A phased return of spectators to Sophia Gardens

7 Jun 2021 | Cricket

Ahead of two Vitality Blast fixtures this week, the Club can announce that it is working with key stakeholders on a phased approach to the return of spectators at Sophia Gardens.

As part of lock-down easing measures, Welsh Government has approved the return of fans from today, Monday 7th June, with strict social distancing and COVID-19 guidelines in place.

Given the short turnaround in timings from the Welsh Government's announcement last Friday, we have submitted plans to welcome back 1,000 Members and other priority ticket buyers to the home of Welsh cricket for our opening two Vitality Blast fixtures (10th & 13th June), and then working to our approved 2m capacity of 2,892 from 16th June. The proposals are subject to the approval of the Safety Advisory Group.

This decision also follows a review of our Welsh Government pilot test event, held just last Thursday, and will offer us time to further test our health and safety procedures at the stadium before moving towards our maximum approved capacity.

Seating for these fixtures will be at a 2m distance, and those eligible to book to secure their space have been contacted with the relevant information to do so.

Please bear with us as we deal with unprecedented demand for tickets for these two dates. Those who have purchased individual tickets to either of these fixtures will be refunded by the Club in due course.

The Club awaits further information on capacity for its international fixtures later this month, and all ticket buyers will be contacted in due course.

We thank everyone for their continued patience at this time whilst we prepare further to provide all our visitors with a safe experience.