Melbourne Cricket Ground was founded in 1853 and is located in Melbourne Australia. This stadium is also called ‘MCG’ and ‘G’ . Melbourne Cricket Ground capacity is 100,024 and which makes this ground as largest ground.
MCG hosted 1st ever Test match and ODI match on 1877 and 1971 respectively. Since then this ground has hosted more than 100 test matches. This ground is also famous for Boxing Day test match which starts on 26th December.
On this same ground Australia became 50 over world cup champion in 2015 against New Zealand.
Below are some interesting facts about this ground:
1) Drop-In Pitch:
Since 1996, Drop in pitches is used in MCG. Drop in pitches helps ground to host other sports and events.
Drop-In pitch is prepared outside ground and then dropped into empty space created on pitch in ground.
2) Light Towers:
MCG have 6 Light Towers which are tallest tower across globe. Total height of Tower is 85 meters including head frame height which is 10 meters.
3) Olympic and Commonwealth Hosting:
In 1956 Olympic were hosted on this ground while Commonwealth Games were hosted in 2006.
4) Cafe and PUB
G has made its own range of bars and cafes. Paddock Cafe and Terrace Cafe are hidden cafe secrets and perfect complement to the range of beer gardens, rooftop terraces and sports bars scattered throughout the stadium.
5) National Sports Museum
National Sports Museum contains 3500 items on display across various exhibitions including the Australian Gallery of Sport and Olympic Museum, three halls of fame, interactive experiences, holograms of Shane Warne and James Hird.