If you’re joining us at Trent Bridge for the first home game of the season, the Specsavers County Championship Division One fixture against Hampshire, read on, as our matchday info guide tells you all you need to know to ensure maximum enjoyment from your day out.
You can be happy in the knowledge that you will be visiting a venue frequently voted the best spectator experience in the country by cricket supporters, and one that holds a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.
Radcliffe Road Stand
Kindly note that for this game the Radcliffe Road Stand Middle will be closed due to the area currently being inaccessible because of scaffolding still in place around the new development.
The Radcliffe Road Lower areas will be open as normal and disabled guests who regularly use Radcliffe Road Middle are advised they can use the back and front of the Smith Cooper Stand, Hound Road Stand (Upper and Lower) and the Larwood and Voce Stand as alternative vantage points.
Please ask a steward if you need any further assistance.
Adults can enjoy a day of Specsavers County Championship cricket for £17, whilst seniors (65+) and Under-21s can attend for £12. Junior tickets (Under-16s) are priced at £9, with free entry for children aged under 3 on April 30 2018.
Seating is unreserved, meaning you are welcome to sit anywhere in the ground, with the exception of the exclusive seating in front of the Pavilion, which is for Members only.
Tickets In Advance
There are three different ways to purchase tickets in advance:
- Call the Ticket Hotline on 0115 8990300
- Visit the Ticket Office in person
Tickets purchased at this stage will be available for collection from the Ticket Office. Alternatively, you can use the print at home option.
Tickets On The Day
Feel free to purchase tickets from the Ticket Office on arrival at the ground. Window counters for this purpose are situated on Bridgford Road, adjacent to the Hound Road turning and the Ticket Kiosk next to the Trent Bridge Inn (to the right of the pub as you look at it) will also be open.
If you can’t get here for the start of play, you can pop in after the tea interval to watch the final session at the reduced price of £5 for adults, seniors and Under-21s and £1 for juniors (Under-16s).
Ticket office & hotline opening hours
- Monday to Friday: 9.30am-4.30pm
- Saturday: 9.30am-1pm.
- Opening hours are extended on matchdays.
If you are keen to renew your Membership for 2018 ahead of this, the first home game of the season, we recommend that, to beat the queues, you do so in advance, either online at trentbridge.co.uk/member, or by calling the Ticket Office on 0115 8990300 in advance of matchday.
Should you need to renew on the first morning of the game, however, please be advised that the ticket office is likely to be busier than usual.
In order to gain entry to the ground to secure your new Membership, please advise the steward on the Dixon Gates of your intention, who will happily let you proceed to the Ticket Office.
Hours of Play
Gates open at 9am, with start of play scheduled for 11am. The first session will take place between 11am and 1pm, before a 40-minute Lunch interval. The afternoon session will then take place between 1.40pm and 3.40pm (or when 32 overs remain, whichever is later) before a 20-minute Tea interval. The scheduled close of play is at 6pm.
96 overs are scheduled per day. Overs lost to bad weather can be made up in subsequent days, up to a maximum of eight per day. In the case of a 104-over day, times will be announced each day.
Where To Find Us
Trent Bridge Cricket Ground is situated in West Bridgford, in very close proximity to both Nottingham Forest and Notts County Football Clubs. Our postcode is NG2 6AG.
As you approach, you can’t miss the circular floodlights.
We are a couple of miles from Nottingham City Centre, a mile or so from the train station, and our city is blessed with one of the best public transport networks in the UK.
We have gates through which to enter the ground situated on Bridgford Road, Radcliffe Road, Hound Road and Fox Road.
You’ll need your membership card or match ticket at the ready to gain entry.
Car Parking And Travel Information
Car Parking for spectators is available priced at £3 (£2 for Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club Members) at Notts Sports Ground (Lady Bay, postcode NG2 5AA).
Please note the Nottingham Forest Car Park will not be in operation for this match.
Riders are able to park their bikes at the ground, in bike racks situated on the Smith Cooper Stand and Radcliffe Road Stand concourses, until an hour after close of play.
Travelling By Bus
Regular bus travel is available to the ground, with bus stops situated on Bridgford Road and Radcliffe Road.
To plan your bus journey visit www.nctx.co.uk/cricket
Travelling By Tram
The nearest tram stop, Station Street, is a 15-minute walk from the ground, and anyone travelling from outside the city can take advantage of NET’s free park and ride facilities.
As an added incentive to take the tram, NET will be running its £2 return event ticket offer for all match ticket holders. To take advantage of the deal, fans need to select the Event Ticket option from the ticket vending machine before boarding the tram, and make sure they have their match ticket to hand for inspection.
Find out more about tram travel at: www.thetram.net
Travelling By Train
The ground is approximately a 15-minute walk from Nottingham Train Station towards West Bridgford and over the bridge, with regular buses also taking the route.
Trent Bridge Shop
For souvenirs, replica shirts, bats, balls and training wear, our Club Shop is situated on the Trent Bridge Inn Courtyard.
Scorecards are available at the Ticket Office, Radcliffe Road Reception and Trent Bridge Shop at the nominal price of 50p.
Grace The Hallowed Turf
During the lunch and tea intervals, weather permitting, you'll be able to make your way onto our hallowed turf, with a bat and ball, and crack on with an impromptu game. Please note, only softballs are permitted.
Ample toilet facilities are located, and well signposted, in various locations around the ground.
Baby Changing Facilities
Changing facilities are available in the Members’ Pavilion disabled toilets, as well as in the squash complex ladies’ toilets (access via the Ticket Office near the back entrance to the Pavilion), the William Clarke Stand ladies’ toilets, the Hound Road ladies’ toilets and the first-floor toilets on the East Wing of the Radcliffe Road Centre. Please feel free to ask any steward for directions.
The squash complex changing rooms can be made available upon request from a steward as further baby changing facilities accessible to men, or as a quiet feeding area.
The weather can take turns during the day, so please bring clothing to cover all eventualities.
Information for Disabled People
Wheelchair viewing positions are available in-front of the William Clarke and Smith Cooper Stands, as well as the Hound Road Upper, Radcliffe Road Lower and the top of the Smith Cooper Stand.
Please feel free to ask your nearest steward or Member of staff if you have any questions, who will be delighted to assist you.
Food & Drink
The Cricketers’ Suite, situated on the first floor of the Radcliffe Road Stand, serves delicious hot and cold food as well as vegetarian and gluten free options, while catering for Nottinghamshire and visiting Members is also available in the Pavilion.
The all-important ice cream van will, meanwhile, be located on the Smith Cooper Stand concourse.
Additional bar facilities will be available in the TBI Courtyard, entitled the Parr Bar - and at the base of the scoreboard on the corner of the Radcliffe Road and Fox Road Stands.
If you still wish to bring your own food & drink, please ensure that any food or soft drinks are in plastic or cardboard containers; avoiding alcohol, cans, glassware or metal cutlery.
Designated smoking areas are assigned in various concourse areas, but smoking (including e-cigarettes) is only permitted in these areas, so please refrain from smoking in your seat.
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