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    Boxing Day Test - Australia v Sri Lanka

    Dec 26 - Dec 30, 2012

    The MCG is the place to be on Boxing Day, as Australia hosts Sri Lanka in the traditional Boxing Day Test.

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    **MCC visitor tickets to Day 1 have sold out

    Event:                         Boxing Day Test
    Teams:                       Australia v Sri Lanka
    Date:                          December 26-30, 2012
    Start time:                   10.30am

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    Gate opening time

    MCG iPhone appPublic (Gate 1, 3, 4, 5, 6):
    9.00am (Days 1-3)
    9.30am (Days 4-5)

    MCC members (Gate 2):
    8.00am (Day 1)
    8.30am (Days 2-3)
    9.00am (Days 4-5)

    Schedule:
    Session 1        10.30am - 12.30pm
    Interval           12.30pm - 1.10pm
    Session 2        1.10pm - 3.10pm
    Interval           3.10pm - 3.30pm
    Session 3        3.30pm - 5.30pm

    Car park opening time
    Gate 3 - 6.00am
    Gate 5 - 8.00am
    Gate 6 - 8.00am
    Gate 7 - 6.00am (6.30am days 2 and 3 and 7.00am days 4 and 5)

    Bus parking

    Expected attendance 
    Day 1 - 65,000
    Day 2 - 45,000
    Day 3 - 35,000
    Day 4 - 20,000
    Day 5 - 10,000