Step into greatness when footy returns to the 'G!The Melbourne Cricket Club, as ground managers of the MCG, is looking forward to welcoming you to the 'G throughout the 2021 AFL Premiership Season.
Update – August 5, 2021
The MCG will host an additional match during Round 21 of the AFL Premiership Season, with the AFL confirming the Hawthorn and Collingwood match has been rescheduled from Tasmania.
The Hawks and Magpies, initially fixtured to be play at UTAS Stadium in Launceston, will now do battle at the MCG – that match to be played in the same timeslot of 2.10pm on Sunday August 8.
This match is in addition to the Richmond and North Melbourne match to be played on Saturday August 7 at 4.35pm, announced earlier this week.
In a statement released on Thursday afternoon, the AFL said: “The health and safety of everyone in the game and the wider community remains the priority as we continue to navigate the pandemic and the AFL thanks all supporters for their understanding as we continue to be led by the advice of governments and public health officials.”
As per the Victorian Government's announcement last week, both matches will be played without crowds.
COVID-19 outbreak advice
Based on the most up-to-date information relating to this outbreak, the Victorian Government has enacted new measures to protect the state. For those who have travelled through or from areas in which the Victorian Government has declared as red or orange zones, please do not attend the MCG unless you have been cleared by public health officials.
Full advice can be found: coronavirus.vic.gov.au/travel-updates
To comply with Victorian State Government COVID-19 guidelines, it is a requirement from the AFL and a condition of purchase to provide the name and mobile number of all ticket holders attending. This information will need to be provided on the Ticketek payment page prior to completing your purchase.
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As a result, things may look a little different since your last visit to the 'G. Below you'll find everything you need to know to help make your experience a great one.
Before you arrive:
- Gone are the days of paper tickets – all tickets to the MCG will be delivered digitally via Ticketek. You will need to download your mobile ticket before you arrive at the venue and scan into the MCG using your smartphone.
- If you have purchased tickets on behalf of others, you will need to forward tickets to the individuals attending within your group.
- Pack your face mask as it needs to be worn in congestion, specifically on public transport and through the security and entry process at your entry gate.
- Keep your bag or backpack to a size that can fit comfortably under your seat. Larger bags – such as duffle bags, sports bags or suitcases – are not permitted. There will be no cloaking facilities at the MCG.
- Download the Service Victoria app to ensure you’re prepared for your arrival to the MCG and ready to scan the displayed QR codes on arrival. The Service Victoria App can be downloaded on Google Play or the App Store. For more information CLICK HERE.
- Plan to arrive early to the MCG and also plan your journey to the MCG by visiting PTV website or the Yarra Park car parking schedule.
At the ‘G:
- You will be required to enter via the Gate noted on your Ticketek digital ticket. Have your ticket open on your smart device ready to be scanned at the turnstiles.
- To assist in capacity management and contact tracing as well as supporting good hygiene practices, the MCG will be sectioned into five zones. The five zones are: Ponsford Stand (Zone 1); Members’ Stand (Zone 2); Olympic Stand (Zone 3) and two zones in the Great Southern Stand (Zones 4 and 5). Your ticket will allocate you to a zone, section, row and seat and you will not be able to move between zones once inside the MCG.
- Once inside your designated zone, open up the Service Victoria app and scan the displayed QR codes to register your attendance.
- Each zone will have access to bathrooms, parents rooms, first aid, merchandise, food and beverage outlets, mobile charging units and water refill stations. Our event day staff are here to help you should you need to locate anything in your zone.
- All food, beverage and merchandise outlets will be cashless – so all transactions will need to be made on your debit or credit card.
- Bars at the MCG will operate as either take-away or service facilities, or a combination of both. The one person per two square metre rule will be applied to all food and beverage facilities within the MCG.
- The MCG’s official hygiene partner, Dettol, has installed 275 hand sanitisation stations throughout the Ground to support good personal hygiene practices.
Download the Service Victoria app to check-in at the MCG.
Patrons are reminded to follow these simple directions to remain COVIDSafe when visiting the MCG:
- Clean hands. Please remember to wash or sanitise your hands regularly.
- Know when it’s time to bow out. Feel unwell or have cold symptoms? Then please stay at home.
- Protect the head. Please wear a fitted face mask when in congested areas.
- Stay at least a couple of cricket bat’s length apart. For good measure, please stay 1.5 metres from one another.
This webpage will be updated with details regarding the 2021 AFL Premiership Season as more information becomes available. Please check back here for updates, keep an eye on your emails, or follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.