Visiting the MCG for the 2022 AFL Premiership Season

Step into greatness when footy returns to the 'G!

The Melbourne Cricket Club, as ground managers of the MCG, looks forward to welcoming you to the 'G throughout the 2022 AFL Premiership Season.

In 2022, the MCG is committed to ensuring that all patrons can experience the MCG in a safe way across the 2022 AFL Premiership Season.

As a result, things may look a little different since your last visit to the ‘G. Below you will find everything you need to know to help make your experience a great one.

Get your tickets

Tickets for rounds 22-23 of the AFL Premiership Season are now available via Ticketek.

A total of 10 tickets can be purchased in one transaction via Ticketek.

View the 2022 AFL Premiership Season fixture at the MCG here.

Mobile tickets

Your ticket for the match will be delivered digitally via Ticketek. You will need to download your mobile ticket prior to arriving at the MCG. If you have purchased tickets for others, remember to forward tickets to the individuals attending within your group for easy entry. This can be done by forwarding the SMS you received from Ticketek, or by copying and pasting the ticket link into an SMS. These tickets will be used for entry at the turnstiles.

For a quicker entry, we recommend downloading your mobile tickets prior to arriving at the MCG.

Getting to the 'G

In 2022, the process for entry into the MCG will take longer than usual. To ensure you are inside the MCG in time for the match start, arrive early and leave plenty of time for the entry process.

To ease congestion on roads, the public transport network and at the Gate, we advise patrons to arrive early to the MCG.

Public transport

The MCG is easily accessible via public transport, including major train and tram lines. Plan your journey here.

Car parking

Public parking in Yarra Park is available for some matches at the MCG. Please check our Parking Information page for a full list of opening times and availability. We endeavour to provide disability parking for all matches.

Road closures

Road closures around the MCG may be in place at high-traffic times during events at the MCG. Cars may also be held in the car park for a short time after the match. Roads that may be subject to road closures include Brunton Avenue, Jolimont Street, Jolimont Terrace and Wellington Parade.

To see the road closures for upcoming events, view the event pages here.

Once inside the MCG

This year, public tickets include a mixture of reserved seats and general admission seating. 

Reserved tickets: your bay, row and seat number will be indicated on your mobile ticket. Please ask one of our friendly staff members if you require assistance with finding your seat. 

General admission: with general admission tickets, you can sit in any of the general admission areas. These areas work on a first-in, best dressed basis. General admission seating areas will be available on the events page on our website, and on the general admission screens on entry to your Gate at the MCG.

COVIDSafe Measures

The MCG committed to the ongoing wellbeing of all visitors to the Ground.

The Victorian Government has recently relaxed some of the COVIDSafe measures for the state. However when visiting the MCG, please remember to wash or sanitise your hands regularly, using one of the 275 Dettol hand sanitisation stations throughout the Ground.

We also recommend packing a fitted face mask. While masks are not required by patrons at the MCG, we strongly recommend masks be worn where physical distancing cannot be maintained. A reminder that face masks must also be worn on public transport and in rideshare vehicles.

MCG facilities

Having trouble finding something? Find it in the stadium directory.

Accessible seating

Accessible seating is available in all stands at the MCG. Availability is event dependent.

Great Southern Stand
Accessible seating is only available on levels 1 and 2 of the Great Southern Stand. Public availability of accessible seating on level 2 is restricted during the AFL Premiership Season as this area often forms part of the home club’s season reserved seat or dining room allocations.

Ponsford Stand
Accessible seating is available on levels 1, 2 and 4 of the Ponsford Stand.

Olympic Stand
Accessible seating is available on levels 1, 2 and 4 of the Olympic Stand.

New MCG Multi-Faith Prayer Room

The new MCG Multi-Faith Prayer Room is open to all patrons from Round 1 onward. Located on Level B1 of the Shane Warne Stand (at approximately M13), the room is able to cater for more than 50 patrons at one time, and is suitable for patrons of all faiths including Christian, Muslim, Jewish and Hindu.

Replacing a previous smaller space in the Ponsford Stand, the new Multi-Faith Prayer Room is accessible for all patrons from across the stadium, regardless of where they are seated.

Conditions of Entry

View Conditions of Entry
View the MCC COVIDSafe Plan

Please note: Smoking and vaping are not permitted inside the MCG.

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