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Hawthorn Football Club
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Carlton Football Club
(2014–present)

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Australia national cricket team
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Victorian Bushrangers
(1851–present) Melbourne Stars
Melbourne Stars
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Melbourne Stars
(WBBL; 2015–present)

Ground information

End names

Members End Great Southern Stand End

International information

First Test 15–19 March 1877:   Australia
Australia
v  England

Last Test 26–30 December 2017:   Australia
Australia
v  England

First ODI 5 January 1971:   Australia
Australia
v  England

Last ODI 15 January 2017:   Australia
Australia
v  Pakistan

First T20I 1 February 2008:   Australia
Australia
v  India

Last T20I 10 February 2018:   Australia
Australia
v  England

First women's Test 18–20 January 1935:   Australia
Australia
v  England

Last women's Test 28–31 January 1949:   Australia
Australia
v  England

First WODI 18 December 1988:   Australia
Australia
v  England

Last WODI 23 January 2014:   Australia
Australia
v  England

First WT20I 1 February 2008:   Australia
Australia
v  England

Last WT20I 17 February 2017:   Australia
Australia
v  New Zealand

As of 13 February 2018 Source: Cricinfo

The Melbourne
Melbourne
Cricket
Cricket
Ground (MCG), also known simply as "The G",[2] is an Australian sports stadium located in Yarra Park, Melbourne, Victoria. Home to the Melbourne
Melbourne
Cricket
Cricket
Club, it is the 10th-largest stadium in the world, the largest in Australia, the largest in the Southern Hemisphere, the largest cricket ground by capacity, and has the tallest light towers of any sporting venue. The MCG is within walking distance of the city centre and is served by the Richmond railway station, Richmond, and the Jolimont railway station, East Melbourne. It is part of the Melbourne
Melbourne
Sports and Entertainment Precinct. Since it was built in 1853, the MCG has been in a state of almost constant renewal. It served as the centrepiece stadium of the 1956 Summer Olympics, the 2006 Commonwealth Games
2006 Commonwealth Games
and two Cricket
Cricket
World Cups: 1992 and 2015. It is also famous for its role in the development of international cricket; it was the venue for both the first Test match and the first One Day International, played between Australia and England
England
in 1877 and 1971 respectively. The annual Boxing Day Test is one of the MCG's most popular events. Referred to as "the spiritual home of Australian rules football" for its strong association with the sport since it was codified in 1859, it hosts Australian Football League (AFL) matches in the winter, with at least one game held there in most (if not all) rounds of the home-and-away season. The stadium fills to capacity for the AFL Grand Final. Home to the National Sports Museum, the MCG has hosted other major sporting events, including international rules football matches between Australia
Australia
and Ireland, international rugby union matches, State of Origin (rugby league) games, and FIFA World Cup qualifiers. Concerts and other cultural events are also held at the venue, with the record attendance standing at around 130,000 for a Billy Graham evangelistic crusade in 1959. Grandstand redevelopments and occupational health and safety legislation have limited the maximum seating capacity to approximately 95,000 with an additional 5,000 standing room capacity, bringing the total capacity to 100,024. The MCG is listed on the Victorian Heritage Register[3] and was included on the Australian National Heritage List
Australian National Heritage List
in 2005.[4] Journalist Greg Baum called it "a shrine, a citadel, a landmark, a totem" that "symbolises Melbourne
Melbourne
to the world".[5]

Contents

1 Early history 2 Stadium development 3 Cricket

3.1 Early years 3.2 First Test match 3.3 Cricket
Cricket
uses 3.4 Highlights and lowlights

4 Australian rules football

4.1 Origins 4.2 Finals and Grand Finals 4.3 The MCG and the VFL/AFL

5 World War II 6 Olympic Games 7 Commonwealth Games 8 Rugby union 9 Rugby league 10 Soccer 11 Tennis 12 Cycling 13 Other uses 14 Records

14.1 Sporting records 14.2 Attendance records 14.3 Stadium records 14.4 Cricket
Cricket
Records

14.4.1 Test Records 14.4.2 ODI Records 14.4.3 Twenty20 International Records

14.5 VFL/AFL Records

15 Statues

15.1 Tattersall's Parade of Champions 15.2 Australia
Australia
Post Avenue of Legends

16 See also 17 References 18 Further reading 19 External links

Early history[edit]

Aboriginal cricket team with captain-coach Tom Wills, December 1866. In the background is the original MCC pavilion, built in 1854.

Founded in November 1838 the Melbourne Cricket Club
Melbourne Cricket Club
(MCC) selected the current MCG site in 1853 after previously playing at several grounds around Melbourne. The club’s first game was against a military team at the Old Mint site, at the corner of William and Latrobe Streets. Burial Hill (now Flagstaff Gardens) became its home ground in January 1839, but the area was already set aside for Botanical Gardens and the club was moved on in October 1846, to an area on the south bank of the Yarra about where the Herald and Weekly Times building is today. The area was subject to flooding, forcing the club to move again, this time to a ground in South Melbourne. It was not long before the club was forced out again, this time because of the expansion of the railway. The South Melbourne
Melbourne
ground was in the path of Victoria’s first steam railway line from Melbourne
Melbourne
to Sandridge (now Port Melbourne). Governor La Trobe offered the MCC a choice of three sites; an area adjacent to the existing ground, a site at the junction of Flinders and Spring Streets or a ten-acre (about 4 hectares) section of the Government Paddock at Richmond next to Richmond Park.

1857 map of the Police Paddock in East Melbourne

This last option, which is now Yarra Park, had been used by Aborigines until 1835. Between 1835 and the early 1860s it was known as the Government or Police Paddock and served as a large agistment area for the horses of the Mounted Police, Border Police and Native Police. The north-eastern section also housed the main barracks for the Mounted Police in the Port Phillip
Port Phillip
district. In 1850 it was part of a 200-acre (81 ha) stretch set aside for public recreation extending from Governor La Trobe’s Jolimont Estate to the Yarra River. By 1853 it had become a busy promenade for Melbourne
Melbourne
residents. An MCC sub-committee chose the Richmond Park option because it was level enough for cricket but sloped enough to prevent inundation. That ground was located where the Richmond, or outer, end of the current MCG is now. At the same time the Richmond Cricket
Cricket
Club was given occupancy rights to six acres (2.4 hectares) for another cricket ground on the eastern side of the Government Paddock. At the time of the land grant the Government stipulated that the ground was to be used for cricket and cricket only. This condition remained until 1933[citation needed][6] when the State Government allowed the MCG’s uses to be broadened to include other purposes when not being used for cricket. In 1863 a corridor of land running diagonally across Yarra Park
Yarra Park
was granted to the Hobson’s Bay Railway and divided Yarra Park
Yarra Park
from the river. The Mounted Police barracks were operational until the 1880s when it was subdivided into the current residential precinct bordered by Vale Street. The area closest to the river was also developed for sporting purposes in later years including Olympic venues in 1956. Stadium development[edit]

Grandstand built for the English cricket team's 1877 visit

MCG, ca. 1914. The 1881 members' stand is the smaller building on the left.

View of the Great Southern Stand during the 1998 Boxing Day Test match. The Olympic Stand is visible at the bottom left of the photo.

The first grandstand at the MCG was the original wooden members’ stand built in 1854, while the first public grandstand was a 200-metre long 6000-seat temporary structure built in 1861. Another grandstand seating 2000, facing one way to the cricket ground and the other way to the park where football was played, was built in 1876 for the 1877 visit of James Lillywhite's English cricket team. It was during this tour that the MCG hosted the world's first Test match. In 1881 the original members' stand was sold to the Richmond Cricket Club for £55. A new brick stand, considered at the time to be the world’s finest cricket facility, was built in its place. The foundation stone was laid by Prince George of Wales and Prince Albert Victor on 4 July and the stand opened in December that year. It was also in 1881 that a telephone was installed at the ground, and the wickets and goal posts were changed from an east-west orientation to north-south. In 1882 a scoreboard was built which showed details of the batsman's name and how he was dismissed. When the Lillywhite tour stand burnt down in 1884 it was replaced by a new stand which seated 450 members and 4500 public. In 1897, second-storey wings were added to ‘The Grandstand’, as it was known, increasing capacity to 9,000. In 1900 it was lit with electric light. More stands were built in the early 20th century. An open wooden stand was on the south side of the ground in 1904 and the 2084-seat Grey Smith Stand (known as the New Stand until 1912) was erected for members in 1906. The 4000-seat Harrison Stand on the ground’s southern side was built in 1908 followed by the 8000-seat Wardill Stand in 1912. In the 15 years after 1897 the stand capacity at the ground increased to nearly 20,000. In 1927 the second brick members’ stand was replaced at a cost of £60,000. The Harrison and Wardill Stands were demolished in 1936 to make way for the Southern Stand which was completed in 1937. The Southern Stand seated 18,200 under cover and 13,000 in the open and was the main public area of the MCG. The maximum capacity of the ground under this configuration, as advised by the Health Department, was 84,000 seated and 94,000 standing.[7] The Northern Stand, also known as the Olympic Stand, was built to replace the old Grandstand for the 1956 Olympic Games. By Health Department regulations, this was to increase the stadium's capacity to 120,000; although this was revised down after the 1956 VFL Grand Final, which could not comfortably accommodate its crowd of 115,802.[8] Ten years later, the Grey Smith Stand and the open concrete stand next to it were replaced by the Western Stand; the Duke of Edinburgh laid a foundation stone for the Western Stand on 3 March 1967, and it was completed in 1968; in 1986, it was renamed the Ponsford Stand in honour of Victorian batsman Bill Ponsford. This was the stadium's highest capacity configuration, and the all-time record crowd for a sporting event at the venue of 121,696 was set under this configuration in the 1970 VFL Grand Final. The MCG was the home of Australia’s first full colour video scoreboard, which replaced the old scoreboard in 1982, located on Level 4 of the Western Stand. A second video screen added in 1994 almost directly opposite, on Level 4 of the Olympic stand. In 1985, light towers were installed at the ground, allowing for night football and day-night cricket games. In 1988 inspections of the old Southern Stand found concrete cancer and provided the opportunity to replace the increasingly run-down 50-year-old facility. The projected cost of $100 million was outside what the Melbourne Cricket Club
Melbourne Cricket Club
could afford so the Victorian Football League took the opportunity to part fund the project in return for a 30-year deal to share the ground. The new Great Southern Stand was completed in 1992, in time for the 1992 Cricket
Cricket
World Cup, at a final cost of $150 million.

The Ponsford Stand undergoing reconstruction in 2003.

