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AFL
25 Apr 2021

MCG attracts world’s biggest crowd since the beginning of pandemic

A crowd of 78,113 attended Sunday's ANZAC Day blockbuster at the MCG, marking the biggest sports attendance in the world since the beginning of the Coronavirus pandemic.

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AFL
22 Mar 2021

50,000 fans attend AFL opener, setting Covid record crowd

The roar returned to the MCG Thursday night, with a sell-out crowd on hand for the opening game of the 2021 AFL season, while a total of 248,066 fans attended round one.

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Technology
23 Dec 2020

Solar panels to help power sustainability at the MCG

The MCG is set to become even more sustainable this summer with the installation 220 solar panels at the iconic Melbourne venue.

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5 Dec 2020

36 years of the iconic MCG lights

The famous MCG light towers recently marked 36 years since they were first turned on.

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Covid
17 Nov 2020

MCG hosts practice event to get Covid-ready

The MCG on Tuesday hosted a test event featuring some of Victoria’s biggest venues, events and sporting codes, preparing for the safe return of live events.

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Cricket
28 Oct 2020

MCG Boxing Day Test to attract a crowd

With Covid-19 restrictions finally beginning to ease in Melbourne, the Boxing Day Test looks set to be the first major event to be played in front of a crowd in the Victorian capital, as the summer cricket schedule is confirmed.

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Cricket
28 Oct 2020

Test cricket at the MCG confirmed for further three years

Test Cricket has been locked in at the Melbourne Cricket Ground for at least the next three years following a new agreement.

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AFL
14 Oct 2020

MCG goal square on the way to the Gabba for Grand Final

With the AFL Grand Final will be played outside of Melbourne for the first time this year, a piece of the MCG will feature at the Brisbane venue.

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23 Sep 2020

The MCG celebrates 167th birthday

Empty stands, quiet concourses and siren-less Saturday nights – the last six months have been different to the norm for the MCG.

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AFL
10 Aug 2020

Negotiations to move AFL Grand Final set to begin

The AFL Grand Final appears all-but-certain to be moved outside of Victoria for the first time in its 122-year history, while the Australian Open and Melbourne Cup will remain.

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