Melbourne Cricket Ground 3.2 rating


The Melbourne Cricket Ground is the largest stadium in the Southern Hemisphere, and the 10thlargest stadium in the world, with a seating capacity of 100,000. It is located in the Melbourne Sports Precinct, which also has the Rod Laver Arena, Hisense Arena and AAMI Park. The home ground of the Melbourne Cricket Club, it was built in 1853 and has been renovated several times over the years. It was the main stadium of the 1956 Olympic Games, and also hosts major rock concerts.

Guided tours of the MCG take visitors around the grounds to the MCC Long Room, MCC Library, MCG Tapestry, players' changing rooms, cricketers’ viewing room, Ron Casey Media Centre, and other areas. The National Sports Museum on the premises features sporting memorabilia, and Halls of Fame of Australian Cricket and Football. The adjacent MCC Museum showcases exhibitions relating to the history of the Melbourne Cricket Club.

Melbourne Cricket Ground and Nearby Attractions on Map

Nearby Attractions km / mile
Eureka Tower

Eureka Tower(1.7 km)
Rising 297.

Melbourne Royal Botanic Gardens

Melbourne Royal Botanic Gardens(1 km)
The picturesque Royal Botanic Gardens in Melbourne are spread over 94 acres of manicured gardens with over 10,000 different species of flora.

Shrine of Remembrance

Shrine of Remembrance(1.4 km)
The Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne is one of the largest war memorials in the country, and commemorates Australians who have served in war.

Old Melbourne Gaol

Old Melbourne Gaol(2.2 km)
The Old Melbourne Gaol is a museum on the site of the former prison that was operational from 1845 to 1929.

Block Arcade

Block Arcade(2 km)
The Block Arcade is a heritage shopping arcade in Melbourne's CBD that takes you back in time to the 19th century.

Royal Arcade

Royal Arcade(2.1 km)
The Royal Arcade is the oldest surviving shopping arcade in Australia, dating back to 1870.

Melbourne City Centre

Melbourne City Centre(1.7 km)
Melbourne City Centre or the CBD refers to the area in which Melbourne was originally established in 1835, bound by Spencer Street to the west, Spring Street to the east, Grattan Street, Queen Victoria Market and La Trobe Street in the north, and Flinders Street to the south.

Melbourne Museum

Melbourne Museum(2.2 km)
Housed in a Post-Modern building designed by Denton Corker Marshall Architects in Carlton Gardens, the Melbourne Museum explores Australian social history, indigenous cultures, science and natural history.

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