We can’t wait to host a T20 double-header, featuring Lightning v South East Stars and Notts Outlaws v Lancashire Lightning, before an albeit limited crowd at our historic venue on Saturday 26 June.
Should you be unable to attend, our enhanced live stream service Trent Bridge Live will be available for both matches, featuring multi-camera coverage, action replays, commentary and insight from the Notts and Lightning dressing rooms. You will be able to access this via trentbridge.co.uk/live, and you can also find regular live updates on Twitter and Instagram.
For those who are joining us, read on for information on:
- A summary of measures in place to comply with government guidelines
- Visiting safely and comfortably
- Hours of play
- Where to find us
- Transport options
- Finding your seat
- Food and drink
- Public Wi-Fi
- Trent Bridge Shop
- Toilet facilities
- Baby changing facilities
- RNIB commentary
- Smoking policy
- Re-entry to the ground
- Refund policy
- Weather forecast
You may also find the below ground map, which is available to download here, useful.
Summary of differences
If you have not already paid us a visit this season, a great deal will have changed since your last trip to our historic home. Some of the most profound differences are captured in short form below, but please do read on and check out our code of conduct so you’re aware of the full details.
- Allocated seating within households or support bubbles only.
- The requirement for social distancing throughout.
- The Pavilion and all of its seating is restricted to use by players, support staff and match officials only.
- Entry and departure via a nominated gate.
- More barriers, additional signage and restricted movement around the ground.
- No facility for cash sales with all outlets operating contactless payments.
- Restricted capacity within toilet facilities.
- Ticket Office, library and Radcliffe Road reception closed.
Visiting safely and comfortably
A spectator code of conduct can be found here, supplementing our usual ground regulations due to the unique nature of the current situation.
Subject to exemptions, face coverings will be compulsory for adults whilst moving around the venue. They will not be required whilst you are in your seat, and feel free to remove it whilst consuming food and drink.
We would also advise bringing clothing for all eventualities, as wet weather cover may not be as readily available as on a regular matchday.
In order for us to comply with government guidance for the safe return of spectators, your allocated seat must be the only seat you use throughout.
When you do need to move around the ground, please follow signage, maintain a safe distance and wear your face covering.
Hours of Play
Gates open at 10am, an hour ahead of Lightning v South East Stars in the Charlotte Edwards Cup. The day is then scheduled to run as follows:
Lightning v South East Stars
- Toss: 10.30am
- First innings: 11am
- Interval: 12.15pm
- Second innings: 12.30pm
- Play set to conclude: 1.45pm
Notts Outlaws v Lancashire Lightning
Kindly note that all times are subject to change.
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. Your ticket will indicate which gate you should use.
You’ll need your match ticket at the ready to gain entry.
Highways England have now begun a programme of major roadworks on the A52 to the East of Trent Bridge, at the Bingham Road (Harlequin) junction. While the road will remain open, lane closures and temporary traffic lights will be in place, and Highways England are advising drivers to use the A46 and A606 as a diversion (for vehicles shorter than 4.4m).
Car parking is available on the Bridge Field Car Park, situated on Bridgford Road 200 yards beyond Trent Bridge with both the ground and the car park on your left, with advanced booking required. Car park passes, priced at £5, are available for booking online at tickets.trentbridge.co.uk. Kindly note that you should download your parking pass, and either save it to your phone or print it at home, prior to arriving at the car park.
Unfortunately, in order to maximise space for the flow of people with social distancing intact, there will be no bicycle parking available on the ground.
Bicycle parking will be available at the Bridge Field Car Park (as above), but must also be booked in advance via tickets.trentbridge.co.uk, or by calling 0115 8990300. This will be free of charge.
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 https://www.nctx.co.uk/.
Travelling by Train
The nearest railway station is Nottingham Station, less than a mile from the ground. Up-to-date information on the train services passing through the station can be found on the National Rail Enquiries website.
Regular bus services run between the station and the ground.
Travelling by tram
The Queens Walk and Meadows Embankment tram stops are located around a 20-minute walk from the ground, with the route from the Meadows Embankment stop proceeding along a pleasant stretch of the River Trent. Alternatively, a stop at Nottingham Railway Station can be found just a 20-minute walk away.
Anyone travelling from outside the city to use the tram can also take advantage of NET’s free park and ride facilities.
NET will be running its return event ticket offer for all match ticket holders and Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club members and season ticket holders. To take advantage of the deal, supporters 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. An event ticket costs £2.50.
