General News | 29th May 2008
New Stand Gets Green Light For Test
The stand will be officially opened by His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh on Thursday June 5, the first day of the third npower Test against New Zealand, but it was used for the first time for the Friends Provident Trophy clash against Ireland on Sunday.
Sue Storey, Chair of the Nottinghamshire County Council Safety Advisory Group responsible for issuing the safety certificate said: “We are delighted to announce that the new stand at Trent Bridge is safe and ready to be used by Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club.
“Throughout the redevelopment project, Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club have been very keen to work with us to ensure that all possible safety features were included in the new stand.
“The new stand and other redevelopment work has greatly enhanced the safety at the venue.”
Derek Brewer, Chief Executive at Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club, said: “We are absolutely delighted that the redevelopment has come to fruition and look forward to welcoming England and New Zealand for the deciding game in an intriguing series.
“We are determined to continue to enhance Trent Bridge in order to continue to attract major matches to the venue and look forward to welcoming supporters to our new facilities.”
Adult tickets costing £35-£50 and under 16’s tickets costing £16 for the new stand are available now for the first day of the third npower Test from trentbridge.co.uk and from the ticket office by calling 0870 1688888.