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Lancashire v Durham Spectator Guide

Lancashire v Durham Spectator Guide

Lancashire v Durham 

Specsavers County Championship

Sourthport & Birkdale Cricket Club

  • The Match

    The Match

    Lancashire v Essex

    Saturday 9 – Tuesday 12 June

    Emirates Old Trafford

    Specsavers County Championship

  • Opening Times

    Opening Times

    Gates open: 9:30am daily (Red Rose Members ONLY), 10:00am (Members and public).

    Members areas open: Members’ Suite (2018 Members), Red Rose Suite (2018 Members), Lancaster Suite (2018 Lancaster Members), 1864 Suite (2018 Red Rose Members).

    NOTE: Due to a high profile event taking place in the 1864 Suite on Day Four (Tue 12 June), we are relocating Red Rose Members to the Lancaster Suite and Lancaster Members to the Brown Shipley Club Suite just for this one day of the match.

    As part of this move, we will be offering all Red Rose Members a complimentary main course, two drinks vouchers and tea and coffee in the Lancaster Suite with access to seating on the Lancaster Balcony. Red Rose Members will still have access to the Boardroom balcony (as well as the Brown Shipley and Lancaster balconies) on this day but will only be able to access this via the Boardroom.

    Lancaster Members will still be able to use the Lancaster bar throughout the day and will have access to the balcony via the Brown Shipley Club Suite. In addition, each Lancaster Member who attends the game will also receive one complimentary drink from a choice of beer, wine or soft drink. Please present your Lancaster Membership card at Pavilion Reception to collect your drinks voucher.


    Hours of play: 11:00am – 6:00pm daily (approximately)

    Prospects of play: Updates online via our Match Centre and on Twitter

    Entry: Ticket entry points are located in between The Point and the Pavilion, Gate 5 underneath the Red Rose Building on Brian Statham Way, and beside the Trafford Cricket Centre.

    Gate 1 (Talbot Road)

    Gate 11 (Great Stone Road)

  • Tickets

    Lancashire v Essex Tickets

    All Day

    Adults: £10

    Concession (65+): £8

    Juniors (under 18): £8

    Groups of 7+: £8

    From Lunch

    Adults: £5

    Concession (65+): £5

    Juniors (under 18): £5

    From Tea

    Adults: Free

    Concession (65+): Free

    Juniors (under 18): Free

    You can buy tickets for all four days for the Specsavers County Championship fixture between Lancashire and Essex for just £30. These can be purchased online here, by calling 0161 282 4000, by emailing tickets@lancashirecricket.co.uk or in person at the Ticket Office.

    We urge all fans who wish to purchase tickets to buy online for the best possible prices and to beat the queues by choosing our digital ticket option, where you can download your tickets to a mobile phone or print at home.

    Buy tickets

    Refund Scheme

    If there are less than 10 overs played, or play does not take place at the Venue on the day(s) for which your ticket(s) is valid, then you may exchange the ticket(s) for a Lancashire Cricket match played at Emirates Old Trafford during the 2018 season in the same competition.

    The choice of fixture is subject to availability. The exchange ticket(s) must be booked at least 48 hours prior to the schedule start time of the required match.

    Please note that under no circumstance will a monetary refund be given. To exchange your ticket(s), please contact the Ticket Office in person, phone 0161 282 4000 option 2 or email tickets@lancashirecricket.co.uk

    Ticket and Membership Office

    The Ticket and Membership Office is located on the corner of Talbot Road and Brian Statham Way.

    Please note that the Ticket Office is only accessible from Brian Statham Way and will be open from 9am until the close of play each day.

    If you have any queries about your Membership, please contact 0161 868 6868 or email membership@lancashirecricket.co.uk


  • Travel


    Emirates Old Trafford

    Lancashire County Cricket Club

    Talbot Road


    M16 0PX

    By Car

    If you are travelling to Emirates Old Trafford by car, please note that Car Parking will be available for this fixture on a first come, first served basis which will be located on Car Park 3 – with entry via Gate 11 on Great Stone Road.

    Car Parking for Box Holders and Red Rose Car Park Permit holders, as well as accessible parking, will be available on Car Parks 1 and 2.

    Parking for a day’s play at Emirates Old Trafford is priced at £5 per car. Car Park entrances are on both Talbot Road (Car Parks 1 and 2) and Great Stone Road (Car Park 3), Lancashire Cricket Club Car Park permit holders can enter via either entrance.

    NOTE: Parking will be in operation at Emirates Old Trafford for Soccer Aid on Sunday 10 June (kick off 8:00pm).

    Parking will still be available for Lancashire Cricket spectators, however, please be aware that access around the ground will be busy from 4:00pm onwards.


    By Train

    Greater Manchester’s rail connections mean it’s easy to get here.

    Manchester Piccadilly, Deansgate Castlefield and Victoria all have access to tram stops, which will take you directly to the ground.

    To plan your journey via train, please click here.

    By Bus

    Emirates Old Trafford is easily accessible via public transport.

    Greater Manchester has an extensive bus network operated by different commercial bus companies. To plan your journey via bus, please click here.

