Melbourne Cricket Ground

Sports stadium in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

The Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) is a cricket and Australian Rules Football stadium in Melbourne, Australia. It has a capacity of 100,000. It was used as the main stadium for the 1956 Summer Olympics.

Melbourne Cricket Ground
A panorama of the MCG
LocationMelbourne, Australia

The Melbourne Cricket Club started to use the area for cricket in 1853.[1] Their old ground, now Southbank, was often flooded by the Yarra River, and was also in the way of a new railway line. In 1859, the first game of Australian Rules Football was played at the ground.[1]

The MCG is run by a trust. The first chairman of the trust was the first Premier of Victoria, William Haines.[1]

References change

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Melbourne Cricket Ground - MCG Trust 150th Anniversary". 2012. Retrieved 4 June 2012.