Australian Rules Football
Melbourne loves sport but especially Australian Rules Football. Aussie Rules, as it is commonly known, was originally most popular in Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania and Western Australia. The New South Wales and Queensland teams in existence today were either initially Victorian teams that relocated or more recently established clubs. Football has been played at the MCG (Melbourne Cricket Ground) since 1897 and was originally introduced at the oval to keep the Cricketers fit in the winter months. Melbournians have always been very passionate about the game and this enthusiasm is now spreading around the country. Victoria still has more teams than any other state, so the city has an influx most weekends from interstate teams and their fans filling much of Melbourne's accommodation. There are three venues in Melbourne and the surrounding area. The MCG (slightly SE of the City), Etihad Stadium (just SW of the city in Docklands) and the Skilled Stadium in Geelong (3/4 of an hour SW of Melbourne). If you are visiting for the football the accommodation in Melbourne is very diverse and you have many Hotels and Serviced Apartments to choose from.
Melbourne Accommodation Near The MCG and Etihad Stadium
Below is a sample of Accommodation in Melbourne close to the MCG and Etihad Stadium. To book hotels click on the picture. To book and compare a more comprehensive list of accommodation in Melbourne click the blue buttons.
Mantra on Jolimont
The Mantra on Jolimont is a 4 star serviced apartment property providing studio, 1 and 2 bedroom apartments.
You only have a 3 min. walk to the MCG.
A 4½ star hotel located in Flinders St. just minutes from the MCG and the heart of Melbourne's City Centre.
The foyer boasts a genuine Lindrum Billiard table which guests are welcome to enjoy or just enjoy a drink or two in front of the open fireplace. A very unique Melbourne accommodation property.
Mercure Melbourne Spring Street
Rooms have beautiful views of Treasury Gardens and range from standard to deluxe suites, so there is something to suit everyone.
This property strives to provide quality, affordable and comfortable accommodation in Melbourne.
Accommodation Near Etihad Stadium
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Grand Mercure Apartments Docklands
This Docklands serviced apartment accommodation is within walking distance of the Etihad Stadium. An ideal location in a Grand Mercure property that provides spacious contemporary fully self-contained luxury serviced apartments.1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments are available. Also available in the area are restaurants, supermarkets and retail shops all within walking distance.
Travelodge Docklands opened in 2010. This Melbourne Hotel provides a perfect location for all visitors looking for accommodation near Etihad Stadium. To be more accurate it is actually right next door to the Etihad Stadium. The Travelodge chain provides high quality accommodation at a very reasonable price.
Accommodation near Geelong Football Clubs, Skilled Stadium
Below is a sample of Accommodation in Geelong near Geelong Football Clubs, Skilled Stadium. To book or see a more comprehensive list of Accommodation in Geelong, click on a photo.
The Mercure Geelong is a 4 star Hotel only four blocks from the Skilled Stadium at Kardinia Park. This property provides a great location with over a 130 rooms with bay or city views.