08 December, 2017

Pavilions in the Park: A new Test experience

MCC members will be treated to a new hospitality experience at the Boxing Day Test, with temporary marquees to operate in Yarra Park, directly outside the MCC Members Reserve.

Titled Pavilions in the Park and open for the first three days of the Ashes Test, members and visitor tickets holders will be able to relax, socialise and mingle while enjoying a range of food and beverage options in comfortable surrounds.

The exciting addition comes in response to feedback from members about the club’s ability to cater for the sustained strong demand for food and beverages on our biggest cricket days of the year.

Due to the building constraints inside the Reserve, expanding into Yarra Park is deemed as the best way to disperse attendees more evenly and enliven an underutilised part of the MCG precinct.

The relaxed garden atmosphere will feature two marquees – namely “Bat and Bowl Bar” and “Long Bar” – complete with TV monitors and seating.  

There will be a giant screen that allows you to watch the cricket in a park setting, similar to that at Adelaide Oval or Lord’s, as well as: 

  • Pimm’s bar
  • Food trucks
  • Music and more.
  • Access

    Open from 10.00am to 8.30pm on December 26, 27 and 28, Pavilions in the Park will be a great way to catch up with friends during the Test, as well as review the day’s play with fellow members.

    With a capacity for up to 3000 people at any one time, the normal Members Reserve rules and regulations will apply with respect to dress standards and behaviour.

    Importantly, all categories of members will be able to scan in to the exclusive zone, including Provisional members who cannot otherwise access the Reserve on the first three days of the Test.

    Valid visitor tickets holders will also be able to scan their ticket to enter at any time.

    We are delighted to offer Pavilions in the Park as an added benefit of membership. We believe it will significantly enhance the Test match experience and will also ease some pressure in many of our facilities inside the Reserve.