Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)

The spiritual home of Australian sport…

The Melbourne Cricket Ground, or MCG for short is the home of Aussie Rules Football and the famous Boxing Day cricket test match. Internationally, the MCG is remembered as the centrepiece stadium of the 1956 Summer Olympics and the 2006 Commonwealth Games.

The open-air stadium is also one of the world’s most famous cricket venues, with the well-attended Boxing Day test match commencing on Boxing Day every year. Throughout the winter, it serves as the home of Australian rules football, with at least one game (though usually more) held there each round. The stadium fills to capacity for the AFL Grand Final in late September and the The ANZAC Day clash in April. The MCG, often referred to by locals as “The G”, has also hosted other major events such as rugby union and soccer internationals.

ibis Styles Melbourne, The Victoria Hotel is near the MCG and the perfect place to stay while attending a big match at the G. Check out our Melbourne Hotel Deals & Packages section to find a special offer. Booking Melbourne hotel accommodation at the ibis Styles Melbourne, The Victoria Hotel is a simple process. Simply call 1800 331 147 (toll free) or make an online reservation. Find out more information about the MCG on their website.