Lord’s, Wembley, Old Trafford, Eden Gardens and Yankee Stadium are considered among the greatest sporting arenas in the world, but for history, pure drama and emotion, it’s hard to look past the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
The ground was built way back in 1853 when the then 15-year-old Melbourne Cricket Club was forced by the government to move from its former site because the route of Australia’s first steam train was to pass through the oval. Since then the MCG has established a marvellous history that compares favourably with any other in the world, hosting the first-ever international cricket Test, the 1992 World Cup final and the 1956 Olympic Games (let’s not forget the AFL Grand Final every year as well!).
Only minutes from the heart of the city, the MCG boasts underground parking and easy-access public transport. The ‘People’s Ground’ is famous for its world class concert and conference events, with exceptional facilities accommodating breathtaking views of the hallowed turf or Melbourne city.