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
18:30, Thu Jun 30, 2022 (UTC +1000)
Melbourne Cricket Ground
 

Records and statistics

Australia v England - Mar 15-19, 1877 Scorecard
Australia v England - Dec 26-28, 2021 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 18, 2019 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 Sri Lanka - Feb 20, 2022 Scorecard
T20I records | Results | High totals | High scores | Most runs | Best bowling | Most wickets | Partnerships | Statsguru
Records index

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

2022
Sun Oct 23 (20 ovs)          
19:00 local | 08:00 GMT
04:00 EDT | 03:00 CDT | 01:00 PDT
ICC Men's T20 World Cup
16th Match, Group 2 - India v Pakistan
Wed Oct 26 (20 ovs)          
15:00 local | 04:00 GMT
00:00 EDT | 23:00 CDT | 21:00 PDT
ICC Men's T20 World Cup
20th Match, Group 1 - England v TBC
Wed Oct 26 (20 ovs)          
19:00 local | 08:00 GMT
04:00 EDT | 03:00 CDT | 01:00 PDT
ICC Men's T20 World Cup
21st Match, Group 1 - Afghanistan v New Zealand
Fri Oct 28 (20 ovs)          
15:00 local | 04:00 GMT
00:00 EDT | 23:00 CDT | 21:00 PDT
ICC Men's T20 World Cup
25th Match, Group 1 - Afghanistan v TBC
Fri Oct 28 (20 ovs)          
19:00 local | 08:00 GMT
04:00 EDT | 03:00 CDT | 01:00 PDT
ICC Men's T20 World Cup
26th Match, Group 1 - Australia v England
Sun Nov 6 (20 ovs)          
19:00 local | 08:00 GMT
03:00 EST | 02:00 CST | 01:00 PDT
ICC Men's T20 World Cup
42nd Match, Group 2 - India v TBC
Sun Nov 13 (20 ovs)          
19:00 local | 08:00 GMT
03:00 EST | 02:00 CST | 00:00 PST
ICC Men's T20 World Cup
Final - TBC v TBC
Tue Nov 22 (50 ovs)          
ICC Men's Cricket World Cup Super League
3rd ODI - Australia v England
Thu Nov 24 - Sun Nov 27
10:30 local | 23:30 GMT
18:30 EST | 17:30 CST | 15:30 PST
Sheffield Shield
Round 5 - Victoria v Tasmania
Mon Dec 26 - Fri Dec 30
ICC World Test Championship
2nd Test - Australia v South Africa
2023
Thu Feb 9 - Sun Feb 12
10:30 local | 23:30 GMT
18:30 EST | 17:30 CST | 15:30 PST
Sheffield Shield
Round 7 - Victoria v Queensland
Tue Feb 14 (50 ovs)          
14:05 local | 03:05 GMT
22:05 EST | 21:05 CST | 19:05 PST
The Marsh Cup
Victoria v Queensland
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Latest Photos

The Southern Stand at the MCG has been formally renamed the Shane Warne Stand, Melbourne, March 30, 2022
The Southern Stand at the MCG has been formally renamed the Shane Warne Stand
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The Shane Warne stand is unveiled at the MCG during his state memorial, Melbourne, March 30, 2022
The Shane Warne stand is unveiled at the MCG during his state memorial
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The scoreboard at the MCG pays tribute to Shane Warne, Melbourne, March 5, 2022
The scoreboard at the MCG pays tribute to Shane Warne
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A general view across the MCG, Australia vs England, 3rd Test, Melbourne, December 27, 2021
A general view across the MCG
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