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First time at the County Ground

macima

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Going to see my first ever game of Cricket on Tues. Got general admission tickets for the Essex vs Lancs t20 1/4 finals. Any recommendations on where to sit? Do they have the equivalent of a family stand? Taking my 9 year-old son with me.

Mark Mac
 

southend4ever

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20/20 games often involve a lot of beer and banter! Particularly at Chelmo.
There is a members enclosure but I am not sure about a family stand? Can anyone help?
 

BLUEBLOOD

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Welcome to the Essex family then Mark :clap: you certainly picked a massive match to start with

The best view is without doubt from the Tom Pearce Upper, however i'm certain this is a reserved stand for T20 matches where you have to pay an extra fiver, it might also be members only though i'm not certain on that one

Aside from that the view is pretty much the same all around the ground, there are around about a dozen rows of seats all affording a decent view of proceedings but if you wanted to be right in front i'd suggest arriving no later than 6 (an hour before the start)

hope this helps anyway

I'll be in The Pavillion as usual as its a quick hop inside to the bar :dizzy:
 

macima

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Thanks for that, the website states that "There will be no reserved seating areas for this fixture." - think I will be getting there early, so might be able to grab a Tom Pearce seat. So I guess the next obvious newbie question is where to park?

Welcome to the Essex family then Mark :clap: you certainly picked a massive match to start with

The best view is without doubt from the Tom Pearce Upper, however i'm certain this is a reserved stand for T20 matches where you have to pay an extra fiver, it might also be members only though i'm not certain on that one

Aside from that the view is pretty much the same all around the ground, there are around about a dozen rows of seats all affording a decent view of proceedings but if you wanted to be right in front i'd suggest arriving no later than 6 (an hour before the start)

hope this helps anyway

I'll be in The Pavillion as usual as its a quick hop inside to the bar :dizzy:
 

BLUEBLOOD

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There is a multi storey virtually next door to the ground, the A130 runs right past the ground on the left and the car park is on the right
 

Swiss Tony

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Thanks for that, the website states that "There will be no reserved seating areas for this fixture." - think I will be getting there early, so might be able to grab a Tom Pearce seat. So I guess the next obvious newbie question is where to park?

Coming from the Army and Navy end into Chelmsford theres a pay and display on your left hand side,about a 10 min walk but nice getting away,good luck.
 

macima

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Thanks guys - looking forward to it, hope the weather's OK.

Mark Mac
 

BLUEBLOOD

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Good call Swiss, keep your eyes peeled especially if the flyover is open as you tend to get stuck in the outside lane and will miss the entrance
 

CyrilSneer

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When I went to the Surrey T20, it was £27 in the stand, if that helps.
 

macima

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Obviously a great night and the parking spot worked a treat - now thinking about going to finals day.

Mark Mac
 
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