14 November 2013 - The Melbourne Cricket Club (MCC) will celebrate its 175th anniversary on 15 November this year.
Founded in 1838, the MCC acts as venue manager of the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) and has evolved into an integral part of Melbourne life, with membership one of the most keenly sought-after in Australia.
MCC president, Paul Sheahan, comments on the significance of the Club and its iconic home: “The MCC is more than just a large group of members based at the MCG. For almost two centuries, the MCC has funded and managed the largest and most attended stadium in Australia and today we also operate as a heritage preserver, tourism operator and custodian of public parkland.”
Through its close involvement in the redevelopment of the Melbourne Cricket Ground’s Northern Stand, Aurecon has played a key role in ensuring that the project reflects community aspirations, ensuring that the ‘People’s Ground’ meets and exceeds social and regulatory expectations.
As such, Aurecon congratulates the Club on its enduring legacy and is proud to share in this stadium’s enduring success.
The Melbourne Cricket Ground ‘at a glance’
For more information about the MCC’s 175th anniversary, keep an eye on www.mcc.org.au/mcc175 and the MCC’s social media channels.