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MCG (other)
Melbourne Football Club
Melbourne Football Club
(1858–present) Richmond Football Club (1965–present) Collingwood Football Club
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MCG (other)
MCG most commonly refers to the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Australia. MCG may also refer to:Contents1 People 2 Transportation 3 Health and medicine 4 Science and technology 5 OrganizationsPeople[edit] McG
McG
(Joseph McGinty Nichol), an American film and television producer and directorTransportation[edit]McGrath Airport, Alaska, US (IATA code) McGregor station, Texas, US (station code) Make Cars Green, a campaign for more environmentally friendly motoringHealth and medicine[edit]Medical College of Georgia, a component of
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1992 Cricket World Cup
The 1992 Cricket World Cup
Cricket World Cup
(officially the Benson & Hedges World Cup 1992) was the fifth staging of the Cricket World Cup, organised by the International Cricket Council
International Cricket Council
(ICC)
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List Of Stadiums By Capacity
The following is a list of notable sports stadiums, ordered by their capacity, which refers to the maximum number of spectators they can normally accommodate.Contents1 List criteria notes 2 List 3 See also 4 ReferencesList criteria notes[edit]The capacity figures are standard, permanent total capacity, including both seating and any permanent standing areas, but excluding any temporary accommodation. Incidental record attendance is not considered relevant. Only regular capacity counts; for attendance records, see List of sporting venues with a highest attendance of 100,000 or more. Only stadiums with a capacity of 40,000 or more are included in this list. Stadiums
Stadiums
that are defunct or closed, or those that no longer serve as competitive sports venues (such as Strahov Stadium, which was the largest in the world and holds around 220,000 spectators), are not included
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List Of Cricket Grounds By Capacity
The following is a list of cricket grounds, ordered by capacity, as of March 2016[update]. Currently, all grounds with a capacity of 15,000 or more which are the home venue of a club or national team are included
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Melbourne City Centre
Melbourne
Melbourne
City Centre (also known colloquially as simply "The City" or "The CBD"[3]) is an area of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Richmond Railway Station, Melbourne
Richmond railway station is located on the Alamein, Belgrave, Cranbourne, Frankston, Glen Waverley, Lilydale, Pakenham and Sandringham lines in Victoria, Australia. It serves the south-eastern Melbourne
Melbourne
suburb of Richmond opening on 12 December 1859 as Swan Street, being renamed Richmond on 1 January 1867.[2]Contents1 Station overview1.1 Facilities 1.2 History2 Platforms and services 3 Transport links 4 References 5 External linksStation overview[edit] Facilities[edit] Richmond station is built on an embankment immediately east of Punt Road with platforms extending west across the Punt Road railway bridge. The station has ten platforms connected by three subways, and is the junction of all of Melbourne's eastern and south eastern rail lines, with trains on the Alamein, Belgrave, Cranbourne, Frankston, Glen Waverley, Lilydale, Pakenham and Sandringham lines serving the station. Richmond station is located in Melbourne's sporting precinct
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Jolimont Railway Station
Jolimont railway station
Jolimont railway station
is located on the Hurstbridge and South Morang lines in Victoria, Australia, serving the inner Melbourne suburb of East Melbourne
East Melbourne
and not all trains stop here. It opened on 21 October 1901.[2] The original timber station building was manufactured in England in 1899. In the late 1920s it was sold and re-erected in Canberra
Canberra
on the site of the present Jolimont Centre. After being damaged by fire, it was demolished in 1977.[3] Jolimont is one of two closest stations to the Melbourne
Melbourne
Cricket Ground, the other being Richmond
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Melbourne Tram Route 70
Melbourne
Melbourne
tram route 70 is operated by Yarra Trams
Yarra Trams
on the Melbourne tram network. It operates from Waterfront City Docklands to Wattle Park. The 16.5 kilometre route is operated by A and B class trams from Camberwell depot.[1][2]Contents1 History 2 Operation 3 Route and Map 4 References 5 External linksHistory[edit] Most of the line currently used by route 70 was initially built and run by the Hawthorn Tramways Trust
Hawthorn Tramways Trust
in 1916–17. It ran between the Batman Avenue terminus (opposite Flinders Street Station) to the intersection of Warrigul Road (then Boundary Road) and Riversdale Road. At the time, the HTT's Batman Avenue line was Melbourne's only electric tram line that reached the CBD
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Melbourne Sports And Entertainment Precinct
The Melbourne
Melbourne
Sports and Entertainment Precinct is a series of sports stadiums and venues, located in Melbourne, Victoria, in Australia. The precinct is situated around 3 km east of the Melbourne
Melbourne
city centre, located in suburbs of Melbourne
Melbourne
and Jolimont, near East Melbourne
Melbourne
and Richmond. It is considered to be Australia's "premier sports precinct" and regularly hosts some of the biggest domestic and international sporting events, including the AFL Grand Final
AFL Grand Final
(Australian rules football), Australian Open
Australian Open
(tennis) and Boxing Day Test
Boxing Day Test
(cricket)
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1956 Summer Olympics
The 1956 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XVI Olympiad, were an international multi-sport event which was held in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, in November–December 1956, apart from the equestrian events, which were held five months earlier in Stockholm, Sweden. The 1956 Games were the first to be staged in the Southern Hemisphere
Southern Hemisphere
and Oceania, as well as the first to be held outside Europe and North America. Melbourne
Melbourne
is the southernmost city to host the games. Equestrian events could not be held in Australia due to quarantine regulations
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2006 Commonwealth Games
The 2006 Commonwealth Games, officially the XVIII Commonwealth Games, were held in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Australia
between 15 and 26 March 2006. It was the largest sporting event to be staged in Melbourne, eclipsing the 1956 Summer Olympics
1956 Summer Olympics
in terms of the number of teams competing, athletes competing, and events being held. The site for the opening and closing ceremonies was the Melbourne Cricket Ground which was also used during Melbourne's 1956 Olympic Games. The mascot for the games was Karak, a red-tailed black cockatoo (a threatened species).[3] For the first time in the history of the Commonwealth Games
Commonwealth Games
the Queen's Baton visited every single Commonwealth nation and territory taking part in the Games, a journey of 180,000 km (112,500 miles)
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Cricket World Cup
The ICC Cricket
Cricket
World Cup is the international championship of One Day International (ODI) cricket. The event is organised by the sport's governing body, the International Cricket Council
International Cricket Council
(ICC), every four years, with preliminary qualification rounds leading up to a finals tournament
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2015 Cricket World Cup
The 2015 Cricket World Cup
Cricket World Cup
(officially known as ICC Cricket World Cup 2015) was the 11th Cricket World Cup, jointly hosted by Australia
Australia
and New Zealand
New Zealand
from 14 February to 29 March 2015
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Melbourne
Melbourne
Melbourne
(/ˈmɛlbərn/[8] locally [ˈmɛɫbn̩] ( listen))[9][10] is the state capital and most populous city of the Australian
Australian
state of Victoria, and the second-most populous city in Australia
Australia
and Oceania.[1] The name "Melbourne" covers an urban agglomeration spanning 9,992.5 km2 (3,858.1 sq mi),[2] which comprises the broader metropolitan area, as well as being the common name for its city centre
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Test Cricket
Test cricket
Test cricket
is the longest form of the sport of cricket and is considered its highest standard.[1][2] Test matches are played between national representative teams with "Test status", as determined and conferred by the International Cricket
Cricket
Council (ICC). The two teams of 11 players play a four-innings match, which may last up to five days (or longer in some historical cases)
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