MCG to welcome 30,000 fans at Boxing Day Test

A crowd of 30,000 per day has been approved for the Boxing Day Test between Australia and India at the MCG.

Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula has confirmed the figure after a COVIDSafe Event Plan submitted by the Melbourne Cricket Club and Cricket Australia was endorsed by the Chief Health Officer under the Victorian Government’s Public Events Framework.

The approved attendance is higher than the 25,000 per day forecast in late October and is possible due to improved public health conditions.

“Melbourne is the home of Australia’s biggest and most-loved sporting events and it’s fantastic that we will be able to welcome 30,000 fans to the MCG on each day of the Boxing Day Test,” said Pakula.

“It’s testament to the hard work of all Victorians in fighting the virus that Cricket Australia and the MCC have been able to put together a plan that allows for more supporters than had been originally planned.”