The 1928 Members' stand, the 1956 Olympic stand and the 1968 Ponsford stand were demolished one by one between late 2003 to 2005 and replaced with a new structure in time for the 2006 Commonwealth Games.[9] Despite now standing as a single unbroken stand, the individual sections retain the names of Ponsford, Olympic and Members Stands. The redevelopment cost exceeded A$400 million and pushed the ground's capacity to just above 100,000. Since redevelopment, the highest attendance was the 2017 Grand Final of the AFL with 100,021, followed by 100,016 in the 2010 Grand Final. From 2011 until 2013, the Victorian Government and the Melbourne Cricket
Cricket
Club funded a $55 million refurbishment of the facilities of Great Southern Stand, including renovations to entrance gates and ticket outlets, food and beverage outlets, etc., without significantly modifying the stand.[10] New scoreboards, more than twice the size of the original ones, were installed in the same positions in late 2013.[11] Cricket[edit] Early years[edit]

1864 match between Victoria and George Parr's touring All-England Eleven

The first cricket match at the venue was played on 30 September 1854. The first inter-colonial cricket match to be played at the MCG was between Victoria and New South Wales in March 1856. Victoria had played Tasmania (then known as Van Diemen's Land) as early as 1851 but the Victorians had included two professionals in the 1853 team upsetting the Tasmanians and causing a cooling of relations between the two colonies. To replace the disgruntled Tasmanians the Melbourne Cricket
Cricket
Club issued a challenge to play any team in the colonies for £1000. Sydney
Sydney
publican William Tunks accepted the challenge on behalf of New South Wales although the Victorians were criticised for playing for money. Ethics aside, New South Wales could not afford the £1000 and only managed to travel to Melbourne
Melbourne
after half the team’s travel cost of £181 was put up by Sydney
Sydney
barrister Richard Driver. The game eventually got under way on 26 March 1856. The Victorians, stung by criticism over the £1000 stake, argued over just about everything; the toss, who should bat first, whether different pitches should be used for the different innings and even what the umpires should wear. Victoria won the toss but New South Wales captain George Gilbert successfully argued that the visiting team should decide who bats first. The MCG was a grassless desert and Gilbert, considering players fielded without boots, promptly sent Victoria into bat. Needing only 16 to win in the final innings, New South Wales collapsed to be 5 for 5 before Gilbert’s batting saved the game and the visitors won by three wickets.[12] In subsequent years conditions at the MCG improved but the ever-ambitious Melburnians were always on the lookout for more than the usual diet of club and inter-colonial games. In 1861, Felix William Spiers and Christopher Pond, the proprietors of the Cafe de Paris in Bourke Street and caterers to the MCC, sent their agent, W.B. Mallam, to England
England
to arrange for a cricket team to visit Australia. Mallam found a team and, captained by Heathfield Stephenson, it arrived in Australia
Australia
on Christmas Eve 1861 to be met by a crowd of more than 3000 people. The team was taken on a parade through the streets wearing white-trimmed hats with blue ribbons given to them for the occasion. Wherever they went they were mobbed and cheered by crowds to the point where the tour sponsors had to take them out of Melbourne
Melbourne
so that they could train undisturbed. Their first game was at the MCG on New Year’s Day 1862, against a Victorian XVIII. The Englishmen also wore coloured sashes around their waists to identify each player and were presented with hats to shade them from the sun. Some estimates put the crowd at the MCG that day at 25,000. It must have been quite a picture with a new 6000 seat grandstand, coloured marquees ringing the ground and a carnival outside. Stephenson said that the ground was better than any in England. The Victorians however, were no match for the English at cricket and the visitors won by an innings and 96 runs. Over the four days of the ‘test’ more than 45,000 people attended and the profits for Speirs and Pond from this game alone was enough to fund the whole tour. At that time it was the largest number of people to ever watch a cricket match anywhere in the world. Local cricket authorities went out of their way to cater for the needs of the team and the sponsors. They provided grounds and sponsors booths without charge and let the sponsors keep the gate takings. The sponsors however, were not so generous in return. They quibbled with the Melbourne Cricket Club
Melbourne Cricket Club
about paying £175 for damages to the MCG despite a prior arrangement to do so. The last match of the tour was against a Victorian XXII at the MCG after which the English team planted an elm tree outside the ground. Following the success of this tour, a number of other English teams also visited in subsequent years. George Parr’s side came out in 1863–64 and there were two tours by sides led by W.G. Grace. The fourth tour was led by James Lillywhite. On Boxing Day 1866 an Indigenous Australian
Indigenous Australian
cricket team played at the MCG with 11,000 spectators against an MCC team. A few players in that match were in a later team that toured England
England
in 1868. Some also played in three other matches at the ground before 1869. First Test match[edit]

The MCG in 1878. The first Test cricket
Test cricket
match was played at the MCG in 1877

Up until the fourth tour in 1877, led by Lillywhite, touring teams had played first-class games against the individual colonial sides, but Lillywhite felt that his side had done well enough against New South Wales to warrant a game against an All Australian team. When Lillywhite headed off to New Zealand
New Zealand
he left Melbourne
Melbourne
cricketer John Conway to arrange the match for their return. Conway ignored the cricket associations in each colony and selected his own Australian team, negotiating directly with the players. Not only was the team he selected of doubtful representation but it was also probably not the strongest available as some players had declined to take part for various reasons. Demon bowler Fred Spofforth refused to play because wicket-keeper Billy Murdoch
Billy Murdoch
was not selected. Paceman Frank Allan
Frank Allan
was at Warnambool Agricultural Show and Australia’s best all-rounder Edwin Evans could not get away from work. In the end only five Australian-born players were selected. The same could be said for Lillywhite’s team which, being selected from only four counties, meant that some of England’s best players did not take part. In addition, the team had a rough voyage back across the Tasman Sea
Tasman Sea
and many members had been seasick. The game was due to be played on 15 March, the day after their arrival, but most had not yet fully recovered. On top of that, wicket-keeper Ted Pooley was still in a New Zealand
New Zealand
prison after a brawl in a Christchurch
Christchurch
pub. England
England
was nonetheless favourite to win the game and the first ever Test match began with a crowd of only 1000 watching. The Australians elected Dave Gregory from New South Wales as Australia’s first ever captain and on winning the toss he decided to bat. Charles Bannerman
Charles Bannerman
scored an unbeaten 165 before retiring hurt. Sydney Cricket
Cricket
Ground curator, Ned Gregory, playing in his one and only Test for Australia, scored Test cricket’s first duck. Australia
Australia
racked up 245 and 104 while England
England
scored 196 and 108 giving Australia
Australia
victory by 45 runs. The win hinged on Bannerman’s century and a superb bowling performance by Tom Kendall who took 7 for 55 in England’s second innings. A fortnight later there was a return game, although it was really more of a benefit for the English team. Australia
Australia
included Spofforth, Murdoch and T.J.D. Cooper in the side but this time the honours went to England
England
who won by four wickets. Two years later Lord Harris brought another England
England
team out and during England’s first innings in the Test at the MCG, Fred Spofforth took the first hat-trick in Test cricket. He bagged two hauls of 6 for 48 and 7 for 62 in Australia’s ten wicket win. Cricket
Cricket
uses[edit] Through most of the 20th century, the Melbourne
Melbourne
Cricket
Cricket
Ground was one of the two major Test venues in Australia
Australia
(along with the Sydney Cricket
Cricket
Ground), and it would host one or two Tests in each summer in which Tests were played; since 1982, the Melbourne
Melbourne
Cricket
Cricket
Ground has hosted one Test match each summer. Until 1979, the ground almost always hosted its match or one of its matches over the New Year, with the first day's play falling somewhere between 29 December and 1 January; in most years since 1980 and every year since 1995, its test has begun on Boxing Day, and it is now a standard fixture in the Australian cricket calendar and is known as the Boxing Day Test.[13] The venue also hosts one-day international matches each year, and Twenty20 international matches most years. No other venue in Melbourne has hosted a Test, and Docklands Stadium
Docklands Stadium
is the only other venue to have hosted a limited-overs international. The Victorian first-class team plays Sheffield Shield
Sheffield Shield
cricket at the venue during the season. Prior to Test cricket
Test cricket
being played on Boxing Day, it was a long-standing tradition for Victoria to host New South Wales in a first-class match on Boxing Day. Victoria also played its limited overs matches at the ground.[14] Since the introduction of the domestic Twenty20 Big Bash League
Big Bash League
(BBL) in 2011, the Melbourne
Melbourne
Stars club has played its home matches at the ground. It is also the home ground of the Melbourne Stars
Melbourne Stars
Women team, which plays in the Women's Big Bash League
Big Bash League
(WBBL).[15] By the 1980s, the integral MCG pitch – grown from Merri Creek
Merri Creek
black soil – was considered the worst in Australia, in some matches exhibiting wildly inconsistent bounce which could see balls pass through as grubbers or rear dangerously high – a phenomenon which was put down to damage caused by footballers in winter and increased use for cricket during the summers of the 1970s.[16] The integral pitch has since been removed and drop-in pitches have been used since 1996, generally offering consistent bounce and a fair balance between bat and ball.[17] Highlights and lowlights[edit]

Aerial view of the MCG during the 1992 Cricket World Cup
Cricket World Cup
Final, packed with 87,182 people

The second day of the 2006 Boxing Day Test
Boxing Day Test
match.

MCG during the 2015 Cricket World Cup
Cricket World Cup
Final with 93,013 in attendance

The highest first class team score in history was posted at the MCG in the Boxing Day match against New South Wales in 1926–27. Victoria scored 1107 in two days, with Bill Ponsford
Bill Ponsford
scoring 352 and Jack Ryder scoring 295. One of the most sensational incidents in Test cricket
Test cricket
occurred at the MCG during the Melbourne
Melbourne
test of the 1954–55 England
England
tour of Australia. Big cracks had appeared in the pitch during a very hot Saturday’s play and on the rest day Sunday, groundsman Jack House watered the pitch to close them up. This was illegal and the story was leaked by The Age newspaper. The teams agreed to finish the match and England
England
won by 128 runs after Frank Tyson took 7 for 27 in the final innings. An incident in the second Test of the 1960–61 series involved the West Indies
West Indies
player Joe Solomon being given out after his hat fell on the stumps after being bowled at by Richie Benaud. The crowd sided with the West Indies
West Indies
over the Australians. Not only was the first Test match played at the MCG, the first One Day International match was also played there, on 5 January 1971, between Australia
Australia
and England. The match was played on what was originally scheduled to have been the fifth day of a Test match, but the Test was abandoned after the first three days were washed out.[18] Australia won the 40-over match by 5 wickets. The next ODI was played on August 1972, some 19 months later.[19] In March 1977, the Australian Cricket
Cricket
Board assembled 218 of the surviving 224 Australia- England
England
players for a Test match to celebrate 100 years of Test cricket
Test cricket
between the two nations. The match was the idea of former Australian bowler and MCC committee member Hans Ebeling who had been responsible for developing the cricket museum at the MCG. The match had everything. England’s Derek Randall scored 174, Australia’s Rod Marsh also got a century, Lillee took 11 wickets, and David Hookes, in his first test, smacked five fours in a row off England
England
captain Tony Greig’s bowling. Rick McCosker who opened for Australia
Australia
suffered a fractured jaw after being hit by a sharply rising delivery. He left the field but came back in the second innings with his head swathed in bandages. Australia
Australia
won the match by 45 runs, exactly the same margin as the first Test in 1877. Another incident occurred on 1 February 1981 at the end of a one-day match between Australia
Australia
and New Zealand. New Zealand, batting second, needed six runs off the last ball of the day to tie the game. Australian captain, Greg Chappell instructed his brother Trevor, who was bowling the last over, to send the last ball down underarm to prevent the New Zealand
New Zealand
batsman, Brian McKechnie, from hitting the ball for six. Although not entirely in the spirit of the game, an underarm delivery was quite legal, so long as the arm was kept straight. The Laws of cricket have since been changed to prevent such a thing happening again. The incident has long been a sore point between Australia
Australia
and New Zealand.[citation needed] In February and March 1985 the Benson & Hedges World Championship of Cricket
Cricket
was played at the MCG, a One Day International
One Day International
tournament involving all of the then Test match playing countries to celebrate 150 years of the Australian state of Victoria. Some matches were also played at Sydney
Sydney
Cricket
Cricket
Ground. The MCG hosted the 1992 Cricket World Cup
Cricket World Cup
Final between Pakistan
Pakistan
and England
England
with a crowd of more than 87,000. Pakistan
Pakistan
won the match after an all-round performance by Wasim Akram
Wasim Akram
who scored 33 runs and picked up 3 crucial wickets to make Pakistan
Pakistan
cricket world champions for the first and as yet only time. During the 1995 Boxing Day Test
Boxing Day Test
at the MCG, Australian umpire Darrell Hair called Sri Lankan spin bowler Muttiah Muralitharan
Muttiah Muralitharan
for throwing the ball, rather than bowling it, seven times during the match.[citation needed] The other umpires did not call him once and this caused a controversy, although he was later called for throwing by other umpires seven other times in different matches. The MCG is known for its great atmosphere,[citation needed] much of which is generated in the infamous Bay 13, situated almost directly opposite to the members stand. In the late 1980s, the crowd at Bay 13 would often mimic the warm up stretches performed by Merv Hughes. In a 1999 One-Day International, the behaviour of Bay 13 was so bad that Shane Warne, donning a helmet for protection, had to enter the ground from his dressing rooms and tell the crowd to settle down at the request of opposing England
England
captain Alec Stewart. The MCG hosted three pool games as part of the 2015 ICC Cricket
Cricket
World Cup as well as a quarter-final, and then the final on 29 March. Australia
Australia
comfortably defeated New Zealand
New Zealand
by seven wickets in front of an Australian record cricket crowd of 93,013.[20] In 2017-18 Ashes series, Alastair Cook
Alastair Cook
scored the highest score by an English batsman and second double century since Wally Hammond
Wally Hammond
at the ground. Steve Smith scored his 4th consecutive century at the ground (2014-2017) in reply, being the only player since Don Bradman (1928–31) to do so. Smith also lasted 1093 days, or scored 455 runs, between two wickets fallen.[21] The match ended in a draw, dashing hopes of Australia
Australia
achieving the third Ashes sweep in the 21st Century. The wicket used for the Boxing Day test was the first Australian wicket ever to be rated 'poor' by the ICC[22].

