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It’s an incredible feat to have the “G” all spruced up by 10am the day after 100,000 people cram it’s rafters leaving behind a mountain of refuse. But that’s exactly what the MCG did this year to the delight of many thousands who passed through it’s bowels.

Dad and I had a great time getting into the National Sports Museum on the cheap ($5), imagining great feats on the hallowed turf and scuffing the well worn burgundy carpets of the Long Room.

We ended up getting maxed out by the crowd so missed opportunities such as visiting the player change rooms, Ron Casey Media Centre, MCC library and the cricket team official viewing rooms.

Despite the crowd the opportunity and day is a corker. Take a tip from me, get there open doors for the players change room and go there first thing, the lineup for it snakes right around the oval by the time everyone piles in.

Kudos to the MCG committee for taking the initiative to put on the day and the MCC volunteers who were helpful and friendly wherever we turned.

Ooo-roo, Nick.

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