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15th June 2023 News

Spectator Information: Durham v Derbyshire Falcons

We welcome fans to Seat Unique Riverside tomorrow for a Friday night of T20 cricket under the lights as we welcome Derbyshire Falcons to Chester le Street.

Tomorrow evening’s fixture is expected to see a huge crowd attend, so we encourage all those attending to arrive at the ground well in advance of the start time and recommend buying your car parking pass in advance.

Friday’s fixture will be in partnership with Young Asian Voices (YAV) which is a multicultural youth and community project in the city of Sunderland. Based at Sans Street Centre. We will hold a number of pitch activations and promotions around the ground to celebrate our partnership with Young Asian Voices. 

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of attending the fixture or watching from home!


Gates will open at 4:30pm (start 6:30pm)

Hospitality gates will open at 4:30pm with access via gate 1.

There will be three gates open to get into the ground on the day of the fixture for those who have purchased tickets in advance, but please make sure to arrive early to avoid any queues.

You can enter Seat Unique Riverside via Gate 2, Gate 3 (no bags) and gate 5. 

Spectators are asked to avoid bringing any bags if at all possible but where they do, please expect to be searched. Please be aware you can not bring your own alcoholic drinks or glass items into the Stadium for games in the Vitality Blast.

All tickets for this fixture are unreserved seating so you can sit anywhere inside Seat Unique Riverside.


The scheduled hours of play are as follows, but please listen for announcements of any adjustments to these timings on the day.

Durham v Falcons       

6:30pm start

7:45pm – interval

9:15pm – close of play


Seat Unique Riverside is a cashless venue.


Tickets can be bought in advance from the box office at £16.50 for adults & £5 for juniors. Click here to buy online. Tickets bought online can be shown on your phone on arrival;

Tickets can be bought on the gate for £20 adults and £5 juniors.

Memberships and season tickets are not available to purchase on the gate and must be purchased prior to attending the game.


Due to the large crowd expected tomorrow we encourage those travelling by car to arrive early as the car parks opposite the ground are likely to fill up quickly. 

As a result we will be using an overflow car park in Chester Park. 

Car parking passes can now be bought in advance for £3 by clicking here and we encourage as many people as possible to pre book your car pass.

Advanced purchases of car parking passes can be printed at home or downloaded to your phone to make your arrival smoother at the ground.

Disabled passes are also £3 in advance – please note there is no option to buy disabled passes but those with a government issued blue badge will receive priority parking at the front of the car park.

Parking on the day is also available at £5, with cashless payments at the gate.

Please be patient when leaving the ground as the car parks will be busy with traffic egressing. Our fan zone will be close 30 minutes after the close of play to grab a final bite to eat before leaving. There will also be a players signing session after the game.


The match will be played on pitch 8.


Please allow sufficient time for our staff to carry out our security procedures (including bag searches and “pat – down”checks).

You can also assist with the security operation by reporting any concerns-no matter how small-to the club’s stewards. Help stay secure by staying alert; if something doesn’t look right, tell a steward.

Please note, Durham Cricket are committed to ensuring that all spectators have an excellent experience which is free from having to endure anti social behaviour of any kind.  Should you experience such conduct or behaviour, please report it to your nearest steward or anonymously by texting location and conduct details to 07851183114


Durham’s Welcome Hub will be open throughout this fixture.

Fans will have the chance to browse all of Durham’s retail offering in our club shop.

Free scorecards can be collected from the Welcome Hub.

Yearbooks are also available to buy for £10 from the Welcome Hub. A special Durham Cricket 2023 programme is available to purchase from the Welcome Hub priced at £3.


Durham Cricket are delighted that our Everyone Active Family Zone is back for 2023 in our new and refurbished Family Zone located behind block 5, as we aim to thrill the crowds both on and off the field; think you can bowl as fast as Mark Wood or pull off some Ben Stokes catches? If so, we have you covered. This will be open from 4:30pm.


An all new family stand has been introduced for the 2023 season, located in the County Durham stand, block 5. Upper tier no alcohol.


In association with Diageo and Heineken, Durham Cricket will be launching a brand-new fan zone. The brand new Fan Zone will be situated in front of the main pavilion (former family zone location) and will feature live music plus food and drink offerings.

The Diageo and Heineken Fan Zone will host a large selection of varied food and drink options with seating to relax and enjoy live music before and during the game. Our fan zone will be close 30 minutes after the close of play to grab a final bite to eat before leaving.

The duo of Paige Temperley  be performing live from 5:15pm followed by Jamie Lee Harrison from 8:15pm – come along and enjoy a dance or two.


The Durham Cricket members lounge will be open from 4:30pm serving hot and cold food and snacks along with hot and cold drinks.

The sticky Wicket will be open from lunch serving food and hot and cold drinks throughout the day.

The big screen bar will be open with tea, coffee, ice cream van and food vans located in the small car park opposite the big screen bar.

A number of food outlets will be open including, Pizza, Greek, hog, scampi and burger options will be available. New for this year is Kingdom of sweets who will be located near the family zone.


Durham Cricket Club have partnered with North-East based Event Cup Solutions to provide the most sustainable reusable cup solution at the Seat Unique Riverside this season.

Event Cup Solutions, the company behind the ONE Planet ONE Chance® Reusable Cup System will provide the ground with its own unique solution for the 2023 season, enabling the club to reduce their carbon footprint further. – CLICK HERE FOR MORE

Buy your drink.

Enjoy your drink.

Return your cup.

Don’t take your cup home.

Supports a reusable cup scheme.

Please do not take your cup home.


An all-new Sensory Room will be open.

Based in the media centre, this room will provide safe, relaxing space for individuals and families to enjoy an unrivalled view of the game. Due to the space available this is done by calling 0191 387 17 17 or by emailing

Around the corner from the media centre in block 5, a new changing places facility has been installed which includes disabled toilets.

The new accessible changing facility meets the needs of those with complex care needs and provides equipment, including a height adjustable adult-sized changing bench, ceiling track hoist system and peninsular toilet.


The game will be live streamed on the Durham Cricket youtube page with commentary from BBC Newcastle.


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