MCG
1853
90,000
172.9m long, 147.8m wide
Since March 1985
Members End, Great Southern Stand End
Australia, Victoria
Australian Rules Football, Soccer, Rugby Union, Rugby League, Lawn Bowls, Squash
David Sandurski
10:32, Mon Feb 15, 2016 (UTC +1100)
Melbourne Cricket Ground
 

Records and statistics

Australia v England - Mar 15-19, 1877 Scorecard
Australia v West Indies - Dec 26-29, 2015 Scorecard
Test records | Results | High totals | High scores | Most runs | Best bowling | Most wickets | Partnerships | Statsguru
Australia v England - Jan 5, 1971 Scorecard
Australia v India - Jan 17, 2016 Scorecard
ODI records | Results | High totals | High scores | Most runs | Best bowling | Most wickets | Partnerships | Statsguru
Australia v India - Feb 1, 2008 Scorecard
Australia v India - Jan 29, 2016 Scorecard
T20I records | Results | High totals | High scores | Most runs | Best bowling | Most wickets | Partnerships | Statsguru
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Profile

The Melbourne Cricket Ground is regarded as Australia's premier sporting venue. For over one hundred years, it has played host to many of the country's biggest cricket and Australian Rules Football matches, and many other significant sporting contests besides. It was, in fact, even the centrepiece of the Olympic Games of 1956. The 'G (as it is affectionately known by the people of Melbourne) is located a short distance to the east of the city's CBD and is easily accessible by both public transport and by foot; it is common, for example, for business people to walk to the arena after work to watch the second session of day-night cricket internationals. Prior to a series of developments in the 1980s and 1990s, it possessed a capacity of around 125,000; since that time, the extension of individual seating to virtually all of its reaches has reduced that figure to somewhere closer to 97,000. In short, it is an imposing stadium: the three-tiered Great Southern Stand (completed in 1992) bounds the perimeter of one half of the ground and holds close to 50,000 people; there are also vast banks of seating in the Ponsford Stand, Olympic Stand and Members' Reserve. It is also replete with a Gallery of Sport, two giant electronic scoreboards, and a vast array of corporate and media facilities.

Notwithstanding the fact that various curators drew fire from players and spectators alike for producing a succession of wearing, low bouncing surfaces through the 1980s and early 1990s, pitches at the MCG have, for most of its history, generally facilitated well balanced contests between bat and ball. No better has this been exemplified than in famous matches in its recent past such as the 1982-83 Test between Australia and England; the thrilling Australia-New Zealand decider in 1987-88; and the 1992 World Cup Final between Pakistan and England.
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Fixtures

2016
Tue Mar 15 - Fri Mar 18
10:30 local | 23:30 GMT
19:30 EDT | 18:30 CDT | 16:30 PDT
Sheffield Shield
Victoria v New South Wales
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The Melbourne derby attracted a huge crowd of 80,883 fans, Melbourne Renegades v Melbourne Stars, MCG, January 2, 2016
The Melbourne derby attracted a huge crowd of 80,883 fans
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Rain delayed the start of the Boxing Day Test by an hour, Australia v West Indies, 2nd Test, 1st day, Melbourne, December 26, 2015
Rain delayed the start of the Boxing Day Test by an hour
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The final was played at a packed MCG, Australia v New Zealand, World Cup 2015, final, Melbourne, March 29, 2015
The final was played at a packed MCG
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The sun rises over the MCG on World Cup final day, Australia v New Zealand, World Cup 2015, final, Melbourne, March 29, 2015
The sun rises over the MCG on World Cup final day
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Ground Fixtures Ground Results
Victoria v NSW at Melbourne
Mar 15-18, 2016 (10:30 local | 23:30 GMT -1d | 19:30 EDT -1d | 18:30 CDT -1d | 16:30 PDT -1d)
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