Attendance records for cricket matches at the MCG

Number Teams Match type Attendance Date

1 Australia
Australia
v New Zealand World Cup Final (ODI) 93,013 29 March 2015

2 Australia
Australia
v England Test 91,112 26 December 2013

3 Australia
Australia
v West Indies Test 90,800 11 February 1961

4 Australia
Australia
v England Test 89,155 26 December 2006

5 Australia
Australia
v England Test 87,789 4 January 1937

6 England
England
v Pakistan World Cup Final (ODI) 87,182 25 March 1992

7 India
India
v South Africa World Cup pool match 86,876 22 February 2015

8 Australia
Australia
v West Indies One Day International 86,122 22 January 1984

9 Australia
Australia
v India Twenty20 85,824 1 February 2008

10 Australia
Australia
v England World cup pool match 84,336 14 February 2015

Australian rules football[edit] Origins[edit] See also: Origins of Australian rules football

1879 Australian rules football
Australian rules football
match played under electric lights

Crowd during a VFL football match, early 1900s

Despite being called the Melbourne
Melbourne
Cricket
Cricket
Ground, the stadium has been and continues to be used much more often for Australian rules football. Spectator numbers for football are larger than for any other sport in Australia, and it makes more money for the MCG than any of the other sports played there. Although the Melbourne Cricket Club
Melbourne Cricket Club
members were instrumental in founding Australian Rules Football, there were understandable concerns in the early days about the damage that might be done to the playing surface if football was allowed to be played at the MCG. Therefore, football games were often played in the parklands next to the cricket ground, and this was the case for the first documented football match to be played at the ground. The match which today is considered to be the first Australian rules football, played between Scotch College and Melbourne
Melbourne
Grammar over three Saturdays beginning 7 August 1858 was played in this area. It wasn’t until 1869 that football was played on the MCG proper, a trial game involving a police team. It was not for another ten years, in 1879, after the formation of the Victorian Football Association, that the first official match was played on the MCG and the cricket ground itself became a regular venue for football. Two night matches were played on the ground during the year under the newly invented electric light.[23][24] In the early years, the MCG was the home ground of Melbourne
Melbourne
Football Club, Australia’s oldest club, established in 1858 by the founder of the game itself, Thomas Wills. Melbourne
Melbourne
won five premierships during the 1870s using the MCG as its home ground. The first of nearly 2500 Victorian Football League/Australian Football League games to be played at the MCG was on 15 May 1897, with Melbourne
Melbourne
beating Geelong 64 to 19. Several Australian Football League
Australian Football League
(AFL) clubs later joined Melbourne in using the MCG as their home ground for matches: Richmond (1965), North Melbourne
Melbourne
(1985), Essendon (1992), Collingwood (started moving in 1994, became a full-time tenant in 2000) and Hawthorn (2000). Melbourne
Melbourne
used the venue as its training base until 1984, before being required to move to preserve the venue's surface when North Melbourne began playing there.[25] All Melbourne
Melbourne
based teams (and most of the time Geelong) play their 'home' finals at the MCG unless if 4 Victorian teams win the right to host a final in the first week of the finals. Finals and Grand Finals[edit]

A sold out MCG during the 2007 AFL Grand Final

The VFL/ AFL Grand Final
AFL Grand Final
has been played at the MCG every season since 1902, except in 1924, when no Grand Final was held because of the season's round-robin finals format (it hosted three of the six games in the Finals Series), 1942–1945, when the ground was used by the military during World War II; and in 1991, as the construction of the Great Southern Stand had temporarily reduced the ground’s capacity below that of Waverley Park. All three Grand Final Replays have been played at the MCG. Before the ground was fully seated, the Grand Final could draw attendances above 110,000. The record for the highest attendance in the history of the sport was set in the 1970 VFL Grand Final, with 121,696 in attendance. Since being fully seated, Grand Final attendances are typically between 95,000 and 100,000, with the record of 100,021 for the 2017 AFL Grand Final,[26] followed by 100,016 attending the first 2010 AFL Grand Final (which ended in a draw, requiring a replay). In the modern era, most finals games held in Melbourne
Melbourne
have been played at the MCG. Under the current contract, ten finals (excluding the Grand Final) must be played at the MCG over a five-year period. Under previous contracts, the MCG was entitled to host at least one match in each week of the finals, which on several occasions required non-Victorian clubs to play "home" finals in Victoria. The MCG and the VFL/AFL[edit] For many years the VFL had an uneasy relationship with the MCG trustees and the Melbourne
Melbourne
Cricket
Cricket
Club. Both needed the other, but resented the dependence. The VFL made the first move which brought things to a head by beginning the development of VFL Park
VFL Park
at Mulgrave in the 1960s as its own home ground and as a potential venue for future grand finals. Then in 1983, president of the VFL, Alan Aylett started to pressure the MCG Trust to give the VFL a greater share of the money it made from using the ground for football. In March 1983 the MCG trustees met to consider a submission from Aylett. Aylett said he wanted the Melbourne
Melbourne
Cricket
Cricket
Club’s share of revenue cut from 15 per cent to 10 per cent. He threatened to take the following day’s opening game of the season, Collingwood vs Melbourne, away from the MCG. The money was held aside until an agreement could be reached. Different deals, half deals and possible deals were done over the years, with the Premier of Victoria, John Cain, Jr., even becoming involved. Cain was said to have promised the VFL it could use the MCG for six months of the year and then hand it back to the MCC, but this never eventuated, as the MCG Trust did not approve it. In the mid-1980s, a deal was done where the VFL was given its own members area in the Southern Stand. Against this background of political manoeuvring, in 1985 North Melbourne
Melbourne
became the third club to make the MCG its home ground. In the same year, North played in the first night football match at the MCG for almost 110 years, against Collingwood on 29 March 1985. In 1986, only a month after Ross Oakley had taken over as VFL Commissioner, VFL executives met with the MCC and took a big step towards resolving their differences. Changes in the personnel at the MCC also helped. In 1983 John Lill was appointed secretary and Don Cordner its president. Shortly after the Southern Stand opened in 1992, the Australian Football League moved its headquarters into the complex. The AFL assisted with financing the new stand and came to an agreement that ensures at least 45 AFL games are played at the MCG each year, including the Grand Final in September. Another 45 days of cricket are also played there each year and more than 3.5 million spectators come to watch every year. As of the end of 2011, Matthew Richardson holds the records for having scored the most goals on the MCG, and Kevin Bartlett holds the record for playing the most matches at the MCG. Two players have scored 14 goals for an AFL or VFL game in one match at the MCG: Gary Ablett, Sr. in 1989 and 1993, and John Longmire
John Longmire
in 1990. Before an AFL match between Richmond and Carlton on 27 August 1999, the city end scoreboard caught on fire due to an electrical fault, causing the start of play to be delayed by half an hour.

A panoramic view of the Melbourne
Melbourne
Cricket
Cricket
Ground from level 4 of the Northern Stand, First game of the 2010 AFL Season between Richmond and Carlton

