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Outlaws v Vikings: Family Fun Day Matchday Guide
We can’t wait to welcome you to Trent Bridge for Notts Outlaws’ Royal London One-Day Cup match with Yorkshire Vikings. The game also doubles as our Family Fun Day, with proceeds going to the Trent Bridge Community Trust.
Alongside the on-pitch action, you and your family will be able to take part in a range of activities around the ground, and this guide will give you all the information you need to gain maximum enjoyment from the day.
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.
Tickets In Advance
Tickets for this game are just £1 for all when bought in advance. There are three different ways in which you can do this:
- Call the Ticket Hotline on 0115 8990300
- Visit the Ticket Office in person
Tickets purchased before Thursday 25th April will be sent out in first-class post. Any tickets purchased after this will be available for collection from the Ticket Office. Alternatively, you can use the online print-at-home option and ticket codes will scan on smart phones.
Tickets On The Day
We are expecting Family Fun Day to sell out in advance, so recommend that you book in advance to avoid disappointment.
If there are any tickets available on the day, they will be priced at £5.
Window counters for purchasing tickets 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.
You can enter the ground at any of our gates (situated on Bridgford Road, Radcliffe Road, Hound Road and Fox Road) by simply presenting your valid match ticket, print at home receipt or Membership card to our friendly Stewards.
Seating is unreserved, meaning you are welcome to sit anywhere in the ground, with the exception of the seating in front of the Pavilion, which is exclusive for our Members.
Ticket Office & Hotline Opening Hours
- Monday to Friday: 9.30am-4.30pm
- Saturday: 9.30am-1pm.
- The ticket office on the day will be open from 9am.
* Ticket Office Hotline Number: 0115 899 0300
Hours of Play
Gates open at 9am with entertainment provided on the big screen from 10am, with start of play scheduled for 11am. The first session will take place between 11am and 2.30pm, before a 45-minute Lunch interval. The afternoon session will then take place between 3.15pm and 6.45pm, or until the match reaches its conclusion.
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.
Car Parking And Travel Information
Car Parking for spectators is available at Notts Sports Ground, Lady Bay (postcode NG2 5AA) and Bridge Field (postcode NG2 6AP), priced at £3 for ticket holders (£2 for Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club Members).
There will also be parking available in the Nottingham Forest car park, again priced at £2 for members and £3 for non-members. Access for this can be gained off Lady Bay Bridge (NG2 3HF).
We expect demand in our official car parking areas to be high on the day and, therefore, would point out Victoria Embankment as an ideal location for road parking. This is usually a pay and display location, but fees are not charged on Sundays.
Buggy and Bicycle Parking
The bicycle parking which is usually in place behind the Smith Cooper Stand will be available for buggy parking during this fixture, so unfortunatley no bikes can be brought on-site for this match. Cyclists attending the match may park them on Bridge Field, but will need to bring along a bike lock.
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 stops are at Nottingham Station and Queens Walk, which are a 20-minute walk from the ground. 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 and Members of Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club. 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 or Membership card to hand for inspection.
Additionally, as above, you can also purchase a group ticket for £5, which can be used for up to two adults and three children (under the age of 19).
Find out more about tram travel at: www.thetram.net
Travelling By Train
The ground is approximately a 20-minute walk from Nottingham Railway Station towards West Bridgford and over the bridge, with regular buses also taking the route.
Brief rolling road closures will be in place during the afternoon as Rushcliffe District Scouts’ St George’s Day parade takes place. These blocks are expected to be in place between 2.20pm and 2.50pm, and again between 4pm, and 4.30pm, along Radcliffe Road, Fox Road, Hound Road and the stretch of Bridgford Road which runs past Bridge Field. Please note, therefore, that the ability to exit the Bridge Field Car Park may be impeded at these times.
Trent Bridge Shop
For souvenirs, replica shirts, bats, balls and training wear, our Club Shop is located at the rear of the Radcliffe Road stand, near to the reception entrance on the ground floor. Further retail units can be found on the concourse of the Smith Cooper and Radcliffe Road Stands and in the TBI Courtyard.
Scorecards are available around the ground at the nominal price of 50p.
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.
Family Entertainment Around The Ground
A host of family-friendly entertainment has been laid on to keep your family entertained. A full list of what’s on offer is below.
At the Trent Bridge Community Trust stall, found adjacent to the Dixon Gates, you can pick up a map of the ground, collect your player autograph card, and sign up for one of the ground tours which will be taking place at regular intervals throughout the day.
Please note, a maximum of 25 people can attend each tour, so places must be pre-booked at the Trust stall on the day. Tours will take place at 11.30, 1.30, 3.30 and 4.30.
Zoe’s Party Animals will also be in this area, with a range of small animals for you to meet and handle. Nearby, John Pye Auctions will be running giveaways from their stand.
Trent Bridge Inn Courtyard
A number of cricket activities will be based in the courtyard, including the BATFAST Cricket Simulator, which enables all ages to have a go at batting. Dance Equation also be in the area will be holding a family dance workshop.
