Latest information on the return of fans
Leicestershire County Cricket Club provide an update to Members, fans and supporters regarding the return of spectators to the Uptonsteel County Ground in 2021.
The first three home LV= County Championship fixtures to be held at the Uptonsteel County Ground are against Hampshire on April 8, Somerset on April 22, and Surrey on May 6.
Based upon current Government guidance, these three fixtures will be played behind closed doors.
The Club are continuing to monitor Government announcements and are working with the ECB and the local council to prepare to safely welcome fans back to the ground at the earliest opportunity.
Leicestershire CCC CEO Sean Jarvis said: “It is disappointing that we won’t be able to begin the start of the 2021 season with our loyal Members and fans able to be with us at the Uptonsteel County Ground.
"However, we are absolutely determined and we are doing everything we can to make sure that when restrictions are lifted, we are ready to welcome our members and fans back to the ground at the earliest opportunity.”
The Club can also confirm that a streaming service will be provided for all Members, fans and supporters for these fixtures and for all Leicestershire CCC home fixtures held at the Uptonsteel County Ground this season.
The Club will release a further update soon to detail the improvements to the streaming service that have been implemented during the Winter period.
As detailed within the Club’s COVID-19 Policy, any fixtures that have been impacted by COVID-19 restrictions and attendance is not possible, members and ticket purchasers to the affected fixtures will receive an option to donate, defer or refund.
Should the need arise, for those who choose to donate, the Club, once again, would like to place on record their gratitude for the generosity provided.
For those who choose to defer or ask for a refund, this will be calculated on a pro-rata basis, dependent upon the number of days play that Members are not allowed access to the Uptonsteel County Ground, due to COVID-19 related restrictions. Calculations will be processed after the conclusion of the 2021 season.
Further, our loyal Members are due to receive a letter from the Club, which will include further information about the coming season, in the next few days.
Until then, keep monitoring our social media channels for further news surrounding the Club.