Melbourne Cricket Ground - MCG set for one millionth footy fan
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MCG set for one millionth footy fan

May 12, 2010

Another big crowd at the MCGThe Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) is set to break the one million patron mark for the 2010 AFL home and away season this weekend and one lucky footy fan will walk away with a fabulous prize.

In the first seven rounds of the season, the MCG has seen 963,062 people click through the turnstiles from 17 matches at an average of 56,650 per match.

The one million mark is expected to be reached at the Melbourne v West Coast Eagles match on Saturday or the Richmond v Hawthorn match on Sunday, as an attendance of 36,938 is needed. 

The lucky one millionth fan will win a “Nestle Peters Footy Pack”, which includes:

• Two adult memberships for 2011 from their AFL club of choice.
• An AFL club jumper of choice.
• Entry tickets, including dining for two people in the MCC Members Dining Room, to an AFL home and away match in the 2010 season.

“We have been delighted with the attendance by the public, members and our corporate clients during this footy season,” said Melbourne Cricket Club chief executive, Stephen Gough.

“The MCG is the home of football and we are delighted that Nestle Peters will reward one lucky footy fan who attends this weekend’s matches.”

Already this season the MCG has broken 90,000 (Anzac Day) and 80,000 (Carlton v Collingwood, May 2), with three more games above 70,000.

The next big match is expected to be Collingwood vs Geelong Cats on Friday May 21, with both teams in top form.

Reserved seat tickets to all AFL matches at the MCG can be purchased now through Ticketek.

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