MELBOURNE 2015 – CONGRESS DINNER
Tuesday, November 17, 2015. 19h00
Lord’s, Wembley, Eden Gardens and Yankee Stadium are considered among the greatest sporting arenas in the world, but for history, pure drama and emotion, it’s hard to look past the Melbourne Cricket Ground. From humble beginnings back in 1853, the MCG has established a marvellous history that compares favourably with any other stadium in the world, hosting international cricket including the first-ever Test and the 1992 and 2015 World Cup Final, countless Australian Football Grand Finals, the 1956 Olympic Games and the 2006 Commonwealth Games.
Apart from the magnificent sporting contests, the mighty MCG provides visitors with world-class facilities. These superior facilities will be seen at their best during the Congress Dinner.
In the style of a ‘progressive dinner’ featuring premium, seasonal Australian produce and accompanying wines, the evening will commence with pre dinner drinks and canapés served in the National Sports Museum (NSM). The home to over 2,500 objects relating to the greatest moments in Australia’s rich sporting history, the NSM will give guests the opportunity to learn more about the history of sport in Australia and even try their hand at various activities in the interactive gallery!
Following pre dinner drinks, guests will be taken out onto the ‘hallowed turf’ of the MCG for a walk around the Boundary Line (weather permitting). Finally, main course and dessert will be enjoyed from the comfort of the Dining Room, with floor to ceiling windows providing a spectacular view of the stadium as a backdrop for the final part of the evening.
The cost is $110 USD per person (10% GST incl.).
The MCG is a 20 – 30 minute walk along the Yarra River from the Congress venue, or 10 minutes by taxi. Coaches will depart from the Convention Centre.