Natwest T20 Blast Matchday Guide

Natwest T20 Blast Matchday Guide

Durham Jets vs Gloucestershire 2016

I’m thinking about coming to a Durham Jets game – how much are tickets & where can I buy them?

Good news – you make a saving against our on-the-day prices if you buy in advance! These are set at £15 for adults and £5 for juniors, with the former rising to £20 on-the-day.

It might even be more cost-effective for you to buy one of our season ticket packages. We have a variety of packages that offer a saving compared to on-the-day prices.

If you make a (good!) last minute decision to come down, tickets are available via Gate Two at the ground.


We have our tickets, now to plan on getting down to the Emirates Riverside...

Car parking is available in the council car parks opposite the ground at highly reasonable prices - between 2 & 4 hours is £2, while 4 to 6 hours is just £3.10. Family of five? That’s just 62p per person!

Go North East also offer local bus services from major cities; Newcastle, Sunderland and Durham. Visit their website here to see their routes and timetables.

The nearest train station is Chester-le-Street although access by bus is also available via Durham station, too, which is on the East Coast mainline. Chester-le-Street is about a mile from the ground and within walking distance for some; Durham requires a short taxi ride to complete the final leg of your journey.

I’m planning my trip the night before – what time is best to arrive?

Gates open two hours before the match; 4:30pm for each of our midweek fixtures; 12:30pm for the two Sunday fixtures.

We advise you get down as early as possible to soak up the pre-game atmosphere and get involved in the wide range of activities on offer for all ages!

New for this year are the batting simulator, Jets bowling cage & fielding games to test your cricket skills. They're suitable for all ages & abilities!

Our aim is to bring entertainment throughout the whole time you are inside the ground, not just while the cricket is being played!


If I come that early, I’ll need somewhere to eat and drink…

The club offer a number of different catering facilities at each match, so there is something for all tastes!

These do change as we keep the selection fresh across all NatWest T20 Blast matches, and range from hog roasts to burgers. 

There is a separate van for tea & coffee, while alcoholic beverages are served from dedicated beer tents inside the ground.

Spectators are not permitted to bring their own alcohol for NatWest T20 Blast matches.

Three hours is sometimes too long for the kids – is there anything else to do during the match?

Our activities run throughout the game so the little ones can be entertained throughout! Chester the Lion, our mascot, will also be out and about during play.

Kids are also welcome to bring their cricket bats and Kwik Cricket/tennis balls to recreate the actions of their heroes during the game, space is plentiful for pop-up games of cricket at any time!

They can recreate their heroes – can they meet them though?

Yes! Our players always give up time after the game to meet the fans in our signing session on the pitch. Once the game has finished, enter the pitch via the players steps and they will come down to sign autographs within good time!


We sincerely hope you enjoy your time at Emirates Riverside - don't forget to Tweet us your pictures using #BackTheJets!