9th August 2018
Matchday guide 10.08.2018
Leicestershire Foxes v Worcestershire Rapids
Vitality Blast Game 6 at the Fischer County Ground
Friday, August 10
Gates open 5pm, match starts 6.30pm
Gate opening times
The gates will be open from 5pm. Please allow yourself some time before the game wherever possible because queues tend to build up just before the start of play.
Your match preview with squad information is available HERE
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Tickets In Advance
Advance tickets for the Worcestershire Rapids match are priced £16 for adults, £12 for concessions and £5 for under 16s. Tickets must be purchased before midnight on Thursday, August 9 to take advantage of this offer.
There are three different ways to purchase tickets in advance:
- Purchase online HERE until 11.59pm on Thursday, August 9
- Call the Ticket Office on 0116 283 2128 from 9am-5pm
- In person from main reception from 9am-5pm
Tickets purchased at this stage, either online or over the phone, will not be posted out but will be available for collection from the Ticket Collection Point (see below)
Tickets On The Day
Tickets will cost £20 adults, £15 concessions and £5 for under 16s on the day of the Worcestershire Rapids fixture. There are a number of ways to purchase on the day:
- Purchase online HERE until 3pm
- Call the Ticket Office on 0116 283 2128 from 9am-3pm
- In person from main reception from 9am-3pm
- In person from the new satellite ticket office at the Curzon Road entrance from 3pm
- In person on the gates from 5pm
Ticket Collection Point
Anyone needing to collect tickets on the day of the match can do so at our Satellite Ticket Office from 5pm on Friday
If play is restricted to fewer than 10 overs because of adverse weather conditions and no result is obtained on the day for which your ticket is valid, then you may claim a cash refund (less an Admin Charge of £1 per ticket). Alternatively, you can exchange your match ticket for a ticket that will admit you to another Vitality Blast group game later in the 2018 season.
The full refund policy is available HERE
Car parking at the ground is now FULLY BOOKED and there is NO availability.
An additional facility as Saffron Lane Athletics Stadium is available for the Worcestershire Rapids game. This facility is an approximate 10-minute walk to the Milligan Road turnstiles. It will cost £5 per car and the postcode is LE2 7NQ.
Leicestershire County Cricket Club politely reminds visitors that the ground is in a residential area, so please respect our neighbours when leaving your vehicle. The club is carefully monitoring the traffic flow around the ground and you should avoid leaving your car in neighbouring streets wherever possible.
Leicestershire County Cricket Club’s ground, the Fischer County Ground, Grace Road, is an accessible ground for disabled supporters and visitors. Please download our Access Statement HERE
We have a group of dedicated volunteers working at the Fischer County Ground for all Vitality Blast games. If you have any questions, please just ask a member of the team or a steward and they will be delighted to assist with your enquiry.
Food and Drink
There is a wide range of food and drink options available at the Fischer County Ground for Vitality Blast matches in 2018. A link to information is available HERE
Importation of alcohol
You are not able to bring alcohol into the ground for Vitality Blast fixtures. A full list of our ground regulations is available HERE
Our Foxes Den is in position where a host of fun activities will take place throughout the evening. An inflatable and catching challenges are part of free coaching led by Leicestershire CCC’s In The Community team.
The Red Monkey Play Area, which is perfect for under 12s, will be available for free throughout the evening, and there will be face painting and a bouncy castle at the ground too.
We are setting up a FanZone after the game where young supporters can meet their favourite Foxes players, have selfies and get autographs. Small games can also be played on the outfield at that stage of the evening. Make sure you send your best photos to us on social media using the hashtag #FoxesFanZone
There are lots of Vitality Blast giveaways available for supporters – look out for 4/6 cards, our First Timers guide, autograph posters, headbands, fixture bats, stickers and t-shirts!
Post Match Entertainment
There will be music from Georgia Lily and a late bar in the Charles Palmer Suite at the end of the match. The Premier League opening fixture between Manchester United and Leicester City will also be shown live in bars around the ground.
Our shop will be open at the Pavilion End of the ground behind the red seated stand, where replica shirts and Foxes merchandise can be purchased. There is a small range of merchandise available in the Satellite Ticket Office. We also have an online shop HERE
The Matchday Experience participants from Lutterworth CC will form the guard of honour as the Foxes go out on the pitch and do a lap of honour during the interval.
Friends of Grace Road 50/50 raffle
The Friends of Grace Road will again be running their 50/50 raffle for Vitality Blast in 2018. Tickets cost just £1 and the winner scoops half of the takings on the night – so make sure you buy your ticket!
Marston’s Fan & Man of the Match!
A lucky fan will be picked out of the crowd to win our Marston’s Fan of the Match award, the prize being a crate of Marston’s Pedigree! There will also be a poll on Twitter to determine our Marston’s Man of the Match – so keep across our social media channels throughout the game.
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