cricket in 1877, this iconic stadium has a rich and storied history.
The MCG is also famous for hosting major events, including the 1956 Summer Olympics, the 2006 Commonwealth Games, and the 1992 and 2015 Cricket World Cups. With a seating capacity of 100,024, it is the largest stadium in the southern hemisphere and a must-visit attraction for sports enthusiasts.
Known affectionately as 'The G' by locals, the MCG is the host of the annual AFL Grand Final and the Boxing Day Test cricket match. As the colosseum of Australian sport, it is often considered the country's sporting mecca.
If you're interested in learning more about the stadium's fascinating history, guided tours are available daily between 10am and 3pm, except on MCG event days. Tours are available on all non-match days, except on Christmas Day, Melbourne Cup Day, and Good Friday.
Don't miss the chance to visit one of Australia's most iconic sporting venues during your stay in Melbourne.