The MCG is one of the worlds biggest stadiums, located in the heart of sport mad Melbourne, Australia. With a massive capacity of 100,000, the MCG is the largest stadium in Australia, the tenth largest in the world, the biggest used to play cricket, and has the highest light towers of any venue worldwide.
Unlike many other stadiums pictured on this site, the MCG is regularly used for many different kinds of sport – during the Winter months it is filled regularly for AFL matches, whilst the Summer months it plays host to the Australian Cricket Team. Dubbed as the “Spiritual Home of Australian Sport”, it has played host to many Australian legends in both the mentioned sports and as a major venue for the Melbourne Olympics and Sydney Olympics in 1956 and 2000 respectively, as well as the 2006 Commonwealth Games. Other events are also regularly hosted at the ground, such as Soccer, Rugby League and Union, and concerts for greats such as The Rolling Stones, Madonna, U2 and the Sound Relief festival.
The record attendance, set in 1959 for a Billy Graham evangelical crusade was a huge 130,000 people, including standing room. Since recent construction, the bulk of the stadium is now seated, with 95,000 seats, and room for 5000 standing.