Emirates Durham International Cricket Ground is a world class sporting and music venue which regularly attracts visitors from all over the world. The complex, which in addition to being, the home of Durham County Cricket Club, includes Austin’s Bar and Bistro which is open all year round and a Learning Centre which is located on the ground floor of the Media and Education Centre.
Emirates Durham ICG also has fabulous Meeting and Events facilities, which can cater for up to 300 guests and is the perfect venue for any business meetings or any of life’s special occasions.
Address: Emirates Durham International Cricket Ground
If you live locally or are arriving at Chester le Street Market Place or the Railway Station you could walk to DCCC.
• Chester le Street Market Place to DCCC is a 15 - 20 minute walk
• Chester le Street Railway Station to DCCC is a 15 - 20 minute walk.
There is a pedestrian route which avoids busy roads:
• From Chester le Street Market Place – pass Park View School to Roman Avenue, use the foot bridge over the A167 then through Riverside Park to DCCC
• From DCCC - through Riverside Park using the footbridge to reach Roman Avenue, then past Park View School to the Market Place / Rail Stations.
For the best cycle routes see Cycling Map “County Durham North – Skirting the Cities, Routes to Roam” available from Durham County Council.
There are a limited number of secure cycle racks to park cycles at DCCC.
There is an extensive local bus network operating to and from Chester le Street. Routes north / south from Newcastle to several destinations (e.g. Durham, Bishop Auckland), and east / west (e.g. Sunderland, Consett).
The nearest Chester le Street has to a Bus Station is the Market Place where the bus stops have real time information (10 - 15 minute walk to DCCC). However, the Market Place is not the nearest bus stop to DCCC. The closest stops to DCCC are two stops further south of the Market Place – at the Black Horse (for buses in both directions, north and south, a 5 - 10 minute walk to DCCC).
There is an extensive local bus network operating to and from Chester le Street. Routes:
• North and south from Newcastle to Gateshead, Chester le Street, Durham and Bishop Auckland
• East and west from Sunderland, Stanley and Consett.
The Market Place is the focal point for bus travel in Chester le Street (15 – 20 minute walk to DCCC) where the bus stops have real time information. However, the Market Place is not the nearest bus stop to DCCC.
The closest stops to DCCC (for buses to Durham and Bishop Auckland and Newcastle) are further south of the Market Place – at the Black Horse pub which is a 10 – 15 minute walk to DCCC. Buses serving destinations north and south from Chester le Street Market Place and Black Horse:
• Go North East 21 “Angel” service is the fastest, most direct and most frequent service operates between Newcastle, Gateshead and Durham to Chester le Street: Operates every 10 minutes, Monday to Saturday daytime and every 20 minutes on Sundays.
• Go North East X21 “Pronto” service operates between Bishop Auckland, Durham, Chester le Street, and is then express non-stop to Gateshead and Newcastle: Operates every hour, Monday to Saturday, daytime.
Buses serving destinations east and west from Chester le Street Market Place and go directly to DCCC:
• Go North East 78 “Lime” service provides links to Sunderland, Stanley, Consett, Great Lumley, Fence Houses and Chester le Street: Operates every 30 minutes daytime.
• Go North East 71 service between Chester le Street, Great Lumley, Fence Houses, Houghton le Spring and Sunderland: Operates every 30 minutes Monday to Saturday, daytime.
Chester-le-Street station is a 15-20 minute walk to DCCC, and is served by three train operating companies. Northern Rail, CrossCountry and First TransPennine all serve Chester-le-Street from Newcastle, Durham and Darlington. Northern Rail services run to and from Thornaby, Middlesbrough, Redcar and Saltburn, sometimes requiring a change at Darlington. CrossCountry serve York, Doncaster, Sheffield, Derby, Birmingham and points beyond, and TransPennine serve York, Leeds, Huddersfield and Manchester.
On busy days, additional stops are made by trains at Chester-le-Street, although National Express East Coast services from London and Edinburgh are unable to call: the nearest stop for NXEC is Durham. A bus service is sometimes provided direct from the station to DCCC.
Chester-le-Street station is run as an independent business by Chester-le-Track Ltd whose staff will be happy to arrange reservations for rail travel to Chester-le-Street or elsewhere. They can be contacted on 0191 387 1387 office hours or on the website www.nationalrail.com where tickets can be booked online and latest timetable information obtained.
There is a shuttle bus service from Durham Railway Station to and from DCCC for larger matches and events.
Although there is no Metro outside Tyne and Wear, Metro can provide transport for part of a journey for those who are travelling from Tyne and Wear to DCCC.
Could you hire a coach and travel with other supporters? This would save you a tiring drive.
The Riverside is located just 1 mile outside Chester le Street, 4 miles outside Durham and 10 miles from Newcastle upon Tyne.
There will be extra parking arrangements for games and events which are expected to draw particularly large crowds.
It is not recommended that you try to park in the residential areas around DCCC.
All vehicle parking is on the understanding that DCCC accept no responsibility in respect of loss or damage to vehicles, the contents, or any injury to the occupant/s or any person visiting the car park. All vehicle parking is subject to DCCC’s terms and conditions. All parking is subject to availability.
• There are a number of services available to spectators at the Riverside who require the use of a wheelchair. Wheelchairs (electric and manual) are available to prebook from reception.
• All doors are wide enough to accommodate a wheelchair.
• Pavilion access is via the ground floor and there are three lifts to all floors.
• All stands have wheelchair access either via ramps, lifts, or are on the ground floor.
• 31 wheelchair bays situated in front of the western stands including the Don Robson Pavilion and County Stand. The bays provide ample space for a wheelchair and a seat for a carer. (New Carer seats have been requested for Test match v WI, commencing 14th May 2009.)
• Carers are admitted into the ground for free for all Durham matches.
• Disabled car parking passes, which enable disabled members to park within the ground, are available at a cost of £75 per season. Spaces are limited. There are also spaces in Chester-le-Street District Council Car Parks which are adjacent to the ground.
• Wheelchair friendly toilet facilities are plentiful and available throughout the ground. There are 6 disabled toilets within the Don Robson Pavilion, 3 on the east side of the ground and 2 on the west.
• Disabled taxis are available to book from the pavilion reception.
• Access to the required part of the ground has dropped kerbs in addition to wheelchair friendly gates.
• Durham County Cricket Club stewards are trained to assist spectators with any special needs should the need arise.