Yorkshire CCC is committed to providing a welcoming environment for spectators to enjoy their cricket whilst at Headingley. We are continuously looking at ways to improve our facilities to ensure equality for all fans, whether abled or disabled and welcome all constructive feedback.

Tickets

When spectators with accessible needs purchase tickets, the following supporting documentation may be required to be produced:

  1. Receipt of higher or middle rate of Disability Living Allowance.
  2. Proof of Blue Badge parking rights.

Personal Assistants – free tickets are available for personal assistants and carers. The Club reserves the right to request evidence where necessary to support an accessible ticket.

Tickets can only be purchased through the Ticket Office by calling 0113 2033631 (weekdays 9am-5pm). Alternatively, you can request a call back by clicking on the below button and filling in the form.

Travel 

CAR

If travelling by car there are clear, permanent, and additional direction signs that lead you from the motorway and major road networks to the Headingley area. There are two basic routes to reach Headingley, the first being from the South, avoiding the City Centre and the second from the North via the Leeds Outer Ring Road.

From the M1 South and the M62 East and West:

From the South leave the M1 at Junction 43 to take the M621 as far as Junction 2

From the M62 West, leave at Junction 27 to take the M621 as far as Junction 2.

From the M62 East, leave at Junction 29 to join the M1.

Northbound to take the M621 as far as Junction 4.

At Junction 4 of the M621, follow the signs for Headingley Stadium along the A643. These signs will lead you along the Leeds Inner Ring Road A58 to the A660 which is signposted to Skipton and Headingley Stadium. Signs along this road will indicate you have reached the Headingley area and on Test Match and One Day International days, additional temporary signage will direct you to the Park and Ride car park north of Headingley at Becketts Park (LS6 3PW).

From Bradford, Keighley, and all areas to the North:

All routes into Leeds from these areas lead to the Leeds Outer Ring Road, the A6110-A6120-A63. Along the Outer Ring Road signposting to Headingley Stadium will lead you to the A660 Otley Road and from here southwards to the Headingley area.

Parking

Blue badge parking is available on site. This is usually situated in Car Park F on St Michael’s Lane, LS6 3BW. If this is situated in another car park, you will be advised at the point of purchase.

Evidence of blue badge eligibility may be asked to be produced upon purchase of a blue badge parking space.

For all matches, blue badge parking can be purchased in advance via phone, email (cricket@yorkshireccc,com) or on our website via https://tickets.yorkshireccc.com/content

Information on blue badge parking can also be found in our pre-match guides published preceding the start of games.

For major matches where there are large crowds, you may experience delays exiting the Car Park. A one-way system is regularly introduced on St Michaels Lane, going towards Cardigan Lane. The quickest exit is therefore by turning right out of the car park and over the single lane bridge.

There is a short walk from Car Park F towards the man turnstile entrance on St Michael’s Lane and this includes step free access.

Temporary road closures at the end of games may also result in the early closure of car parks. Spectators must bear this in mind and further guidance can be given by the Club on this area.

For international games and other major matches, a buggy service operates to transit spectators who are unable to walk the distance from Car Park F to the turnstiles. The buggy service will not operate after the game until the crowds from St Michael’s Lane have dispersed.

Spectators are advised that due to the residential nature of Headingley’s immediate surroundings, traffic management schemes are enacted. This includes the coning of streets. We encourage all spectators to be mindful of this and to not park across driveways.

Disabled spectators can be dropped off outside the St Michaels Lane entrance. Spectators are advised that on major match days before the start of the game, a one-way system operates on St Michael’s Lane heading towards the bridge.

TRAIN

Headingley

Headingley Station is located 0.6 miles from the Kirkstall Lane entrance to the ground. The walk is 15 minutes and includes a gentle hill.

Accessible Toilets – No

Staff Help Available – No

Ramp for Train Access – No

Step Free Access – Yes, to all platforms

Accessible Taxis – Yes

Further accessibility information can be found via https://www.nationalrail.co.uk/stations/headingley/

Burley Park

Burley Park is situated within a 5-minute walk from the St Michaels Lane entrance to Headingley.

Accessible Toilets – No

Staff Help Available – No

Ramp for Train Access – Yes

Step Free Access – Yes, to both platforms.

Accessible Taxis – Yes

Further information can be found via https://www.nationalrail.co.uk/stations/burley-park/

BUS

There are several bus stops on Kirkstall Lane and Cardigan Lane that allow easy transit to and from Leeds City Centre. All buses are step free and are wheelchair friendly, with all bus stops having raised curbs.

Services 19 and 19A run every 15 minutes. Stops in Leeds City Centre include:

Stand H on York Street opposite Leeds Bus Station

Stand I on Duncan Street

Stand B on Boar Lane

Stand O on The Headrow opposite Leeds Town Hall

Service 56 runs every 10 minutes. Stops in Leeds City Centre include:

Stand H on Eastgate

Stand K on Albion Street

Stand B on Woodhouse Lane (opposite Morrisons)

Further information can be found below on how best to plan your journey to Headingley via bus:

https://www.firstbus.co.uk/leeds/plan-journey/journey-planner/

For international games, First Leeds operate the Root66 shuttle bus from Leeds City Centre to Headingley Stadium. These buses are step free and wheelchair friendly. Information on this bus as well as timetables can be found in the pre-match guide for a specific fixture.

