Skip to Content.Skip to Navigation.
Daily Summaries: 0 - 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 - 11

Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)

Accessibility Logo View the MCG's accessibility information, or for more details view the Games Accessibility information.

OR

Jump to seating chart:

The Melbourne Cricket Ground, or the 'G' as it's affectionately known by Melburnians, is recognised as one of the world's great sporting stages. The home of sport in Australia, the MCG featured in the 1956 Melbourne Olympic Games. It is where much of the drama in Melbourne, including both Opening and Closing Ceremonies, will unfold in 2006.

Only a 10-minute walk from Melbourne's city centre, the MCG will host the Track and Field events, incorporating events for Elite Athletes with a Disability (EAD) and the start and finish of the Marathon. The Marathon will wind its way around the city of Melbourne, taking in some of the city's major tourist attractions. The roar from the fans when they are together at the 'G' has to be heard to be believed - it is one of the great sensations in world sport.

An international-standard, eight-lane synthetic track will be installed on the MCG arena surface, together with all jump and field event areas. The sprint straight will have the recommended minimum nine lanes.

Construction is underway and some parts are already complete for the redevelopment of the Northern Stand. These new state-of-the-art facilities will be completed for the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games.

Seating chart: Ceremonies

The Opening and Closing Ceremonies will be held at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

There are four pricing levels; Price Level A, Price Level B, Price Level C and Price Level D.

There are four seating levels; Level M, Level N, Level P and Level Q.

On Level M, the first few rows of seating at the front of the stand is Price Level C. Seating in the middle rows in Bays M1 to M36 is Price Level B, and seating from M37 to M57 is Price Level A. The seating in the next few rows in all Bays on Level M is Price Level C and the seating in the last few rows in all Bays on Level M is Price Level D.

On Level N, seating in the rear section of Bays N1 to N28 is Price Level B and seating in the front section of Bays N1 to N28 are Price Level A. All seating in Bays N29 to N57 is Price Level A.

On Level P, all seating is Price Level A.

On Level Q seating in the front few rows of the entire level is Price Level A. Seating in the next few rows of the entire level is Price Level B. The next and largest proportion of seating is Price Level C. The remaining seating in all Bays of Level Q is Price Level D.

Ticketing LogoBuy Opening Ceremony tickets now.

Ticketing LogoBuy Closing Ceremony tickets now.

Transport iconView transport information for travelling to the MCG.

Seating chart: Athletics

The Athletic events will be held at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

There are four pricing levels; Price Level A, Price Level B, Price Level C and Price Level D.

There are four seating levels radiating out from the field of play in this order; Level M, Level N, Level P
and Level Q.

On Level M, the seating in the front half of Bays M1 to M32 is Price Level B. The seating in the front half of Bays M33 to M57 is Price Level A. The seating in the next few Rows in all the Bays is Price Level C, and the seating in the final few Rows is Price Level D.

On Level N, seating in Bays N1 to N31 is Price Level B, apart from a small strip of Price Level A at the front of the stand within Bays N9 to N17. Seating in Bays N32 to N57 is Price Level A.

On Level P, seating in Bays P1 to P27 is all Price Level B. Seating in Bays P43 to P48 is Price Level A.

On Level Q, seating in the front sections of Bays Q33 to Q54 is Price Level B. Seating in the rear of the entire level is Price Level D. The remainder of all seating on Level Q is Price Level C.

Ticketing LogoBuy Athletics tickets now.

Transport iconView transport information for travelling to the MCG.


Seating chart: Super Sunday


The Super Sunday events will be held at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

There are two pricing levels; Price Level A and Price Level B.

There are four seating levels; Level M, Level N, Level P and Level Q.

On Level M, seating in the front three quarters of the stand are Price Level A while seating in the rear quarter is Price Level B.

On Level N, seating is all Price Level A.

On Level P, seating in Bays P1 to P26 is all Price Level B.

On Level Q, seating is all Price Level B.

Ticketing LogoBuy Athletics tickets now.

Transport iconView transport information for travelling to the MCG.


Venue details: Athletics, Ceremonies, Super Sunday

MCG VENUE DETAILS ALL VENUE DETAILS
Seating: Reserved.

Bicycles: Limited space.

Public Parking: Not available.

Box Office Opens: 2 hours prior to session time.

Gates Open: 2 hours prior to Athletics and 3 hours prior to Ceremonies.

