MCG turf sale after AFL Grand Final
Sep 24, 2011
Sections of the famous Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) turf will be made available for public sale on Sunday October 2, the morning after this year’s AFL Grand Final, for one of the few occasions in its 158-year history.
MCG stadium manager, Melbourne Cricket Club, announced the initiative today as part of activities contained in MCG Community Day, an annual post-grand final day for the public to access the playing surface and National Sports Museum that is now in its fourth year.
Less than 200 pieces of turf, each one 20cm x 20cm in size and weighing approximately seven kilograms, will be available for $250 (GST-inclusive) to fans keen on an MCG souvenir.
The MCG turf experience also includes:
• A certificate of authenticity
• Lawn maintenance tips
• An opportunity to chat with MCG ground staff and turf experts as you assist them with extracting the turf from the arena
• Admission to MCG Community Day for four people
• Photographs with your piece of turf and a replica of the premiership cup, on the dais that was used at the grand final less than 24 hours earlier.
“This is a fantastic opportunity for Victorians to have a small piece of the hallowed MCG turf in their backyard,” said MCC chief executive Stephen Gough.
“We expect demand to be strong, adding to the atmosphere of what will be an exciting MCG Community Day, with thousands of people enjoying rare access to the playing surface.”
The turf will be available for sale on a first-come, first-served basis from the Gate 3 ticket window at the MCG on Sunday October 2 from 10.00am.
There is a limit of one purchase per person.
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