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Know your ICC World Cup 2015 venue - MCG (Melbourne)

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The iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) will become only the second venue after Lord's (England) to host ICC World Cup finals more than once. Lord's got the honour of being the ground to crown the champion on 4 occasions (1975, 79, 83 and 99). Now, MCG will host World Cup 2015 final, second one after 1992.

World Cup Special; Tournament Guide; List of broadcasters

On 29 March, the 2015 champions will be known at the MCG. The tournament gets under way (Australian leg) at the same venue on 14 February. On the same day, New Zealand's Christchurch has got the honour of opening the tournament.

MCG venue map

Here is your complete guide to MCG

Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) (Melbourne) (All venues' guide)

About Melbourne

The city of Melbourne is located around Port Phillip Bay, with the city centre positioned along the Yarra River offering a maze of hidden laneways, bars, restaurants and off-the-beaten-track boutiques.

Stadium Information

One of the most iconic stadia in the world, the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) holds a special place in Australian sport.

This multi-purpose stadium hosted the 1956 Olympic Games and 2006 Commonwealth Games, as well as international cricket, rugby, rugby league, football and Australia Rules
Football matches. The stadium is home to the Victorian Bushrangers and Melbourne Stars in the Big Bash League.

The MCG was built in 1853 and hosted the first ever Test Match, in 1877, between Australia and England, making it the birthplace of Test cricket. It was also the venue for the first-ever ODI in 1970-71 between Australia and England, and hosted the ICC Cricket World Cup 1992 final between England and Pakistan.

The grounds also house the Australian National Sports Museum, offering the nation's finest collection of sporting history.

Conveniently, the MCG sits in close proximity to Melbourne's central city, requiring just a short train or tram ride to reach the arena.

Stadium Address

MCG, Brunton Avenue, Richmond, Victoria 3002

Capacity - 90,000

First Established/Built - 1853

1st ODI - Australia Vs England (January 5, 1971) Australia won by 5 wickets

Matches (All games start at 9 AM IST)

14 February - Australia Vs England (Pool A)

22 February - India Vs South Africa (Pool B)

26 February - Sri Lanka Vs Bangladesh (Pool A)

19 March - Quarter-final 2

29 Match - Final

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Story first published: Thursday, February 12, 2015, 13:31 [IST]
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