Situated in Melbourne's Yarra Park, joining a tour or attending an event at the MCG is very easy. As one of Melbourne's premium entertainment destinations, you can get there from Melbourne's city centre on foot or by train using the Richmond railway. Car parking is also available.
There are several hotels within walking distance of the cricket ground and many sorts of accommodation within Melbourne's CBD, all with easy access to the ground.
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Known as the MCG or the G, the Melbourne Cricket Ground is most famous for hosting the Olympics in 1956 and the Australian Commonwealth Games in 2006. As the name suggests Cricket is played here, however many other events are held here including the Australian Football League (AFL) and it's grand final. Not just limited to sporting events many concerts have been held over the years and even Pope John Paul II held a mass here during his 1986 visit.
The MCG is host to the AFL from April to September and after the AFL Grand Final the MCG prepares for Cricket Season which usually starts at the end of September / early October and runs till the end of March. The MCG hosts both international and national Cricket Matches and it is also home to Australia's National Sports Museum.
Holding up to 100 000 people and with other famous Australian sporting events being held throughout the year, such as the NRL State of Orign Football, the MCG was named in 2005 as one of 'the Seven Wonders of the Sporting World'.
1. Take the MCG Tour
2. Attend an International Cricket Game
3. Watch an Australian Football Match (AFL)
4. Attend a Concert
5. Visit the Australian National Sports Museum