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Boxing Day crowd breaks record

Dec 26, 2013

A world record cricket crowd of 91,112 has turned out for the opening day of the Boxing Day Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).

The previous world record attendance for a cricket match of 90,800 was also set at the MCG, on February 11, 1961 for the second day of the fifth Test against West Indies during the classic 1960/61 series.

“As the birthplace of Test cricket, it is fitting that the MCG has again broken the attendance record for a single day of Test match cricket,” said Melbourne Cricket Club (MCC) CEO Stephen Gough.

“We congratulate Cricket Australia on this achievement and also acknowledge the contribution of our members towards making the Boxing Day Test a hallmark event on the sporting calendar.”

“On the back of 100,000-plus people at the AFL Grand Final in September and more than 95,000 witnessing Liverpool FC play a soccer friendly in July, this year has again proven beyond doubt that the MCG is the home of Australian sport and an iconic destination in our city.”

The top 10 single day crowds at an MCG cricket match are as follows:

91,112             Test match                                          (Australia v England)                     Dec 26, 2013
90,800             Test match                                          (Australia v West Indies)                     Feb 11, 1961
89,155             Test match                                          (Australia v England)                          Dec 26, 2006
87,789             Test match                                          (Australia v England)                          Jan 4, 1937
87,182             World Cup Final                                  (England v Pakistan)                           Mar 25, 1992
86,133             One-day international                        (Australia v West Indies)                     Jan 22, 1984
85,661             Test match                                          (Australia v West Indies)                     Dec 26, 1975
84,384             Test match                                          (Australia v England)                          Dec 26, 2010
84,360             One-day international                        (Australia v England)                          Jan 23, 1983
84,041             Twenty20 international                      (Australia v India)                                Feb 1, 2008 

The MCG on Boxing Day 2013

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