Friday, July 9th, 2021

SPECTATOR GUIDE: RAPIDS 🌊 VS BEARS 🐻

We are delighted to be welcoming you to New Road today (Friday 9 July) as we face local rivals Birmingham Bears in the Vitality Blast.

Due to restricted capacity, tickets for this fixture have been allocated to Members and General Admission ticket holders via a ballot process, and no tickets are available on the gate on any day of the fixture.

Only spectators with an allocated seat on their ticket will be permitted entry into the ground for this fixture.

Food & drink can be ordered to spectators seats during this fixture by scanning the QR codes around the ground or visiting wccc.co.uk/ordernow during the fixture.

Please find below:

  • A summary of measures in place to comply with government¬†guidelines
  • Updated¬†Spectator¬†Code of Conduct
  • Hours of play
  • Where to find us
  • Transport options
  • Food and drink
  • Public Wi-Fi
  • Club Shop
  • Digital Scorecards
  • Toilet facilities
  • Smoking policy

You may also find the below ground map, which includes stand names and block numbers useful:

In comparison to any previous visits to New Road in previous years, a lot will have changed. Some of the biggest differences are listed below, but please also read our updated Spectator Code of Conduct so you’re aware of every detail.

  • A mask must be worn at all times when moving around the stadium
  • All General Admittance¬†spectators must enter through the Severn Bridge Car Park (next to the Premier Inn)
  • There is no car parking on-side for General Admittance¬†spectators, other than Blue Badge holders
  • Spectators must sit in their allocated seating within household or support bubbles
  • Food and drink can ordered from, and served directly to your designated seat via an online web¬†application
  • No facility for cash sales with all outlets operating contactless payments. However for Members with no access to a credit or debit card, pre-paid cards can be purchased with cash from main reception in the View building
  • The Graeme Hick Pavilion and all of its seating is restricted to use by players, support staff and match officials only
  • Spectators cannot leave the stadium and re-enter during the same day’s play

Visiting safely and comfortably

A Spectator Code of Conduct can be found here, supplementing our usual ground regulations due to the unique nature of the current situation.

Subject to exemptions, face coverings will be compulsory for adults at all times when moving around the stadium

We would also advise bringing clothing for all eventualities, as wet weather cover is not available as on a regular matchday.

In order for us to comply with government guidance for the safe return of spectators, your allocated seat must be the only seat you use throughout the day’s play.

When you do need to move around the ground, please follow signage, maintain a safe distance and continue to wear your face covering.

Hours of Play

Gates open at 3.30pm, with the toss set to take place at approximately 5pm.

Play is scheduled to start at 5.30pm, with a 15 minute interval in-between innings.

Where to find us

New Road is situated in the centre of Worcester, our full address is: Worcestershire County Cricket Club, New Road, Worcester, WR2 4QQ

Travel Information

BY CAR

From north: From the M5 junction 7 follow the cricket stumps on the road signs to the ground. From south: from M5 junction 7 follow the cricket stumps on the road signs to the ground. From east: from A422, Alcester, continue on this road to roundabout junction with A4440 (Swinesherd Way), take second exit at roundabout on to A44, continue to follow the A44 and it will lead you to New Road, the county ground will be on your left. From west: from A44, Evesham, stay on A44 (east) and it will lead you to New Road, the county ground will be on your left.

Car Parking

There is no car parking available for spectators at the ground for this fixture with the exception of Blue Badge holders. However, there are a number of car parks within short walking distance of the ground listed below:

Tybridge Street, Worcester, WR2 5BA

Distance to ground: 0.3 miles / 6 minutes
24 hours: £3.50
Standard spaces: 67
Disabled spaces: 3

Copenhagen Street Car Park, Worcester, WR1 2HB

Distance to ground: 0.4 miles / 8 minutes
24 hours: £10
Standard spaces: 161
Disabled spaces (Free): 4

Newport Street, Worcester, WR1 3NR

Distance to ground: 0.3 miles / 6 minutes
24 hours: £6
Standard spaces: 163
Disabled spaces: 3

Cattle Market Car Park, Croft Road, Worcester, WR1 3NZ

Distance to ground: 0.4 miles / 8 minutes
24 hours: £6
Standard spaces: 208
Disabled spaces: 25

Please note that all Car Park pass holders will be offered a pro-rata refund at the end of the 2021 season.

BY BUS

Once you are in Worcester city centre’s bus station that is beneath the Crown Gate Shopping Centre, walk out of the station, turn left, continue to walk straight ahead to a pedestrian crossing, walk across this and another pedestrian crossing, continue across the bridge over the Severn River and you will arrive at the county ground on your left.

BY TRAIN

Worcester Foregate Street is the closest train station to the county ground and is approximately 0.5miles from the ground. To get to the county ground from Foregate Street station turn left out of the main entrance, head towards the cross where you turn right onto Broad Street. Continue straight, across two pedestrian crossings to get to the other side of New Road, walk over the bridge and you will shortly arrive at the cricket ground on your left.

Food & Drink

All spectators are able to order food and drink via a web app from their seat during this fixture. Unfortunately, due to the limited size of the concourse areas at New Road, spectators are unable to go to food and drink outlets in person.

You can view the full food and drink menu, and order directly to your seat during the fixture by scanning one of our QR codes located around the stadium or by visiting wccc.co.uk/order now during the fixture.

There will also be several members of staff, in branded aprons, walking around the ground who are able to take orders for you.

Public Wi-Fi

A newly upgraded public Wi-Fi is available throughout New Road, which you are very welcome to use at your leisure. Simply connect to The Cloud from the available list of wireless networks and follow the sign-in or login instructions.

Our friendly staff will, of course, endeavour to assist you should you struggle with the process of connecting your device to the Wi-Fi or with using our online web application to order food and drink

Official Club Shop

For souvenirs, replica shirts and training wear, our Club Shop has added a ‘deliver to seat’ option in delivery options.All products will be delivered to you directly in your seat by one of our retail team members.

You can also order retail items from members of staff in yellow ‘Club Shop’ t-shirts around the ground.

Scorecards

Sadly, printed scorecards will not be available for this fixture. However, both of our electronic scoreboards will be in operation, you will have access to free Wi-Fi via The Cloud and will be able to follow the live scorecard via wccc.co.uk/match-centre.

Toilet Facilities

Toilet facilities will be open and signposted, stewards will be on hand to guide you in relation to your nearest facility.

Smoking Policy 

Designated smoking areas are assigned in various concourse areas, but smoking (including e- cigarettes) is only permitted in these areas, so please refrain from smoking in your seat.

Smoking is not permitted inside the bowl of the ground and is only permitted on uncovered concourse areas behind the stands or in car parks.

Weather Forecast

We would advise bringing clothing for all eventualities, as wet weather cover will not be available as on a regular matchday.