The Melbourne Cricket Ground is one of Australia`s most significant sporting stadiums, and is a place that Australians associate with some of the greatest moments in their sporting history.

Dating back to September 1853, when the Melbourne Cricket Club was granted a new site for a ground in the Government Paddock, the MCG has been the scene of many important events, as well as many `firsts` in Australian sporting history.

Millions of fans pass through the gates every year to attend sporting and entertainment events. The MCG was included in the National Heritage List on 26 December 2005. Tours can easily be arranged with expert guides and take approximately 75 minutes departing regularly from Gate 3 from 10am-3pm (except Christmas Day, Good Friday and major MCG event days).

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