"The Cricket or Football at the..." Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) Tip by Fatgaz

The Cricket or Football at the MCG

The Melbourne Cup
Melbourne is sports-mad......most people would bet on two flies crawling up a wall so Melbourne is the best place to see sport......the crowds are passionate (but not dangerous or unruly), the atmosphere is electric and the sport is entertaining.

Imagine being in a sporting arena packed with yelling fans - the best football matches to attend are ones between traditional rivals, such as Carlton & Collingwood, Essendon and Hawthorn. At these matches, they get 50-60,000 fans so you can't help but be taken with the occasion!!

The best Cricket to see is a one-day international (a limited overs match) - especially Australia versus someone else in a Day-Night fixture.....

At the MCG, the best place to be is in the lower areas of the Great Southern Stand or in the area known as Bay 13. It is at the far end of the arena, away from the city.

Melbourne Cup - Australias Richest Horserace (first Tuesday in November) stops the nation at 2.30pm.....
A great day to get a picnic, get dressed up (or dressed down!) and get racing!!!

Address: Brunton Ave, Richmond VIC 3002
Directions: The MCG is just near the City.....follow the crowds with the brightly painted faces along Flinders Street

The Melbourne Cup is in Flemington, about 5 km from the city centre.......catch No59 Tram fro

Phone: +61 3 9657 8888
Website: http://www.mcg.org.au/

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  • Written Aug 24, 2002
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