The MCG, otherwise known as the 'G, is the birthplace of Test cricket and the home to Australian Rules Football. The stadium was built in 1853 and is visited by more than three million people annually.
The MCG has a world class reputation as a multi-purpose facility. It’s hosted more than 100 test matches (the first in 1877) and VFL/AFL Grand Finals and was the main stadium to the 1956 Olympics and the 2006 Commonwealth Games. It’s also hosted other spectacles including World Cup soccer qualifiers, Rugby League home and away matches and State of Origin, Bledisloe Cup Rugby Union, Austral Wheel Races and a swag of blockbuster concerts featuring the world’s biggest musical acts. It also houses the National Sports Museum, Australia's only dedicated multi-sports museum.
It’s big. With the recent redevelopment of the northern side of the stadium complete, the MCG now boasts a total capacity of 100,024. The record attendance for a football match was 121,696 at the 1970 VFL Grand Final between Carlton and Collingwood.
Its central location, just a short tram ride from the Melbourne CBD, adds to the MCG’s appeal. Loved by many, the 'G is the sentimental home of Australian sport and the logical place to hold Australia’s newest and largest consecutive stair climb.
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