On Sunday the 29th of September 2019, the MCG will once again host a free open day from 11am - 4pm. This popular event is open to all members of the public, and is a great chance to bring the kids along for some free during the school holidays.
There will be loads of free activities and entertainment for people of all ages, including:
Free face painting
Free cricket clinics
Mascots race at 1pm
Animal petting zoo
Free pony rides outside Gate 2
Explore the players change rooms, MCC Library, The Long Room, and the cricket viewing rooms
Come along and watch the mascots race at 1pm (Image Source: MCG Instagram Page)
You're also welcome to bring along your footy and play kick-to-kick with your friends, however, please note that the event entry conditions mention that football boots are not permitted to be worn on the arena playing surface.
Optional Paid Extras: While the event itself is free, there are a couple of optional extras available at a charge:
Have your photo taken with the replica premiership cup. This is priced at $10 on the day, but if you pre-register you'll receive a voucher for the reduced price of $5.
Food and beverages will be also available to purchase on the day, and will include chips, pies, salads and sushi.
Registration/Ticketing: Registration for the event isn't required, and paper tickets are not required for entry. However, if you would like to pre-register, you'll receive a 50% off voucher for a premiership cup photo, plus Victorian residents will be entered into a competition for a chance to win a merchandise pack worth over $200.
Getting There: The MCG is located on Brunton Avenue in Richmond, and access to the event will be via Gate 2.
The MCG is easily accessible by public transport, with both Richmond and Jolimont train stations nearby, as well as route 70, 75 and 48 tram stops. For specific public transport trip planning, visit https://www.ptv.vic.gov.au/
If you're driving, the MCG carparks will be closed on the day, however, there are a number of alternative parking options listed on the MCG website.