World War II[edit] During World War II, the government requisitioned the MCG for military use. From 1942 until 1945 it was occupied by (in order): the United States Army Air Forces, the Royal Australian Air Force, the United States Marine Corps and again the RAAF.[27] Over the course of the war, more than 200,000 personnel were barracked at the MCG. From April to October 1942, the US Army’s Fifth Air Force
Fifth Air Force
occupied the ground, naming it "Camp Murphy", in honor of officer Colonel William Murphy, a senior USAAF officer killed in Java. In 1943 the MCG was home to the legendary First Regiment of the First Division of the United States Marine Corps. The First Marine Division were the heroes of the Guadalcanal campaign and used the "cricket grounds", as the marines referred to it, to rest and recuperate.[27] On 14 March 1943 the marines hosted a giant "get together" of American and Australian troops on the arena.[27] In 1977, Melbourne Cricket Club
Melbourne Cricket Club
president Sir Albert Chadwick
Albert Chadwick
and Medal of Honor
Medal of Honor
recipient, Colonel Mitchell Paige, unveiled a commemorative plaque recognizing the Americans' time at the ground.[27] In episode 3 of the 2010 TV miniseries, The Pacific, members of the US Marines are shown to be camped in the war-era MCG. Olympic Games[edit] Main article: 1956 Summer Olympics The MCG’s most famous moment in history was as the main stadium for the 1956 Olympic Games.[28] The MCG was only one of seven possible venues, including the Melbourne
Melbourne
Showgrounds, for the Games’ main arena. The MCG was the Federal Government’s preferred venue but there was resistance from the MCC. The inability to decide on the central venue nearly caused the Games to be moved from Melbourne. Prime Minister Robert Menzies
Robert Menzies
recognised the potential embarrassment to Australia
Australia
if this happened and organised a three-day summit meeting to thrash things out. Attending was Victorian Premier John Cain, Sr., the Prime Minister, deputy opposition leader Arthur Calwell, all State political leaders, civic leaders, Olympic officials and trustees and officials of the MCC. Convening the meeting was no small effort considering the calibre of those attending and that many of the sports officials were only part-time amateurs. As 22 November, the date of the opening ceremony, drew closer, Melbourne
Melbourne
was gripped ever more tightly by Olympic fever. At 3 pm the day before the opening ceremony, people began to line up outside the MCG gates. That night the city was paralysed by a quarter of a million people who had come to celebrate. The MCG's capacity was increased by the new Olympic (or Northern) Stand, and on the day itself 103,000 people filled the stadium to capacity. A young up and coming distance runner was chosen to carry the Olympic torch into the stadium for the opening ceremony. Although Ron Clarke
Ron Clarke
had a number of junior world records for distances of 1500 m, one mile (1.6 km) and two miles (3 km), he was relatively unknown in 1956. Perhaps the opportunity to carry the torch inspired him because he went on to have a career of exceptional brilliance and was without doubt the most outstanding runner of his day. At one stage he held the world record for every distance from two miles (3 km) to 20 km. His few failures came in Olympic and Commonwealth Games
Commonwealth Games
competition. Although favourite for the gold at Tokyo in 1964 he was placed ninth in the 5,000 metres race and the marathon and third in the 10,000 metres. He lost again in the 1966 Commonwealth Games
1966 Commonwealth Games
and in 1968 at altitude in Mexico he collapsed at the end of the 10 km race. On that famous day in Melbourne
Melbourne
in 1956 the torch spluttered and sparked, showering Clarke with hot magnesium, burning holes in his shirt. When he dipped the torch into the cauldron it burst into flame singeing him further. In the centre of the ground, John Landy, the fastest miler in the world, took the Olympic oath and sculler Merv Wood carried the Australian flag. The Melbourne
Melbourne
Games also saw the high point of Australian female sprinting with Betty Cuthbert
Betty Cuthbert
winning three gold medals at the MCG. She won the 100 m and 200 m and anchored the winning 4 x 100 m team. Born in Merrylands in Sydney’s west she was a champion schoolgirl athlete and had already broken the world record for the 200 m just before the 1956 Games. She was to be overshadowed by her Western Suburbs club member, the Marlene Matthews. When they got to the Games, Matthews was the overwhelming favourite especially for the 100 m a distance over which Cuthbert had beaten her just once. Both Matthews and Cuthbert won their heats with Matthews setting an Olympic record of 11.5 seconds in hers. Cuthbert broke that record in the following heat with a time of 11.4 seconds. The world record of 11.3 was held by another Australian, Shirley Strickland who was eliminated in her heat. In the final Matthews felt she got a bad start and was last at the 50 metre mark. Cuthbert sensed Isabella Daniels from the USA close behind her and pulled out a little extra to win Australia’s first gold at the Games in a time of 11.5 seconds, Matthews was third. The result was repeated in the 200 m final. Cuthbert won her second gold breaking Marjorie Jackson’s Olympic record. Mathews was third again. By the time the 1956 Olympics came around, Shirley Strickland
Shirley Strickland
was a mother of 31 years of age but managed to defend her 80 m title, which she had won in Helsinki
Helsinki
four years before, winning gold and setting a new Olympic record. The sensational incident of the track events was the non-selection of Marlene Matthews
Marlene Matthews
in the 4 x 100 m relay. Matthews trained with the relay team up until the selection was made but Cuthbert, Strickland, Fleur Mellor and Norma Croker were picked for the team. There was outrage at the selection which increased when Matthews went on to run third in both the 100 m and 200 m finals. Personally she was devastated and felt that she had been overlooked for her poor baton change. Strickland was disappointed with the way Matthews was treated and maintained it was an opinion held in New South Wales that she had baton problems. One of the selectors, Doris Magee from NSW, said that selecting Matthews increased the risk of disqualification at the change. But Cuthbert maintained that the selectors made the right choice saying that Fleur Mellor was fresh, a specialist relay runner and was better around the curves than Matthews. The men did not fare so well. The 4 x 400 m relay team, including later IOC Committee member Kevan Gosper, won silver. Charles Porter also won silver in the high jump. Hec Hogan won bronze in the 100 m to become the first Australian man to win a medal in a sprint since the turn of the century and despite injury John Landy won bronze in the 1500 m. Allan Lawrence won bronze in the 10,000 m event. Apart from athletics, the stadium was also used for the soccer finals, the hockey finals, the Opening and Closing Ceremonies, and an exhibition game of baseball between the Australian National Team and a US armed services team at which an estimated crowd of 114,000 attended. This was the Guinness World Record
Guinness World Record
for the largest attendance for any baseball game, which stood until a 29 March 2008 exhibition game between the Boston Red Sox
Boston Red Sox
and Los Angeles Dodgers
Los Angeles Dodgers
at the Los Angeles Coliseum
Los Angeles Coliseum
(also a former Olympic venue in 1932 and 1984) drawing 115,300. The MCG was also used for another demonstration sport, Australian Rules. The Olympics being an amateur competition meant that only amateurs could play in the demonstration game. A combined team of amateurs from the VFL and VFA were selected to play a state team from the Victorian Amateur Football Association (VAFA). The game was played 7 December 1956 with the VAFA side, wearing white jumpers, green collars and the Olympic rings on their chests, winning easily 81 to 55. One of the players chosen for the VFA side was Lindsay Gaze (although he never got off the bench) who would go on to make his mark in another sport, basketball, rather than Australian Rules. The MCG’s link with its Olympic past continues to this day. Within its walls is the IOC-endorsed Australian Gallery of Sport and Olympic Museum. Forty-four years later at the 2000 Summer Olympics
2000 Summer Olympics
in Sydney, the Grounds served as host to several football preliminaries, making it one of a few venues ever used for more than one Olympics.[29] It is quite possible the ground may be one of the first to be used in three Olympic games, as Melbourne's Lord Mayor Robert Doyle, and Premier Ted Ballieu are considering bidding for either the 2028 or 2032 Olympic games, using the MCG as a selling point. Commonwealth Games[edit] Main article: 2006 Commonwealth Games See also: Athletics at the 2006 Commonwealth Games

Mellbourne Cricket
Cricket
Ground during the 2006 Commonwealth Games

The Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the 2006 Commonwealth Games
2006 Commonwealth Games
were held at the MCG, as well as athletics events during the games. The games began on 15 March and ended on 26 March. The seating capacity of the stadium during the games was 80,000. A total of 47 events were contested, of which 24 by male and 23 by female athletes. Furthermore, three men's and three women's disability events were held within the programme. All athletics events took place within the Melbourne
Melbourne
Cricket
Cricket
Ground, while the marathon and racewalking events took place on the streets of Melbourne
Melbourne
and finished at the main stadium. The hosts Australia
Australia
easily won the medals table with 16 golds and 41 medals in total. Jamaica came second with 10 golds and 22 medals, while Kenya
Kenya
and England
England
were the next best performers. A total of eleven Games records were broken over the course of the seven-day competition. Six of the records were broken by Australian athletes. Rugby union[edit] The first game of Rugby Union to be played on the ground was on Saturday, 29 June 1878, when the Waratah Club of Sydney
Sydney
played Carlton Football Club in a return of the previous year’s contests in Sydney where the clubs had competed in both codes of football. The match, watched by a crowd of between 6,000 and 7,000 resulted in a draw; one goal and one try being awarded to each team.[30][31] The next Rugby match was held on Wednesday 29 June 1881, when the Wanderers, a team organised under the auspices of the Melbourne Cricket
Cricket
Club, played a team representing a detached Royal Navy squadron then visiting Melbourne. The squadron team won by one goal and one try to nil. [32] It was not until 19 August 1899 that the MCG was again the venue for a Union match, this time Victoria v the British Lions (as they were later to be called). During the preceding week the Victorians had held several trial and practice matches there, as well as several training sessions, despite which they were defeated 30–0 on the day before a crowd of some 7,000.[33] Nine years later, on Monday, 10 August 1908, Victoria was again the host, this time to the Australian team en route to Great Britain and soon to be dubbed the First Wallabies. Despite being held on a working day some 1,500 spectators attended to see the visitors win by 26–6.[34] On Saturday, 6 July 1912 the MCG was the venue, for the only time ever, of a match between two Victorian Rugby Union
Victorian Rugby Union
clubs, Melbourne and East Melbourne, the former winning 9–5 in what was reported to be ‘... one of the finest exhibitions of the Rugby game ever seen in Victoria.’ It was played before a large crowd as a curtain raiser to a State Rules match against South Australia.[35] On Saturday 18 June 1921, in another curtain raiser, this time to a Melbourne-Fitzroy League game, a team representing Victoria was soundly beaten 51–0 by the South African Springboks in front of a crowd of 11,214.[36] It was nine years later, on Saturday 13 September 1930, that the British Lions returned to play Victoria, again before a crowd of 7,000, this time defeating the home side 41–36, a surprisingly narrow winning margin. [37] The first post war match at the MCG was on 21 May 1949 when the NZ Maoris outclassed a Southern States side 35–8 before a crowd of close to 10,000.[38] A year later, on 29 July 1950, for the first and only time, Queensland travelled to Victoria to play an interstate match, defeating their hosts 31–12 before a crowd of 7,479.[39] In the following year the MCG was the venue for a contest between the New Zealand All Blacks and an Australian XV . This was on 30 June 1951 before some 9,000 spectators and resulted in a convincing 56–11 win for the visitors.[40] Union did not return the MCG until the late 1990, for several night time Test matches, both Australia
Australia
v New Zealand
New Zealand
All Blacks as part of the Tri Nations Series. The first, on Saturday 26 July 1997, being notable for an attendance of 90,119, the visitors winning 33–18 and the second, on Saturday 11 July 1998, for a decisive victory to Australia
Australia
of 24–16. Australia
Australia
and New Zealand
New Zealand
met again at the MCG during the 2007 Tri Nations Series
Tri Nations Series
on 30 June, the hosts again winning, this time by 20 points to 15 in front of a crowd of 79,322.[41] Rugby league[edit] Rugby league
Rugby league
was first played at the ground on 15 August 1914, with the New South Wales team losing to England
England
15–21. The first ever State of Origin match at the MCG (and second in Melbourne) was Game II of the 1994 series, and the attendance of 87,161 set a new record rugby league crowd in Australia. The MCG was also the venue for Game II of the 1995 State of Origin series
State of Origin series
and drew 52,994, the most of any game that series. The second game of the 1997 State of Origin series, which, due to the Super League war
Super League war
only featured Australian Rugby League-signed players, was played there too, but only attracted 25,105, the lowest in a series that failed to attract over 35,000 to any game.[42] The Melbourne
Melbourne
Storm played two marquee games at the MCG in 2000. This was the first time that they had played outside of their normal home ground of Olympic Park Stadium
Olympic Park Stadium
which held 18,500 people. Their first game was held on 3 March 2000 against the St. George Illawarra Dragons in a rematch of the infamous 1999 NRL Grand Final. Dragons player Anthony Mundine
Anthony Mundine
said the Storm were 'not worthy premiers' and they responded by running in 12 tries to two, winning 70–10 in front of 23,239 fans. This was their biggest crowd they had played against until 33,427 turned up to the 2007 Preliminary Final at Docklands Stadium which saw Melbourne
Melbourne
defeat the Parramatta Eels
Parramatta Eels
26–10. The record home and away crowd record has also been overhauled, when a match at Docklands in 2010 against St George attracted 25,480 spectators. Their second game attracted only 15,535 spectators and was up against the Cronulla Sharks
Cronulla Sharks
on 24 June 2000. Once again, the Storm won 22–16. It was announced in June 2014 that the ground would host its first State of Origin match since 1997.[43] Game II of the 2015 series was played at the venue, with an all-time record State of Origin crowd of 91,513 attending the match.[44] The attendance is 19th on the all time rugby league attendance list and the 4th highest rugby league attendance in Australia. Soccer[edit] On 9 February 2006, the then Victorian premier Steve Bracks
Steve Bracks
and Football Federation Australia
Football Federation Australia
chairman Frank Lowy
Frank Lowy
announced that the MCG would host a world class soccer event each year from 2006 until 2009 inclusive. The announcement came as the game gained further popularity in the country following the qualification for the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany.[45]

Australia
Australia
and Greece playing an International Friendly at the MCG on 25 May 2006.

