MCG Open Day

Sunday OCT 01

11:00 am

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Last updated 8:22AM

Expected crowd25,000

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MCG Open Day returns on Sunday October 1 and we can’t wait to open the gates to the people’s ground for a day full of family fun!

For just one day, the MCG will open its doors and allow access to areas of the stadium that are normally off limits to the public, including the hallowed turf.

Please note: Open Day registered attendees will not need to bring a physical entry ticket with them on the day - access is free and via Gate 2.


Open Day will run from 11am-4pm, with last entry to the stadium at 3.30pm.

Car park closed

Due to the huge crowds expected at Richmond Football Club's post-grand final event at Punt Road Oval on Sunday, there will be no car parking in Yarra Park for people attending MCG Open Day. We apologise for the inconvenience.

Activity guide

Click here to download your guide and be sure to mark off your checklist as you explore on the day!


 -Relive your favourite sporting moments on the hallowed turf of the MCG with kick-to-kick with family and friends.
-Kids can participate in free cricket clinics courtesy of the Melbourne Stars.
-Create your own Grand Final celebration and have your photo taken with the 2017 replica AFL premiership cup (at the reduced cost of $5 per photo if you pre-registered). 
-Melbourne Cup winner Subzero will meet fans inside Gate 3. 
-Explore the inner sanctum of the MCG, from the player change rooms and cricket viewing rooms to the MCC Library and The Long Room.
-Visit the National Sports Museum at a discounted cost (only $5).
-Get excited for the Commonwealth Games with appearances from athletes in Yarra Park (Jessica Gallagher, Isis Holt and Sawan Serasinghe).
-See, hold and take photos with a variety of amazing animals at our petting zoo.
-Have your Grand Final poster signed by cartoonist Mark Knight.
-Kids can enjoy free pony rides from 11am-3pm.
-Enjoy traditional footy fare - from meat pies and hot chips, to salad and sushi at family friendly prices. Don't miss out on the Kids meal deal!
-A highly anticipated mascot race on the turf.
-Free face painting.
-Roaming entertainment.
-Plus much, much more!


Turn your Open Day visit into a foodie affair, and book an a-la-carte dining experience in the Members Dining Room.

Attendees can take a break from exploring the inner sanctum of the ‘G and relax with a delightful lunch in one of Melbourne’s most exclusive venues.

Sitting times12.00pm, 12.30pm and 1.00pm.
To make a booking, please contact: (03) 9284 2365, Monday-Friday, 9.00am to 5.00pm.

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