As the birthplace of Test and One Day International cricket, home of the AFL Grand Final, and host to many other sporting events every year, nothing can match the tradition and heritage of the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). Regarded as Victoria's spiritual home of sport, the MCG is Australia's premier sporting stadium, with a seating capacity of 100,024.
As the largest stadium in the southern hemisphere, all eyes turn to the ’G when the AFL Grand Final is staged in late September, and on Boxing Day when the traditional cricket Test match commences.
The iconic stadium has hosted cricket games since 1853, played host to the Olympic Games in 1956, Commonwealth Games in 2006, and has seen many major events throughout Melbourne’s history.
Explore the colosseum of Australian sport, and relive the unforgettable moments by spending a day visiting one of Melbourne’s most recognisable icons. Experience the spirit and character of the ground by taking a guided MCG tour, then discover what makes Australia such a great sporting country by visiting the National Sports Museum, home to the Australia’s largest sporting collection.