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Pre-Match Guide: Yorkshire Vikings vs Birmingham Bears

— 28 June 2022

Here is all of the information ahead of your visit to watch the Vitality Blast match between Yorkshire Vikings and Birmingham Bears at Headingley on Friday.

GATES OPENING

5:00pm – Access via both Kirkstall Lane and St Michael’s Lane

Hours of Play

The scheduled hours of play are as follows, but please listen for announcements of any adjustments to these timings on the day.

6.30pm – Start of play
7.45pm – 8:00pm interval
9.15pm – Scheduled Close of Play

Tickets

Tickets are available to purchase in advance via the below link.

Buy Tickets

On The Day Purchases

The stadium is cashless, so all tickets will need to be purchased online, via card at the turnstiles or at the Ticket Office. We strongly advise attendees to purchase their tickets in advance online.

Club Yorkshire members will be able to purchase their discounted tickets on the turnstiles.

RESPECT

The Club has launched its Respect campaign for those attending any Yorkshire match at Headingley, Scarborough and York. If you have suffered or witness any anti-social behaviour at tonight’s match, please text the word Respect to 60650. Spectators are able to report this anonymously to a member of the team here at Headingley.

There is no place for anti-social behaviour in cricket or wider society. We hope that you enjoy the game!

Accessibility

Accessible parking
Accessible parking is available to purchase in advance by contacting the Club on tickets@yorkshireccc.com or by ringing 0344 504 3099.

Accessible parking for the majority of our fixtures will be in Car Park F, which is located on St Michael’s Lane.

Accessible seating

Accessible seating can be found in the East Stand, East Stand Long Room, North East Lower, Trueman Enclosure and both the upper and lower seating of the Howard Stand.

Accessible toilets

There are accessible toilets located in every stand of the ground. All of our accessible toilets are locked with radar keys that are available from the nearest steward. Please refer to the map below for more information.

Transport and travel

We look forward to welcoming you to Headingley for your visit and want to ensure you have the best experience possible here. These pages include lots of information for how to get to Headingley. Click on one of the below tabs for your mode of transport.

Driving Buses Train Air

Bike racks are available at the ground and bicycles are left at the owner’s discretion.

BUSES

First West Yorkshire will be running a bespoke service for the Vitality Blast games at Headingley. Buses will run from Bishopgate Street in Leeds from 5:30pm and run at regular intervals until the start of play. They will then be available from Kirkstall Lane at 9:15pm for trips back into Leeds.

Adult return tickets are available for £4, with a child return available for £2. 50p discount is available for anyone booking via their app.

PARKING

Car Park F (Postcode = LS6 3BW)

For those who don’t wish to take public transport, parking is available in Car Park F for those booking in advance. Parking will be charged at £10 per car. It can also be purchased in advance by contacting the Ticket Office on tickets@yorkshireccc.com.

Please note the car parks will close one hour after the close of play.

Car Park K (Postcode = LS4 2RS)

Parking will be available on a first come, first served basis in Car Park K. It will cost £10 and only card payments will be taken.

Please note the car parks will close one hour after the close of play.

Minibus parking

For anyone minibuses, the Club would recommend parking in the coach parking bays located on St Michael’s Lane (over the bridge away from the stadium). Please note this will be first come, first served.

Address

Yorkshire County Cricket Club
Headingley Stadium
Leeds
LS6 3DP

IN THE EVENT OF INCLEMENT WEATHER
Spectators are urged to consider the weather forecast before making their journey to Headingley. As Headingley is an open air stadium, consideration must be given to sheltering from the rain.

We encourage spectators to consider all weather conditions by bringing an umbrella, sun cream and their own bottled water.

Follow the link below for the most up-to-date weather information in Headingley.

Headingley Forecast

ENTERING THE GROUND
When entering the ground, we ask that all spectators have their tickets to hand. This is to ensure that there are fewer queues at the turnstiles.

  • SEATING
    Seating for this game is unallocated. The East Stand and Trueman Enclosure are members only areas and there are a small number of seats within the ground reserved by supporters.

    ACCESS TO THE LONG ROOM
    Food and drink options will be available in the Long Room for Yorkshire and the away team Members.

    WATER FOUNTAINS
    Water fountains will be available around the ground for those wishing to refill their bottles throughout the game.

    CASHLESS STADIUM
    Headingley Stadium’s catering and retail outlets are operated as cashless to ensure that transactions are faster, safe, and secure.

