Melbourne Cricket Ground
Australia’s MCC – the Melbourne Cricket Club has been around since 1838 and Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) is their third home. Built in 1853 it hosted the very first Ashes Test Match against England in March 1877 (a win by Australia by 45 runs).
For Melbournians, the MCG is their ‘sporting Mecca’ with crowds approaching 100,000 regularly turning out for Australian Rules Football games and, of course, on Boxing Day for the annual Test Match.England have faced Australia a total of 55 times in Melbourne with the following results:
- AUSTRALIA: 28 wins
- ENGLAND: 20 wins
- DRAWN: 7
Who will ever forget Boxing Day 2010 when England bowled Australia out for just 98 runs and then finished the day on 157 without loss!
168 runs from man of the match Jonathan Trott helped England win by an innings and 157 runs and retain the Ashes in the process. Full match statistics are available by following the link below:
The MCG has also been home to many international sporting and music events. It was the main stadium for the 1956 Olympic games and also held a mass audience with Pope John Paul II in 1986.
The MCG seats 100,024 and your PLATINUM tickets will seat you on level 2, Olympic stand slips-gully, or level 2, Southern stand, behind the bowlers arm. A map of the ground is available below