Friday, June 14th, 2024

Spectator Guide: Rapids vs Notts Outlaws

We are looking forward to opening the gates at 3.30pm this Friday and welcoming spectators to Visit Worcestershire New Road for the T20 Vitality Blast fixture between Worcestershire Rapids and Notts Outlaws.

This fixture has been proudly sponsored by Pluxee

Match Tickets

Tickets for this fixture are available online in advance of the day of the fixture at a discounted rate.

Tickets for all other 2024 fixtures at Visit Worcestershire New Road, including all home Vitality Blast fixtures and Metro Bank One Day Cup are also available via the Club’s official website.

We have included a lot of information in this spectator guide to help make everyone’s visit to Visit Worcestershire New Road as enjoyable as possible. This spectator guide includes:

Scheduled Hours of Play

3.30pm Gates Open
5:00pm Coin Toss
5:30pm 1st Innings
6:45pm interval
7:00pm 2nd Innings
8:15pm Scheduled finish

Post Match
Autograph Signing Session in the Dugout

Entry into Visit Worcestershire New Road

General Admission ticket holders can enter Visit Worcestershire New Road through either the main turnstile entrance through the main reception in the View Building or through the gates next to the Graeme Hick Pavilion.

Sapphire Hospitality ticket holders should all enter through the main reception in the View Building, where you will be met by a host.

Marquee Hospitality ticket holders should all enter on foot through the main black gates on the Graeme Hick Pavilion side of the ground.

BEARD Terrace ticket holders should all enter on foot directly to the BEARD Terrace through the door off New Road.

Upon your arrival, your bags will be checked by our trained security team. Unfortunately, no alcohol is allowed to be brought in with you for T20 fixtures, but you are more than welcome to bring bits to eat.

Complimentary 4&6 cards are also available for all supporters at all entrances to New Road.

Where to find us

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

Travel Information


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

On site car parking has sold out for this fixture.

The entrance for all spectator parking is situated on the hotel side of the ground, and the car park will be open from 3.00pm.

There are also 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


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.


Worcester Foregate Street is the closest train station to the county ground and is approximately 0.5 miles 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

The Severn Suite, on the bottom floor of The View, Diglis Bar and The Long Bar, at the rear of the Basil D’Oliveira Stand, The Stowford Bar, underneath The View, serving a range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.

Scoreboard Square & Bennetts Food Village

Located behind the Basil D’Oliveira Stand and next to the Old Scoreboard is Scoreboard Square and Bennetts Food Village.

There you will find a range of food stalls as well as Piston Gin Cocktail Bar and Dirty Slushies.

In the Picnic Area, towards the rear of the Basil D’Oliveira Stand:

  • Original Burger Co – handmade butchers burgers, fries and drinks
  • The Pork Pit – Slow roasted pulled pork baps, fries and drinks
  • Brisket Brothers Pizza – Delicious oven baked pizzas
  • Churros
  • Chicken Shwarma wrapped in Khobez bread with all the trimmings
  • Chinese Chicken Noodle 
  • Dirty Slushies – delicious refreshing alcoholic and virgin slushies
  • Coffee Time – Freshly brewed hot drinks, cold drinks and snacks
  • Lamb & Flag Bar
  • Cocktail and Champagne trailer
  • Bennetts Ice Cream Pods

Graeme Hick Pavilion

Worcestershire members will also be able to buy a selection of food in the Tom Graveney Lounge of the Graeme Hick Pavilion.

Official Club Shop

Located in Scoreboard Square, to the rear of the Basil D’Oliveira Stand our Official Club Shop is open on all match days stocking a wide range of Worcestershire merchandise, including the latest training and leisure wear. 

Gifts for supporters of all ages are also available amongst the wide range available.

Products are also available online via the Club’s official website.

Public Wi-Fi

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


Scorecards are available at all food and drink outlets and the Club Shop, priced at £1 or free to Worcestershire members.

Toilet Facilities

Ample male, female, inclusive and accessible toilet facilities are located and well-signposted in various locations around the ground. Baby changing facilities are available in the Basil D’Oliveira Stand, and the Graeme Hick Pavilion.

Smoking Policy 

Smoking of cigarettes or electronic cigarettes is only permitted in the designated areas (by the entry to the player’s nets and the car parking area at the rear of the ladies’ pavilion/marquee). Smoking is not permitted on the grassed picnic area or behind the Basil D’Oliveira Stand. 

Smoking is also prohibited in any building or under any permanent structure. 

Weather Forecast

The weather forecast for this fixture can be found here, and we advise that you come prepared for all weather conditions.

Ground Regulations

To view all terms and conditions of entering Visit Worcestershire New Road, please click here

Accessibility Information

Blue Badge Car Parking is available at New Road for all games when parking is available preceding each match.

Accessible and wheelchair-access seats are available in all areas of the ground. These can be reserved on a first-come-first-served basis when selecting an allocated seat.

To ensure that spectators with accessibility needs are catered for, the Club has five fully trained Disability Inclusion Officers working during all fixtures. In addition, the Club has a number of safeguarding officers present whose role is to ensure the welfare of all spectators and help everyone enjoy their experience at New Road to the maximum.

Sensory Kits

Sensory packs for supporters with additional needs will be available at New Road, starting this Friday for the Vitality Blast fixture against Lancashire Lightning.

The sensory packs have been designed to improve the matchday experience for supporters at the stadium, with the Club committing to becoming a more friendly environment for supporters with additional needs.

The pack, which comes complete with the following items, have been designed to make the matchday experience more accessible, comfortable and enjoyable for all supporters.

  • Drawstring bag
  • Fidget popper
  • Noise cancelling headphones (optional)
  • Fidget spinner
  • Coloured Pencils
  • Colouring book

The sensory packs can be collected from the main reception area during all fixtures, are available on a first-come, first-served basis, and are to be returned to reception following the conclusion of the fixture. 

Hidden Disability Lanyards

We provide yellow lanyards for anyone with a hidden disability. These can be collected free of charge from the Graeme Hick Pavilion or main reception. Our stewards will be on hand to support and assist with any needs.

Inclusion and Diversity ECB One Game Statement of Intent

Worcestershire County Cricket Club & the ECB is fully committed to the principles of Inclusion and Diversity and aims to ensure that no individuals (this includes players, spectators, coaches, officials and administrators) receive less favourable treatment on the grounds of their age, sex, disability, race, ethnic origin, gender reassignment, parental or marital status, pregnancy, religion or belief, class or socio-economic status, sexual orientation or political belief. 

Worcestershire & the ECB will ensure that there will be a safe and welcoming environment for all those who wish to be involved in cricket and that they are treated fairly and with respect. 

Worcestershire & the ECB specifically supports initiatives by other organisations within cricket which recognise the principles of inclusion and diversity, such as those from the International Cricket Council.