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MCG roof idea floated
8th November 2016
Outgoing MCC boss Stephen Gough has raised the idea of building a roof over the MCG and the radical plan has sparked debate far and wide. Full Story >>
 
80k record BBL crowd for MCG
3rd January 2016
A record Big Bash League crowd of 80,883 was on hand at the MCG to watch the Stars defeat the Renegades in the Melbourne Derby. Full Story >>
 
MCG attracts record Origin crowd
18th June 2015
A record State of Origin crowd of 91,513 attended game two of the 2015 series on Wednesday evening at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Full Story >>
 
MCG reduces food prices
2nd March 2015
The MCG will introduce significantly cheaper food and drink prices as of the start of the 2015 AFL season in what's a big win for fans with some items dropping as much as 40%. Full Story >>
 
LED digital signage for MCG and Etihad
21st February 2015
The MCG and Etihad Stadium will be the first grounds in Australia to have full LED digital signage across two levels and they are expected to be in use for round one of the AFL season. Full Story >>
 
MCG Technology Upgrade
4th February 2015
The MCG has announced the next phase of a $45 million technology upgrade including in-stadium Wi-Fi, external themed LED lighting and new IPTV screens. Full Story >>
 
MCG unveils super screens
16th December 2013
The two new largest video screens at an Australian stadium were unveiled today at the Melbourne Cricket Ground and will be used during an event for the first this this Friday. Full Story >>
 
New video screens for MCG
15th August 2013
Two huge new video screens will be installed at the MCG in time for the 2013 Boxing Day Ashes Test match. The new screens will be the largest of any Australian stadium, measuring 25 metres wide and 13 metres high. Full Story >>
 
MCG to host World Cup Final
30th July 2013
The venues for the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup have been announced with the Melbourne Cricket Ground set to host the final while. Full Story >>
 
MCG's Great Southern Stand to get multimillion dollar refurbishment
15th September 2010
The MCG's Great Southern Stand is set for a $55 million facelift, with the Melbourne Cricket Club (MCC) today confirming a $25 million commitment to the project. Full Story >>
 
MCG 'in the dark' over World Cup plans
7th December 2009
MCG boss Stephen Gough has urged Football Federation Australia to "hurry up" and say exactly what it requires from the stadium in any soccer World Cup bid. Full Story >>
 
MCG's Great Southern Stand to be overhauled
4th September 2009
The MCG's Great Southern Stand will be overhauled to make it easier for fans to attend games and more enjoyable when they get inside. Full Story >>
 
Clubs raise stakes in MCG stadium stoush
24th March 2009
AFL club presidents have left open the possibility of radical action following a breakdown in negotiations late last week with the Victorian Minister for Sport, James Merlino, over their poor stadium deals at the MCG. Full Story >>
 
AFL to get tough with MCG, Telstra Dome
24th September 2008
The AFL and its two Melbourne stadiums are headed for a showdown, with the league not ruling out relocating more home-and-away games in Sydney and Canberra should the MCG and Telstra Dome refuse to improve their financial deals with Victorian clubs. Full Story >>
 
AFL wants $100m Great Southern Stand facelift
18th March 2008
The AFL is pushing the MCG to embark upon a multimillion-dollar redevelopment of the Great Southern Stand in the belief that its members are enduring facilities inferior to those in the recently completed Northern Stand. Full Story >>
 
Telstra Dome may bid for cricket hosting rights
16th September 2007
Victorian cricket fans could be watching their heroes under the roof of Telstra Dome from 2009, with a stalemate between CV and the MCC. Full Story >>
 
Stand by for MCG sporting update
3rd August 2006
The Melbourne Cricket Club is holding meetings with architects to improve the look of the famous stand, now nearly 15 years old. Full Story >>
 
MCG Redevelopment Settlement Agreed
24th July 2006
The Melbourne Cricket Club (MCC) has announced that agreement has been reached with Grocon on a final financial settlement for works on the MCG Redevelopment project. Full Story >>
 
Welcome to the new MCG
21st April 2006
Football will make its long-awaited return to the game's spiritual home of the newly-improved MCG on Anzac Day, with the ground ready in time to celebrate its makeover by hosting the annual Collingwood v Essendon blockbuster. Full Story >>
 
MCG loses track
28th March 2006
Heavy machinery tore into the $20 million track at the Melbourne Cricket Ground as a 30-day challenge to build a football field roared into life. Full Story >>
 
Let the Games begin!
15th March 2006
Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, has officially opened the 18th Commonwealth Games at a spectacular opening ceremony at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Full Story >>
 
Stadium ready, behind-the-scenes brawl off and running
18th February 2006
No longer a work in progress, the Melbourne Cricket Ground has re-opened for business as a completed stadium for the first time since September 2002. Full Story >>
 
MCG's new track has runners talking fast
18th February 2006
The recently redeveloped MCG yesterday hosted Athletics for the first time since the 1956 Olympic Games, with rave reviews from the athletes. Full Story >>
 