    Please note: The individual operators will always have the latest information about your service.

    By Metrolink

    If you are travelling via the Metrolink, the Old Trafford stop is located directly behind Emirates Old Trafford and is just a two minute walk away from the front gates.

    To plan your journey via Metrolink, please click here.


  • Seating


    Seating for Lancashire v Essex is unreserved in all open stands. The stands open for this fixture are LeasingOptions.co.uk Stand A, AO Stand B, Lightning Stand C, Thomas Cook Sport Stand E and the Pavilion Terrace (2018 Members only). Seating on the Pavilion balconies is for Lancaster, Red Rose and Executive Box Members only.

    NOTE: There will be no access underneath Foster’s Party Stand D for all four days of this fixture due to construction. All entry to AO Stand B and Lightning Stand C will be via the tunnel underneath LeasingOptions.co.uk Stand A. We apologise for inconvenience caused.


    Essex Members can use the Pavilion seating and facilities on production of their Membership card, and after paying the appropriate admission charge (please refer to the Lancashire v Essex Tickets section above).

    All access is via ground level apart from the elevated seating in Thomas Cook Sport Stand E which can be accessed via the lift in The Point.

    If you have any problems locating particular areas of the ground, our friendly stewards will be on hand to point you in the right direction.

  • Accessibility


    There are designated wheelchair and accessible seating areas available in AO Stand B, Lightning Stand C, Thomas Cook Sport Stand E and Pavilion Terrace. These can be purchased by calling 0161 868 6868, by emailing tickets@lancashirecricket.co.uk or in person at the Ticket Office.

    If you require assistance on the day please speak to one of our friendly stewards.

  • Food and drink

    Food and drink

    Members Areas

    Food and drink will be served in the Members Room in the Pavilion during the interval. To receive Members food and drinks discount, Members must be able to produce their 2018 Membership card for every food and drink transaction.

    Non-Members Areas

    Food and drink will also be available to non-Members in the Atrium Bar within The Point, the Hilton Garden Inn Garden Grille® restaurant and bar (see Hilton Garden Inn section for details), as well as an additional food unit underneath Thomas Cook Sport Stand E.

    Full details on the food and drink areas available for this fixture can be seen below:

    • Members’ Suite: Open all day (Members only)
    • 1864 Bar: Open all day, excluding Tue 12 June (Red Rose Members only)
    • Lancaster Bar: Open 1:00pm – 5:00pm (Lancaster Members only. Red Rose Members on Tue 12 June)
    • Atrium Bar: Open all day
    • Hilton Garden Inn Bar: Open 11:00am – close of play
    • Red Rose Suite Bar: Open 12:00pm – 4:30pm (Members only)
    • AO Stand B Bar: Open from 4pm (Sun 10 June only)
  • Toilets


    Toilet facilities are easily accessible throughout the ground. Toilets are available within the Pavilion (Members only), The Point, AO Stand B, Lightning Stand C and Thomas Cook Sport Stand E.

    If you have any trouble locating these facilities, please speak to one of our friendly stewards who will more than happy to point you in the right direction.

  • Hilton Garden Inn

    Hilton Garden Inn

    Freshly prepared dining is available on Saturday, Sunday and Monday between 12:00pm – 2:00pm in our modern Garden Grille® restaurant (pre-bookings are advisable). To book, contact hotelrestaurant@lancashirecricket.co.uk or call 0161 868 7100

    The hotel bar area will be open from 11:00am until close of play each day.

    Matchday accommodation is also available during the Specsavers County Championship fixture against Essex – where you can enjoy a comfortable stay after a day’s play at our iconic ground. To book your stay, please contact 0161 868 7100 or speak to our friendly reception staff at the Hilton Garden Inn Emirates Old Trafford.

  • Caffè Nero

    Caffè Nero

    The brand new Caffè Nero located on site will be available from 7am until close of play each day during this fixture.

    The coffee house, which faces onto Brian Statham Way, sits next door to the venue’s new Hilton Garden Inn hotel and offers a relaxing space to enjoy Caffè Nero's award winning coffee.

    Take a seat and relish in a range of delicious breakfast items, hot drinks, tostati melts, paninis, wraps and sandwiches, as well as gluten free and vegetarian options.

    The Club will also be offering Lancashire Cricket Members a 10% discount upon production of a 2018 Membership card.

  • Scorecards


    Scorecards are available from the Members Suite, the Atrium Bar, 1864 Suite, Lancashire Cricket retail store and are priced at 80p.

    Please also look out for the new Matchday Archive produced by the Heritage Team which is available in the Members’ Areas.

  • Follow the game online

    Follow the game online

    Can’t make it to the game? You can follow the action online with our Match Centre which gives you live in-depth coverage of the game.

    Match Centre

    Alternatively you can follow us on Twitter and get live match updates from Lancashire’s home game against Essex.


  • Vitality Blast fixtures

    2018 Vitality Blast

    Take a look at Lancashire Lightning's fixtures in the 2018 Vitality Blast competition below:


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