Alternatively, you can also purchase a group ticket for £6, which is for up to two adults and three children (under the age of 19).
To help plan your journey, visit www.thetram.net
Your ticket will include details of which gate you should use to enter the ground. The ground map at the top of this page may be useful in finding your way to the gate. This gate will be the nearest entrance to your seats, and our friendly team of stewards will be on hand to ensure you can find your spot swiftly and safely.
Due to the explosive nature of the T20 game, please keep your eye on the ball at all times during the players' warm-ups and during the match.
Food & Drink
While catering will be limited to fewer locations than usual in order to reduce the flow of concourse traffic, there will be a number of outlets for you to choose from. All outlets will be cashless.
- Catch of the Day, fish and chip shop (with kids' meal deal options available)
- Gallops Farm, serving burgers and vegetarian options
- The Sound Bar, serving draught beers.
- Clarke’s Crafty Ones, serving premium draught & bottled craft beers
- The Parr Bar, serving draught beers and real ales, soft drinks and hot drinks.
- West and East Bars on the fifth floor, serving draught beer, wine, Pimm’s & soft drinks.
- Bar serving draught beer, wine, hot drinks, soft drinks and ice cream.
Yu Energy Stand
- Bar serving draught beer, wine, Pimms and soft drinks.
- Gallops Farm handmade burgers and sausages
- Ice Cream van
- Cheese melt stall, serving vegetarian options
- Bar serving draught beer, wine, Pimm’s, soft drinks and ice cream.
Spectators will be permitted to bring their own food and non-alcoholic drink. However, supporters are not permitted to bring glass containers or alcohol into Trent Bridge on Vitality Blast matchdays.
Hand hygiene and social distancing remain of critical importance, and sanitisers will be positioned at various points around the ground, together with signage providing information that will assist you as you move around.
Public Wi-Fi is available throughout Trent Bridge, which you are very welcome to use at your leisure.
Simply connect to The Cloud from the available list of wireless networks and follow the sign-in or login instructions.
Should you experience any technical difficulties, if you are able to access the internet via other means (such as 4G), helpful guides are available at www.sky.com/wifi or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org
Alternatively, the phone number to call is 0844 824 5000.
Our friendly staff will, of course, endeavour to assist you should you struggle with the process of connecting your device to the Wi-Fi.
However, we’re sorry to say that we’re not able to assist with technical issues. This can only be done via the process with Sky above.
Trent Bridge Shop
The Club Shop will be open throughout the fixture, albeit with limits applied to the numbers that can enter at any one time.
Smaller retail units will also be available in the TBI Courtyard and at the rear of the Yu Energy Stand.
Neither the Ticket Office, Radcliffe Road reception or library will be open, therefore, if you have any questions on the day, please seek out your nearest steward or call our friendly team on 0115 899 0300.
Sadly, printed scorecards will not be available for this fixture. However, both of our electronic scoreboards will be in operation, you will have access to free Wi-Fi via _The Cloud and will be able to follow the live scorecard via trentbridge.co.uk/live.
A blank scorecard is available to download here, while we will make a completed scorecard available via downloadable PDF online in the days that follow the match.
Toilet facilities will be open and signposted, albeit not in red zone areas such as the Hound Road concourse, in the Larwood and Voce public house and the Pavilion.
Stewards will be on hand to guide you in relation to your nearest facility.
Changing facilities are available in 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.
All members of staff at Trent Bridge are here to help visitors to our venue have a marvellous time. We aim to fully understand the needs of each of our visitors to ensure we provide a positive experience for all. To discuss any particular needs you may have as a visitor, please give our friendly Ticket Office team a ring on 0115 899 0300 or email email@example.com.
For further information, please visit our Accessibility page, or get in touch with a member of our Ticket Office team via the contact details above.
For the benefit of the blind and partially sighted, an RNIB commentary service will be available. Should you wish to take advantage of this, headsets are available by calling 0115 899 0300. A member of staff will gladly deliver a headset to your seat.
Re-entry to the ground
If you need to leave the ground at any point, you will need to scan in and out using your match ticket.
Exchanges and refunds in the event of an early abandonment
If 10 overs or more are played but no result is obtained, please feel free to exchange your match ticket for any other regular season match at Trent Bridge during the same season.
Kindly note, we require ticket exchanges to have been made in advance of the day of your chosen fixture. This policy applies only to paid-for match tickets.
We would advise bringing clothing for all eventualities, as wet weather cover may not be as readily available as on a regular matchday.