14 February, 2020

Member Arrangements: ICC Women's T20 World Cup Final


It’s less than one month to go until one of women’s cricket’s largest global events, the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Final 2020, will be played at the MCG on International Women’s Day, Sunday March 8.

Member Access

As consistent with previous ICC Cricket World Cup matches held at the MCG, there will be no MCC Members Reserve for this match.

Membership cards will not be valid at any of the MCG gate turnstiles, including Gate 2. 

However, the Club has secured exclusive access to the Long Room and Members’ Dining Room for use by members and their guests who have purchased tickets to attend the Final

Patrons who have purchased tickets in an area traditionally designated as the MCC Members’ Reserve should be aware that arrangements will differ from those which operate during AFL and other international cricket matches at the MCG.

DRESS CODE

The usual Members Reserve dress code will not be enforced upon gate entry or in the seating areas and most bars.

However a neat casual standard will be required for the Long Room, Members Dining Room and Member’s bar offering for members and guests (outlined below).

MEMBERS’ DINING

The Club has secured exclusive access to the Long Room and Members Dining Room for use by members and their guests who have purchased tickets to attend the Final.

Members will be able to access these spaces by producing their MCC membership card at the entrance doors (subject to meeting the required dress code).

Both rooms will operate in a similar manner to normal international cricket matches, albeit with some slight variations:

Members' Dining Room

Members who have purchased tickets to the ICC T20 Women’s World Cup Final will be able to register in the ballot for a table in the Members Dining Room. 
 
A-la-carte dining will be available for dinner and the bar can be accessed from gate opening time.

The dining ballot will open at 9.00am on Monday February 17 and close at 5.00pm on Thursday February 20. There is a limit of four guests per member

Members with guests in successful bookings will automatically be issued with internal Members Dining Room passes for guests

Bookings will be taken beyond the ballot registration period if the room’s capacity is not reached. Walk-up dining will only be available if the room is not booked out in advance. 
 
In this circumstance, members will be able to apply for guest passes on the match day when registering a booking at the reception desk. 

Long Room

The traditional carvery will be served for dinner in the Long Room on a walk-up basis for the match, and the bar will be open from gate opening time.


Internal Guest Passes

Members may also apply for passes for guests that have tickets to the Final to access both the Long Room and Members Dining Room.  There is a limit of four guest passes per member. 

Applications for passes can be made online on the MCC website and will be allocated on a first-in, first-served basis.  Applications will open on Monday February 24 at 9.00am.

ALCOHOL POLICY

Full-strength alcohol will be served in glass in the exclusive members’ areas (Members Dining Room and Long Room).  Alcohol may not be taken out of these rooms.

Mid-strength alcohol will be served in plastic cups in all other bars and outlets. Drinks may be taken out of these areas and consumed in viewing seats.