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    MCG Open Day

    Nov 17, 2013

    The Melbourne Cricket Club (MCC) will open the MCG for everyone to enjoy on Sunday November 17 in celebration of the club's 175th anniversary.

    MCG Open Day logoMCG Open Day will be a FREE event, allowing the public to gain rare access to the playing surface and see parts of the stadium and the MCC Reserve that are normally off limits.

    Open Day provides a great opportunity to gain insight into Australia’s oldest sporting club and the world-class stadium it manages.

    Highlights

    • Relive your favourite sporting moments on the hallowed turf of the MCG with kick-to-kick with family and friends.
    • Have your photo taken on the AFL premiership dais with the 2013 replica premiership cup.
    • Pick up a map and show bag and take a tour through the MCC Reserve, player change rooms and National Sports Museum.
    • Challenge yourself on the AFL Playground, Melbourne Stars bowling tunnel and AFL Victoria’s mini draft camp.
    • Enjoy roving entertainment from the comfort of the Hugh Trumble Cafe, Tower 6 and Paddock Café.
    • Win prizes throughout the day. 

    What next?
    You don't need to register in advance for this FREE event - simply turn up at Gate 2 or 3 between 10.00am and 4.00pm and enjoy the day!

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    Key event information

    • MCG Open Day will take place from 10.00am to 4.00pm with last ground access at 3.30pm.
    • Access to the MCG is via Gate 2 (Members’ entrance) and Gate 3 (National Sports Museum entrance).
    • Parking is available in Yarra Park at $10 per vehicle via Gate 5 and 6 on Punt Road.
    • For kick-to-kick, attendees should bring their own footy or purchase one at the MCG Superstore.
    • No football boots are to be worn on the arena.
    • Access to the arena on MCG Open Day is at the arena manager’s discretion.
    • Entry to the National Sports Museum is free on this day.
    • In the event of inclement weather, access to the arena may be cancelled.

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