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Our Vitality Blast 2018 fixtures have been confirmed – and we kick off our home season with a huge match!
Our first home game comes against our nearest rivals, Yorkshire Vikings, on Friday, 13 July, the first of seven matches at Emirates Riverside during Vitality Blast 2018.
The Durham Jets are playing for a place in the top four of the North Group, which would see them through to the knockout rounds with a place at Finals Day in September up for grabs.
But we’re not just about the cricket at Emirates Riverside – it’s all about the enjoyment both on AND off the pitch!
So what can you expect to see at the seven Durham Jets home matches in 2018?
Our popular Family Zone will be back, revamped with a whole host of new activities from last season, with favourites from 2017 remaining such as the batting simulator & bowling speed cage. With soft play areas too, there’s guaranteed to be something for children of all ages. Other activities will be confirmed in due course!
Everyone’s favourite furry friend, Chester the Lion, will be at every home game to welcome families to the Family Zone. Chester’s a gentle giant & will be on hand for autographs, selfies & to teach a thing or two about cricket to the little ones. He may even have some freebies to give out & is also going to be joined by a friend this season – watch this space…
Alongside our regular concourse & in-game activation, we’ll have a number of different activities going on at each game, from food & drink festivals to post-match cinema experiences. See below for some of the things we’ve got lined up this summer!
Derby Day! Our first match comes under the floodlights against Yorkshire Vikings (6:30pm start). We’ll be unveiling our all-new Family Zone, the new-look half-time catching competition & our mascot, Chester the Lion, will be joined by another furry friend…
Pre-sale tickets started strongly before general sale & with plenty of activities to be announced, we’re looking forward to opening Vitality Blast 2018 in front of a huge crowd!
School’s over for six weeks – and all kids go FREE! We’re inviting parents & children from across the region to join us in celebrating the summer holidays!
We’ll have a host of activities to try in our Family Zone while Chester the Lion will be around the concourse to help welcome in the holidays.
The Rapids game also kicks off at 6:30pm.
The visit of the Outlaws (2:30pm start) also coincides with a Food & Drink Festival at Emirates Riverside, celebrating culinary excellence from around the region. More news is to be confirmed in the coming months!
Get ready for a post-match cinema experience on the outfield. After our final weekend match of #Blast18, a family friendly movie will be shown on the big screen following the close of play, which is scheduled for around 5:15pm, so don’t forget the picnic blankets!
This is also our All Stars fixture & the chance to get sicker books signed & ready to submit!
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