The agreement sees an annual fixture at the MCG, beginning with a clash between Australia
Australia
and European champions Greece on 25 May 2006 in front of a sell-out crowd of 95,103, before Australia
Australia
left to contest in the World Cup finals. Australia
Australia
beat Greece 1–0. The Socceroos also hosted a match in 2007 against Argentina, losing 1–0, as well as 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification
FIFA World Cup qualification
matches in 2009 against Asian Football heavyweights (Japan) which attracted 81,872 fans as Australia
Australia
beat Japan 2–1 via 2 Tim Cahill trademark headers after falling behind 1–0 late in the 1st half. In 2010 it was announced that as a warm up to the 2010 FIFA World Cup
2010 FIFA World Cup
which the Australians had qualified for, they would play fellow qualified nation New Zealand
New Zealand
on 24 May at the MCG. Other matches played at the MCG include the following:

The Olympic final played between USSR and Yugoslavia on 8 December 1956 An exhibition match between Australia
Australia
and Juventus played on 13 June 1984 A 1998 FIFA World Cup
1998 FIFA World Cup
qualifier between Australia
Australia
and Iran on Saturday 29 November 1997. The match was drawn 2–2, with Iran progressing on the away goals rule. An exhibition match between Manchester United and Australia
Australia
on 15 July 1999 with 60,000 people in attendance. A friendly match between Brazil B and Australia
Australia
on 17 November 1999 with 70,795 in attendance. An Olympic Tournament group match between Italy and the Olyroos on 13 September 2000 with 93,252 in attendance. Plus other preliminary matches during the Olympics which also included quarter final and the Semi final between Chile and Cameroon who went on to win the gold medal. A 2002 FIFA World Cup
2002 FIFA World Cup
qualifier between the Australia
Australia
and Uruguay on 20 November 2001 with 84,656 in attendance. The Socceroos won 1–0, however Uruguay progressed after later winning the second leg 3–0. A friendly match between Australia
Australia
and the then European champions, Greece – which was played as a warmup to the 2006 FIFA World Cup. A friendly match between Australia
Australia
and Argentina with 70,171 in attendance – Argentina had a full strength side with superstars such as Lionel Messi
Lionel Messi
and Carlos Tevez A friendly match between Australia
Australia
and the All Whites as a warm up before the 2010 FIFA World Cup
2010 FIFA World Cup
in which Australia
Australia
won in the very last play of the game. A pre-season friendly in July 2013 between A-League
A-League
outfit Melbourne Victory and Premier League
Premier League
side Liverpool, as part of Liverpool's pre-season tour of Australia
Australia
and South East Asia drawing a crowd of 95,446 The final match of the 2015 International Champions Cup
2015 International Champions Cup
in Australia, between Real Madrid
Real Madrid
and Manchester City, which drew a soccer MCG record crowd of 99,382

Panoramic image of the MCG in soccer mode ahead of a pre-season tournament match between Real Madrid
Real Madrid
and Manchester City (24 July 2015).

Tennis[edit] In 1878 the Melbourne
Melbourne
Cricket
Cricket
Club’s Lawn Tennis Committee laid an asphalt court at the MCG and Victoria’s first game of tennis was played there. A second court of grass was laid in 1879 and the first Victorian Championship played on it in 1880. The first inter-colonial championship was played in 1883 and the first formal inter-state match between NSW and Victoria played in 1884 with Victoria winning. In 1889 the MCC arranged for tennis to be played at the Warehousemen’s Cricket
Cricket
Ground (now known as the Albert Cricket Ground), at Albert Park, rather than at the MCG. Cycling[edit] It was at the MCG in 1869 that Australia’s first bicycle race was held. The event was for velocipedes, crude wooden machines with pedals on the front wheels. In 1898 the Austral Wheel Race
Austral Wheel Race
was held at the MCG attracting a crowd of 30,000 to see cyclists race for a total of £200 in prize money. Other uses[edit]

Queen Elizabeth II
Queen Elizabeth II
visited the MCG in 1954 twice for an assembly and display. She attended a Richmond versus Fitzroy match on 5 April 1970,[46] and also attended the Commonwealth Games
Commonwealth Games
Opening Ceremony at the ground on 15 March 2006. A record for attendance at the grounds was set by religious leader Billy Graham
Billy Graham
whose event in 1959 was attended by at least 143,000 people.[47] The first rock concert to be held at the ground was one by David Cassidy in 1974. In 1978 David Bowie
David Bowie
held a concert there. In 1993, Paul McCartney, U2 and Madonna held 3 concerts, with the highest attendances for a music concert at MCG, with 147,241 tickets sold.[48] The Rolling Stones
Rolling Stones
held concerts in 1995, Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson
in 1996, the Three Tenors
Three Tenors
in 1997, Elton John
Elton John
and Billy Joel
Billy Joel
in 1998. Pope John Paul II
Pope John Paul II
held a service at the MCG on 27 November 1986, and a celebration there of the Polish community the next day. The MCG hosted The Police
The Police
with Special
Special
Guests Fergie & Fiction Plane on Australia
Australia
Day 2008; the first MCG concert in 10 years. The MCG hosted Sound Relief, a concert donating all revenues to the Red Cross Victorian Bushfire Appeal with performances from Kings Of Leon, Midnight Oil, Split Enz, Paul Kelly, Hunters & Collectors, Wolfmother, Jet and Bliss N Eso, among others. It was held on 14 March 2009. On 5 November 2010, the MCG was the starting point for The Amazing Race Australia.[49] The MCG held a Guns N' Roses
Guns N' Roses
concert on February 14, 2017.[50] The MCG held a free The Killers
The Killers
concert on September 30, 2017, after the 2017 AFL Grand Final.

All-time highest attendance records at the MCG

Number Attendance Event Date

1 143,000 Billy Graham
Billy Graham
Crusade 15 March 1959

2 121,696 VFL Grand Final Carlton v Collingwood 26 September 1970

3 120,000 40th Eucharistic Congress 25 February 1973

4 119,195 VFL Grand Final Carlton v Richmond 27 September 1969

5 118,192 VFL Grand Final Hawthorn v St Kilda 25 September 1971

Records[edit]

MCG from a city building.

Sporting records[edit]

First ever Test Cricket
Cricket
match ( Australia
Australia
v England) – 1877 First ever One day international Cricket
Cricket
match – 1971 Highest first class cricket score – 1107 (Victoria v NSW, 1926) Australia's first international Lacrosse match ( Australia
Australia
v Canada, 1907, 30,000) Fastest ball bowled in a Cricket
Cricket
match in Australia, 3rd fastest in the world – 160.7 km/h (Shaun Tait, Australia
Australia
v Pakistan, 5 February 2010)

Attendance records[edit]

Highest VFL/AFL attendance – 121,696 (Collingwood v Carlton, 1970)[51] Highest soccer crowd at MCG (Clubs International Friendly) – 99,382 (International Champions Cup, Manchester City F.C.
Manchester City F.C.
v Real Madrid
Real Madrid
C.F., 24 July 2015) Highest Association Football crowd at MCG (National Team vs National Team) – 97,103 ( Australia
Australia
v Greece, 2006) Highest single-day attendance in the history of Test Cricket
Cricket
– 91,092 (2013 Boxing Day Test, Day 1 – Australia
Australia
v England) Highest One Day International
One Day International
Cricket
Cricket
crowd – 93,013 (2015 Cricket World Cup Final Australia
Australia
v New Zealand) Highest Twenty20 International Cricket
Cricket
crowd – 84,041 ( Australia
Australia
v India, 2008) Highest Twenty20 Domestic Cricket
Cricket
crowd – 80,883 ( Melbourne Stars
Melbourne Stars
v Melbourne
Melbourne
Renegades, 2015–16 Big Bash League
Big Bash League
season)[52] Highest Australian religious event attendance – 120,000 (Billy Graham crusade, 1959)[53] Highest State of Origin rugby league crowd – 91,513 (Game II, 17 June 2015)

Stadium records[edit]

World's first all colour cricket scoreboard with instant replays World's first electronic sight screens World's first super sopper World's first scrolling signage at an oval-shaped ground Australia's largest video screens First time an international Cricket
Cricket
match was played on a one-piece portable pitch, Boxing Day Test, 2000 World's tallest floodlights[54]

Cricket
Cricket
Records[edit] Test Records[edit]

Highest Test Total: 624 – Australia
Australia
vs. Pakistan, 30 December 2016 Highest Individual Test Score: 307 – Bob Cowper, Australia
Australia
vs. England, 11 February 1966 Best Test Innings Bowling Figures: 9/86 – Sarfraz Nawaz, Pakistan vs. Australia, 10 March 1979 Best Test Match Bowling Figures: 15/124 – Wilfred Rhodes, England vs. Australia, 1 January 1904 Highest Test Partnership: 346 (for the 6th wicket) – Sir Donald Bradman & Jack Fingleton, Australia
Australia
vs. England, 1 January 1937

ODI Records[edit]

Highest ODI Total: 8/344 – ICC World XI vs. ACC Asian XI, World Cricket
Cricket
Tsunami Appeal, 10 January 2005 Highest Individual ODI Score: 180 – Jason Roy, England
England
vs Australia, 14 January 2018 Best ODI Innings Bowling Figures: 6/42 – Ajit Agarkar, India
India
vs. Australia, 9 January 2004 Highest ODI Partnership: 225 (for the 2nd wicket) – Adam Gilchrist & Ricky Ponting, Australia
Australia
vs. England, 15 December 2002

Twenty20 International Records[edit]

Highest Twenty20 Total: 3/184 – India
India
vs. Australia, 29 January 2016 Highest Individual Twenty20 Score: 89 (43) – David Warner, Australia vs. South Africa, 11 January 2009 Best Twenty20 Innings Bowling Figures: 3/11 – Nathan Bracken, Australia
Australia
vs. India, 1 February 2008 Highest Twenty20 Partnership: 60 (for the 1st wicket) – Ian Bell & Steven Davies, England
England
vs. Australia, 14 January 2011

VFL/AFL Records[edit] Last updated: 21 July 2015

Highest Team Score:

32.24 (216) – Hawthorn vs. Essendon, 1 August 1992 31.25 (211) – Richmond vs. St Kilda, 13 April 1985 32.19 (211) – Geelong vs. Richmond, 27 May 1989 32.17 (209) – North Melbourne
Melbourne
vs. Richmond, 6 April 1990 31.19 (205) – Hawthorn vs. North Melbourne, 30 April 1988

Largest Winning Margin:

165 pts – Hawthorn (197) def. Port Adelaide
Adelaide
(32), 13 August 2011 162 pts – Hawthorn (193) def. Greater Western Sydney
Sydney
(31), 8 July 2012 160 pts – Hawthorn (216) def. Essendon (56), 1 August 1992 151 pts – Richmond (187) def. Fitzroy (36), 25 August 1996 148 pts – Essendon (184) def. Melbourne
Melbourne
(36), 6 April 2013

Lowest Team Score:

0.8 (8) – Melbourne
Melbourne
vs. South Melbourne, 13 July 1912 1.2 (8) – Carlton vs. Melbourne, 8 June 1903 0.9 (9) – Melbourne
Melbourne
vs. Essendon, 13 May 1911 0.9 (9) – University vs. Collingwood, 19 August 1911 1.6 (12) – Richmond vs. Melbourne, 27 June 1908

Most Goals in a Game:

14 – Gary Ablett, Sr., Geelong vs. Essendon, 1 May 1993 14 – Gary Ablett, Sr., Geelong vs. Richmond, 27 May 1989 14 – John Longmire, North Melbourne
Melbourne
vs. Melbourne, 7 July 1990 13 – Matthew Lloyd, Essendon vs. Sydney, 10 April 1999 12 – Jason Dunstall, Hawthorn vs. Richmond, 15 August 1992

Most Disposals in a Game:

53 – Gary Ablett, Jr., Gold Coast vs. Collingwood, 3 June 2012 49 – Dane Swan, Collingwood vs. Hawthorn, 21 July 2012 48 – Peter Featherby, Geelong vs. Melbourne, 18 July 1981 48 – Dane Swan, Collingwood vs. Port Adelaide, 31 May 2009 48 – Greg Wells, Melbourne
Melbourne
vs. Fitzroy, 21 June 1980

Most Games Played:

200 – Kevin Bartlett (Richmond) 186 – Dustin Fletcher
Dustin Fletcher
(Essendon) 169 – David Neitz
David Neitz
(Melbourne) 164 – Wayne Campbell (Richmond) 159 – Dane Swan
Dane Swan
(Collingwood)

Most Goals Kicked:

464 – Matthew Richardson (Richmond) 461 – Matthew Lloyd
Matthew Lloyd
(Essendon) 386 – David Neitz
David Neitz
(Melbourne) 380 – Wayne Carey (Adelaide, North Melbourne) 379 – Kevin Bartlett (Richmond)

Statues[edit]

Statue of cricketer and Australian rules football
Australian rules football
pioneer Tom Wills umpiring an 1858 football match

Statue Sport Unveiled Location Link

Tom Wills Commemorative sculpture for the first game of Australian rules football Cricket
Cricket
and Australian rules football 2001 Outside MCG Non-MCG

Ron Barassi

Leigh Matthews

Dick Reynolds

Don Bradman

Dennis Lillee

Tattersall's Parade of Champions[edit] The Tattersall’s Parade of the Champions undertaking is a gift to the people of Australia
Australia
by Tattersall's and is a focal point of the Yarra Park
Yarra Park
precinct. The MCG is a magnet for tourists worldwide and the statues reinforce the association between the elite sportsmen and women who have competed here and the stadium that rejoiced in their performances.

Statue Sport Unveiled Location Link

Sir Donald Bradman Cricket 2003, May Outside gate 5 MCG

Betty Cuthbert Track and field 2003, August Outside gate 3 MCG

Ron Barassi Australian rules football 2003, September Outside gate 4 MCG

Keith Miller Cricket 2004, February Outside gate 5 MCG

Dick Reynolds Australian rules football 2004, June Outside gate 6 MCG

Shirley Strickland Track and field 2004, November Outside gate 3 MCG

Haydn Bunton, Sr. Australian rules football 2005, April Outside gate 6 MCG

Leigh Matthews Australian rules football 2005, August Outside gate 4 MCG

Bill Ponsford Cricket 2005, December Outside gate 1 MCG

Dennis Lillee Cricket 2006, December Outside gate 1 MCG

Australia
Australia
Post Avenue of Legends[edit] In 2010, the Melbourne Cricket Club
Melbourne Cricket Club
(MCC) announced an expansion to the list of sporting statues placed around the MCG precinct in partnership with Australia
Australia
Post. The Australia
Australia
Post Avenue of Legends project aimed to place a minimum of five statues in Yarra Park, extending from the gate 2 MCC members entrance up the avenue towards Wellington Parade. The most recent addition of Kevin Bartlett was unveiled in March 2017.

Statue Sport Unveiled Location Link

Shane Warne Cricket 2011, December Outside gate 2 MCG

Norm Smith Australian rules football 2012, September Near Jolimont Station MCG

John Coleman Australian rules football 2013, September Outside gate 2 MCG

Neil Harvey Cricket 2014, January Near Jolimont Station MCG

Jim Stynes Australian rules football 2014, September Outside gate 2 MCG

Kevin Bartlett Australian rules football 2017, March Near Jolimont Station MCG

See also[edit]

Melbourne
Melbourne
portal Cricket
Cricket
portal

Australian landmarks History of Test cricket
Test cricket
(to 1883) History of Test cricket
Test cricket
(1884 to 1889) History of Test cricket
Test cricket
(1890 to 1900) List of Test cricket
Test cricket
grounds List of international cricket centuries at the Melbourne
Melbourne
Cricket Ground List of international cricket five-wicket hauls at the Melbourne Cricket
Cricket
Ground National Sports Museum, a museum dedicated to Australian sport, located within the Melbourne
Melbourne
Cricket
Cricket
Ground List of Australian rules football
Australian rules football
statues, a list of Australian rules football-related statues across Australia
Australia
(incomplete) List of national stadiums

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Melbourne
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Sydney
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Grounds. Great Britain: Pavilion Books. ISBN 9781911216056.  ^ "New stands may be needed for Melbourne
Melbourne
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Further reading[edit]

Cashman, Richard (1995) Paradise of Sport Melbourne: Oxford University Press Cuthbert, Betty (1966) Golden Girl Gordon, Harry (1994) Australia
Australia
and the Olympic Games Brisbane: University of Queensland Press Hinds, Richard (1997) Low blows. Sport’s top 10 The Sydney
Sydney
Morning Herald 1 November Linnell, Garry (1995) Football Ltd Sydney: Ironbark Pan Macmillan Australia Pollard, Jack (1990) Australia
Australia
Test Match Grounds London: Willow Books Plan of the Town and Suburbs of Melbourne
Melbourne
1843 Vamplew, Wray; Moore, Katharine; O’Hara, John; Cashman, Richard; and Jobling, Ian [editors] (1997) The Oxford Companion to Australian Sport Second Edition Melbourne: Oxford University Press

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Melbourne
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Cricket
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Ground.

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Melbourne
Cricket
Cricket
Ground Virtual tour of the Melbourne
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Cricket
Cricket
Ground Description at sportsvenue-technology.com Melbourne
Melbourne
Cricket
Cricket
Ground at Austadiums "Around the Grounds" – Web Documentary – MCG Sporting statues at the MCG

Events and tenants

Preceded by Helsingin olympiastadion Helsinki Summer Olympics Main Venue ( Melbourne
Melbourne
Cricket
Cricket
Ground) 1956 Succeeded by Stadio Olimpico Rome

Preceded by Helsingin olympiastadion Helsinki Olympic Athletics competitions Main Venue 1956 Succeeded by Stadio Olimpico Rome

Preceded by Helsingin olympiastadion Helsinki Summer Olympics Football Men's Finals ( Melbourne
Melbourne
Cricket
Cricket
Ground) 1956 Succeeded by Stadio Flaminio Rome

Preceded by Eden Gardens Cricket
Cricket
World Cup Final Venue 1992 Succeeded by Gaddafi Stadium

Preceded by Wankhede Stadium Cricket
Cricket
World Cup Final Venue 2015 Succeeded by to announced

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Landmarks in the Melbourne
Melbourne
City Centre

Note: this includes landmarks in the Melbourne
Melbourne
City Centre and its immediate surrounds, not the Greater Melbourne
Melbourne
metropolitan area

Precincts

Arts Chinatown Docklands East End Government Greek Little Italy Paris End RMIT Quarter Southbank/Wharf Sports and Entertainment University of Melbourne

Entertainment

Aquarium Arts Centre Convention and Exhibition Centre Crown Entertainment Complex Luna Park Theatre District Tramcar Restaurant Visitor Shuttle Zoo

Shopping centres

Block Arcade Collins Place DFO Emporium GPO Melbourne
Melbourne
Central Myer
Myer
Flagship Store Queen Victoria Market QV Royal Arcade St. Collins Lane The District Docklands

Public museums

ACCA ACMI Chinese Hellenic Ian Potter Immigration Melbourne Observatory NGV Australia NGV International Old Melbourne
Melbourne
Gaol Old Treasury Building RMIT Gallery

Institutions

Government House Town Hall Parliament House State Library Supreme Court Victoria Barracks

Notable structures

Arts Centre Eureka Tower Federation Square Melbourne
Melbourne
Star Royal Exhibition Building Shrine of Remembrance St Patrick's Cathedral St Paul's Cathedral

Sports venues

Docklands (Etihad) Stadium Grand Prix Circuit Icehouse Lakeside Stadium MCG Melbourne
Melbourne
Park ( Margaret Court Arena
Margaret Court Arena
- Multi-Purpose Venue (Hisense Arena) - Rod Laver Arena) Rectangular Stadium (AAMI Park) Sports and Aquatic Centre Sports and Entertainment (Holden) Centre Royal Park Golf Club State Netball and Hockey Centre

Parks and gardens

Albert Park Alexandra Gardens Birrarung Marr Carlton Gardens Fitzroy Gardens Flagstaff Gardens Kings Domain Queen Victoria Gardens Royal Botanic Gardens Royal Park Treasury Gardens Yarra Park

Transport

Bolte Bridge Capital City Trail City Circle Tram CityLink City Loop Flinders Street station Melbourne
Melbourne
Central station Southern Cross station Trams West Gate Bridge Yarra River

See also: Lanes and arcades of Melbourne, List of museums in Melbourne, List of theatres in Melbourne, and Parks and gardens of Melbourne

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Primary grounds

Adelaide
Adelaide
Oval Bellerive Oval The Gabba Melbourne
Melbourne
Cricket
Cricket
Ground Perth Stadium Sydney
Sydney
Cricket
Cricket
Ground

Future grounds

Tony Ireland Stadium Manuka Oval

Former grounds

Brisbane Exhibition Ground Cazaly's Stadium Marrara Oval WACA Ground

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Big Bash League
grounds

Main Grounds

Adelaide
Adelaide
Oval Blundstone Arena Etihad Stadium The Gabba Melbourne
Melbourne
Cricket
Cricket
Ground Optus Stadium Spotless Stadium Sydney
Sydney
Cricket
Cricket
Ground

Secondary Grounds

GMHBA Stadium Manuka Oval TIO Traeger Park University of Tasmania Stadium

Former grounds

Stadium Australia WACA Ground

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Melbourne
Stars

Est. 2011 in Melbourne, Victoria

Men Women Players

History

Overview

Home stadium

Melbourne
Melbourne
Cricket
Cricket
Ground

Leagues

Big Bash League Champions League Twenty20 Women's Big Bash League

Seasons (men)

2011–12 2012–13 2013–14 2014–15 2015–16 2016–17

Seasons (women)

2015–16 2016–17

Coaches (men)

Greg Shipperd
Greg Shipperd
(2011–2015) Stephen Fleming
Stephen Fleming
(2015–current)

Captains (men)

Shane Warne
Shane Warne
(2011–2013) Cameron White
Cameron White
(2013–2015) David Hussey
David Hussey
(2015–current)

Coaches (women)

David Hemp (2015–current)

Captains (women)

Meg Lanning
Meg Lanning
(2015–2017) Kristen Beams (2017–current)

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Australia

Adelaide
Adelaide
Oval Bellerive Oval The Gabba Manuka Oval MCG SCG WACA

Bangladesh

Bangabandhu Osmani Abu Naser Sher-e-Bangla ZAC

England/Wales

Edgbaston Headingley Lord's Old Trafford The Oval Riverside Rose Bowl Sophia Gardens Trent Bridge

India

Brabourne Chidambaram Chinnaswamy Eden Gardens Green Park Nehru Stadium Kotla PCA Rajiv Gandhi Sardar Patel VCA Wankhede

New Zealand

Basin Reserve Eden Park Carisbrook Hagley Oval Lancaster Park McLean Park Seddon Park University Oval Westpac Stadium

Pakistan

Arbab Niaz Gaddafi Iqbal Multan National Stadium Niaz Rawalpindi

South Africa

Buffalo Kingsmead Mangaung Newlands Senwes St George's SuperSport Wanderers Willowmoore Park

