To explore the records and statistics of Melbourne Cricket Ground, Australia
Melbourne Cricket Ground Melbourne, Australia
Yarra Park, Jolimont, VIC, 3002Phone No.
+61 3 9657 8867Also or formerly known as
Members End, Great Southern Stand End
Curator: Tony Ware
Playing area: 172.9m long, 147.8m wide
One of the world's largest and most famous sporting venues, the 100,000-seat MCG was originally built for cricket in 1854 and was the main stadium for the 1956 Olympics and the venue for the 1992 World Cup final which saw Pakistan beat England.
Australia played their first test against England at the MCG in 1877, winning by 45 runs, and the hosts. The ground also brought a test record crowd of 91,112 on Boxing Day, 2013.