AIR

The nearest airport to Headingley is Leeds Bradford Airport, located approximately 20 minutes’ drive from the ground. There is a taxi rank directly outside the main terminal building, with accessible vehicles also being available.

Further accessibility information for Leeds Bradford Airport can be found here: https://www.leedsbradfordairport.co.uk/help/special-assistance

Ticket Office

Our ticket office is situated directly opposite the St Michael’s Lane entrance to the ground. There are four windows with a lowered, accessible window inside the main entrance to the Yorkshire Cricket School. This entrance is step free and a hearing loop is available.

Club Shop

Our Club Shop is located inside the Yorkshire Cricket School and has step-free access via the main entrance to the cricket school. There is a ramp on a slight incline to access the shop, with two doors providing access direct from the street. Hearing Loops are available.

On matchdays, the Club Shop behind the Western Terrace will open. There is step free access, but door widths may mean that access for non-ambulant spectators is limited.

Stadium Access

There are two main accessible entrances to the ground, at St Michael’s Lane and Kirkstall Lane. Both are turnstile entrances but have access gates to accommodate wheelchairs.

Access at both entrances is step free.

There is no specific entrance for disabled spectators, but we encourage those spectators with accessible needs to make themselves known to stewards on gates so wait times in queues can be mitigated.

Accessible Viewing Areas

There are accessible viewing areas placed around the ground.

These are located at:

The East Stand – Block S

The East Stand Long Rooms

North East Lower

Western Terrace – Block A

The Howard Stand Concourse

The Upper Howard Stand

The Truman Enclosure

If storage is required, wheelchairs and mobility scooters can be stored in the bike racks located around the ground. These are left at the owner’s risk.

Ambulant Supporter Provision

A free Controlled Audio-Visual Environment (CAVE) is located under the Truman Enclosure Concourse. Please be aware this does not have views of the playing area.

This room includes a variety of sensory equipment to encourage different kinds of user interaction. This must be pre-booked and includes sole use of the space during your session.

https://www.sensorycave.co.uk/location/the-yorkshire-county-cricket-club/

Guide dogs are welcomed for those who are hearing and/or visually impaired.

Accessible Toilets

Accessible toilets are in each stand of the ground and include step up toilets and levered wash basins.

Radar Keys

Spectators are encouraged to bring their own radar key and can purchase their own key at https://www.radarkey.org/ which can be used in all accessible toilets at Headingley.

Radar Keys can be sourced via your nearest steward who will be happy to help assist entry to the toilets.

Dementia Friendly

Headingley Stadium strives to be as dementia friendly as possible. In all toilets we have icons and signs that can be used by spectators who may have dementia, to remind them where in the stadium they are specifically.

Changing Places Facility

A Changing Place Facility is in the Howard Stand and includes:

  • Grab rails by toilet and sink
  • Mounted Flushing Lever
  • Backrest
  • Full Length Mirror
  • Emergency assistance alarm fitted to floor level.
  • Bench
  • Hoist (though please bring your own sling)
  • Shower and shower curtain
  • Non-slip floor
  • Sanitation Bins

This is accessible via a radar key which can be found via your nearest steward.

Catering

Catering stands are located around the ground, and all have lowered counters. Water is free of charge and water fountains are also located around the ground.

A lowered bar is also available in the East Stand Long Room. Hearing Loops are available at this location.

Hospitality

Headingley has multiple premium experience hospitality suites available for all major matches, unfortunately The Presidents Suite is not suitable for non-ambulant spectators.

Please note that in the Howard Suite, accessible seats are located one floor higher than the dining area on floor 4 of the Howard Stand. Lift and step free access is available throughout. Unfortunately, this separation of viewing areas means that if booking in large groups, you may be sat separate from your party.

Radar Keys are required to make use of our accessible toilet facilities. If you do not have one in your possession on the day, please contact a steward or hospitality staff member who will be happy to assist you further. Yorkshire CCC has provided all staff members with equality, diversity and inclusivity training courses to ensure we sensitively approach the different needs of disabled spectators, so please let us know if there’s anything we can do to make your day as comfortable as possible.

We always advise spectators to email [email protected] as far in advance as possible to confirm any accessible needs prior to the game.

Safeguarding

Yorkshire CCC is committed to the Safeguarding of all young people and adults at risk. We acknowledge our duty of care and ensure our safeguarding practices reflect both statutory responsibilities and government guidance.

We are clear that cricket is a game for everyone and firmly believe that everyone involved has the right to enjoy the game in an environment safe from abuse and harm of any kind.

We can accommodate all accessibility issues and ask that should you require something specific to make your experience more comfortable/enjoyable, to get in touch.

Scarborough

The information provided on this page relates solely to Headingley Cricket Ground.

All entrances to North Marine Road are step free and disability friendly. Further information on accessibility for games at Scarborough will be published before each game in the dedicated pre-match guide.

This will also apply for any games at York CC.

Additional Information

All our employees, including front line staff, receive Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion training.

We encourage and welcome all medication, but please do not be offended if gate staff question this during a bag search upon entry. If you would like further information in respect of this, please feel free to contact the Club.