The historic home of Yorkshire CCC will host four group matches at the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.
Headingley will once again play host to some of the world’s best cricketers next summer, having been part of the 1975, 1979, 1983 and 1999 editions of the ICC Cricket World Cup.
It will host four matches at the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, including England v Sri Lanka, and will be where Afghanistan play two of their round robin fixtures.
The Windies will also appear at Headingley, where they claimed a heroic Test win against England last year.
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 Headingley during the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019.
Rail is a great option as Headingley can be reached from three different stations. Leeds City Station is the main station and offers frequent inter-city services from all over the country. Taxis and an event day shuttle are available to complete the journey to the venue. Burley Park and Headingley Stations are both on the Harrogate Line and within walking distance of the venue, Burley Park is the closer of the two and has the more gradual walking route.
First Bus Leeds services 19, 19A, and 56 operates services from various stops within the city centre to the stops on Cardigan Road and Kirkstall Lane. Please see the website for more information on First services.
Coach parking is available on St Michael’s Lane and Beechwood Crescent where the two roads meet.
A dedicated Park and Ride service will be in operation from Beckett’s Park at a cost of £10 per vehicle. This area can be easily accessed and is within walking distance of the venue.
There is a passenger drop-off area on St Michael’s Lane accessed off Cardigan Road and a limited number of pay-on-the-day blue badge parking is provided. More information will be available in the coming months.
THINGS TO DO IN LEEDS
Leeds earned its place in Lonely Planet’s ‘Best in Europe 2017’ top ten travel destinations thanks to its transformation over the past decade, with urban regeneration accompanied by a flourishing cultural scene, a growing food and craft beer reputation and thriving entertainment and nightlife.
Situated in the heart of the UK just two hours from London and three hours from Edinburgh, Leeds Bradford International Airport is just eight miles from the city centre and Manchester International Airport is only one hour away by train.
With a population approaching 800,000, Leeds is the second largest metropolitan city and youngest in the UK and is well known for hosting world class sporting events, including the grandest Grand Départ of the Tour de France in 2014, Rugby World Cup 2015 and is host to the ITU World Triathlon Series. September 2019 will also see The UCI Road World Championship use Leeds as a starting hub. Headingley Stadium, just ten minutes from the city centre, is one of the world’s best-known cricket grounds and plays regular host to international cricket.
Leeds has more listed buildings than any other city outside London. The architectural heritage here is one to marvel at and enjoy when strolling through the centre. For a slice of British history the city has plenty to offer with a number of nearby historic houses, including one of the Treasure Houses of England; Harewood House as well as Lotherton Hall and Temple Newsam. Kirkstall Abbey is one of the most complete Medieval Cistercian Abbeys in the whole of the UK and just ten minutes from the centre of the city.
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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