Few images are as emblematic of Melbourne as the MCG, floodlit and heaving with tens of thousands of punters. Packed to the rafters. But this spectacle comes at a cost.
- Joe Hinchliffe
- The Age
Have you ever wondered how much electricity is consumed to power those light towers? Or how much carbon is emitted in transporting those fans to the ground, heating their pies, cooling their beers or frying their chips?
The Melbourne Cricket Club, which runs the venue, has. It says the ‘G and its surrounding Yarra Park precinct consumes about 1.65 million kWh of electricity during the finals alone. Last September, that…