Roses Match: Frequently asked questions
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Lancashire Lightning v Yorkshire Vikings, Vitality Blast, Friday 9 August 2019.
Gates open – 4.30pm
Start time – 6.30pm
This document should provide you with all the information required ahead of your visit to Emirates Old Trafford for Vitality Blast clash between Roses rivals Lancashire Lightning and Yorkshire Vikings. We ask all supporters to arrive at the ground as early as you can and if at all possible, avoid bringing bags to the venue as they will be searched and slow down your entry to the ground.
This is an all ticket match. Membership and Season Ticket cards will not be valid. All Members and Season Ticket holders must have a ticket to enter the ground.
If you do not find the answer to your enquiry, either on this or other pages dedicated to the match, contact us by:-
Phone 0161 282 4000
WHERE IS THE NEAREST CAR PARKING?
The official match day car parking is provided at Manchester United's Stadium car parks, which is also the location for all minibus and coach drop-off and parking. These car parks are approximately a ten minute walk from Emirates Old Trafford and costs £20 per car which is payable on entrance.
Please be aware that unofficial parking operations do take place when matches are on, and the Club advises all spectators to steer clear of these facilities - many operate on private property which can lead to fines and clamping.
Lancashire Cricket Club accept no responsibility if cars are fined or clamped for parking illegally.
Please note: There will be no cash parking available at Emirates Old Trafford for this fixture, parking is ONLY available for pre-paid 2019 parking pass holders and will be on Car Park 3.
CAN I USE PUBLIC TRANSPORT TO GET TO EMIRATES OLD TRAFFORD
Yes. Whether you are travelling to us by car or by public transport all the information you need to find us here at the Emirates Old Trafford Stadium is available on the downloadable PDF, please click here to view.
As always, we advise customers to plan their journey in advance ahead of arriving at Emirates Old Trafford. http://www.metrolink.co.uk/
Please visit the Transport for Greater Manchester website for guidance in using public transport to get to Emirates Old Trafford: https://www.tfgm.com/
WHERE IS THE TICKET OFFICE LOCATED?
The Ticket Office is on the junction of Brian Statham Way and Talbot Road. Any remaining tickets will be available to purchase from the Ticket Office, however you can beat the queues by booking online and choosing the digital ticket option where you can download your ticket to your mobile phone or print at home. If you are collecting tickets please bring proof of ID.
WHERE IS THE MAIN RECEPTION?
This is found at the entrance to the Pavilion from Car Park 1 on Talbot Road.
WHICH GATES CAN WE ENTER THE GROUND FROM?
Gate 1 on Talbot Road (for general admittance and VIP/Hospitality), Gate 3 and Gate 5 on Brian Statham Way, Gate 7 on Great Stone Road and Gate 14 off Bruntwood.
WHAT TIME DO THE GATES OPEN?
The gates will be open at 4.30pm, two hours before the scheduled start of play at 6:30pm. We ask all supporters to arrive at the ground as early as you can and if at all possible, avoid bringing bags to the venue as they will be searched and slow down your entry to the ground.
WHERE IS THE HOSPITALITY ENTRANCE?
The hospitality entrance is Gate 1 on Talbot Road.
IS IT POSSIBLE TO GO INTO THE PAVILION LONG ROOM?
All 2019 Members on production of a valid 2019 Membership card may enter the Pavilion Long Room. Member’s Guests on production of a valid match ticket for the Pavilion Terrace may also access the Pavilion Long Room. This is to prevent overcrowding and is for spectator’s safety and comfort.
WHAT IS THE ACCEPTABLE DRESS CODE IN THE PAVILION AND THE POINT?
The dress code for the Pavilion is smart casual. In the 1864 Suite, Legends Lounge, The Boardroom and Executive Boxes it is jacket, collar and shoes. The dress code for The Point is smart casual. No tracksuits, shorts or trainers are allowed.
I HAVE LOST MY TICKETS, WHAT SHOULD I DO?
Please go to the Ticket Office. There is an entrance to the Ticket Office on the junction of Brian Statham Way and Talbot Road.
THERE IS A PROBLEM WITH MY SEAT, WHAT SHOULD I DO?
Please speak to the nearest steward who will be happy to help.
IS THERE ANY ENTERTAINMENT INSIDE THE GROUND?
