The Club is excited to welcome members back into the Members’ Reserve for this week’s Sheffield Shield match between Victoria and Tasmania.A decision has been made to host up to 1,000 spectators to the match, with all attendees gaining free of charge access.
As a way to assist capacity management and contact tracing as outlined in the MCG’s endorsed COVIDSafe event plan, the Club has decided to contain all attending patrons to Level 1 of the Members' Reserve.
The MCC is committed to working closely with Cricket Victoria and the Victorian Government to protect the wellbeing of members attending this Sheffield Shield fixture.
Event InformationSheffield Shield 2020-21: Victoria vs Tasmania
Date: Friday, March 5 – Monday, March 8, 2021
Gates Open: 10.00am AEDT
Match Start: 10.30am AEDT
Crowd CapacityCricket Victoria and the MCG have capped capacity of attendees to 1,000 fans per day.
Once the 1,000-person capacity is reached, members will no longer be permitted entry. Updates on capacity will be provided on the Club’s social media channels.
TicketsEntry is free with no tickets issued.
Members will be granted entry as walk-ups only, on a first-in, best-dressed basis.
All attendees will be required to check-in inside Gate 2, using the displayed QR codes via the Service Victoria app. The Service Victoria app is available to download from the Apple Store or on Google Play.
Wristbands will be distributed to all attendees. Wristbands will be required to be worn throughout the duration of your attendance at the MCG, each day.
Attendees will need to treat their wristband as a ‘pass out’, if they wish to exit and re-enter the Members’ Reserve throughout each day.
Entry GateEntry is via Gate 2 only for all attendees to assist the Club in capacity management and contact tracing.
SeatingOnly Level 1 within the Members’ Reserve will be open to attendees.
As the event will not be ticketed, attendees are welcome to sit anywhere within this section, and will be required to physically distance themselves within the Level 1 Members’ Reserve arena seating.
Access to all other levels will be restricted, the toilet facilities on B1 will be used.
Before arriving at the groundWe encourage all members and their guests to do the following, as part of their preparation if they plan to attend:
- Make sure you pack your debit, credit or MCCPlus+ card as the MCG now operates as a cashless venue.
- Pack a fitted face mask as it needs to be worn in congestion, specifically on public transport and through the security and entry process.
- Come prepared for all types of weather conditions, including packing a hat, sunscreen, sunglasses and a poncho or a raincoat.
- Only bags that must fit under seat, will be permitted. There will be no cloaking facilities at the MCG.
Parking & TransportYarra Park will not be open for this event. As such, we encourage all members to arrange their own transport or ride-sharing arrangements:
- Train: Jolimont or Richmond Station
- Tram: No. 75, No. 48
Food & BeveragesTakeaway food and beverage outlets on Level 1 of the Members’ Reserve will be available to patrons across all days of the fixture.
The Hugh Trumble Café – located on Level 1 of the Members’ Reserve – will be open to all patrons across all days of the fixture, for takeaway options and sit-down meals.
As the event is now open to the public and seating arrangements are restricted to Level 1 of the Members’ Reserve, members are advised that the Frank Grey Smith Bar will NOT be open for this event.
DiningThe Committee Room will remain open as per normal trading hours, on the Friday only of this event.
The Committee Room is available to members. To book, call (03) 9657 8888.
COVIDSafe MeasuresPlease play your role in being COVIDSafe, and following these simple directions:
- Clean hands. Please remember to wash or sanitise your hands regularly.
- Know when it’s time to bow out. Feel unwell or have cold symptoms? Then please stay at home.
- Protect the head. Please wear a fitted face mask when in congested areas (for example in food & beverage outlets, toilets and entering and exiting the venue).
- Stay at least a couple of cricket bat’s length apart. For good measure, please stay 1.5 metres from one another.
At the MCGThe Australian Sports Museum will be open to the public on Friday to Sunday, 10am-5pm, with entry via Gate 3. Tickets need to be pre-booked by visiting australiansportsmuseum.org.au
The Paddock Café will also be open during this time.
Fans seated in the Members’ Reserve for the Sheffield Shield match, will not be able to access the Australian Sports Museum or the Paddock Café from inside the Reserve.
Fans who wish to visit the Australian Sports Museum during this time, must exit from Gate 2 and re-enter the MCG via Gate 3.
Please note: Australian Sports Museum visitors will NOT be counted as part of the 1,000 venue capacity for the Sheffield Shield match.
Here to helpWe’re here to help – all attendees are encouraged to contact management in the event of any assistance, want to alert to a COVISafe protocol breach or have witnessed anti-social behaviour. The channels in which fans can contact management are through:
Information found at: mcc.org.au
Live Chat function on the MCC website (Friday: 9am-5pm, Saturday to Monday: 10am – 3pm. All times AEDT)
View Conditions of Entry
View additional Conditions of Entry relating to COVID-19
MCC Library Fact SheetSheffield Shield 2021: Victoria v Tasmania
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