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Pre-Match Guide: England vs New Zealand - Test Match

— 22 June 2022

Here is all of the information ahead of your visit to watch the the LV= Insurance Test Match between England and New Zealand at Headingley from Thursday 23 June.

GATES OPENING

9:00am – 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.

Morning Session – 11.00-13.00
Lunch – 13.00-13.40
Afternoon Session – 13.40-15.40
Tea – 15.40-16.00
Evening Session – 16.00-18.00

Tickets

A limited number of tickets currently remain for days one and four of the Test Match, whilst tickets for days two and three have sold out. A small number of Premium Experiences packages remain and these must be purchased before Monday.

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RESPECT

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

The Club operates a zero tolerance policy toward anti-social behaviour.

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

  • Watch – Our Pre-match guide video

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    Transport and travel

    Please see below information to help you plan your journey to Headingley. Please also note the added information regarding the potential impact of the planned Rail Strikes.

    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.

    Planning your journey – the impact proposed rail strike

    Rail strikes have been announced for Thursday 23 June and Saturday 25 June which may have an impact on supporters travelling to days one or three of the Test Match.

    The Strike will have an impact on the number of services running on both days and supporters planning to travel via rail are advised to check the below link for further information.

    Trainline’s UK Rail Strike Travel Advice

    West Yorkshire Metro – Test Match Information (services affected)

    Additional Car Parking

    Car parking is available via the Becketts Park and Stride for this fixture. It can be located at LS6 3PW and is around a 10/15 minute walk away.

    An additional parking facility is available at Cinder and Monument Moor (20 minute walk to the St Michael Lane entrance). The postcode to find this car park is LS6 2UZ. The car park also has a bus route to Headingley available there with further details available via the below.

    It will cost £10 a car for using either car park and please bring cash as this may be the only to pay on these car parks. Car parking cannot be booked in advance.

    Travelling via Bus

    First Bus will be running a direct service from Bishopgate Street outside Leeds Train Station to Headingley Cricket Ground on days two and Four of the match.

    This service will not run on days one and three due to the Rail Strikes, but a range of their normal services will be more available. For more information on timings, locations and to book your tickets, please click on the below:

    First Bus Journey Planner

    Cycling to the ground

    The Club has Cycle racks available for supporters to use, located behind the Trueman Enclosure and in the Rugby South Stand. Please ask the stewards at the gate for directions on your arrival.

    Cyclists must dismount when inside the venue.

    ST MICHAEL’S LANE ONE-WAY SYSTEM

    Please note there will be a one-way vehicle system in place on St Michael’s Lane for this game.

    Accessibility

    Accessible parking
    Accessible parking for this fixture has now sold out. There are a limited number of on-street accessible parking bays on Kirkstall Lane which are available on a first come, first served basis.

    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.

    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 allocated. Please only sit in the seat allocated on your ticket.

    ACCESS TO THE LONG ROOM
    Food and drink options will be available in the Long Room for Yorkshire Members and East Stand ticket holders.

    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 for supporters to enjoy during their visit.

    Beverages
    There will be a vast range of soft and alcoholic beverages on sale around the ground including behind the Western Terrace, in the Howard Stand, East Stand and behind the North East Lower.

    A range of no and low alcohols are available alongside mocktails.

    We ask that all supporters drink responsibly and respect other supporters around them at all times.

    Please note that alcohol is not permitted in the Community Stand (Block I of the Western Terrace).

    Beverages will be available in compostable paper cups, reducing the volume of single-use plastic used in the stadium.

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

    Food

    A range of food options are available within the ground including the below:

    Behind the Western Terrace:
    Falafels (Vegan)
    Ice Cream Shop
    Street Kitchen
    Southern Fried Chicken (Halal)
    Fish and Chips (Gluten free options are available on request)
    Loaded fries and toasties (Vegetarian options available)
    Hog Roast
    Baguette’s (Vegetarian options available)
    Scampi

    In Car Park H behind the Community Stand:
    Pizza
    Sausage Box
    Ball Box – a Yorkshire street food vendor (vegetarian options)
    Curry
    Ice Cream

    Next to the Rugby shop on the East side of the ground:
    Street kitchen (Halal burgers and chicken)
    Ice Cream

    Behind the East Stand:
    Donuts

    Order food from Uber Eats

    Our Official Partners Uber Eats are giving you the option to order food from any of their outlets and have it delivered to a collection point within the ground.

    To do so, simply head to the Uber Eats app on your phone and select ‘Yorkshire Cricket Ground’ as your location and use the ‘St Michaels Lane’ address pin. You will be notified when your food is close to arriving and can then head to the collection point which is located in front of the East Stand, where you will be greeted by staff from Uber Eats.

    Please note orders can only be made for collection within the ground between 12:30pm and 4:30pm. Drinks are also not permitted on your order.

    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
    Pass outs will be available 30 minutes after the start of play until 30 minutes into the final session. 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 9:00am and will close 30 minutes after the close of play.

    The Shop behind the Western Terrace will open at 9am and close 30 minutes after the close of play.

    There will also be a gazebo selling a range of replica items located in front of Headingley Lodge on the East side of the ground. This will be open from 9am and close 30 minutes after the close of play.

    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.

    CAVE SENSORY ROOM
    A free Controlled Audio Visual Environment (CAVE) will be available at the ground during the Headingley Test Match, 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.

    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

    SCORECARDS
    The Yorkshire Cricket Foundation (YCF) will be selling scorecards on each day of the Test Mach from the Museum in the East Stand. They will cost £1 each and all proceeds go to the YCF whose work within our communities makes a huge differences to vast number of peoples lives.

    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.

    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 TO LOOK OUT FOR
    • Lifebuoy, Official Hygiene Partner of England Cricket & The Hundred, have been working closely with the ECB to keep players & fans safe throughout the season.

    They want to make good hand hygiene as easy as possible. Make sure you check out our sanitising stations located around the concourse and in the washrooms throughout the day.
    Good hand hygiene is here to stay! Enjoy the match and remember to: touch it, wash it, Bish Bash Bosh it!

    • The Gray-Nicolls bat making stand will be in operation throughout the test, with their Head Bat-Maker on hand to answer any questions you may have about making cricket bats, along with demonstrations in bat making there is also our dedicated cricket bat shop with some fantastic test match deals.

    • Visit the LV= Insurance Pavilion in front of the East Stand where you can see the Test Series trophy on display, enter some exciting ticket giveaways, take part in the run challenge and meet and greet some of your cricketing heroes during lunchtime and tea.

    • Look out for Punjabi Roots during the Day two of the Test Match with their bhangra dance performance, Bollywood dance performance, dhol drumming, and band baja (fusion of brass and dhol).

    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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