Melbourne Sports & Outdoors

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    MCG - The Melbourne Cricket Ground

    by keeweechic Updated Aug 5, 2003

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    The Melbourne Cricket Ground is a major venue for most sporting and entertainment events that are held in Melbourne. Melburnians are fanatical with their Aussie Rules Footy. Outdoor concerts are also held there from time to time. While I was dragged along to the odd footy match (but in the comfort of a private box), no one had to drag me to one of the concerts there.

    The MCG is also home to the Australian Gallery of Sport which records Australian sporting history and the Olympic Museum, with memorabilia dating back to the first Olympics in 1896.

    Yarra Park, Jolimont.

    Take any tram travelling east along Flinders St from the city; nearest stations Jolimont or Richmond; it's a five-minute drive from the city.

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    All sports

    by maryamy Written Apr 16, 2003

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    With the MCG, the tennis courts and the formula one circuit, there is always something going on sporting wise in this city.
    You can always try your hand at golf just outside the city or take a boat out for sailing, go swimming with dolphins or any other watersports you can think of. Surfshire is only a short drive out to the west...

    Equipment: Swimming and watersports gear must be a must?!

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    Footies Aussie Rules

    by Audrey118 Written Feb 27, 2003
    Footies - Aussie Rules

    This is a very popular game - it is only during the winter season....all the spectators are bedecked in colours, scarves etc with the colours of their favourite team.

    it is interesting their rules are and the number of goal posts!!!

    see more in the winter holidays in Melbourne travelogue

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    Australian Open

    by malibu Written Oct 11, 2002

    A great tip for tennisfans: in the second week of the Australian Open you can just rock up to the Melbourne Park National Tennis Centre and buy a grounds pass for just $15. You won't be able to enter the Rod Laver Arena though, but I managed to see Martina Hingis and Monica Seles in action on one of the smaller courts.
    Bring plenty of suncream and a hat!

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    Grand Slam Tennis

    by alisonr Written Sep 16, 2002

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    If you happen to be in Melbourne in January, you should go to the Australian Open Tennis. The prices are very reasonable and the weather is usually pretty good, so enjoy a couple of days early in the week to see a lot of good players.

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    Aerial Pingpong?

    by alisonr Written Sep 16, 2002

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    If you are a sports fan and you are in Melbourne from about April to September, you should see an Australian Rules Football match at either the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) or Colonial Stadium.
    This game is played no where else in the world, it is totally unique to Australia. If you can, go with a local so you can get an explaination as to what the hell they are doing, as some aspects of this game are like no other.

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    Telstra Dome

    by cjg1 Updated Nov 7, 2007

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    August 6, 2005.  Swans win!

    Once again I was able to attend a Swans victory. This time I had to go to Melbourne and the Telstra Dome to do it.

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    The Melbourne Cricket Ground

    by millablake Written Oct 6, 2006
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    THE PEOPLE'S GROUND

    also called the MGC, or just 'The G'.

    Cricket from November until February.

    AFL (Aussie Rules Footy) from March until That Day in September.

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    Melbourne Grand Prix

    by jeffmartinartist Written May 3, 2005

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    I was invited to the Melbourne Grand Prix which is close to where I live in Melbourne. I can't say i'm the greatest fan but I did enjoy myself and have added a few shots as an album.

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    After the race

    by Diceman_ Updated Mar 20, 2004

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    Pit Straight

    After the race has finished the gates are opened and you can walk around the track to your heart's content.
    Entry into to pit lane is not permitted.

    Equipment: Stilts, blowtorch, camera

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    Football

    by Kate-Me Written Jun 16, 2003
    Telstra Dome

    Aussie Rules Football was born in Victoria, and though these days they have teams in other states too for the VFL, Melbourne is still really seen as its home. ,

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  • Melbourne Sports and Aquatic centre

    by Julesy Written Nov 21, 2002

    the melbourne sports and aquatic centre, has heaps of basketball courts, squash crts, a gym, a pool, a mini wave pool and a water slide

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