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Melbourne Cricket Ground
Written by Arundhati Toshniwal on September 15, 2022 Share on

Melbourne Cricket Ground: Experience Like Never Before!

The dynamic metropolis of Melbourne is a hub for art, culture, business, and nature. With plenty of phenomenal things to do and stunning places to visit, Melbourne attracts a lot of visitors. With impressive museums, fantastic beaches, grand gardens, astonishing theme parks and natural landscapes, Melbourne has everything for everyone. Whatever you wish to seek in here, you are promised to have it all! One of those amazing attractions in the city of Melbourne is the Majestic Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).

Doesn’t your heart pounce in excitement when Virat Kohli hits a six or when Jaspreet Bhumra takes that one crucial wicket? Cricket is a true festival celebrated not only in India but all around the world and Australia is among them. People love watching cricket everywhere and when you have an opportunity to visit the Melbourne Cricket Ground and experience a live cricket match there, just grab it without giving any second thoughts. Undeniably, Melbourne cricket stadium is the best tourist destination for all cricket fans and for those as well who are not much interested in cricket. Have a spectacular live experience that will etch in your mind and heart forever.

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Melbourne Cricket Ground
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Melbourne Cricket Ground

Being the second-biggest stadium in the world and the largest stadium in Australia, MGC Melbourne, is a great tourist destination. Melbourne cricket stadium capacity is over 100,000 people, and is also known as “The G” by the locals. The huge stadium is located in Yarra Park, which is about 1 km (0.62 miles) from Melbourne’s city centre. The stadium not only hosts cricket but also hosts other sports to keep everyone entertained. 

The energetic vibes in the air will cheer you up. The enormous ground also has two grand electronic scoreboards, a media host, corporate facilities and a gallery. During every event, there are various food stands available for spectators to grab some snacks while watching their favourite sport and having fun. This magnificent stadium is not only for sports freaks, but tourists as well. This marvellous ground has a brilliant history of hosting plenty of international cricket, the Olympic Games in the year 1956 and many more sports. Not only in Australia, but the Melbourne Cricket Ground is a very well-known ground in the world. So, don’t miss this great opportunity to visit the popular MCG.

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Opened1854
Capacity100000 (approx, including standing room)
Known asThe MCG, The “G”
Dimensions172.9 m long, 147.8 m wide
Sports played on the groundCricket, Australian Rules Football, Soccer, Rugby League, Squash
Seating banksOlympic Stand, Ponsford Stand, and the Grand 3-tiered Southern Stand

Highlights of Melbourne Cricket Ground Tour

  1. A walk in the arena will bring you a unique experience
  2. Explore the famous MCC Long Room
  3. Visit the MCC Library, which was founded in 1873
  4. The MCG Tapestry is waiting for you to explore it
  5. Visit Player change rooms to have some actual inside insights
  6. Take some benefits to admire the views from the Cricketers’ viewing room
  7. The Ron Casey Media Centre to know how the media team works
  8. Explore the beautiful Portraits of Sir Donald Bradman and Sachin Tendulkar
  9. Visit Cricket Victoria Bill Lawry Centre
  10. Admire the striking Melbourne skyline beauty from Level 4 of the Ponsford Stand

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Best time to visit Melbourne Cricket Ground 

The ideal time to visit MCG is at the end of October, in mid November and December and in January. With pleasant weather conditions, it gets very easy to explore the ground without any mess. Soak in the beautiful views of bright green grass surrounded by seating banks accompanied by stunning blue sky views. The experience is absolutely amazing and should not be missed. 

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Melbourne Cricket Ground
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Upcoming Cricket Matches at Melbourne Cricket Ground

MatchDate & DayTimings
India vs Pakistan T20WCOct 23, Sunday7:00 pm
New Zealand vs Afghanistan T20WCOct 26, Wednesday7:00 pm
England vs Australia T20WCOct 28, Friday7:00 pm
Australia vs England ODINov 22, Tuesday10:00 am
Victoria vs Tasmania Sheffield ShieldNov 24, Thursday10:30 am

Essentials Information about Melbourne Cricket Ground

1. Location

MGC is located in Yarra Park, Melbourne, Victoria

2. Ticket Fare / MCG Tour Price

  • Adult – $30.00
  • Child (5-15) – $15.00
  • Family (2 adults with 2 children) – $75.00
  • Child Under 5 – $0.00

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3. Timings

MCG Tours are daily operated and depart every 30 minutes between the time period of 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. The timings of MCG Tour and the Australian Sports Museum may vary on event days. You can check the official website of MCG for updated information. 

The tours are closed on Good Friday, Melbourne Cup Day and Christmas Day.

seating stand in stadium
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How to Plan for a Visit to Melbourne Cricket Ground

Immerse yourself in the high-class facilities of MCG. You can plan your holidays at the time of cricket events to spectate an energetic match while having some delicious snacks, or else be a part of the MCG tour that happens on a daily basis when there are no events in the stadium. Gain insights into Melbourne cricket culture and other sporting cultures with surprising facilities. 

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Melbourne Cricket Ground
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Are you all set to explore one of the most iconic stadiums in the world? Whether you are a sports lover or not, this place will excite you for sure. Plan your visit to the marvellous Melbourne Cricket Ground and engrave these memories for a lifetime. This place is worth visiting with your loved ones to explore something new in Melbourne. Book your Melbourne tour packages from Pickyourtrail asap on great deals. You can also customise your itinerary and have a trip just as you want, See you soon 🙂

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