Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
The Melbourne Cricket Ground, established in 1853, was the venue for the first ever international match. With a seating capacity of approximately 100,000, it has hosted 107 Test matches so far. It is regarded as Australia’s premier sporting venue, having been the main stadium in the 1956 Olympics, the athletics venue for 2006 Commonwealth Games, besides being host to Australian rules football, rugby, and several other sports. Its floodlights are the tallest for any sporting venue around the world. The annual Boxing Day Test match is one of the most popular events hosted at the ground.