Sri Lanka

Asgiriya Dambulla Galle MRIC P. Sara Pallekele R. Premadasa SSC

UAE

Abu Dhabi Dubai Sharjah

West Indies

Antigua Recreation Ground Bourda Darren Sammy Stadium Kensington Oval Providence Queen's Park Oval Sabina Park Sir Vivian Warner Windsor

Zimbabwe

Harare Sports Club Queens Sports Club

USA

Central Broward Regional Park

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Australia

Adelaide
Adelaide
Oval Bellerive Oval The Gabba MCG SCG WACA

Bangladesh

Sher-e-Bangla Stadium Bangabandhu Stadium Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium

England

Edgbaston Headingley Lord's Old Trafford Riverside The Oval Trent Bridge

India

Brabourne Eden Gardens Kotla Green Park Chidambaram Chinnaswamy Nehru Stadium (Chennai) PCA Sardar Patel Wankhede

New Zealand

Basin Reserve Eden Park AMI Stadium McLean Park Seddon Park Carisbrook

Pakistan

Gaddafi Stadium National Stadium Iqbal Stadium

South Africa

SuperSport Park Wanderers Kingsmead Old Wanderers Newlands St George's Park

Sri Lanka

Asgiriya Galle Mahinda Rajapaksa Pallekele P. Sara SSC Dambulla R. Premadasa

UAE

Dubai Sharjah Abu Dhabi

West Indies

Kensington Oval Queen's Park Oval Bourda Sabina Park Antigua

Zimbabwe

Harare Sports Club Queens Sports Club

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Australian Football League
grounds

Main grounds:

Adelaide
Adelaide
Oval Etihad Stadium The Gabba GMHBA Stadium Melbourne
Melbourne
Cricket
Cricket
Ground Metricon Stadium Optus Stadium Spotless Stadium Sydney
Sydney
Cricket
Cricket
Ground

Secondary grounds:

Blundstone Arena Cazaly's Stadium Mars Stadium Jiangwan Stadium
Jiangwan Stadium
(China) Manuka Oval TIO Stadium TIO Traeger Park University of Tasmania Stadium

Former grounds:

Albury Oval Arden Street Oval Blacktown ISP Oval Brisbane Exhibition Ground Canberra
Canberra
Stadium Brunswick Street Oval Coburg Oval Corio Oval East Melbourne
Melbourne
Cricket
Cricket
Ground Euroa Oval Football Park Glenferrie Oval Junction Oval Lake Oval Moorabbin Oval Motordrome North Hobart Oval Princes Park Punt Road Oval Stadium Australia Subiaco Oval Toorak Park Victoria Park WACA Ground Waverley Park Wellington Regional Stadium
Wellington Regional Stadium
(NZ) Whitten Oval Windy Hill Yarraville Oval

Training grounds:

Alberton Oval Arden Street Oval Carrara Stadium Football Park Fremantle Oval The Gabba Kardinia Park Linen House Centre Melbourne
Melbourne
Airport Melbourne
Melbourne
Rectangular Stadium Olympic Park Oval Princes Park Punt Road Oval Subiaco Oval Sydney
Sydney
Cricket
Cricket
Ground Sydney
Sydney
Olympic Park Waverley Park Whitten Oval

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National Rugby League grounds

New South Wales

Allianz Stadium ANZ Stadium Campbelltown Stadium McDonald Jones Stadium Leichhardt Oval Lottoland Stadium Panthers Stadium Southern Cross Group Stadium UOW Jubilee Oval WIN Stadium

Queensland

1300SMILES Stadium Cbus Super Stadium Suncorp Stadium

Victoria

AAMI Park

ACT

GIO Stadium

New Zealand

Mount Smart Stadium

Future grounds

North Queensland Stadium Western Sydney
Sydney
Stadium

Semi-permanent grounds

Adelaide
Adelaide
Oval AMI Stadium (NZ) Barlow Park Belmore Sports Ground Carrington Park Central Coast Stadium Clive Berghofer Stadium Glen Willow Oval Marley Brown Oval Melbourne
Melbourne
Cricket
Cricket
Ground Optus Stadium Scully Park Sydney
Sydney
Cricket
Cricket
Ground TIO Stadium

Former grounds

Bennett Oval Birchgrove Oval Carlaw Park
Carlaw Park
(NZ) Carrara Stadium Cazaly's Stadium Concord Oval Cumberland Oval Docklands Stadium Earl Park Eden Park
Eden Park
(NZ) Eric Weissel Oval Erskineville Oval Forsyth Barr Stadium
Forsyth Barr Stadium
(NZ) Henson Park Hindmarsh Stadium Lancaster Park
Lancaster Park
(NZ) Lathlain Park Lavington Sports Ground Lidcombe Oval Manuka Oval McLean Park
McLean Park
(NZ) North Sydney
Sydney
Oval Olympic Park Stadium Parramatta Stadium Perth Oval Pioneer Oval Pratten Park Princes Park Queensland Sport and Athletics Centre Redfern Oval Seagulls Stadium Seiffert Oval Stadium Mackay Subiaco Oval Sutherland Oval Sydney
Sydney
Showground Stadium Sydney
Sydney
Showground Sydney
Sydney
Sports Ground Townsville Sports Reserve WACA Ground Waikato Stadium
Waikato Stadium
(NZ) Wellington Regional Stadium
Wellington Regional Stadium
(NZ) Wentworth Park Yarrow Stadium
Yarrow Stadium
(NZ)

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Australia Ireland

World tours

1967 1968

3-Test series

1984 1986 1987 1990

2-Test series

1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2008 2010 2011 2013 2017

1-Test series

2014 2015

Cancelled series

2007 2009

Adelaide
Adelaide
Oval Breffni Park Canberra
Canberra
Stadium Carrara Stadium Croke Park Docklands Stadium Football Park Gaelic Grounds

Melbourne
Melbourne
Cricket
Cricket
Ground Páirc Uí Chaoimh Pearse Stadium Subiaco Oval WACA Ground Waverley Park

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Melbourne
Melbourne
Football Club

History Club honours Current squad Players Coaches Captains Honour board Awards Keith 'Bluey' Truscott Trophy Leading goalkickers

Captain: Nathan Jones/Jack Viney Coach: Simon Goodwin Nickname: Demons

Home grounds

Melbourne
Melbourne
Cricket
Cricket
Ground (1859–1915; 1919–41; 1946–present) Friendly Societies' Ground (1885–90) Motordrome (1932) Punt Road Oval
Punt Road Oval
(1942–46)

VFL/AFL premierships (12)

1900 1926 1939 1940 1941 1948 1955 1956 1957 1959 1960 1964

Seasons (157)

1858 1859 1860 1861 1862 1863 1864 1865 1866 1867 1868 1869 1870 1871 1872 1873 1874 1875 1876 1877 1878 1879 1880 1881 1882 1883 1884 1885 1886 1887 1888 1889 1890 1891 1892 1893 1894 1895 1896 1897 1898 1899 1900 1901 1902 1903 1904 1905 1906 1907 1908 1909 1910 1911 1912 1913 1914 1915 1916 1917 1918 1919 1920 1921 1922 1923 1924 1925 1926 1927 1928 1929 1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018

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Richmond Football Club

History Seasons Records Current squad Players Captains Coaches Individual awards Jack Dyer Medal Michael Roach Medal

Captain: Trent Cotchin Coach: Damien Hardwick Nickname: Tigers

Stadiums

Punt Road Oval
Punt Road Oval
(1908–64) Melbourne
Melbourne
Cricket
Cricket
Ground (1964–present)

Premierships (11)

1920 1921 1932 1934 1943 1967 1969 1973 1974 1980 2017

Seasons (111)

1908 1909 1910 1911 1912 1913 1914 1915 1916 1917 1918 1919 1920 1921 1922 1923 1924 1925 1926 1927 1928 1929 1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018

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History Records Current squad Players Captains Coaches Awards Copeland Trophy Leading goalkickers

Captain: Scott Pendlebury Coach: Nathan Buckley Nickname: Magpies

Home grounds

Melbourne
Melbourne
Cricket
Cricket
Ground (1992–present) Etihad Stadium (2000–present) Victoria Park (1897–1999)

Premierships (15)

1902 1903 1910 1917 1919 1927 1928 1929 1930 1935 1936 1953 1958 1990 2010

Seasons (122)

1897 1898 1899 1900 1901 1902 1903 1904 1905 1906 1907 1908 1909 1910 1911 1912 1913 1914 1915 1916 1917 1918 1919 1920 1921 1922 1923 1924 1925 1926 1927 1928 1929 1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018

Awards

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History Records Players Captains Coaches Current squad Peter Crimmins Medal Leading goalkickers

Captain: Jarryd Roughead Coach: Alastair Clarkson Nickname: Hawks

Stadiums

Glenferrie Oval
Glenferrie Oval
(1925–73) Princes Park (1974–91) Waverley Park
Waverley Park
(1992–99) Melbourne
Melbourne
Cricket
Cricket
Ground (2000–present) York Park
York Park
(2001–present)

Premierships (13)

1961 1971 1976 1978 1983 1986 1988 1989 1991 2008 2013 2014 2015

Seasons (94)

1925 1926 1927 1928 1929 1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018

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History Premierships and records Players Captains Coaches Awards John Nicholls Medal Leading goalkickers

Captain: Marc Murphy Coach: Brendon Bolton Nickname: Blues

Home grounds

Melbourne
Melbourne
Cricket
Cricket
Ground Etihad Stadium Princes Park

Premierships

1871 1873 1874 1875 1877 1887 1906 1907 1908 1914 1915 1938 1945 1947 1968 1970 1972 1979 1981 1982 1987 1995

Seasons

1870 1871 1872 1873 1874 1875 1876 1877 1878 1879 1880 1881 1882 1883 1884 1885 1886 1887 1888 1889 1890 1891 1892 1893 1894 1895 1896 1897 1898 1899 1900 1901 1902 1903 1904 1905 1906 1907 1908 1909 1910 1911 1912 1913 1914 1915 1916 1917 1918 1919 1920 1921 1922 1923 1924 1925 1926 1927 1928 1929 1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018

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Summer Olympic stadiums

Panathenaic Stadium
Panathenaic Stadium
(Athens 1896) Vélodrome de Vincennes
Vélodrome de Vincennes
(Paris 1900) Francis Field (St Louis 1904) White City Stadium
White City Stadium
(London 1908) Stockholm Olympic Stadium
Olympic Stadium
(Stockholm 1912) Olympisch Stadion (Antwerp 1920) Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir
Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir
(Paris 1924) Olympic Stadium
Olympic Stadium
(Amsterdam 1928) Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
( Los Angeles
Los Angeles
1932) Olympiastadion (Berlin 1936) Wembley Stadium
Wembley Stadium
(London 1948) Helsinki Olympic Stadium
Helsinki Olympic Stadium
( Helsinki
Helsinki
1952) Melbourne
Melbourne
Cricket
Cricket
Ground ( Melbourne
Melbourne
1956) Stadio Olimpico
Stadio Olimpico
( Rome
Rome
1960) National Stadium (Tokyo 1964) Estadio Olímpico Universitario
Estadio Olímpico Universitario
(Mexico City 1968) Olympiastadion (Munich 1972) Olympic Stadium
Olympic Stadium
( Montreal
Montreal
1976) Grand Arena, Lenin Stadium ( Moscow
Moscow
1980) Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
( Los Angeles
Los Angeles
1984) Seoul
Seoul
Olympic Stadium
Olympic Stadium
( Seoul
Seoul
1988) Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys
Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys
(Barcelona 1992) Centennial Olympic Stadium
Olympic Stadium
(Atlanta 1996) Sydney
Sydney
Olympic Stadium
Olympic Stadium
( Sydney
Sydney
2000) Olympic Stadium
Olympic Stadium
(Athens 2004) Beijing National Stadium
Beijing National Stadium
( Beijing
Beijing
2008) Olympic Stadium
Olympic Stadium
(London 2012) Maracanã Stadium
Maracanã Stadium
(Rio de Janeiro 2016) New National Olympic Stadium
Olympic Stadium
(Tokyo 2020) Stade de France
Stade de France
(Paris 2024) Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Memorial Coliseum/ Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Stadium ( Los Angeles
Los Angeles
2028)

