Emerald Headingley stages the Third Specsavers Ashes Test between England and Australia starting on Thursday.

Here is all the information you will require to ensure you have a great time.

Match dates:

Thursday 22nd August – Monday 26th August 2019


Click here for all information what food and drink you can bring into the ground.

Ground regulations

Ticket Information

A limited number of tickets have become available for days one to four of the game. They can be purchased via the below link.


Day five tickets are now available, priced at £25 for adults, and £5 for juniors. A limited number of premium seats have also been made available for day four.



If play is restricted or does not take place on the day, you will be entitled to the following refund, subject to there being:

No play – Full refund
15 overs or less – Full refund
15.1 overs to 29.5 – 50% refund

Day Four Premium Tickets
Premium Tickets are available to purchase for £140 and offer cushioned seating on the balcony of the Emerald Stand.


We would encourage supporters to purchase tickets in advance via the above link, or calling the ticket office on 0843 504 3099*

*Calls are charged between 1p and 13p per minute for landline customers. Calls from mobile phones may vary.

If play is affected by bad weather, please read our rain check policy.

Ticket office opening hours

Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

Matchdays: 7:30am – 30 minutes after the end of play

Ticket collections will be inside the Cricket Centre nets.

Watch: Your Emerald Headingley Matchday guide


Gates will open at 9:00am.


Passouts will be available from 11:30am, distributed by the gate 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.

Emerald Stand

For supporters with tickets in the Upper tier of the Emerald Stand, please go up to the top of the stairs/lift when in the stand. You will then be able to locate your seat from the concourse at the top of the Upper tier. For access to the disabled areas within the top tier of the Emerald Stand, please enter the stand via the hospitality entrance and take the lift to the third floor.


Supporters may be searched before they are allowed access to the venue. If you or your bag aren’t searched that doesn’t mean the stewards are not doing their job – searchers are just one component of the security measures in place.

Please keep the number of personal belongings you bring to an absolute minimum – any items you bring will slow your entry & may also prevent your entry to the venue.

Flags and musical instruments

It will be permitted to bring flags into the ground if they have the fire safety certificate that comes with it. All musical instruments, unless authorised by Yorkshire County Cricket Club, will NOT be permitted. Please note that any items not permitted into the ground will be confiscated at the gates.

Hours of play:

First innings: 11:00am – 1:00pm
Lunch interval: 1:00 – 1:40pm
Second session: 1:40 – 3:40pm
Tea interval: 3:40pm – 4:00pm
Final session: 4:00pm – 6:00pm

Updated hours of play for day two:

First innings: 11:00am – 1:00pm
Lunch interval: 1:00 – 1:40pm
Second session: 1:40 – 4:10pm
Tea interval: 4:10pm – 4:30pm
Final session: 4:30pm – 6:30pm

Please note these timings may be subject to change.

First Bus – Shuttle Service

If you’re travelling from Leeds Train Station to Emerald Headingley, you can catch a shuttle bus direct to the ground with First Bus.

Service Number: R66

Outbound bus stop: Outside the front entrance of Leeds Railway Station, across the road and down the subway to Bishopsgate Street bus stop. Stop number Z1, 45011026.

Return bus stop: Directly outside Carnegie Pavilion on Kirkstall Lane. Stop number 45011290

Timings: The first bus will depart Leeds Train Station at 9:30am, with the final bus at 11:10am. The return journey may vary with the first bus departing ten minutes after the close of play.


Download the First Bus App for cheaper prepaid tickets and to speed up boarding time!

  • £3 return for adults when bought on First Bus app or £3.50 on bus.
  • £1.50 for children when bought on First Bus app or £2 on bus.
  • £2 adult single, £1 child’s single only available on journeys from Headingley.

Beckett’s Park – Park and Stride:

Anyone wishing to drive to Emerald Headingley is advised to park at Leeds City Council’s ‘Park and Stride’ located at Beckett Park. It’s a casual 15 minute stroll through Headingley.

The route is clearly signposted. Prices are £10 for a cars, £20 per People Carrier/Mini Bus & £30 per coach.. Postcode: LS6 3PW


There is a multi-faith room available to spectators in the East Stand for this fixture.

Where can I eat/drink?

There will be a range of concession units available around the ground selling a variety of food and drink including:

Behind the East Stand/North East Scoreboard:

Street Kitchen
Carvery (G)
Gin Bar – Sodexo
Ice Cream
Street Kitchen

Tented Village – Car park H behind the Family Stand:

Indian (V) (H)
Caribbean (V)
Pizza (V)
Ice cream

Behind the White Rose Stand:

Falafel (V) (Vg)
Ice Cream Shop
Coffee & Cakes (G)
Street Kitchen
Southern Fried Chicken (H)
Carvery (G)
Fish & Chip (G)
Gourmet Burger BBQ
Chicken Skewer (H)
Gin/Prosecco Bar

East Stand Long Room:

The East Stand Long Room will be serving a range of hot and cold food options, and the bar will be open. Access is only for East Stand ticket holders and Yorkshire CCC Members.

Eleven water fountains are available around the ground for supporters to refill bottles.

Please note reusable cups will be available from all bars around the ground.

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