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Phone: 132 849
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Address: Yarra Park, Jolimont VIC 3002
Capacity: Approx 100,000
Ground dimensions: 160m x 141m

Field manual

The MCG is a sporting shrine with a global reputation, and for everyone who's ever played Australian Football, it's the ultimate destination for game.

Built in 1853, it's seen more than its fair share of dramatic action, and has the footprints of the game's greatest players across its turf.

The MCG hosted its first AFL grand final in 1902, with 35,000 people turning up to watch Collingwood beat Essendon. Since then, both the ground and game have grown enormously, with 100,012 watching the 2008 grand final when Hawthorn beat Geelong.

Getting there

No. 75 (City-Vermont South) and No. 48 (City-North Balwyn). The No. 70 (City-Wattle Park) also stops a short distance from the ground. Visit Public Transport Victoria for more information.

The two train stations close to the MCG are Jolimont, which is north of the ground, and Richmond to the south. For Jolimont, catch trains running on Hurstbridge or Epping lines from the city. For Richmond from the city, take any train on the Lilydale, Belgrave, Alamein, Glen Waverley, Dandenong, Pakenham, Cranbourne, Frankston or Sandringham lines. If you’re coming from outside Melbourne, V/Line services will take you to Southern Cross Station.

Route 246 is run by National Bus Company, links LaTrobe University with Elsternwick Station and useful for visitors travelling from the northern and southern suburbs.

2018 Ticket On-Sale Dates

Club Member Presale* 9am, Monday March 5
General Public* 9am, Wednesday March 7
Round 23 9am, Wednesday August 8
Rounds 1-3 9am, Friday March 2
Rounds 4-6 9am, Friday March 16
Rounds 7-10 9am, Friday April 6
Rounds 11-15 9am, Friday May 4
Rounds 16-19 9am Friday June 8
Rounds 20-22 9am Friday July 6
Round 23 9am Friday August 3

 *excludes Round 23