Melbourne Cricket Ground, Jolimont - Melbourne, VIC

Melbourne Cricket Ground, Jolimont

This oval is situated in an attractive parkland setting within a km of the city proper. It was chosen as the main stadium to feature the athletics, soccer, and hockey finals and the colourful opening and closing ceremonies of the Olympic Games.

The first cricket match between England and Australia was played on this ground in 1862 and it has since been the scene of many memorable Test matches. The ground may be reached by tram or train from Flinders Street.The ground is used during winter for football matches in the Australian Code. This game differs greatly from both Rugby and Association Football. The rules are entirely different from either of the other codes. Skilful drop-kicking and spectacular high marking are the chief characteristics of the game.

Location

Melbourne Cricket ground
Melbourne, VIC, 3000