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22nd April 2024 Events

Chester-le-Street CC Announces Ground-Breaking Partnership with Durham Cricket for Annual Fireworks Event

The iconic fireworks tradition finds a new home at Seat Unique Riverside, promising enhanced accessibility, safety, and an increased capacity for the community.

Chester-le-Street Cricket Club (CC), in a strategic move to preserve and expand its 34-year-old fireworks tradition, has partnered with Durham Cricket. This collaboration will relocate the annual November fireworks event to Seat Unique Riverside, enabling a significant increase in attendance capacity, improved accessibility, and a commitment to never having to cancel or reschedule due to weather. The partnership marks a new era for the event, setting the stage to become the premier fireworks display in the Northeast.

Chester-le-Street CC, in a historic partnership with Durham Cricket, is excited to announce the relocation of its annual fireworks event to Seat Unique Riverside. This new venue will address past challenges by providing a more robust, accessible, and larger space capable of welcoming over 10,000 attendees, up from a maximum of 6,000 in previous years.

Mark Burdon, Chairman and Director of Chester-le-Street CC, reflects on the journey, “For 34 years, our fireworks event has been a cornerstone of community celebration. Recent challenges have prompted us to rethink how we can continue to deliver this joyous occasion without compromise. Partnering with Durham Cricket is a game-changer, allowing us to offer a safer, more accessible event while significantly increasing our capacity. This move ensures our beloved tradition not only survives but thrives, bringing people together in new and exciting ways.”

Rob Warren, Site Director at Durham Cricket, shares the enthusiasm, “We’re thrilled to partner with Chester-le-Street CC for this iconic event. Together, we’re dedicated to transforming this traditional fireworks display into a comprehensive family entertainment spectacle. With plans for additional entertainment and the use of our state-of-the-art facilities, we’re set to create a memorable experience that will set a new standard for community events in the Northeast.”

The partnership is a response to the need for a more reliable and expansive venue, addressing weather-related cancellations and accessibility concerns. It also aims to bolster the event’s profitability and safety, with both organisations benefiting from a 50/50 profit share. With a combined database of over 100,000 active customers, the event is poised to reach its largest audience yet.

Chester-le-Street CC
Chester-le-Street Cricket Club has been a beacon of community and sportsmanship for over three decades, fostering a love for cricket and community engagement through events like its annual fireworks display. The club’s commitment to innovation and community service continues to light the way for memorable experiences.

Durham Cricket
Durham Cricket stands at the forefront of the sport, offering top-tier facilities at Seat Unique Riverside. Known for hosting international matches and local events, Durham Cricket is a pivotal institution in promoting cricket and community engagement in the Northeast.

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