The home of Gloucestershire will host three matches at the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.
BRISTOL COUNTY GROUND
Three matches will be played at the Bristol County Ground during the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.
Those three fixtures will double the number of Men’s World Cup games the ground has held, following one in 1983 and two in 1999.
More recently, the Bristol County Ground hosted eight fixtures at the ICC Women’s World Cup 2017, including England’s dramatic semi-final win over South Africa.
The ground came into existence in 1889, and was bought by none other than WG Grace! Since then, Gloucestershire County Cricket Club have called it home for nearly 130 years.
HOW TO GET THERE
It’s never too early to start thinking about your travel!
Plan ahead so you can make the most out of your day at the Bristol County Ground during the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019.
The Bristol County Ground is located in the Ashley Down area of Bristol and is 2.5 miles from Temple Meads Station. Temple Meads Station is well served by local, regional and national rail services providing regular links to London, Bath, Taunton, Birmingham and destinations further afield. For further information about rail services to and from Bristol please visit: http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/
The County Ground is well served by local buses which operate along Gloucester Road. First Bristol services 71, 72, 73, 75 and 76 provide a high-frequency link between the city centre and the bottom of Nevill Road, where it’s a short walk to the venue. For more information about bus services to the ground please see: https://www.firstgroup.com/bristol-bath-and-west
The ground is located in a densely-populated neighbourhood and there is no on-site parking and no spectator on-street parking available in the surrounding neighbourhoods. To compensate for a lack of parking there will be a complimentary shuttle operating between Temple Meads Station and Bristol County Ground. Bus timetables will be available in early 2019, however, the service will also be the recommended accessible transport option.
Bristol County Ground
THINGS TO DO IN BRISTOL
Bristol sits on the River Avon in South West England, and is famed for its maritime history, fiercely independent spirit and strong eco-conscience that earned it European Green Capital status in 2015. Add to this a thriving food and drink scene, year-round festivals, cutting-edge street art culture, proximity to spectacular countryside and iconic local landmarks, and it’s no wonder Bristol is renowned for its distinctive identity.
Birthplace of Banksy and other iconic artists, Bristol boasts an incredible array of inspiring street art and graffiti tours are a ‘must-do’ experience, with the artists themselves guiding visitors around the city's ever-changing urban outdoor galleries.
As you’d expect in such a cultural hub, there are excellent museums and galleries in Bristol. Explore M Shed, Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, Royal West of England Academy, Arnolfini and Watershed along with the Old City buildings, cathedral and theatres, for a serious history and culture fix.
Bristol is home to over 400 parks and gardens - from sprawling estates, to historic squares and wooded trails harbouring beautiful cityscapes, you’re never far from green space in the city. Named as the UK’s first Cycling City, you’ll also find a hub of national cycle routes as well as a network of city bike lanes and organised tours. Beautiful countryside surrounds the city, making it a great base for days out to nearby South Gloucestershire, the Cotswolds, Somerset, Bath and Stonehenge.
The ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 has a full, dedicated security team working on plans for a safe and secure tournament for all participants and spectators.
We are working with police in all our host cites and the national security services to ensure the security provided at the tournament is of the highest order, while existing security staff at all CWC19 host venues are receiving additional training in the build-up to the tournament.
There will be enhanced security plans at all our host venues with visible security measures taking place, as well as other non-visible measures happening throughout the tournament, inside and outside the stadium.
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