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    175th Anniversary Gala

    The new MCC Pavillion erected in 1881.Join us for a gala event on Friday November 15 to mark the 175th anniversary of the Melbourne Cricket Club.

    A spectacular evening is promised at the MCG as we celebrate 175 years to the day of the MCC's formation.

    Highlights of the evening include:

    • Pre-dinner drinks and canapés on the hallowed turf of the MCG.
    • A unique, on-field moment reflecting the anniversary involving all attendees.
    • Enjoy pre-drinner drinks on the hallowed turf of the MCG!A three-course sit down dinner specially prepared by Epicure’s award winning chefs. View the menu*
    • A innovative and stunning live presentation bringing the 175-year journey to life on the arena.
    • Appearances from prominent personalities associated with the club and the stadium.
    • After party with finger food and drinks in the Bullring Bar and surrounds with DJ and entertainment from top Australian artists James Reyne and Daryl Braithwaite

    The night will be a celebration of our history and a great opportunity to socialise and reminisce.

    Members may each bring one guest each to this event, so gather up your family and friends for a spectacular night not to be missed to celebrate being a member of this remarkable club!

    Requests for members who wish to sit together, but have booked and paid separately, should be emailed to mccfunctions@mcc.org.au.


    *Menu is subject to change

    Date: Friday, November 15, 2013
    Time: 6:00 pm
    Location: Melbourne Cricket Ground
    Dress: Black-tie
    Cost: $200.00 members

    $200.00 guests
    Sorry, Bookings are now closed for this function.