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Lightning v Rapids Spectator Guide

Lightning v Rapids Spectator Guide

Lancashire Lightning v Worcestershire Rapids

NatWest T20 Blast, Friday 24 June

Spectator Guide

  • The Match

    The Match

    Lancashire Lightning v Birmingham Bears

    Friday 10 August

    Vitality Blast

    Emirates Old Trafford


  • Opening Times

    Opening Times

    Gates open: 5:00pm

    Start time:  6:30pm

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

    Hours of play: 6:30pm – 9:15pm 

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

    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

    Gate 14

    Gate 5

    Hospitality entry gate is via Gate 1 on Talbot Road.

    Gate 1


  • Lightning v Bears Tickets

    Lightning v Bears Tickets

    LeasingOptions.co.uk Stand A: Adults £15, juniors £8

    AO Stand B: Adults £12, juniors £1

    Lightning Stand C: Adults £15, juniors £8

    Thomas Cook Sport Stand E: Adults £20

    Pavilion Terrace (Members’ ONLY): Adults £22


    You can buy tickets visit our online store here, by call 033 33 282 833*, by email 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.


    Refund Scheme

    If play is restricted or does not take place at the Venue on the day for which your ticket is valid, including any reserve days, those who have purchased tickets in advance with credit or debit card will be automatically refunded the face value of the ticket (excluding booking and postal charges) subject to there being fewer than 10 overs played because of adverse weather conditions and no result is achieved. Return of tickets is not required.

    T20 Season Ticket holders will not be refunded the face value of the match ticket. The Club will take into consideration any such restricted play or match cancellation at the end of the season and this may be reflected in the prices of T20 Season Tickets for those renewing for the following season.

    Any tickets purchased on the date of a fixture using debit or credit card will also receive an automatic refund – return of tickets is not required.

    Customers that have purchased tickets by cash through The Ticket Office should retain their match tickets and may exchange these for an alternative fixture during the current season (excluding Quarter Finals and Finals Day fixtures). Your choice of exchange fixture is subject to availability. The exchange ticket must be booked at least 48 hours prior to the scheduled start time of the requested match. Please note that under no circumstances will a monetary refund be given.

    If you do not receive your refund within 28 days please contact 0161 282 4000 or e-mail 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 start of the second innings of the Vitality Blast clash between Lancashire Lightning and Durham Jets.

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

    Hospitality and maiden ticket collections will be available from the Ticket and Membership Office until 4pm. Tickets will then be available from Gate 1 (Talbot Road) until the start of the Vitality Blast match.

    Ticket entry points will be at Gate 1, under the Red Rose through Gate 5, next to the point and through Players Entrance by the nets and the ICC. There may be a ticket entry point between the side of the Point Front Doors and Gate 15.

  • Travel


    Emirates Old Trafford

    Lancashire Cricket Club

    Talbot Road


    M16 0PX

    By Car

    If you are travelling to Emirates Old Trafford by car, please note that Car Parking is extremely limited for this fixture and will be available on a first come, first served basis. Parking will be located on a first come, first served basis on Bruntwood which is accessed via Great Stone Road from 6pm.

    Car Parking for Box Holders and Lancashire Cricket Season Parking Pass holders will also be available on Car Park 3, Entry via Gate 11 on Great Stone Road.

    Parking for Red Rose Car Park Permit holders will be available at the Town Hall (entry via Talbot Road). Accessible parking will be available on a first come, first served basis on Bruntwood which is accessed via Great Stone Road from 6pm.

    Parking for Manchester United Season Parking Pass holders will be available at Bruntwood from 6pm.

    Parking for a day’s play at Emirates Old Trafford is priced at £10 per car, with a £5 discount for 2018 Lancashire Cricket Members.

    There will be no parking available on the Kelloggs Site on Brian Statham Way.

    NOTE: Due to the Manchester United fixture, access will be extremely busy around the ground on Friday 10 August and there will be no pay on the gate football parking available.


    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 the Lightning v Bears fixture is unreserved in all open stands. The stands open for this fixture are Palletower Stand A, AO Stand B, Lightning Stand C, Thomas Cook Sport Stand E and the Pavilion Terrace (2018 Members only).

    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

    There will be a variety of delicious food and drink options available throughout the ground, suitable for the whole family.

    The bar areas open for this fixture are:

    • Members’ Suite: Members only
    • 1864 Bar: Red Rose Members only
    • Hilton Garden Inn Bar: Open 11:00am – close of play
    • Red Rose Suite Bar: Members only
    • AO Stand B Bar: Open
    • Lightning Stand C Bar: Open
    • Thomas Cook Sport Stand E Bar: Open

    Member’s discount

    2018 Lancashire Cricket Members can receive a 10% discount off food and drink purchases at bars within The Point, the Pavilion and areas under all stands (including the Hilton Garden Inn Emirates Old Trafford).

