The MCG is a Melbourne icon; built in 1853 it has hosted the first ever Test, the 1956 Olympic games and in 1986, Pope John Paul II held a mass here. Countless VFL/AFL Grand Finals have been played here, and many bands have held their concerts here as well.
The G is easy to get to on public transport, and there is ample parking as well. You can even park in the city and walk along the Yarra River or behind Birrarung Marr to get to the G. Entry is well organised; bags are searched and you are not permitted to bring alcohol in, or any glass - you can purchase alcohol inside. Upstairs are the members areas and the closed-in bars and cafes, whilst downstairs are your run-of-the-mill food vendors and bars with turnstile entry and cash register exits. There is a good variety of food, although it can be a bit expensive, especially for a family. There is no smoking allowed on site and you can get a pass-out if you need to go out for a cigarette.
The MCG is a great venue for sports, music or any gathering.
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