In just under 8 days, Australia’s most historic and honored sports stadium, The MCG, is going up for sale – in pieces.
On April 17, the Australian public will be able to purchase their very own unique piece of this world famous icon; which was otherwise set for the demolishers’ trash heap.
After stumbling upon the final remains of the historic MCC Crested Carpet, in the back corner of the wrecking company in-charge of the 2003 stadium upgrade, AFL member and sports fanatic, Pete Williams is giving everyone a chance to own a piece of the “Peoples Ground.”
A strictly limited edition memorabilia series has been created, highlighting the history of The ‘G with a photo + plaque, and includes an authentic piece of the legendary MCC Crested Carpet – which lay in the MCC Members dining room of the now demolished Ponsford Stand.
“I was shocked when I stumbled upon the historic carpet, just laying in the back of the wrecking companies warehouse.” states Williams. “People are so passionate about Aussie Rules, Cricket and the MCG … and I didn’t want to see a big part of our culture simply die. I want to give everyone the chance to have a piece of Australian history and sporting legacy hanging in their homes, bars and offices.”