Thanks for re-stating my impression.Sounds just like the rest of Melbourne then.
Not sure where you got the 5 metres from but one of the constants during the Waverley period was criticism of the design that set-back the grandstand so far from the play.Maybe 5m max larger than the MCG, from boundary line to grandstand.
Once again, thanks for re-affirming my view though.
Um! Somehow think the choice of public transport might be in play here.Ever been to the MCG or Etihad?