  • Toilets


    Toilet facilities are easily accessible throughout the ground. Toilets are available within the Pavilion (Members and hospitality bookers only), The Point, LeasingOptions.co.uk Stand A, 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.

  • Souvenir Cups

    Souvenir Cups

    For the 2018 season, all Foster’s Fan Village and concourse bars will no longer serve drinks in single use plastic cups.

    These have been replaced by a more sustainable, reusable souvenir cup which celebrates Lancashire and England cricket legends who have graced the sacred turf at Emirates Old Trafford.

    To support the initiative, Lancashire Cricket Club has launched a #TakeMeHome campaign, which aims to encourage fans to share images of themselves using the cups in locations outside of the ground, for the chance to win a signed Lancashire bat.

    Simply take a snap of yourself with your new cup, share online with #TakeMeHome and you could WIN!



    When you arrive at a bar to purchase your first drink of the day, the price of each of your drinks will include a £1 deposit for a reusable, souvenir cup.

    Gone are the days of boring, flimsy, see through cups.

    You can now enjoy your ice cold drink under the summer skies whilst looking back at some of Lancashire’s greatest ever players. Sit back, relax and drink it all in!



    The deposit for a pint or half pint is just £1.



    After you have purchased your first drink, you will be able to exchange your cup for a fresh one without paying an additional £1 deposit. Simply turn up to the bar, make your order, and we will serve your drink in a fresh new cup...Easy!



    Don’t want to take your cup home?...You sure?

    If you would like to return your souvenir cup (boo!) and reclaim your £1 deposit, you just need to return it to one of our designated return points located around the ground which will remain open until 30 minutes after the close of play.

    These will be clearly signposted. If you are having trouble locating our return points, please speak to one of our friendly stewards.



    You can! We are encouraging fans to take their souvenir cups home in a bid to help us reduce our plastic waste and help the environment.

    Take home memorabilia from your unforgettable day at our iconic stadium this summer, and don’t forget to share your photos using #TakeMeHome for a chance to WIN a signed bat!

    Note, you will not be able to collect your £1 refund if you are taking the souvenir cup home.



    The Club is also using the initiative to help support Lancashire Cricket Foundation, by offering exiting fans the chance to donate their cup (£1) at drop-off points around the stadium. All funds will go towards the charitable arm of the Club, which aims to change lives through the power of cricket.



  • Games and Activities

    Games and Activities

    Looking for something to do away from the cricket with the kids? There are plenty of games and activities in our Foster’s Fan Village at the front of the Pavilion and behind Lightning Stand C.

    • AO bowling inflatable
    • Fun Stalls
    • Lancashire Cricket Foundation
    • Solo Circus
    • Live music
    • Much more
  • Lancashire Cricket Store

    Lancashire Cricket Store

    Show your support for the Red Rose!

    You can pick up your official Lancashire Lightning merchandise from the official Lancashire Cricket Store before, during or after the game - including the new 2018 T20 kit.

    The Lancashire Cricket Store is located just behind Lightning Stand C or you can drop by the pop up store at the front of the ground in the Foster’s Fan Village. If you don’t feel like missing any of the action, you can always visit store.lancashirecricket.co.uk



  • New to cricket?

    New to Cricket?

    New to T20 cricket?

    Take a look at our helpful guide on the Vitality Blast, so you can cheer on Lancashire Lightning this summer.

  • T20 Programme and Scorecards

    T20 Programmes and Scorecards

    Our 2018 Vitality Blast official match programmes are available to purchase from the Lancashire Cricket Store and around the ground.

    This year’s Official Matchday Programme includes a welcome from Head Coach Glen Chapple and an exclusive interview with Captain Liam Livingstone. There are also retail vouchers included inside!

    There are also interviews with overseas star James Faulkner, Matthew Parkinson and Lancashire Thunder’s new Head Coach Alex Blackwell. There are also previews from each opposition and player profiles for the Lancashire Lightning squad.

    The programme, which also includes a free scorecard, will be sold in the ground by volunteers and is priced at £4.

    Pick up one of our new look Vitality Blast programmes for just £4 each – this is a must read for any T20 cricket fan.

    Official scorecards will also be available to purchase from the Lancashire Cricket Store and are priced at £1 each.

  • 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 of the Lancashire Lightning v Birmingham Bears fixture.


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