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30th May 2024 T20 Blast

Spectator Information: T20 Blast off double header

We welcome fans to Seat Unique Riverside tomorrow for a double header of T20 action starting with the Northern Diamonds taking on South East Stars in the Charlotte Edwards Cup (2:30pm) followed by Durham against Birmingham Bears. (6:30pm)

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

GATES

Gates will open at 1:30pm.

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

There will be a number of access gates 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). Gate 5 will be out of action for this fixture due to the Invades students using this gate for entry in to the ground.

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.  These will be confiscated at the entry gates.

All tickets for this fixture are unreserved seating so you can sit anywhere inside Seat Unique Riverside. Please note the Dafabet stand will not be available for this fixture due to the Invades students being in this stand.

HOURS OF PLAY

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

Diamonds v South East Stars

2:30pm start

3:45pm interval

5:15pm – close of play

Durham v Bears       

6:30pm start

7:45pm – interval

9:15pm – close of play

VENUE

Seat Unique Riverside is a cashless venue.

HOW TO GET THERE

Click here for a full guide on ways you can get to Seat Unique Riverside.  Parking is available in other car parks in Chester-le-Street and these are included in the guide.  Also a number of streets around the ground are Residents Only parking and these are indicated by signs on the entrance to the streets.  Please do not park in any of these areas.

TICKETS AND MEMBERSHIP

Tickets can be bought in advance from the box office at £20.00 for adults & £5 for juniors. Click here to buy online

Tickets can be bought on the gate for £25 adults and £5 juniors.

Tickets, Membership Cards and T20 Season Ticket Cards can be picked up from the COLLECTIONS ONLY window at Gate 2.

CAR PARKING

Car Parking passes are now available for all of Durham’s home T20 Blast fixtures. Car Parking passes can now be purchased in advance for £3 – click here or £5 on the day if any remain available.

One pass per vehicle is required. Parking will be located in the council car park opposite Bannatyne Health Club or in the Riverside Park on a first come first served basis and is expected to sell out fast.  Please also note that due to the amount of rain we have had some of the grass areas in the car park will be unavailable to customers.  Please follow the instructions of stewards who will direct you to the usable areas.

Advanced purchases of car parking passes can be printed at home after purchase and must be displayed to stewards on entry to parking area’s.  Car parks will be busy immediately before the game and spectators are advised to allow themselves plenty of time.

Blue Badge parking is also available in advance for £3. Please make sure you have your Blue Badge on display and you will receive priority parking at the front of the car park opposite Bannatyne Health Club.

Please be patient when leaving the ground at the end of the game as the car parks will be busy with traffic egressing. Our Fan Zone will be open 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.

GROUND/PITCH ACCESS

The match will be played on pitch 8.

SECURITY ARRANGEMENTS

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

 

SHOP/RECEPTION/BOX OFFICE

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.

As part of the Club’s initiative to reduce paper waste, a blank scorecard will be available to purchase for £1 at the club shop.

Yearbooks are also available to buy for £10 from the Welcome Hub. A special Durham Cricket 2024 programme is available to purchase from the Welcome Hub priced at £3.

FAMILY ZONE

Durham Cricket are delighted that our Everyone Active Family Zone is back for 2024 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 1:30pm.

FAMILY STAND

Our family stand returns for 2024, located in the three tiers of Block 5. The Upper Tier of the Family Stand is a no alcohol area.

FAN ZONE

In association with Diageo and Heineken, Durham Cricket will see our Fan Zone return for 2024, 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.

Connor Pattison be performing live from 5:15pm, and will perform during the interval from 8:15pm until 8:35pm.

FOOD AND DRINK

The Durham Cricket members lounge will be open from 1:30pm serving cold food and drinks, hot food being served from 5pm.

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 serving a wide range of alcohol and drinks along with sweet and savoury treats.

Alcohol, 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.

CUPS

Durham Cricket Club have once again 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.

GROUND DEVELOPMENTS

Our Sensory Room will be open for all Vitality Blast games.

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 1717 or by emailing michael.thorpe@durhamcricket.co.uk.

Around the corner from the Media Centre a Changing Places facility is available which includes disabled toilets and changing space.

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.

LIVE STREAMING

Both games will be live streamed on the Durham Cricket youtube page with commentary of both games, this will be hosted by our new T20 commentary team for all home Blast games.

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

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Facebook: @DhamCricket

Instagram: @DurhamCricket_

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