If you’re joining us at Trent Bridge for the Specsavers County Championship Division One fixture against Lancashire, 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 voted the best spectator experience in the country by cricket supporters for nine years in succession, and one that holds a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.
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 more than two working days in advance will be sent in the post. If purchased afterwards, they will be available for collection from the Ticket Office.
Alternatively, use the print at home option. Kindly note, you’ll need to physically print the tickets. They won’t scan from an electronic device.
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).
If you are keen to renew your Membership for 2018, you can do so either online at trentbridge.co.uk/member, or by calling the Ticket Office on 0115 8990300 in advance of matchday.
Should you wish to renew on the first morning of the game, however, please advise the steward on the Dixon Gates of your intention, who will happily let you proceed to the Ticket Office.
Ticket office & hotline opening hours
- Monday to Friday: 9.30am-4.30pm
- Saturday: 9.30am-1pm.
- Opening hours are extended on matchdays.
Radcliffe Road Stand (Middle) open
The Radcliffe Road Stand (Middle) will be open. That area of the ground remained closed for the duration of the first home game of the season against Hampshire last weekend.
But you can access both the East and West wings of the middle tier this weekend, along with the lower tier, as per normal.
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).
Alternatively, access to the Nottingham Forest Car Park, also priced at £3 or £2 for Members, can be gained off Lady Bay Bridge (NG2 3HF), subject to availability.
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 you 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.
Free Blood Pressure Check
At the Lancashire fixture, you can visit our partners from the Spire Nottingham Hospital for a free blood pressure check and mini physiotherapy assessment on day one of the game, Friday 11 May.
There's no need to book in advance, just visit them on the day. They will be located in the Radcliffe Road Stand, Suite 10, between 10am and 2.30pm.
They will also check: BMI (Body mass index) and your hand hygiene, as well as provide a 15-minute physiotherapy triage.
Tea and coffee will be available, and you can find out more about Spire Nottingham Hospital and how to book an appointment with them.
Enid Bakewell book signing
In the Radcliffe Road Stand on Saturday, there will be a book signing by Nottinghamshire women’s cricket pioneer Enid Bakewell.
She will sign copies of Coalminer’s Daughter in the lobby in front of the Cricketers’ Suite on the first floor at lunchtime, from 1pm.
Daughter of a Notts collier, her story explains how she became one of the first England women cricketers to come from a working class background – and then went on to be one of England’s greatest.
The book has been written with her full cooperation and is priced at £15.
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.
Following The Action Online
Can’t make it to the ground? We offer the perfect matchday companion...
When the match is in play, you can watch every ball live by clicking here.