Sports fans flying to Australia in 2009 can visit one of the Seven Sporting Wonders of the World, according to Australia.com.

Sports fans flying to Australia in 2009 can visit one of the Seven Sporting Wonders of the World, according to Australia.com.

In a poll of British sport-lovers Melbourne Cricket Ground in Victoria – the largest stadium in Australia – was named among seven of the top sporting locations in the world.

The ground seats 100,000 people and came seventh in the Barclays Spaces for Sports survey.

Many high-profile sporting events have taken place at the 150-year-old stadium including the first ever Olympic Games to be held in Australia in 1956, the cricket World Cup Final in 1992 and most recently the Commonwealth Games in 2006.

Known in the region as the ‘G’, the venue has also played host to the Rolling Stones and Madonna concerts as well as Pope John Paul II who held a mass there when he visited the region.

Other places to have been named in the survey included Monaco’s Formula One circuit, the Bernabeu football stadium in Madrid and the Bird’s Nest Stadium in Beijing.

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