All you need to know for Western Storm v Sparks this Saturday!

12 May 2022 | Cricket

We look forward to welcoming all our Members and supporters to Sophia Gardens for the Western Storm's fixture v Sparks on Saturday, 14th May.

If you plan to attend, please read through the information on this page ahead of your arrival at the stadium.



GATES OPEN – 1.30 pm
MATCH STARTS - 2.30 pm
FIRST INNINGS - 2.30 pm-3.45 pm
INTERVAL - 3.45 pm-4pm
SECOND INNINGS - 4 pm-5.15 pm
(times subject to change)


For our Western Storm fixture on Saturday 14th May, tickets will be available to buy from the portacabin at Gate 5. 

£10 adults
£5 under 17s

For those with advance tickets, scanned e-ticket entry will be at Gate 4.


Due to ongoing maintenance work, the Grandstand and Castell Howell Stand will be out of operation for this fixture.

Supporters will be able to watch the match from the SA Group Stand, Jellyfish Family Stand or Thatchers Pavilion.


We are pleased to confirm that Covid-19 restrictions inside the venue have been lifted and we have returned to unallocated seating this season. The wearing of facemasks is no longer required.

Please rest assured that despite the easing of restrictions, the safety of our visitors and supporters remains of primary importance and we continue to implement thorough cleaning procedures and good hygiene practices at the stadium.

We ask that stadium visitors remain considerate and respectful whilst at the venue and remember that other supporters and staff may have ongoing health challenges that may affect them or their close families.

Maintain sensible distancing where possible and do not come on-site if you have symptoms or if you have tested positive.


Sophia Gardens is now 14 years old and has needed refurbishment and an upgrade for some time.

Over the winter, the Club has undertaken a major maintenance project around the ground to improve facilities and enhance our customer experience. We have been busy replacing more than 12,000 old seats, painting the stadium infrastructure and upgrading the toilets.

With work around the stadium not yet complete, the Grandstand and Castell Howell Stand and Members Stand will be out of operation for this fixture.

While supporters will be able to watch live action from all the other stands, we would like to apologise for the inconvenience caused and ask for your patience as we complete this much-needed work.


Kiosk 4 underneath the Thatchers Pavilion will be open, where tea and coffees, snacks and sandwiches will be available.

Dinky Donuts will also be on site.

Please note: we are still operating as a cashless stadium so please bring card payment rather than cash.


Sustainability has long been an important topic at Glamorgan and this winter we have undertaken several initiatives to reduce our waste and become more sustainable as a Club.

As well as appointing Joe Cooke as our sustainability champion and setting up a ‘Green Team’ to look at improved ways of working, we have installed water fountains throughout the stadium to aid our push to stop the reliance on single-use plastic.

In our public areas, we have removed plastic single-use disposable pint glasses.

The Club is also looking at ways of reducing our paper waste and we have identified the printing of scorecards as a potential method.

We realise that scorecards are important to supporters, and so will print a batch that will available for collection from Reception.