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Events at the MCG

Geelong celebrates the 2007 AFL premiershipMCC members have unrestricted access to domestic and international cricket matches scheduled by Cricket Australia at the MCG as well as to AFL fixtures at the ground, (although Restricted membership does not carry automatic grand final attendance rights).

AFL

In the 2014 AFL season, the MCG will host 45 home and away matches and some finals in September, including the grand final.

CRICKET

The 2013/14 cricket season at the MCG is coming to a close, with a highlight being a world record crowd of 91,112 for the first day of the Boxing Day Test.

View the latest MCG season fixtures