Stroller Storage: Available.

Venue restrictions: Observe the list of restricted items which cannot be brought into the venue.

Sport Specific information: Please be quiet at the start of a race.

Mobile Phones: Allowed.

Flash Photography: Will be permitted at this venue.
Can I bring a bag?
Large bags eskies and picnic hampers are not permitted in Games venues. Bags must be able to sit under the seat. All bags will be inspected on entry to Games venues. It will take people with a bag longer to enter Games venues than those without a bag.

Can I bring a flag and banner?
Flags and banners smaller than one metre by one metre and with handles shorter than one metre long may be taken into Games venues. Flags and banners must not cover any Games venue signage.

Security
The safety and security of all spectators is a priority. Every person entering a Games venue will need to pass through a security screening process. They can expect the process to be similar to an airport security check. The contents of pockets will be checked and bags will be searched.

Can I bring my own food and drink?
Each competition venue has a range of food and drink refreshments available for purchase. A small amount of unopened food and drink may be brought into venues by spectators.

Alcohol cannot be taken into any Games venue.

Can I bring a camera or video camera? Not available. Photography and filming for personal, non-commercial purposes is permitted at Games venues. Some venues however, do not allow for flash photography.


Accessibility Logo

Accessibility Information

Nearest Live / Cultural site: Birrung Marr, Alexander Gardens, Federation Square.

Preferred transport: Train to Flinders Street across to Federation Square and catch the accessible shuttle bus or train to Jolimont station to the venue.


Accessibility LogoAccessible Transport

Transport details

  • Flinders street station to Federation Square accessible shuttle bus.
  • Accessible shuttle bus from Federation Square to the venue (Gate 2).
  • Accessible shuttle bus from Federation Square to MPV and across the bridge (Gate 6).
  • Jolimont Station.
  • Richmond Station (companion assistance required).

Pathways

  • Accessible shuttle bus stop to venue –across Jolimont street to join the pedestrian pathway from the YPPL Pedestrian bridge link - 200 metres.
  • Jolimont station – Steep gradient from station - 400 metres.
  • Richmond station – 500 metres.
  • MPV accessible shuttle bus stop – lift adjacent to MPV bridge link pathway to Gate 6 – 600 metres.

Melways Ref/Landmark

  • Cnr of Jolimont St and Jolimont Lane, Melways Ref: 2G, B6.


Accessibility LogoAccessible Pick up/Drop off

Transport details

  • Available on Wellington Parade.

Pathways

  • Steep gradient from Wellington Parade - approx 400 metres.

Melways Ref/Landmark

  • Melways Ref 2G, D5.


Accessibility LogoAccessible Taxi Pick up / Drop off

Transport details

  • Available on Jolimont Terrace.

Pathways

  • Drop off to Gate 2 – 100 metres.

Melways Ref/Landmark

  • Melways Ref: 2G, C6.


Accessibility logo.Accessible Parking

Transport details

  • Federation Square – limited availability.
  • Private parking stations include: 114 Flinders street – 100 metres to Fed Sq & 172 Flinders street – 50 metres to Fed Sq.

Pathways

  • Fed Sq. to MCG – accessible pathway through Birrung Marr over the YPPL bridge to the MCG – 1.7km.

Melways Ref/Landmark

  • Melways Ref: 2F, H6.


Accessibility LogoAccessible Seating

Transport details

  • Available on main concourse and levels 1 – 4.

Pathways

  • All internal pathways are accessible.


Accessibility Logo

Accessible Toilets

Transport details

  • Available throughout the venue and in Yarra Park North and Yarra Park South.

Pathways

  • All internal pathways are accessible.

Ticketing LogoBuy tickets now.

Transport iconView transport information for travelling to the MCG.

The Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games will be an accessible event.
This Website is closed and for reference purposes only. To guarantee the stability of Games data, all external links are being removed.

See you at Delhi 2010
Fireworks at the MCG at the closing of Melbourne 2006.
After eleven fun packed days, Melbourne 2006 is now over and all thoughts turn to the next Games - Delhi 2010. Nameste! See you in Delhi 2010! Swagatam!
Revisit the Incredible India Closing Ceremony gallery.
View great merchandise in the Online Shop.
Wear, swap, give and live to be part of the Commonwealth Games.
See great gifts in our Online Shop.
Navigation Menu
Karak's footprints
Table Tennis information