Melbourne Stars

 
Captain: Australia Shane Warne
Coach: Australia Greg Shipperd
Chairman: Australia Eddie McGuire
Colours:      Green
Founded: 2011
Home ground: Melbourne Cricket Ground
Capacity: 100,118(Cricket)
Big Bash League wins: 0
   
 

lbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) is an Australian sports stadium located in Yarra Park, Melbourne, Victoria, and is home to the Melbourne Cricket Club.

It is the tenth-largest stadium in the world, the largest in Australia, the largest stadium for playing cricket, and holds the world record for the highest light towers at any sporting venue.

The MCG is within walking distance of the city centre and is served by the Richmond railway station, Richmond, and the Jolimont railway station, East Melbourne.

It is part of the Melbourne Sports and Entertainment Precinct.

   
           

Internationally, the MCG is remembered as the centrepiece stadium of both the 1956 Summer Olympics and the 2006 Commonwealth Games.

The open-air stadium is also one of the world's most famous cricket venues, with the well-attended Boxing Day Test match commencing on Boxing Day (26 December) each year.

Throughout the winter, it serves as the home of Australian rules football, with at least one game (though usually more) held there each round.

The stadium fills to capacity for the AFL Grand Final in late September, or early October.


The MCG, often referred to by locals as "The G", has also hosted other major events, including International Rules between the Australian Football League (AFL) and Gaelic Athletic Association, international Rugby union, State of Origin series (rugby league), FIFA World Cup qualifiers and International Friendly matches, serves as the finish line for the Melbourne Marathon and also major rock concerts

           
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