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Melbourne

Broadmeadows Hockey Field Lake Wendouree Melbourne
Melbourne
Cricket
Cricket
Ground Oaklands Hunt Club Olympic Park Stadium Port Phillip Royal Australian Air Force, Laverton Air Base Royal Exhibition Building St Kilda Town Hall Swimming/Diving Stadium Velodrome West Melbourne
Melbourne
Stadium Williamstown

Stockholm

Lill-Jansskogen Olympic Stadium Ulriksdal

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Venues of the 2000 Summer Olympics

Sydney
Sydney
Olympic Park

NSW Tennis Centre Olympic Stadium State Hockey Centre State Sports Centre Sydney
Sydney
Showground ( Sydney
Sydney
Baseball Stadium) Sydney
Sydney
International Archery Park Sydney
Sydney
International Aquatic Centre Sydney
Sydney
Super Dome

Sydney

Blacktown Olympic Park Bondi Beach Centennial Parklands Dunc Gray Velodrome North Sydney Olympic Sailing Shore Base Penrith Whitewater Stadium Ryde Aquatic Leisure Centre Sydney
Sydney
Convention and Exhibition Centre Sydney
Sydney
Entertainment Centre Sydney
Sydney
Football Stadium Sydney
Sydney
International Equestrian Centre Sydney
Sydney
International Regatta Centre Sydney
Sydney
International Shooting Centre Sydney
Sydney
Opera House Western Sydney
Sydney
Parklands

Outside Sydney

Brisbane Cricket
Cricket
Ground Bruce Stadium (Canberra) Hindmarsh Stadium
Hindmarsh Stadium
(Adelaide) Melbourne
Melbourne
Cricket
Cricket
Ground

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Olympic venues in athletics

1896: Marathon
Marathon
(city), Panathenaic Stadium 1900: Croix-Catelan Stadium 1904: Francis Field 1908: White City Stadium 1912: Stockholm Olympic Stadium 1920: Olympisch Stadion 1924: Stade de Colombes 1928: Olympic Stadium 1932: Olympic Stadium, Riverside Drive at Griffith Park 1936: Avus Motor Road, Olympic Stadium 1948: Empire Stadium 1952: Olympic Stadium 1956: Melbourne
Melbourne
Cricket
Cricket
Ground 1960: Arch of Constantine, Raccordo Anulare, Stadio Olimpico, Via Appia Antica, Via Cristoforo Colombo 1964: Fuchu City, Karasuyama-machi, National Stadium, Sasazuka-machi, Shinjuku 1968: Estadio Olímpico Universitario, Zócalo 1972: Olympiastadion 1976: Montreal
Montreal
Botanical Garden, Olympic Stadium, Streets of Montreal 1980: Grand Arena, Streets of Moscow 1984: Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Memorial Coliseum, Santa Monica College, Streets of Los Angeles, Streets of Santa Monica 1988: Seoul
Seoul
Olympic Stadium, Streets of Seoul 1992: Estadi Olímpic de Monjuïc, Marathon
Marathon
course, Mataró, Walking course 1996: Marathon
Marathon
course, Olympic Stadium, Walking course 2000: Marathon
Marathon
course, North Sydney, Olympic Stadium 2004: Marathon
Marathon
(city), Olympic Stadium, Panathenaic Stadium, Stadium at Olympia 2008: Beijing
Beijing
National Stadium, Olympic Green
Olympic Green
Promenade Walking course, Streets of Beijing
Beijing
Marathon
Marathon
course 2012: Marathon
Marathon
Course, Olympic Stadium 2016: Estádio Olímpico João Havelange, Pontal, Sambódromo 2020: New National Stadium 2024: Stade de France, Champs-Élysées 2028: Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Memorial Coliseum, Banc of California Stadium, Grand Park

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Olympic venues in field hockey

1908: White City Stadium 1920: Olympisch Stadion 1928: Old Stadion 1932: Olympic Stadium 1936: Hockey Stadion (final), Hockey Stadion #2 1948: Empire Stadium (medal matches), Guinness Sports Club, Lyons' Sports Club, Polytechnic Sports Ground 1952: Velodrome 1956: Hockey Field, Melbourne
Melbourne
Cricket
Cricket
Ground (final) 1960: Campo Tre Fontane, Olympic Velodrome (final), Stadio dei Marmi 1964: Komazawa Hockey Field 1968: Municipal Stadium 1972: Hockeyanlage 1976: Molson Stadium, McGill University 1980: Dynamo Central Stadium, Minor Arena; Young Pioneers Stadium (final) 1984: Weingart Stadium 1988: Seongnam Stadium 1992: Estadi Olímpic de Terrassa 1996: Clark Atlanta University Stadium, Morris Brown College Stadium (final) 2000: State Hockey Centre 2004: Olympic Hockey Centre 2008: Olympic Green
Olympic Green
Hockey Field 2012: Riverbank Arena 2016: Olympic Hockey Centre 2020: Oi Seaside Park 2024: Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir 2028: StubHub Center

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Olympic venues in association football

1900 Vélodrome de Vincennes 1904 Francis Field 1908 White City Stadium 1912 Råsunda IP, Stockholm Olympic Stadium
Olympic Stadium
(final), Tranebergs Idrottsplats 1920 Jules Ottenstadion, Olympisch Stadion (final), Stade Joseph Marien, Stadion Broodstraat 1924 Stade Bergeyre, Stade de Colombes (final), Stade de Paris, Stade Pershing 1928 Monnikenhuize, Olympic Stadium
Olympic Stadium
(final), Sparta Stadion Het Kasteel 1936 Hertha-BSC Field, Mommsenstadion, Olympiastadion (final), Poststadion 1948 Arsenal Stadium, Champion Hill, Craven Cottage, Empire Stadium (medal matches), Fratton Park, Goldstone Ground, Green Pond Road, Griffin Park, Lynn Road, Selhurst Park, White Hart Lane 1952 Helsinki
Helsinki
Football Grounds, Kotka, Lahti, Olympic Stadium
Olympic Stadium
(final), Tampere, Turku 1956 Melbourne
Melbourne
Cricket
Cricket
Ground (final), Olympic Park Stadium 1960 Florence Communal Stadium, Grosseto Communal Stadium, L'Aquila Communal Stadium, Livorno Ardenza Stadium, Naples Saint Paul's Stadium, Pescara Adriatic Stadium, Stadio Flaminio
Stadio Flaminio
(final) 1964 Komazawa Olympic Park Stadium, Mitsuzawa Football Field, Nagai Stadium, Tokyo National Stadium (final), Nishikyogoku Athletic Stadium, Ōmiya Football Field, Prince Chichibu Memorial Football Field 1968 Estadio Azteca
Estadio Azteca
(final), Estadio Cuauhtémoc, Estadio Nou Camp, Jalisco Stadium 1972 Dreiflüssestadion, ESV-Stadion, Jahnstadion, Olympiastadion (final), Rosenaustadion, Urban Stadium 1976 Lansdowne Park, Olympic Stadium
Olympic Stadium
(final), Sherbrooke Stadium, Varsity Stadium 1980 Dinamo Stadium, Dynamo Central Stadium, Grand Arena, Grand Arena (final), Kirov Stadium, Republican Stadium 1984 Harvard Stadium, Navy–Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, Rose Bowl (final), Stanford Stadium 1988 Busan Stadium, Daegu Stadium, Daejeon Stadium, Dongdaemun Stadium, Olympic Stadium
Olympic Stadium
(final) 1992 Estadi de la Nova Creu Alta, Camp Nou
Camp Nou
(final), Estadio Luís Casanova, La Romareda, Sarrià Stadium 1996 Florida Citrus Bowl, Legion Field, Orange Bowl, RFK Memorial Stadium, Sanford Stadium
Sanford Stadium
(both finals) 2000 Stadium Australia, Brisbane Cricket
Cricket
Ground, Bruce Stadium, Hindmarsh Stadium, Melbourne
Melbourne
Cricket
Cricket
Ground, Olympic Stadium
Olympic Stadium
(men's final), Sydney Football Stadium
Sydney Football Stadium
(women's final) 2004 Kaftanzoglio Stadium, Karaiskakis Stadium
Karaiskakis Stadium
(women's final), Olympic Stadium (men's final), Pampeloponnisiako Stadium, Pankritio Stadium, Panthessaliko Stadium 2008 Beijing National Stadium
Beijing National Stadium
(men's final), Qinhuangdao Olympic Sports Center Stadium, Shanghai Stadium, Shenyang Olympic Sports Center Stadium, Tianjin Olympic Center Stadium, Workers' Stadium
Workers' Stadium
(women's final) 2012 City of Coventry Stadium, Hampden Park, Millennium Stadium, St James' Park, Old Trafford, Wembley Stadium
Wembley Stadium
(both finals) 2016 Estádio Nacional de Brasília, Arena Fonte Nova, Mineirão, Arena Corinthians, Arena da Amazônia, Estádio Olímpico João Havelange, Maracanã (both finals) 2020 International Stadium Yokohama, Kashima Soccer Stadium, Miyagi Stadium, National Stadium, Saitama Stadium, Sapporo Dome, Tokyo Stadium 2024 Parc des Princes
Parc des Princes
(both finals), Parc Olympique Lyonnais, Stade de la Beaujoire, Stade de Nice, Stade Geoffroy-Guichard, Stade Matmut Atlantique, Stadium Municipal, Stade Pierre-Mauroy, Stade Vélodrome 2028 Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Stadium at Hollywood Park, Banc of California Stadium, Rose Bowl, Levi's Stadium, Avaya Stadium, Stanford Stadium, California Memorial Stadium

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Commonwealth Games
Commonwealth Games
stadiums

Ivor Wynne Stadium
Ivor Wynne Stadium
(Hamilton 1930) White City Stadium
White City Stadium
(London 1934) Sydney Cricket Ground
Sydney Cricket Ground
( Sydney
Sydney
1938) Eden Park
Eden Park
(Auckland 1950) Empire Stadium (Vancouver 1954) Arms Park (Cardiff 1958) Perry Lakes Stadium
Perry Lakes Stadium
(Perth 1962) Independence Park (Kingston 1966) Meadowbank Stadium
Meadowbank Stadium
(Edinburgh 1970) Queen Elizabeth II
Queen Elizabeth II
Park ( Christchurch
Christchurch
1974) Commonwealth Stadium (Edmonton 1978) Queensland Sport and Athletics Centre
Queensland Sport and Athletics Centre
(Brisbane 1982) Meadowbank Stadium
Meadowbank Stadium
(Edinburgh 1986) Mount Smart Stadium
Mount Smart Stadium
(Auckland 1990) Centennial Stadium
Centennial Stadium
(Victoria 1994) Bukit Jalil National Stadium
Bukit Jalil National Stadium
(Kuala Lumpur 1998) City of Manchester Stadium
City of Manchester Stadium
(Manchester 2002) Melbourne
Melbourne
Cricket
Cricket
Ground ( Melbourne
Melbourne
2006) Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium (Delhi 2010) Hampden Park
Hampden Park
(Glasgow 2014) Carrara Stadium
Carrara Stadium
(Gold Coast 2018) Alexander Stadium

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