It’s game day. You walk out of your hotel near the MCG and the energy is electric. Rival supporters, proudly wearing their team’s colours, begin the march through Yarra Park to the doors of the glorious Melbourne Cricket Ground. You catch your first sight of the grandeur of the pitch below and the sea of supporters singing for their team. You feel the thrill of the moment and the expectation of the contest ahead.
The MCG makes Melbourne a destination in itself. It’s sporting and music spectacles and the roar of 100,000 fans in this modern-day colosseum are enough to make memories of a lifetime.
Whether it’s AFL, cricket, soccer or even a State of Origin showdown you’re here to see, the ‘G (as locals affectionately call it) is a unique experience. And that experience is made all the better by choosing the right place to stay.
Here’s our run-down of Melbourne hotels near the MCG that will have you lapping up the spectacle from the moment you check in to the sound of the final siren that marks victory for your team.