Members and spectators will be making their return to our venue for the LV= Insurance County Championship fixture against Worcestershire starting on Thursday 20 May.
There is, therefore, rather a lot of information that we need to share with you. We have outlined the key points below and compiled a Frequently Asked Questions document accordingly.
The experience, for the time being at least, will be different to normal – however, Trent Bridge remains the venue we all know and love and we can’t wait to welcome you back.
In order to be compliant with government guidance, to keep you as safe as possible and to give ourselves the best chance of hosting more spectators moving forward, it’s really rather important that we get this right and your help will be greatly appreciated.
Summary of differences
In comparison to your previous visits to our historic home, a great deal will have changed. Some of the most profound differences are captured in short form below, but please do read on and check out both the FAQs and our code of conduct so you’re aware of the full details.
- Entry and departure via a nominated gate
- Allocated seating within household or support bubbles
- The requirement for social distancing throughout
- Limited refreshments together with an invitation to bring your own
- No facility for cash sales with all outlets operating contactless payments
- Restricted capacity within toilet facilities
- The Pavilion and all of its seating restricted to use by players, support staff and match officials only
- More barriers, additional signage and restricted movement around the ground
- Ticket Office, library and Radcliffe Road reception closed
Catering facilities and area closures
Unfortunately, in order to maximise space for the flow of people with social distancing intact, there will be no car or bicycle parking available on the ground.
Car parking is available on the Nottingham Forest Executive Car Park with advanced booking required. Car park passes, priced at £2, will be available to purchase in tandem with your ticketing transaction.
Bicycle parking at the same location must also be booked in advance as per the above, but will be free of charge.
By way of reducing concourse traffic, catering will be limited to a single location via The Parr Bar in the Trent Bridge Inn Courtyard where tea, coffee, soft drinks, confectionery and a limited bar list will be available, all via cashless payments only.
All other outlets, including the Cricketers’ Suite on the first floor of the Radcliffe Road building, will be closed.
Members and non-members will be permitted to bring their own food and drink. Our usual concession allowing members to bring up to one litre of wine or beer to County Championship matchdays if sitting in the seating areas of the Pavilion is being extended for this fixture to all areas of the ground. Kindly note, however, that glass will not be permitted.
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.
The Club Shop, situated beneath the back of the Radcliffe Road Stand, will be open, albeit with limits applied to the numbers that can enter at any one time.
Neither the Ticket Office, Radcliffe Road reception or library will be open throughout the duration of this game. If you have any questions on the day, please seek out your nearest steward.
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.
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 the day’s play.
When you do need to move around the ground, please follow signage, maintain a safe distance and wear your face covering.
Future contact from your club
If there are any changes in relation to our ability to welcome crowds for this fixture, we will contact you at the earliest opportunity.
Details in relation to future matches will be further communicated in the coming weeks.
Please read our code of conduct and FAQ documents carefully and should you require any further assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact us via email@example.com and our friendly staff will be delighted to help.