Opening day of Boxing Day Test set to break attendance records

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The current attendance record for a single day is 90,800

The opening day of the Boxing Day Test between Australia and England in Melbourne is set to break attendance records after Cricket Australia revealed that all the tickets have already been sold.

The Melbourne Cricket Ground, which will host the fourth Ashes Test, has an official capacity of 100,000, but since some of the standing room seats have yet to be sold, that figure will drop to somewhere between 98,000 and 99,000.

The current attendance record for a single day is 90,800, when Australia played the West Indies at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in 1961.

However, it looks as if that 52-year-old record will be crushed this year.

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