Under the Smith Cooper Stand
A caricaturist, face painter and urban artist will be in position on the Smith Cooper concourse.
Young people who have developed their skills through the Trent Bridge Community Trust’s YouNG programme will also have market stalls displaying and selling their own products.
Meanwhile, Trent Bridge’s official energy partner, Yu Energy, have teamed up with David Lloyd Leisure for the Yu Power Challenge. This will give you the chance to take to a Wattbike, which measures the exact power output you are able to generate on the bike. There will be prizes for the best performers on the day.
An array of activities and games will be available inside the hall, including a bouncy castle, table tennis, air hockey and giant versions of Jenga, Connect 4 and Snakes & Ladders.
There will also be a colouring station, face painting and a glitter tattooist in the hall.
Radcliffe Road Concourse
Gunn and Moore will be showcasing their insight gleaned from over 130 years in cricket with their bat making workshop.
Also keep your eye out for…
Notts Outlaws’ popular mascot, Nuts the Squirrel, will be roaming around the ground and will be happy to pose for photographs.
As per our T20 fixtures, the players will come out to sign autographs after the conclusion of play in front of the Pavilion.
Food & Drink
The Cricketers’ Suite Restaurant, situated on the first floor of the Radcliffe Road Stand, will be serving delicious homemade hot and cold food from 12noon, including children's meals, takeaway meals and vegetarian, halal and gluten-free options. Prices are £8 for a main hot meal and £3.50 for desserts. Afternoon tea will be available from 4pm at £3.50 per person.
Rustic Crust will be serving freshly made wood-fired pizza from their stall near the Dixon Gates.
A range of food and drink options will be available in the Trent Bridge Inn Courtyard, including sandwiches, salad boxes, burgers and fish & chips.
Burleigh’s Gin will be bringing a selection of thirst-quenching blends to their stall in the TBI Courtyard.
The all-important ice cream vans, meanwhile, will be located on the Smith Cooper Stand concourse, TBI Courtyard and Radcliffe Road Stand concourse while ice cream can also be purchased from the Scoreboard Bar (between the Radcliffe Road and Yu Energy Stands).
Catering for Nottinghamshire and visiting Members is also available in the Pavilion.
If you still wish to bring your own food and drink, please ensure that any food or soft drinks are in plastic or cardboard containers; avoiding alcohol, cans, glassware or metal cutlery.
Alcoholic beverages and soft drinks will be available from the following bars: Trent Bridge Inn Courtyard, The Radcliffe Road Stand concourse, The Scoreboard Bar (between the Radcliffe Road and Yu Energy Stands), Hound Road, Parr Bar (behind the William Clarke Stand), The Cricketers’ Suite (first floor of Radcliffe Road), the Squash Court Bar (on the first floor of the building opposite the back of the Pavilion) and in the Pavilion (Members only).
A bottled beer and soft drinks bar will be on the Smith Cooper Stand concourse and in the bars on the third and fifth floors of the Radcliffe Road Stand, while the Parr Bar will be serving real ale, along with the Squash Court Bar.
At busy times, try using The Cricketers’ Suite Restaurant and Squash Bar for drinks as they can often be less busy than some of the other outlets.
Recycling your beer cups
Beer will be served in branded, reusable cups, with spectators paying a £1 deposit. Each drink will be served in a fresh cup, with no deposit required in exchange for the existing vessel.
Supporters have two options in terms of what to do with their final cup of the day:
1. Take it home as a souvenir.
2. Return it to the bar and regain your £1 deposit.
Kindly note that beer cup returns will be accepted by over-18s only.
New for 2019, 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 email@example.com
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.
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, volunteer or Member of staff if you have any questions, who will be delighted to assist you.
If you want to get away from the hustle and bustle to pray, a peace room has been set up in the squash courts. Please a steward or volunteer if you need directions.
Junior Wrist Bands
Spectators visiting with children can take advantage of our free wrist band system. Simply collect your band from one of our gate stewards or volunteers, or alternatively ask a member of staff on the Radcliffe Road Reception or Ticket Office.
On the reverse of your wrist band, where details are well hidden from view, simply complete the following information:
- Parent/guardian’s name
- Contact phone number whilst in the ground
- Your stand and seat location
These details will then help a steward reunite you with your child should you become separated or should he or she get lost around the ground.
Grace The Hallowed Turf
During the interval between innings, weather permitting, families and groups are welcome to step onto our hallowed turf, with a bat and ball, and crack on with an impromptu game. Please observe any instructions or requests from stewards and note that only softballs are permitted. Remember our cricket square and wickets are sacred, so please do not venture onto these.
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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If you’re sitting immediately behind the wickets, please do not move around when the bowlers are bowling from your end as it can distract the batsman and disrupt the game, as well as cause embarrassment to you, which we certainly don’t want to happen!
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 or ticket code via your smartphone.
The weather can take turns during the day, so please bring clothing to cover all eventualities.
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