The MCG Tour is the perfect activity for any sports fan.
Explore the inner sanctum of the MCG, walk on the hallowed arena and experience where legends play by taking a guided 60 minute MCG tour!
Gain an insight into Melbourne’s sporting culture while exploring one of the world’s most iconic stadiums, as you hear from our proud MCC volunteers and go behind the scenes of the ‘G.
No matter what you do, you’re sure to enjoy your time there. Afterward, why not stop at one of the best restaurants in Melbourne?
At Horn and Hoof Restaurant European Fine Dining, we’ll help you end your day with some good food and great company. Combined with our affordable prices and quick service, we’re sure you’ll be delighted.
What’s stopping you from enjoying a nice day out?
What Is The MCG & Why Should You Visit?
Australia is home to one of the world’s best cricket grounds, The Melbourne Cricket Ground – known to the locals as the MCG. The MCG is located in Richmond, just 3 kilometres from the CBD and is the most popular sporting venue in Victoria.
This world-class sports stadium hosts a number of international cricket matches, AFL games (notably the 2020 AFL Grand Final), as well as many other sporting events & concerts. In fact, this is the largest cricket stadium in the world.
Highlights of this must-see tour include:
- The famous MCC Long Room
- MCC Library (founded in 1873)
- MCG Tapestry
- Player change rooms
- Cricketers’ viewing room
- Ron Casey Media Centre
- Portrait of Sir Donald Bradman and Sachin Tendulkar
- A walk on the arena
- Cricket Victoria Bill Lawry Centre
- Ponsford Stand
- City Terrace with view’s of Melbourne’s skyline.
Tours depart every 30 minutes between 10am and 3pm. Please note, MCG Tours will not be running on MCG match days.
*From September 5, 2022 MCG Tours will run for 75 minutes and depart every 15 minutes.
For those interested in attending a match at the MCG can either catch a train to Richmond station, or you can walk, as it is only a 20-minute walk from Flinders Street Station.
Apart from cricket, the MCG also hosts a number of athletic and international sporting events. In 2006, the MCG was the primary stadium of the Commonwealth Games and the MCG was a primary venue for the Olympics in 1956.
A large number of Australian Football League (AFL) games are played here every week and the AFL Grand Final, held in September, draws close to a hundred thousand spectators. Millions more watch the AFL Grand Final from their homes as the game is broadcast live on TV.
The MCG has also played host to many huge concerts from some of the biggest stars on the planet including; Michael Jackson, Madonna and the Rolling Stones. Millions of people pack the MCG each year for a variety of events. The stadium features a massive seating capacity – more than any other ground in the country; accommodating up to 100,000 spectators. During event days, the stadium also offers food and drink kiosks, where visitors can find an array of light snacks, drinks and a variety of fast food options
Top Off Your Day With A Visit To Horn and Hoof Restaurant, European Fine Dining
With the multiple reasons to visit the MCG, there shouldn’t be anything stopping you from going and spending some time there. That’s the case even for non-cricket fans.
As one of the best restaurants in Melbourne, we know how tired you could be once you’re done. The chances are that you’ll also be quite hungry.
You’ll have multiple restaurants to choose from. We’d naturally recommended ourselves. We’re conveniently located close to the MCG, so you won’t have to travel too far. We’re just a hop and a skip away.
Between our amazing food and friendly service, we offer fine dining in Melbourne at its best. What’s stopping you from dropping in? You’ll be guaranteed a great meal at an even better price.