Melbourne’s Sporting Precinct

One of the things Melbourne is most famous for is as the capital of sport in Australia. Within a fifteen minute walk of the CBD, on the eastern side, we have what is known as the Sporting precinct. We have the MCG (home of Aussie Rules footy), National Tennis Centre (home of the Australian Tennis Open), Olympic Park (where the Oympics were held in 1956) and AAMI park (home of Melbourne Victory soccer team and Melbourne Storm Rugby League team).

On Saturday we caught a train into the city, walked to Myer in Bourke St then back to Flinders St and to Hosier Lane. From there we started walking to AAMI Park to watch Melbourne Victory play. We saw some steps that lead to a walkway to the MCG so decided to walk up there because we hadn’t been up there before. I turned around and took some photos looking back to the CBD over Birrarung Marr where they were setting up for the filming of the Ellen show today.


The MCG sits in the middle of Yarra Park, a beautiful green space on the edge of the city.


One thought on “Melbourne’s Sporting Precinct

  1. I love how you don’t mention cricket, which the MCG is named for :-).

    I love that so many other sports are played in the same area too – the velodrome is there for the cycling, rugby union is played there, basketball at Hisense, rowing on the Yarra. It truly is an awesome area.

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