Updated: May 28, 2021

The Yorkshire County Cricket Club have created the following guidelines for Northern Diamonds vs Central Sparks at Emerald Headingley on Saturday 29 May.

Before you attend the match, please familiar yourself with the following information.

RESERVING OR PURCHASING A TICKET All tickets must be purchased/booked in advance with mobile tickets issued for any purchases from now. Please note that there will be no sales on the day. This is for the safety of our spectators and to reduce queuing on the day.

DO YOU HAVE COVID-19 SYMPTOMS? If you have been instructed to self isolate and/or have produced a positive Covid-19 tests, please do not make the journey to attend the match. We encourage all spectators to take a lateral flow test 24 hours before attending a day’s play at Emerald Headingley.


TRANSPORT There are many ways to get to Emerald Headingley. If travelling by public transport, we ask that spectators wear a face mask and sanitise their hands regularly.

For those who don’t wish to take public transport, parking is available in Car Park E on St Michael’s Lane. Parking will be charged at £5 per car and can be booked in advanced by calling the Ticket Office on 0344 504 3099, or on the day.

Bike racks are available at the ground and are to be left at the owner’s discretion.


IN THE EVENT OF INCLEMENT WEATHER Spectators are urged to consider the weather forecast before making their journey to Emerald Headingley. As Emerald Headingley is an open air stadium, consideration must be given to sheltering from the rain and maintaining social distancing.

Follow the link below for the most up-to-date weather information in Headingley.


We encourage spectators to consider all weather conditions by bringing an umbrella, sun cream and their own bottled water. Water fountains will be unavailable on the day to reduce the chance of queuing in the concourses.


ENTRANCE VIA KIRKSTALL LANE For this fixture, entry will be through the Kirkstall Lane turnstiles only. Please note that the St Michael’s Lane entrance will not be open for this game. Turnstiles will open at 9.30am for each day’s play.

TRACK AND TRACE On each entrance, spectators will be able to scan the sign-in QR code with the NHS Covid-19 App. The Club will ask for up-to-date contact information at the point of purchase for ticket purchasers, however, we ask that those in your party scan the QR code where possible. If you do not have a device that is compatible with QR codes, you will still be able to gain access and we will use your contact details from when you purchased/booked tickets should the NHS require them.

FIND YOUR SEAT All supporters will have an allocated seat which will be located in the Western Terrace or Emerald Stand for this game. We ask supporters to sit in the allocated seat that is printed on their ticket.

ACCESS TO THE LONG ROOM Given the location of the seats being used for this fixture, there will be no access to the East Stand Long room. A range of food and beverage options will be available behind the Western Terrace.

TOILET FACILITIES A limit might be put on the number of spectators being able to access the toilet facilities at a given time, however, queuing systems will be in place. Floor markings to indicate where spectators can stand will be present through these facilities.

FACEMASKS Face coverings should be mandated indoors and in all covered communal / covered areas including on entry and in concourses, queues, toilets, etc. When spectators are on their feet and moving around the ground, wearing a facemask is mandatory (unless you are exempt for medical reasons). Once you are in your seat, you are able to remove your facemask.

SOCIAL DISTANCING At Emerald Headingley, there are some areas where queues can often form. To prevent this from happening, we ask that spectators do not use the concourse areas for socialising. This is a difficult request to those who have not seen their friends due to previous lockdowns, however, we politely ask that this is considered to maintain social distancing guidelines.

MOVING AROUND THE STADIUM When accessing your seat it may be necessary to “brush past” other spectators in your row. In this case please face away from the other spectator as you pass.

If you do need to leave your viewing position, wait for a time when the gangway is clear and always follow the signs / stewards indicating which way to go.

When using stairs, corridors and concourse areas, please keep to the left wherever possible; thereby creating one way streams. Lifts are reserved for those with accessibility needs

REGULAR SANITISING Sanitising stations onsite but also encouraged to bring your own. Please follow the one way systems in place around the ground.

Please observe respiratory etiquette – always cover your mouth if needing to cough or sneeze. Avoid hugs, high-fives and any close contact with people who are not within your social bubble.

Take care when celebrating.


There will be no hot food available on the day. Cold snacks, alcoholic and soft drinks will be available from the Waterhole Bar behind the Western Terrace.

CASHLESS STADIUM From April, Emerald Headingley Stadium’s catering outlets, including in the Long Room, will operate as cashless to ensure that transactions are faster, safe, and secure.

GROUND REGULATIONS As in previous seasons, The Yorkshire County Cricket Club would like spectators to read its ground regulations. These can be found through the following link…


MERCHANDISE The Club Shop behind the Western Terrace will be open between 9:30am and 10:30am for this fixture.

RETRIEVING THE BALL If the ball has been hit into the crowd, spectators have been asked to return the ball to the field of play by easiest method for them.

SCORECARDS Scorecards will not be available at this fixture. Completed scorecards will be available to purchase from the Ticket Office following the match.

AUTOGRAPHS / SELFIES It is asked that Members do not request autographs/selfies from the players for safety reasons.

CODE OF CONDUCT Whether you are visiting or contacting us here at Yorkshire CCC, we would ask that you agree to follow our code of conduct, to ensure your experience, and the experience of others, is a positive one.

All staff at Emerald Headingley Stadium and Scarborough CC are here to help and provide you with a high level of customer service.

Any supporter using offensive, threatening, harassing or abusive language or behaviour may have their call terminated or be asked to leave the stadium.

If the behaviour continues, this may result in us having to involve the police, and/or revoking tickets/memberships.

LEAVING THE STADIUM When leaving the stadium, we ask that spectators head straight for the exits whilst wearing a facemask and respecting social distancing guidelines. Designated exits will be available and communicated to spectators ahead of the match and on the day. Please consider our friendly residents in Headingley when leaving the stadium.


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