Melbourne Cricket Ground - Other MCG Events
  • MCC Logo
  • NSM Logo

Other MCG Events

Bledisloe Cup action 2007

The MCG has established a marvellous history that compares favourably with any other in the world, hosting plenty of international cricket including the first-ever Test and the 1992 World Cup final, countless VFL/AFL Grand Finals, the 1956 Olympic Games and 2006 Commonwealth Games.

Other sporting spectacles that have been held there include Australian World Cup soccer qualifiers, rugby league home and away matches and State of Origin as well as Bledisloe Cup rugby union clashes.

Apart from its sporting events, the MCG has also witnessed many blockbuster music concerts, and even Pope John Paul II held a mass there when he visited Melbourne in 1986. In addition, the World Police and Fire Games (1995) and World Masters Games (2002) have featured at the ground.

People from all over Australia, and indeed all over the world, speak reverently about the MCG, a ground that is as well known as any other.


Back to top

Print this page

YOU name it, it’s probably happened in an athletes’ village, including destroyed washing machines, dangerous rooms, police raids and even a sex den.

Herald Sun

UPDATE: ATHLETICS head coach Eric Hollingsworth has been suspended and faces the sack after ignoring demands to not comment on his feud with Sally Pearson.

Herald Sun

AUSTRALIAN Kim Mickle has claimed gold in the women’s javelin at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games.

Herald Sun

THE British Horseracing Authority’s investigation into the spate of positive tests for morphine is close to a conclusion with contaminated feed the likely cause.

Herald Sun

FIVE-TIME V8 Supercars champion Jamie Whincup has identified a trio of rising drivers he believes will carry the category into the future.

Herald Sun