The Melbourne Sports Precinct is home to a range of venues that cater for sports such as AFL, cricket, football/soccer and tennis to name a few. The most notable of these venues is the MCG, also known as “The G”. MCG stands for Melbourne Cricket Ground, and can hold approximately one hundred thousand spectators. It has a rich history, which you can view at the museum at the ground. You can see the large light towers of the MCG on the right hand side of this painting.
Similarly, on the left side behind a group of trees is Rod Laver Arena, host of the Australian Open. Obviously, transport is important to get people to the venue, and the vast majority of people take the train via this railway line. This area was at one time the Jolimont Railway Yard, which was a large train storage yard on the edge of the city. This line runs between Richmond station and Flinder’s Street Station. After the Melbourne Sports Precinct was built, the yards were moved to other suburban locations.
In the background under a bright blue afternoon sky, are the buildings of the city skyline. As you approach the city, there are a number of tunnels that lead into the city loop. If your train isn’t running direct to Flinder’s Street, your next stop will be Parliament station near Parliament House. There is currently a new underground railway line under construction in Melbourne, known as the Metro Tunnel. Generally it’s very easy to travel around Melbourne by train, as long as it’s on time.