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Arguably one of the world’s most famous cricket grounds – the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) is one location that any loyal sports enthusiast will want to visit while in this pulsating city. When looking for serviced accommodation Melbourne offers near to the MCG, Citadines on Bourke Melbourne will be a convenient choice.
Just a short walk from the CBD, the Melbourne Cricket Ground can be placed next to iconic sporting arenas like the Yankee Stadium, Lords and Wembley. With a seating capacity of 100,000, the MCG is also used for the famous local sport – Australian Rules Football, soccer, rugby and music concerts. Intriguingly, a mass was also held in the sporting arena in 1986 by Pope John Paul II.
The MCG has been in existence since 1853, and is a listed Australian Heritage Site. The grounds of played host to many key events in sports history, one such notable event are the finals of the 1992 Cricket World Cup and the 2006 Commonwealth Games. The Melbourne Cricket Grounds was also host to the Olympic Games back in 1956.
Melbourne denizens are die hard sports fans, and they are treated to such big events as the Melbourne Cup and Australian Rules Football Grand Finals every year. If a game is not on at the MCG, tourists to the city have the exciting option of taking a tour of the grounds and get a sneak peek behind some of the backstage areas where some of the world’s most famous sporting stars have been.
Another must see attraction within the compounds of this multi-purpose sporting arena is the National Sports Museum. Be immersed in legends of our time and those of the bygone era at this museum. View relics of the sporting world and let the interactive displays take you on a journey through the many historic sporting events in time.