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New facilities for members

Sep 12, 2013

Two new dining/bar facilities will operate in the Members Reserve for the first time during this month's AFL Finals Series.

STUMPS Tavern in the MCC Members Reserve at the MCGSTUMPS Tavern, adjacent to the Blazer Bar at the rear of seating bay M48 on Level 1, offers sophisticated bar food in the style of shared plates. 

Enjoy grazing over a butcher’s board with friends or nibbling on our triple-cooked potatoes. 

Dude food has made its way to the MCG - Louisiana chicken wings with USA hot sauce and a grass-fed Angus meatball slider with green sauce. 

With shared plates there is no need to decide on what to order, you can try everything!

View the menu HERE

STUMPS Tavern will open on Friday September 20 at the AFL Preliminary Final.

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David Neitz TerraceDavid Neitz Terrace, located on Level 4 of the Members Reserve, has magnificent views of Yarra Park and Melbourne's CBD and is a great place to relax with friends.

Open since June 2012, the David Neitz Terrace has been renovated to include a "garden house" and an upgrade food and beverage offering. 

Keep an eye out for the “Cola-braised beef rib Po Boy”, which will make its debut at the AFL Second Semi Final on Friday night between Geelong Cats and Port Adelaide.

Members and guests can also enjoy fish and chip favourites with a modern twist from The Fish Shop directly opposite the David Neitz Terrace.

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Also, “Cart Central” - comprising a pie cart and soup station in the Level 1 atrium - will be operating for the remainder of the finals series, providing members with even more variety with their takeaway options. 

Live music in the Frank Grey Smith Bar before and after matches will also continue at all matches for the rest of the finals and complimentary light snack food will also be served post-game.

There's even a phone charging service during September!

Soup station in the Members Reserve