Britain’s Sports Pro magazine has selected what they call “the world’s best sports venues” based on ''legacy, location, history, size, versatility, grandeur and technology'--and Melbournians are up in arms that the MCG, AKA the Melbourne Cricket Ground, AKA the Cathedral of Sport, only ranks fifteenth, a lowly ranking they say for "the spiritual home of Australian sport"; a place oozing with history that hosts an average crowd of around 50,000 spectators twice a weekend over the Australian winter, and over 90,000 in AFL finals season.
I must confess, I’m not too happy myself. But there are some stunning stadia that are on their list.
Yas Marina Formula 1 Circuit, Abu Dhabi (above and below)
Cowboys Stadium, Dallas
Wembley Stadium, London
Flushing Meadows, New York
“The G” in action
No-one will be surprised to hear that Eden Park didn’t make the cut.