GLAMORGAN VS MIDDLESEX – MATCHDAY GUIDE

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MATCH TIMINGS

GATES OPEN – 17.00
MATCH STARTS – 18.30
FIRST INNINGS – 18.30 – 19.45
INTERVAL – 19.45 – twenty.00
SECOND INNINGS – 20.00 – 21.15
(times subject to change)

ENTRY TO SOPHIA GARDENS

All Members and supporters are to enter via Gates 2, 3 or 4. Members are asked to show their Membership cards upon entry. For those who have purchased tickets, e-tickets have been sent to you via email. These can be printed at home but we encourage you to show and scan via your phone at the gate. Tickets will also be available to buy from the Ticket Office at Gate 2 (card payments only).


TRAVEL

There is no public car parking available at the Stadium. There are a number of independent car parks located throughout the city, visit ncp.co.uk/cardiff.

Our closest Cardiff Council car park is at Sophia Gardens Car Park located at CF11 9FH which you can park at for just £10. Pontcanna Fields Car Park (CF11 9HY – approx. a 5/10 minute walk) and North Road Car Park (CF10 3DU approx. a 15 minute walk through the park).

SEATING

Seating for our Vitality Blast fixtures is unallocated, so you can choose your view of the action! the Jellyfish Family Stand is a no-alcohol zone and nearby stands are low-alcohol. there is a multi-faith prayer room located in the NCC for those who wish to use it.

FOOD AND DRINK

Whatever whets your appetite, there’s sure to be a dish that will tickle your taste buds at Vitality Blast matches at Sophia Gardens

There’s an extensive range of catering outlets located around the stadium to fuel your hunger, most will be located under the Pro Steel Engineering Stand. Please refer to the food icons on the map below.

With all of our catering outlets offering vibrant flavors and exciting menus, plus a wide selection of vendors serving vegetarian, vegan and halal menu options, you’re sure to find something that you can enjoy.

Food village outlets for this fixture:

wingstack | Bolt’s Burger | French Galette | Keralan Karavan | Chang’s Wok | Dewi’s Den (tuck shop) | Dinky Donuts | Hello Good Pie | the Old Olive Cart | Urban Jungle | Daisy and Belle Ice Cream

You’ll never be far away from a refreshing beverage, with bars and kiosks located around the venue. Whether you fancy a draft lager, refreshing cider, a classic G&T or a soft drink – we’ve got you covered.

If you’re feeling fruity, go for the new Thatcher’s range or if you’re feeling adventurous, we have a choice of ales on offer from our new partner Glamorgan Brewing Co.

The Lewis Lounge is once again open for Members and can be found on the 2nd floor of the National Cricket Centre.

Please note: we are still operating as a cashless stadium, so please bring card payment rather than cash.

PLEASE DRINK RESPONSIBLY
We will not admit those who are visibly drunk and we have breathalysers in place to check.


SUSTAINABILITY

We have installed water fountains throughout the stadium to aid our push to stop the reliance on single-use plastic. These are located underneath the Castell Howell Stand, Pro Steel Engineering Stand and Thatchers Pavilion car parking area. Please bring a bottle to fill up.

In our public areas we have removed plastic single-use disposable pint glasses.

Use our green goblet reusable cups for your drink – return your reusable cup to the collection points, located throughout the stadium. Please do not place these in any other bins.

ENTERTAINMENT

There are plenty of activities going on around the stadium to keep you entertained. You’ll be able to test your cricket skills in the Family Fan Zoneenjoy football darts with Boom Battle Barhave your face painted, or try golf, rugby and air badminton with our community friends!

There will also be live music from Winfield and Sorianolocated underneath the Pro Steel Engineering Stand and Matt Blumberg, who will be in the Family Fun Zone. We will also host a player signing session after the match in front of the Thatchers Pavilion. All of these activities are free, so beat the queues and come down early.

ACCESSIBILITY

Sophia Gardens Cardiff provides a venue which caters for all of our visitors’ needs. It is our intention to provide information about the accessibility, the facilities we have in place and the use. Glamorgan Cricket is a proud member of the Level Playing Field organisation. visit our website for more information.

STADIUM UPGRADE

Over the winter, the Club has undertaken a major maintenance project around the ground to improve facilities and enhance our customer experience. We have been busy replacing more than 12,000 old seats, painting the stadium infrastructure and upgrading the toilets.

We are working hard to finish the work as quickly as possible, and whilst we anticipate minimum interruption to your experience, we would like to thank you for your patience as we complete this much-needed work.

HEALTH AND SAFETY

We ask that stadium visitors remain considerate and respectful whilst at the venue and remember that other Members, supporters and staff may have ongoing health challenges that may affect them or their close families.

Maintain sensitive distancing where possible and do not come on-site if you have COVID-19 symptoms or if you have tested positive.

Comprehensive security measures will be in place for all those visiting Sophia Gardens and all bags will be searched on entry. On arrival at the gates, your match ticket will be checked by a steward so please have it available on your entry.

Our stewards will be happy to assist with any queries you may have.

GROUND REGULATIONS

We would like to politely remind all Members and spectators to check our Ground Regulations before you arrive, please read these here.

We have carried out a trial on the use of cans for the first two home matches but following advice from the local Safety Advisory Group we will not be allowing in or selling cans for the rest of the matches as per the Ground Regulations in place for the Stadium.

CALL IT OUT

Glamorgan Cricket and Sophia Gardens ask visitors to UNITE against all forms of discrimination. There is no place for it in our sport.

We’re dedicated to raising the game and making our stadium welcoming for all.

Text UNITE to 60650 to report unacceptable behaviour, or inform your nearest stadium steward.

If you witness it, challenge it and CALL IT OUT!

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