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Ashes 2013-14: MCG on track for Boxing Day world record attendance

Ashes 2013-14: MCG on track for Boxing Day world record attendance

According to its website, the MCG’s maximum capacity is approximately 100,000 © Getty Images

Sydney: Nov 1, 2013

All tickets for the opening day of the Ashes 2013-14 Boxing Day Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) have been sold, raising the prospect of a world record crowd, Cricket Australia (CA) said on Friday.

The rush to see Australia face England in the fourth Test has raised the possibility that the official record attendance at a single day of cricket will be smashed, eclipsing the 90,800 who watched Australia’s Test against the West Indies at the MCG in 1961.

The maximum capacity at the ground is approximately 100,000, according to its website.

Tickets have been on sale since October 23, and CA said some were still available for the second, third and fourth days of the Test.

CA Executive General Manager Operations Mike McKenna said the sales set the scene for an incredible start to the match.

“It has been fantastic to see the strong demand for tickets to the Ashes Boxing Day Test, with fans eager to catch the cricket action and soak up the great match atmosphere,” McKenna said.

“The demand for Day One tickets in particular has been impressive and there is a great chance that we will see the world record, for crowd attendance at a single day of cricket, broken on the day.”

Australia, who have lost the past three Ashes series, are fighting to reverse a 3-0 defeat in England earlier this year.

The first Test starts in Brisbane at The Gabba on November 21.

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