5 reasons not to miss #Blast17!

5 reasons not to miss #Blast17!

The 2017 NatWest T20 Blast arrives in less than two months - and the action is not just confined to the field of play!

We have lots lined up for all ages for #Blast17 games at Emirates Riverside including an all-new cricket simulator, while some of the fan-favourites from previous years will be coming back again.

We’ve picked five things you really should get excited about before, during & after play during Blast games this summer!

Crash, bang, wallop – the new batting simulator is in town!

Those in attendance at our opening game of 2017 have already had a sneak preview of our all-new batting simulator, which will be at ALL seven of our home #Blast17 games!

This is your shot to score as many as you can off three deliveries in a real-life situation. With variable pace, swing and spin, test your reflexes against the quicks or try to hold out against the wily spinners.

Truly an activity for all abilities – and the chance for bragging rights over your mates!

Batting simulator 2017


Take flight to Dubai with Emirates Day

We came so, so close to sending one of you to Dubai last year & we’re determined to get you there as part of this season’s Emirates Day, the Blast opener against Lancashire on Friday, 7 July.

The first person to catch a six wins a holiday courtesy of sponsors Emirates & we had three very near misses last season – a dropped catch, a six that went OVER the crowd & *that* hot tub effort…

What better way to welcome in the new Blast campaign so grab your Emirates cap at the gate, stay alert during the game & DO NOT panic when your moment arrives!


The Derby – Jets vs Vikings

You just can’t beat bragging rights over your neighbours – we managed it three times against ours in 2016!

The Vikings visit on Friday, 4 August & derby rights are at stake once again. A repeat of last year’s victory at Emirates Riverside or the semi-final win at Edgbaston would be excellent!

Remember this game proves very popular & we advise booking in advance (save yourself a fiver, too!).

Jets vs Vikings 2017 promo

Family Zone

We can’t reveal too much about this one just yet but there’s some very exciting news to follow within the coming weeks!

What we can say is there’s a brand new family zone in the pipeline, adding to our already excellent family offering – we were voted the Blast’s best for family experiences last season!

& the rest…

Five was a tough ask with so much going on in 2017, so we summarise the best of the rest in our final point.

The hot tub provided some of 2016’s most comedic moments, so we’re delighted that it’ll be back for each & every game this year! We’ll be releasing details of another exciting pitch-side activity soon.

Some games will be preceded by curtain-raiser fixtures included in your ticket price & the fireworks are back with a literal bang.

Fan of the Match runs again while the young’uns will get to meet the stars with our post-match signing session, which was as popular as ever during last season.

Stokes player signings


Season tickets for this year’s NatWest T20 Blast are now on sale, costing just £70 for all seven games, while our range of family tickets start at £85 for an adult & a child. Visit the website or call the Box Office on 0844 499 4466.