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    Boxing Day Test - Australia v India

    Dec 26 - Dec 30, 2014

    Event:                         Boxing Day Test
    Teams:                       Australia v India
    Date:                          December 26-30, 2014

    Public tickets on sale at Ticketek HERE.

    MCG Seating Plan

    MCC members' visitor tickets and reserved seats on sale in person at the MCC office, or at Ticketek HERE.

    Gate opening times:

    Public (Gates 1, 3, 4, 5 and 6):
    9.00am (Days 1-3)
    9.30am (Days 4-5)

    AFL members (Gate 7):
    9.00am (Days 1-3)
    9.30am (Days 4-5)

    MCC members (Gate 2):
    8.00am (Day 1)
    8.30am (Days 2-3)
    9.30am (Days 4-5)

    Car park opening time (Yarra Park)

    Gate 3 - 6.00am
    Gate 5 - 8.00am
    Gate 6 - 8.00am
    Gate 7 - 6.00am

    Schedule of Play:

    Session 1        10.30am - 12.30pm
    Lunch              12.30pm - 1.10pm
    Session 2        1.10pm - 3.10pm
    Tea                3.10pm - 3.30pm
    Session 3        3.30pm - 5.30pm