MCG media centre honours broadcast legend
Mar 26, 2012
The Ron Casey Media Centre at the MCG has been revamped to pay homage to the man who changed the face of sports broadcasting in Australia.
Located on Level 3 of the Olympic Stand, adjacent to corporate suites, the media centre is the hub of activity for working journalists across print, online, radio and television for all MCG events.
The media centre opened in 2006 as part of the northern stand redevelopment and, at the time, was named in honour of one of Australian sport's most influential broadcaster.
Now, visitors on an MCG tour can follow a timeline of Ron Casey's outstanding career, from his beginnings at 3DB as a 16-year-old office boy through to an emotive image of Casey in a quiet moment of reflection as president of 1996 AFL premiers, North Melbourne.
An inaugural inductee into the Australian Football Hall of Fame, Casey changed the way Australians watched not only football, but most sport on television.
In on-air and managerial roles at HSV-7 and Seven Network, through programs such as World of Sport, TV Ringside and Olympic Games coverage, he set the benchmark that others have built on.
The striking visual display also features some of Casey’s personal items, kindly donated by his daughter Joanne.
MCG Media Hall of Fame display
The MCG Media Hall of Fame recognises outstanding service by sports journalists and photographers in their coverage of cricket and football at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
Located inside the Ron Casey Media Centre, the Hall of Fame has been converted into a digital display, expanding the pictorial and biographical presentation of eminent sportswriters, broadcasters, and photographers.
MCG tour patrons will be able to search through records using a touch screen to view those who have excelled in their professional discipline, including Ron Casey himself, while covering sport at the MCG.