The MCG already holds the record for the highest official attendance recorded for a cricket match at the World Cup final in 2015. In 2020, another slice of history beckons.
The ICC Women's T20 World Cup final will be held on International Women's Day at the MCG in 2020, raising the potential to break what will then be a 21-year-old record held by the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California.
In 1999, the Rose Bowl hosted 90,185 people for the FIFA Women's World Cup Final between USA and China – still the largest ever crowd for a women's sporting match.
Three-time T20 World Cup winner Alex Blackwell says the momentum generated by Australia's recent triumph in the Caribbean will be the perfect springboard to continue pushing the boundaries for women’s sport as hosts of T20 cricket’s showpiece in 2020.
"I can just picture it," Blackwell said. "It’s the 8th of March 2020 at the MCG, packed house, its the T20 World Cup final, and we're cheering on Australia to win another trophy.
"And for it to be a World Record attendance for a women's sporting event across any code across the whole globe. That's something I think all Australian's will want to be a part of it."
“What a great opportunity for the whole country to show their support not just for women’s cricket, but for women’s sport.”
Following the women’s tournament in February-March 2020, the MCG will also host the women's final of the ICC Men's T20 World Cup on November 15.
To be a part of it and get early access to tickets when they go on sale in early 2019, register at Tickets.T20WorldCup.com.
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