Falcons vs Lightning: Matchday Guide

Tuesday 25th July 2017
& News
Written by Danny Painter

Derbyshire Falcons host Lancashire Lightning in the county’s opening NatWest T20 Blast game at The 3aaa County of the summer, taking place on Tuesday 25 July; 7pm start.

The Falcons play Lancashire for the second time in the competition, after the Lightning came out on top in the two sides’ first meeting at Emirates Old Trafford.

If you are joining us for this fixture, please read the information below which will ensure that your visit is safe, enjoyable and comfortable.

Hours of Play

Derbyshire Falcons vs Lancashire Lightning
NatWest T20 Blast, North Group: Tuesday 25 July
The 3aaa County Ground, Derby

Gates Open: 5.30pm
Start: 7pm
Interval: 8.15pm
Second Innings: 8.30pm
Close: 9.45pm

Ticket Information

Tickets will be available on the gate, which open at 5.30pm. The Club encourages supporters to plan their journey in advance and give plenty of time to arrive at the ground.

Tickets are available on the gate: Adults £20 (£16 in advance), Juniors £5 (£4 in advance), Students £10
Car Parking on the day: £5 (£4 in advance)

If you are collecting pre-purchased tickets for the fixture, the Ticket Collection Point will be located in the run-through area via the back of the Tea Room. See map below.

Official Matchday Programme: £2.50
Scorecards: £1

Programmes and scorecards are available to buy from the Derbyshire gazebo located by the main Pavilion entrance and from the Club Shop.

Ground Access & Parking

Please note for NatWest T20 Blast fixtures that a one-way system will be in place from the Pentagon Roundabout entrance to Sir Frank Whittle Road exit. Cars will not be able to access the road outside the ground via Sir Frank Whittle Road.

Ground Access: Entry to the ground will be available via the 3aaa Pavilion entrance, off Pentagon Roundabout. Gates open at 5.30pm.

Please note that there will be additional security checks at the gate, so please give plenty of time to enter the ground.

Parking: Parking will be available in the 3aaa Pavilion car park and adjacent overflow area, and via the Frank Whittle Road entrance. Disabled parking spaces are available in the 3aaa Pavilion car park.

While the Club will always try to accommodate all vehicles visiting the ground, admittance will be on a first come, first served basis. Please plan your journey in advance and arrive early guarantee your on-site matchday parking.

Seats and viewing: Following the completion of the OKI Business & Media Centre, spectators will this summer be able to walk fully around the ground. Indoor seating is available in the Pattonair Lounge in the 3aaa Pavilion and in the Boundary Tea Room & Cafe.

Showcase Cinema de Lux Family Stand: Family Stand is located by the stand adjacent to the OKI Business & Media Centre. The Club’s new Family Zone will be located directly behind this stand.

Pattonair Executive facilities: The Pattonair Executive Lounge will be open from 5.30pm until the close of play, exclusively for Pattonair Executive Members.

First time to The 3aaa County Ground? Click HERE to view directions.

Food and Drink

There will be more food and drink units than ever before at NatWest T20 Blast games this summer.

Extra bars will be brought in and will be located around the ground, while more catering units will also be available offering even more variety. Please be advised that supporters are not permitted to bring alcohol into the ground.

Food and drink will also will be available from the Pattonair Lounge in the 3aaa Pavilion.

Family Entertainment

Come down from when the gates open (an hour and a half before play starts) to enjoy our new Family Zone, located behind the Showcase Cinema de Lux Family Stand adjacent to the OKI Business & Media Centre.

There will be a variety of FREE activities for all, including inflatables and giant garden games, to name a few.

Put your skills into action with our cricket play zones. Take part in a variety of cricket skill-based games within view of the action, with help from a qualified coach to hand you tips and tricks in the challenge.

There will also be a giant inflatable assault course and table football on offer for you to take on your mates.

Don’t forget to grab your FREE giveaways, including the return of the hairy headbands, plus grab a photo next to our new giant inflatable helmet. Then stick around immediately after the game when the Derbyshire players will be available to sign a few autographs over the boundary fence or pose for a selfie.

Matchday LIVE

Can’t make it to The 3aaa County Ground? Supporters can follow all the action LIVE with our new Matchday LIVE page, sponsored by Showcase Cinema de Lux, with live scores, updated, photos and videos from the game.

Click HERE to view Matchday LIVE page. 

NatWest T20 Blast is back this July and August. Save £4 by purchasing your matchday tickets in advance. While further discounts are available for groups of 10 or more. Buy online today to secure your place and save.


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