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England Women vs New Zealand Women: Spectator Information

9 Jul 2024

England Women vs New Zealand Women: Spectator Information

England Women return to The 1st Central County Ground tonight to take on New Zealand Women in the second of three IT20’s. The match is a sellout and we’ve pulled together all the information you need to plan your evening with us. 

Gate Opening Times

The first ball is at 630pm with hospitality guests welcome from 430pm and general admission from 5pm. 


There are two entrances to the ground. The main gate is on Eaton Road adjacent to The Sussex Cricketer pub. 

The other gate is located at the North end of Palmeira Avenue at the Northeast corner of the ground.

Attendees with a valid match day ticket can gain admission from either gate

How to Get Here

The 1st Central County Ground is located on Eaton Road, Hove, a short walk from Hove railway station and numerous local bus stops.

For full information on how to get here, please click here. 

Freebies and Activations


Keep an eye out for the We Got Game activation area, where you'll find a photobooth, interactive screens, have-a-go area and plenty of giveaways.

4 & 6 Cards

Plenty of free 4 & 6 Cards will be available around the ground to help you celebrate every boundary plus, don't forget to grab your free scorecard!

Food and beverages

A variety of food units will be on site to ensure you do not go hungry or thirsty during the action. Whether you're looking for a hot or cold snack, tea, coffee or maybe an alcoholic beverage, we've got you covered. 

Please be aware that alcohol is not permitted to be brought into The 1st Central County Ground for international fixtures.

Multi-faith and Changing Places rooms

For those spectators who require a room to practice their faith, or time spend some time in contemplation, the Multi-faith room is open to people from any background or religion. 

The space, which opened this summer is located adjacent to the indoor school at the Cromwell Road End of the ground, next to the outdoor nets. 

We also have a dedicated Changing Places Room, available for anyone to use, regardless of your access needs, disability or if you rely on assistance or carers or specialist equipment. 

The Changing Places Room is in front of the Indoor School on the Eaton Road side of the ground. 

A Cashless Venue

We’d like to remind all spectators that The 1st Central County Ground is now a cashless venue. 

This means that only card or contactless payments will be accepted (including Apple Pay and Google Pay) throughout our venue. 

This will apply to all outlets at Hove, including food and beverage kiosks, ticketing, membership and our Club retail shop.

Cricket is for Everyone

Sussex is for everyone. Cricket is for everyone. Call it out!

That’s why we are committed to our zero-tolerance policy when it comes to discrimination, anti-social behaviour and abuse in all its forms.

If you witness racist of homophobic abuse, or any form of discrimination or anti-social behaviour you can anonymously text ‘SHARKS’ plus details of the incident, to 07840852792.

Smoking and Vaping 

Out of respect to fellow supporters we would remind you that smoking and vaping is only permitted in the outer perimeter road and strictly not within the seating areas of the venue. Thank you for your cooperation.

Tickets for the match are SOLD OUT!

Tickets for the game tomorrow are sold out, so please do not arrive at the gate if you do not have one.

Weather Information

With rain expected today, we would like to remind spectators that a decision to reduce or call the game off will not be made until the umpires have assessed conditions and the pitch on the evening. Therefore, we advise spectators to arrive as normal for the game, unless told otherwise. 

We will provide updates on changes to the game as they happen.

Refund & Rollback policy

Should rain impact the fixture, if less than 10 overs are played, our Refund & Rollback Policy will be in place. To view the policy, click here.

How to Watch

Tonight's IT20 game will be shown live on Sky Sports Cricket and will not be available on our livestream. 

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