East of the CBD lies Yarra Park, containing the hallowed Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). Hosting state and international cricket matches and some of the top Aussie Rules football games, the “G”, as it is affectionately referred to, is one of sports-mad Melburnians’ best-loved icons. Home to the Melbourne Cricket Club since 1853, the complex became the centrepiece of the 1956 Olympic Games after it had been completely reconstructed – only the historic members’ stand survived. The present-day MCG has a capacity of 100,000, boosted by the development of the Northern Stand, which was created for the 2006 Commonwealth Games, and houses the National Sport Museum, containing various sports exhibitions.

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