Matchday Information

Welcome to the County Ground, home of Northants Cricket and the Steelbacks. We really hope you have an enjoyable day out but if you are new to cricket, here is some advice and information to help you make the most of your visit. 



Car parking at the County Ground

Members with car passes shall be able to park their vehicles at the County Ground provided there is room.

Blue Badge Holders can park for Free inside the County Ground providing there is space.



Alternative parking - Northampton

For NatWest T20 Blast and tour matches, free car parking is available on Abington Park for spectators provided the underfoot conditions are suitable.

There is plenty of street parking around the local area.


We offer a huge range of refreshments at Northamptonshire cricket. From Franks Hot Dog and Burger Bar to the Memsaab Indian Cuisine you’ll be sure to find satisfying refreshments. The Steelbacks burger bar is also an option as well as four external bars including a bar in the Old Speckled Hen Lounge. Furthermore food is available in the Hevey suite Restaurant however this is only available on LV=CC fixtures. To book a place at our Hevey suite Matchday Restaurant please call 01604 250988. We do have a strict alcohol policy where no alcohol is permitted to be brought into the ground during NatWest T20 Blast and Tourist games. The club reserves the right to search. The club does however allow four beers or one bottle of wine to LV= County Championship matches and royal london one day cup matches however alcohol in glass bottles is not permited inside the ground and must be in plastic containers or flasks. The club reserves the right to search for excess alcohol for these fixtures.

Programmes and Scorecards

Scorecards (50p) and Programmes (£4.50) are available at the reception and the Supporters Club.


Cut off dates for posting of tickets

Ticket posting will cease three days before your chosen fixture. Tickets will then be available on the day of the match at the Ticket Collection Point at the Abington Avenue end of the the County Ground.

Ticket availability

Tickets can be bought at the advance price until midnight of the day before the fixture. After this time tickets can only be purchased from the turnstiles at the full matchday price.

Gates open two hours before the start of play.


Refund Scheme – NatWest T20 Blast and Tour match

If play is restricted or does not take place at the ground on the day for which this ticket is valid, you may claim a refund of only the match ticket value subject to there being: 9.5 overs or less of the headline match of the day because of adverse weather conditions and no result is obtained - a full refund.  In no other circumstances can money be refunded

Refunds can be applied for in writing if applications are received no later than one month after the game. After this date the club will offer tickets for alternative games only.