The Ashes: Opening day of Melbourne Test set to be a sell-out
All tickets for the first day of Boxing Day clash against England at the Melbourne Cricket Ground have been sold.
Last Updated: 01/11/13 10:53pm
The MCG's official capacity is 100,000 but without all the standing room seats being sold, that figure is reduced to between 98,000 and 99,000.
The current attendance record for a single day is 90,800, also at the MCG, for a West Indies Test against Australia in 1961 but that 52-year-old world record looks set to be smashed.
England begin their Ashes defence at the Gabba in Brisbane on 21 November.
Watch the Ashes live on Sky Sports this winter, beginning with the opening Test at the Gabba. Coverage begins at 11pm on Sky Sports 2 HD on 20 November.