There will be plenty of entertainment on throughout the ground with food and drink outlets located at the rear of or near to each stand and will be clearly signed.
WHAT HAPPENS IF IT RAINS?
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.
WHERE CAN I GET A TAXI AFTER THE DAY’S PLAY?
Taxis will not be permitted to pick up after the game from either within or immediately outside the ground.
You’ll be able to get a taxi further down Talbot Way or on Warwick Road.
IS THERE A PRAYER ROOM AVAILABLE AT THE GROUND?
Prayer facilities are available in the Trafford Cricket Centre.
IS THERE A CASH MACHINE IN THE GROUND?
There will be ATMs located within the various food and bar areas around the ground (charge for use).
ARE THERE ANY ACCESSIBLE TOILETS ON-SITE?
There are fixed accessible toilets available underneath each stand.
CAN I BRING FOOD AND DRINK INTO THE GROUND?
Food and drink can be brought into the ground, however all bags and picnic hampers will be subject to being searched, any items on the prohibited list will not be permitted to enter the ground.
No alcohol, glass or can containers will be allowed into the ground and drinks will be limited to 75cl. Please note all bags will be searched on entry to ensure the safety of players, spectators and staff.
WHAT ITEMS ARE NOT ALLOWED INTO THE GROUND?
Prohibited items include all alcohol, glass bottles, cans or tins, any sharp objects including cutlery, flags attached to sticks/poles. We do not have a left luggage facility and prohibited
items must therefore either be disposed of (no return) or taken elsewhere before admission will be granted.
Pocket phone charges are not permitted into the ground. Please note all bags will be searched on entry to ensure the safety of players, spectators and staff.
CAN I BRING IN MY DOG?
Only registered assistance dogs are permitted to be brought into the ground.
CAN I BRING AN UMBRELLA INTO THE GROUND?
You are able to bring in a small umbrella should you wish. Please be mindful though about the size of the umbrella so it doesn’t affect the viewing of your fellow supporters.
IS IT POSSIBLE TO GET BIRTHDAY ANNOUNCEMENTS ETC MADE ON THE PUBLIC ADDRESS SYSTEM?
Unfortunately we cannot make any announcements in the stadium requested by spectators.
IS SMOKING OR THE USE OF E-CIGARETTES ALLOWED?
The Club's No Smoking Policy is as follows - smoking is not allowed in any seats within the stadium. Anyone wishing to smoke will need to go to an uncovered concourse or other open area to the rear of the viewing stands. Smoking is not permitted in any building or in a covered concourse area. This also applies to E-Cigarettes.
CAN I WATCH THE GAME FROM THE RED ROSE BUILDING?
You will need a valid match ticket for the Red Rose Suite to enter this area. Please note that the top floor will not be open.
CAN BABIES ATTEND?
Babies in arms are not charged an entrance fee. There are baby changing facilities in stadium toilets at several points around the ground. Please be aware that you will be sat in the open air, exposed to the weather for long periods of time. If you are bringing you baby to the match please be prepared for hot sunshine and also inclement weather.
WHERE CAN I BUY A PROGRAMME/SCORECARD?
Official programmes and scorecards will be on sale inside the ground by the Club’s volunteers.
I HAVE LOST SOMETHING AT THE GROUND, WHAT SHOULD I DO?
All enquiries for lost property should be made at the Pavilion reception.
WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I WITNESS ANTI-SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR?
Anti-social behaviour ruins the viewing experience of fellow supporters and Lancashire Cricket Club does not tolerate this. Please report the incident to the nearest steward who will take the necessary action.
IS THE HOTEL OPEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC?
The hotel (including bar and restaurant areas) is only open to residents and pre-booked hospitality guests on the evening of the Vitality Blast match between Lancashire Lightning and Yorkshire Vikings.
For the 2019 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.
ORDERING YOUR FIRST DRINK
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.
HOW MUCH IS THE DEPOSIT?
The deposit for a pint or half pint is just £1.
FANCY ANOTHER DRINK?
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!
WANT YOUR £1 BACK?
Don’t want to take your cup home?...You sure?
If you would like to return your souvenir cup 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.
CAN I TAKE MY CUP HOME?
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.
WHY NOT DONATE YOUR CUP?
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.