Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)

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Known simply as ‘The G” by native Melbournians and avid sports fans, the MCG is home to all of Melbourne’s biggest sporting events in Cricket and Australian Rules Football. The stadium boasts a few claims to fame that make for fun facts for kids to jot down in their travel journals: It is the 10th-largest stadium in the world, the largest in Australia, the largest in the Southern Hemisphere, the largest cricket ground by capacity, and has the tallest light towers of any sporting venue.  Described as “a shrine” that “symbolizes Melbourne to the world”, and listed on the Victorian Heritage Register, the MCG truly sits at the heart of Melbourne’s sporting spirit. 

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