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400 extra seats brought into Queen’s Park for bumper Twenty20 crowd

DerbyshireYorkshireSupporters are advised to arrive early for Sunday’s NatWest T20 Blast fixture - versus Yorkshire Vikings at Queen's Park, Chesterfield - to beat the queues and secure a great view of the action.

Almost 3,500 tickets have already been sold for the match and Chief Executive Simon Storey expects another 1,000 to be sold on the gate.

He said: "Queen’s Park is a special place to watch cricket and a bumper crowd for the visit of Yorkshire will create a special atmosphere.

“We work very closely with Chesterfield Borough Council to host the annual festival and it's something of which the town can be very proud.

“Off the field, the safety and comfort of supporters is top priority.

“We work very hard to transform Queen’s Park into a great venue to watch cricket - with extras seats, toilets, bars and snack vans - and we are bringing in 400 extra seats for Sunday's match against Yorkshire.

“However, we have to remember this is a festival ground in a beautiful public park and we ask supporters for patience and understanding as we seek to give everyone a great day out.”

Gates will open at 12.30pm, two hours before the start of play, at which time the music will begin and the refreshments kiosks will be open.

Those attending the fixture are advised to arrive at the ground early to avoid queues and congestion and to choose a spot from which to enjoy the action.

A limited amount of seating will be available on a first come first served basis; however, supporters are encouraged to bring their own chairs and picnic rugs to ease demand.

Tickets are available on the gate, but the best value can be gained by purchasing in advance of the day of the game.

Play will commence at 2.30pm and is scheduled to close at 5.15pm, at which point the Derbyshire players will take part in an autograph signing session.

Car Parking

A limited amount of official car parking is available at the ground, again on a first come first served basis, priced at £5 or £4 if purchased in advance of the day of the game.

Supporters can, however, help ease congestion - again by arriving early - or by using some of the below alternative car parking options:

  • Car parks within the immediate vicinity of Queen's Park: Queen’s Park Annex car park, Queen’s Park North car park and Queen’s Park South car park.
  • Car Parks in the Town Centre - 10 to 15 minutes walk to Queen's Park: Holywell Cross car park, New Beetwell Street multi-storey car park (closes at 9pm) and Saltergate multi-storey car park (closes at 7pm).
  • Park and Walk - 15 to 20 minutes walk to Queen's Park: Ashgate Road car park.

Car Parking in Chesterfield is signposted, as is Queen's Park for the benefit of pedestrians making their way from other parts of town.


Savings of up to £4 per ticket are available by purchasing in advance; online at, over the phone on 0871 350 1870 or in person from The 3aaa County Ground or Chesterfield Tourist Information Centre.

The Old Speckled Hen Chesterfield Festival of Cricket is in association with Chesterfield Borough Council. 

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