MCG Redevelopment completed
17th February 2006
The completion of the $434 million MCG redevelopment project has been commemorated with the unveiling of a set of plaques at an official ceremony featuring Governor John Landy and Premier Steve Bracks. Full Story >>
 
National Heritage listing for MCG
26th December 2005
The MCG has been given Australia's highest heritage honour - inclusion on the National Heritage List - in recognition of its outstanding significance to the nation. Full Story >>
 
Some will go loco over MCG logo
3rd December 2005
The revamped MCG will be showcased by a new logo. The world-class stadium -- rapidly approaching the completion of a $435 million redevelopment Ė will face the sporting world with just the second logo in its history. Full Story >>
 
Commonwealth Games track works begin at MCG
27th September 2005
Just days after a memorable 100th Grand Final at the MCG, the ground has resumed preparations for its role as the main stadium for the 2006 Commonwealth Games. Full Story >>
 
MCG to host its 100th Grand Final
19th September 2005
The Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) will host its one-hundredth Grand Final when Sydney meets West Coast on Saturday. Full Story >>
 
MCG blowout hits $40 million
17th August 2005
Contract claims could blow the MCG redevelopment budget by tens of millions of dollars. As the landmark project enters its final months, construction giant Grocon and the Bracks Government are at loggerheads over the price of progress. Full Story >>
 
Anzac Day Dome boost?
28th June 2005
The capacity of Telstra Dome is set to be increased as a one-off to ensure the annual Anzac Day game between Essendon and Collingwood is able to be staged in Melbourne next season. Full Story >>
 
Three venues to pick up MCG games
28th June 2005
The AFL will use just three grounds to host the matches that have to be shifted from the MCG in 2006 to cater for the Commonwealth Games. Full Story >>
 
MCG on track for Games
20th December 2004
The laying of a final turf strip yesterday marked a milestone in the $450 million MCG revamp. Full Story >>
 
Turf rolled out for Boxing Day
15th December 2004
The portable pitches have been dropped into the MCG's centre, and the turf is being rolled out for this year's Boxing Day Test between Australian and Pakistan from December 26 to 30. Full Story >>
 
MCG to hold 100,000
25th November 2004
The MCG will have a capacity of 100,000 people after the 430 million dollar upgrade is completed in 2006. Austadiums.com can reveal that the MCC were investigating increasing the capacity before the Commonwealth Games was announced and that the event allowed the MCC to develop sooner then it imagined. Full Story >>
 
Bushrangers to stay a tenant at the MCG
23rd November 2004
The Victorian Bushrangers will stay at the MCG despite the ground holding 100,000 people. Cam Matthews from Cricket Victoria stated that the home ground advantage and the greater facilities offered by the MCG are the critical factors behind the MCG maintaining its status as the home of Victorian cricket. Full Story >>
 
Dome on Boxing Day standby
9th November 2004
Cricket Victoria confirmed today it had put Telstra Dome on standby for the Boxing Day Test between Australia and Pakistan. Full Story >>
 
MCG arena works continue
10th October 2004
Three days after the AFL Grand Final, at the home of Australian football, the MCG turf was ripped up to transform the venue into the athletics arena and main stadium for the 2006 Commonwealth Games. Full Story >>
 
MCG arena works begin
28th September 2004
Three days after Port Adelaide's premiership win over Brisbane, at the home of Australian football, the MCG turf was ripped up by heavy machinery to begin a five-stage, two-year project that will transform the venue into the athletics arena and main stadium for the 2006 Commonwealth Games. Full Story >>
 
Ponsford stand lives on
23rd September 2004
The Ponsford Stand lives again at the MCG following the confirmation by the Melbourne Cricket Club and the Victorian government that the new western part of the redeveloped ground would be named after the former Australian Test opening batsman. Full Story >>
 
MCG on track for footy season
11th February 2004
The MCG's $430 million reconstruction is on schedule and one-third completed.

Full Story >>
 
MCG becomes a wireless hotspot
9th January 2004
Australiaís largest sporting arena, the MCG, is now one of the most technologically advanced stadiums in the world, with leading wireless technology group VenueComm having today completed the installation of its wireless internet system at the famous ground. Full Story >>
 
Scrolling Packages Performing Well
19th May 2003
The new scrolling advertising signage at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), which has only just been introduced for this yearís AFL season, looks set to also be introduced at Telstra Dome in 2004 and will feature during next summerís cricket season at a number of venues around Australia. Full Story >>
 
MCC Refutes Non-Smoking Claims
19th May 2003
Despite criticism through the week by the Victorian governmentís smoking and health program, Quit Victoria, the Melbourne Cricket Club (MCC) has refuted claims that the MCG would be lifting its ban on smoking as sections of the stadiumís $430 million redevelopment come on stream later this year. Full Story >>
 
MCG Test Crowd 20-year high
30th December 2002
Despite a reduced capacity, the Fourth Ashes Test match has attracted the highest attendance for an MCG Test for 20 years. Full Story >>
 
MCG Redevelopment commences
29th September 2002
The first tanglible signs of the MCG Redevelopment project were evident yesterday as the Ponsford Stand was prepared for demolition. Full Story >>
 
 
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