    FOOD AND DRINK
    There are various food and drink outlets available around the ground including in the East Stand Long Room for Members, at the back of the North East Stand, in the Emerald Stand and behind the Western Terrace.

    GROUND REGULATIONS
    As in previous seasons, The Yorkshire County Cricket Club would like spectators to read its ground regulations. These can be found through the following link…

    Ground Regulations

    PASS OUTS
    Passouts will be given at the discretion of the stewards. Upon re-entering the stadium, you must have both your pass out and match ticket. Please note you may be searched on re-entry.

    MERCHANDISE
    The Club Shop on St Michael’s Lane will be open from 10:00am and will close at 6:30pm.

    The Shop behind the Western Terrace will open at 5pm and close at the end of play.

    There will be a sale unit selling discounted merchandise for £25 located next to Headingley Lodge on the East side of the ground. This will open at 5pm and close at the end of the interval

    MULTI-FAITH ROOM
    The Club’s Multi-Faith room is located at the entrance of the East Stand which is easily accessed from the St Michael’s Lane turnstiles.

    Please remove your shoes when entering the facility. Foot baths are available, please bring your own sliders. There are two separate facilities available.

    We recommend that you bring anything that you require to fulfil your reflective time in our multi-faith space.

    East is indicated on the ceiling.

    The room is available to people of all faiths, please respect everyone when using these facilities.

    If you have any further questions on a matchday, our stewards at the entrance of the East Stand will be more than happy to assist.

    PLEASE DO NOT ENTER THE FIELD OF PLAY
    Unauthorised persons are strictly forbidden from entering upon the field of play unless advised to do so in an emergency. Individuals entering upon the field of play without permission will be subject to prosecution

    SCOREBOOKS
    Scorebooks are available to purchase from the Club Shop on St Michaels Lane.

    CODE OF CONDUCT
    Whether you are visiting or contacting us here at Yorkshire CCC, we would ask that you agree to follow our code of conduct, to ensure your experience, and the experience of others, is a positive one.

    All staff at Headingley Stadium are here to help and provide you with a high level of customer service.

    Any supporter using offensive, threatening, harassing or abusive language or behaviour may have their telephone call terminated or be asked to leave the stadium.

    If the behaviour continues, this may result in us having to involve the police, and/or revoking tickets/memberships.

    If you experience any of the above behaviour during a fixture at Headingley, please contact the nearest steward who can escalate the incident to their supervisor and/or match day management.

    CAVE SENSORY ROOM
    A free Controlled Audio Visual Environment (CAVE) will be available at the ground during the final Vitality Blast home game, with a variety of popular pieces of sensory equipment to encourage different kinds of user interaction.

    In Britain 22% of people are living with a disability. We want to provide a safe haven for our supporters and reduce social isolation for individuals and families.

    Users will need to book the space in advance. This can be done via the below link:

    BOOK CAVE SENSORY ROOM

    The CAVE will be located behind the Trueman Enclosure and supporters who book the facility will have sole use of it during their timeslot.

    Changing Place facility

    We have a changing place facility in the Howard Stand in the South side of the ground. Our facility includes:
    • Radar Key accessible via the nearest steward/stand supervisor
    • Grab rails by the toilet and sink
    • Mounted flushing lever
    • Backrest
    • Full-length mirror
    • Emergency assistance alarm fitted to floor level
    • Bench
    • Hoist (please bring your own sling)
    • Shower and shower curtain
    • Non-slip floor
    • Sanitation bins

    The nearest turnstiles to access this stand is on St Michael’s Lane.

    For more information, please contact cricket@yorkshireccc.com or ring 0344 5043099.

    PRAMS AND PUSHCHAIRS
    Prams and pushchairs can be stored at Headingley Stadium in the cycle racks at certain areas of the ground. Prams and push chairs are left at the owners discretion.

    BABY CHANGING FACILITIES

    There are a number of baby changing facilities around the ground. Please ask your nearest steward for directions.

    WHAT’S THE MINIMUM AGE FOR A FAN ATTENDING A GAME ALONE?
    Minimum age for attending a fixture:

    YCCC recognises its responsibility to safeguard the welfare of all children visiting Headingley Cricket Ground and has a commitment to practice which protects them. As part of this commitment we have reviewed the minimum age of which a child can attend a game without being accompanied by another individual. This review has involved consultation with other first class counties, Leeds City Council and stakeholders across YCCC.

    Our recommendation is that any child under the age of 14 should be accompanied by a responsible adult (defined in law as aged 18 or over) and decisions on entry to the stadium will be based on that age threshold.

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