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Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)

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Ask any Victorian and they’ll be aware of the Melbourne Cricket Ground’s reputation as the home of sport. Established in 1853, less than 20 years after the founding of Melbourne, it is steeped in a rich history and often described as the beating heart of this sports-mad city. It was the birthplace of Australian Rules football in 1858, Test Cricket in 1877 and One-Day International Cricket in 1971. It was the main stadium for the 1956 Olympic Games and the 2006 Commonwealth Games, and attracts 100,000 fans to the annual AFL Grand Final and Boxing Day Test.

But the ‘G, as it is affectionately known to locals, is so much more than Australia’s biggest sporting stadium. It has function and dining spaces to suit any occasion, houses Australia’s largest collection of sporting memorabilia at the National Sports Museum, and features state of the art technological capabilities that can enhance your next event.

Discover an extraordinary array of five-star quality function spaces with exceptional facilities, natural light, in-built audio visual and award-winning catering by EPICURE. Choose from our large range of conference rooms and spaces with breathtaking views of the hallowed turf or Melbourne city.

Technological capabilities

From use of the scoreboard to free WIFI for guests, digital screens and use of the boundary fence, opportunities to impress sponsors and guests are endless.

Tours and the National Sports Museum

Taking a guided MCG tour or visiting the National Sports Museum is a fantastic addition to any event. Guided MCG tours take in the highlights of the stadium including the famous Long Room, player change rooms and a walk on the arena boundary.

The National Sports Museum showcases the largest collection of sporting memorabilia in Australia. With the Game On interactive gallery encouraging guests to get involved while surrounded by moments that have shaped Australia’s rich sporting traditions, the National Sports Museum and MCG Tour are an unforgettable component of this unique venue.

Easy access

The MCG can cater to conferences and meetings, corporate functions, and truly unique events. Nestled in Yarra Park and only minutes from the heart of the city, with an allocation of parking and in easy reach of public transport, the ‘People’s Ground’ is famous for its convenience and accessibility.

Your special event

With an unparalleled selection of spaces to choose from, we can cater for conferences of up to 750 delegates with separate catering areas, multiple breakout rooms for concurrent sessions, and vast atrium spaces ideal for exhibitions and trade displays.

The MCG provides an unsurpassable location for any special event. The spectacular setting provides an unmatchable location for weddings, Christmas parties and milestone celebrations. Floor-to-ceiling windows across a broad selection of spaces allow for natural light to stream into your event, while the breathtaking views of the hallowed turf or city skyline provide an impressive backdrop.

Each event is treated with equal importance as EPICURE’s team work closely with you to deliver tailored, unforgettable functions. EPICURE’s food philosophy resonates with lovers of the simple things in life: good food, good wine, and great company. EPICURE delivers all event elements, ensuring that a conference at the MCG is truly unique and unmatchable.

Meeting Facilities
  • Number of Rooms: 29
  • Theatre Capacity: 760
  • Banquet Capacity: 620
  • Classroom Capacity: 300
  • Suites: 5
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  • Number of Booths: 50
  • Floorplan: View/Download File
  • Space Notes: 29 different function spaces with views of the MCG arena, CBD or Yarra Park. Floor to ceiling windows with natural light. Guests can take their conference catering into the grand stand watching the arena staff prepare the ground for the next big game at the MCG.
  • Cabaret Capacity: 496
  • Rounds Capacity: 620
  • Banquet Round Capacity: 620
  • Cocktail Capacity: 1,000

Meeting Rooms

Room Name Sq. Metres Theatre Banquet
Frank Grey-Smith Bar Lvl 3       60     70  
National Sports Museum       30     50  
Hans Ebeling Room Lvl 2       80     90  
Olympic Atrium Lvl 2           120  
Ponsford Atrium Lvl 2       120     120  
Harrison Room A       70     210  
Harrison Room B       110     220  
Yarra Park Room   534.00     290     320  
Jim Stynes Room   746.00     300     330  
HCA Harrison Room Lvl 2           430  
Olympic Room   779.00     600     550  
Members Dining Room   900.00     760     550  
OLYMPIC STAND            
Olympic Lounge Lvl 3            
Betty Cuthbert Lounge   606.00          
MEMBERS RESERVE STAND            
Pearcy Beames Bar            
Blazer Bar Lvl 1            
Bull Ring Bar B1            
PONSFORD STAND            
Ponsford Lounge Lvl 3            
Dean Jones Bar Lvl 2            
AFL Dining Room   535.00     280     420  
Tom Wills Room   174.00     72     110  
Premiership Club Dining Room   420.00     264     280  
Stumps Tavern            
David Neitz Terrace            
Members Dining Room   900.00     760     550  
    • Room Name: Frank Grey-Smith Bar Lvl 3
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    • Room Name: National Sports Museum
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    • Room Name: Hans Ebeling Room Lvl 2
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    • Banquet: 90
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    • Room Name: Olympic Atrium Lvl 2
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    • Banquet: 120
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    • Room Name: Ponsford Atrium Lvl 2
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    • Room Name: Harrison Room A
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    • Banquet: 210
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    • Room Name: Harrison Room B
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    • Room Name: Yarra Park Room
    • Sq. Metres: 534.00
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    • Banquet: 320
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    • Room Name: Jim Stynes Room
    • Sq. Metres: 746.00
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    • Banquet: 330
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    • Room Name: HCA Harrison Room Lvl 2
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    • Room Name: Olympic Room
    • Sq. Metres: 779.00
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    • Room Name: Members Dining Room
    • Sq. Metres: 900.00
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    • Room Name: Betty Cuthbert Lounge
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    • Room Name: Dean Jones Bar Lvl 2
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    • Room Name: AFL Dining Room
    • Sq. Metres: 535.00
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    • Banquet: 420
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    • Room Name: Tom Wills Room
    • Sq. Metres: 174.00
    • Theatre: Yes
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    • Banquet: 110
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    • Room Name: Premiership Club Dining Room
    • Sq. Metres: 420.00
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    • Banquet: 280
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    • Room Name: David Neitz Terrace
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    • Room Name: Members Dining Room
    • Sq. Metres: 900.00
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