Melbourne Cricket Ground

Melbourne Cricket Ground

The Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) is an iconic Australian sporting venue located in Yarra Park, home to the Melbourne Cricket Club.

The "G"is a stones throw and easy walk from the city centre, closely serviced by Richmond and Jolimont train stations.

Internationally, the M.C.G. is remembered as the centrepiece stadium of the 1956 Summer Olympics. The open-air stadium is also one of the world's most famous cricket venues with a "Test match"held there every year starting on Boxing Day.

Throughout winter, it is the home of Australian Rules Football with at least one game held there every week. On the last Saturday in September the A.F.L. Grand Final fills the stadium to capacity with the 2 teams battling to be the AFL Premiers. Until the 1970s, more than 120,000 people crammed into the venue when stadium renovations reduced standing room and increased seating to a maximum of roughly 99K.

The record attendance at the MCG is 130,000 for a Billy Graham religious event in 1959, followed by 121,696 for the 1970 VFL Grand Final betweeen Carlton and Collingwood.

It holds the world record for the highest light towers.

The MCG has hosted events including cricket, football, Commonwealth Games, rugby, soccer, wrestling and rock concerts.

Australian Sports Museum

The Australian Sports Museum at the MCG is your one stop shop for celebrating sport in Australian society.

Australian Sports Museum


The best way of seeing and learning about the G, is a tour.. scroll down to MCF Tours.

Getting There

The Melbourne Cricket Ground is located in Yarra Park, bordered by Brunton Avenue, Jolimont Street and Jolimont Terrace. Richmond.

Getting there

--> Train - Catch train to either Richmond or Jolimont Stations + short walk
--> Car - Parking costs $10 per car accessed via 7 gates around the ground.
--> Bus - refer local bus web sites
--> Bicycle - parking available around ground (bring your own lock)
--> Taxi - ask driver
--> Walking - travel to CBD and walk via William Barak Bridge, Rod Laver Arena footbridge or John Cain Arena footbridge..

--> William Barak Bridge from Birrarung Marr (near Federation Square) over Batman Avenue, the Jolimont Railway corridor and Brunton Avenue before descending into Yarra Park.

--> Rod Laver Arena footbridge links the MCG and Rod Laver Arena, travelling between the two stadiums from the MCG's Gate 1 concourse over the railway corridor to the foot of Rod Laver Arena.

--> John Cain Arena footbridge runs parallel to the Rod Laver Arena footbridge, extending from the MCG's Gate 6 concourse over the railway corridor and descending into the Olympic Park precinct on Swan Street.

❊ What's On ❊

Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) Stadium TOUR

AFL Grand Final 2024 - Saturday 28 September 2024

Boxing Day Test 2024 - Thursday 26 December 2024

❊ Address ❊

 ⊜  Brunton Avenue, Jolimont 3002 View Map
 ✆ Telephone: (03) 9657 8867
Brunton Avenue,JolimontVictoria(03) 9657 8867

❊ Web Links ❊

Melbourne Cricket Ground

❊ Also See.. ❊

Melbourne Football Club | Demons

Melbourne Cricket Club | MCC

Games Venue: Melbourne Cricket Ground

The Sport Australia Hall of Fame

Australian Sports Museum

Melbourne Stars

Melbourne Unlimited Attractions Pass

MCG Skywalk | Roof Walk and Zipline

Yarra Park

MCG Tour & Australian Sports Museum

Disclaimer: Check with the venue (web links) before making plans, travelling or buying tickets.

Accessibility: Contact the venue for accessibility information.

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