Crowds flock to Boxing Day Test
Dec 29, 2010
The MCG continues to reinforce its position as the sporting capital of Australia with superb attendance figures at the Boxing Day Test between Australia and England.
Although the match only lasted three days and one hour, as England won by an innings and 157 runs to retain the Ashes, a total of 240,116 people attended the MCG to support the match.
This was the second-highest MCG Test match attendance since 1974/75, bettered only by the 244,151 who witnessed the three days of the 2006 Boxing Day Test.
The daily attendances for the 2010 Test match were 84,345 (Day 1), 67,149 (Day 2), 68,733 (Day 3) and 19,889 for the shortened fourth and final day.