NileGuide Expert Says:
Australia's biggest sporting event attracts nearly 100 000 spectators and a television audience of millions.
(Melbourne Cricket Ground, Jolimont)
3001 Melbourne, Australia
tel: +61 3 9643 1999
Such is the popularity of AFL Football that games at the Melbourne Cricket Ground regularly attracts around 90,000. The grand final is the culmination of 6 months of regular play, and has been compared to opera such is the dramatics involved in the day. Tickets are hard to come by, but if lucky, attendees must buy a "fourntwenty pie" with tomato sauce and a beer in hand is usually pretty normal too. International music acts usually play before the game, and the party often continues to another nearby location depending on who won the game. In 2010, the grand final was drawn meaning the teams had to return the next week and do it all over again, and Melburnians loved it.