Glamorgan vs Sussex Sharks – Matchday Guide


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OPEN DOORS – 13.00
START OF MATCHES – 2:30 p.m.
FIRST ROUNDS – 2:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
INTERVAL – 15.45 – 16.00
SECOND ROUND – 16.00 – 17.15

(hours subject to change)


All members and supporters must enter through gates 2, 3 or 4. Members are requested to present their membership card at the entrance. For those who purchased tickets, e-tickets have been emailed to you. These can be printed out at home, but we encourage you to show and scan them via your phone at the door. Tickets will also be available for purchase at the Gate 2 box office (card payments only).


There is no public parking available at the stadium. There are a number of independent car parks located throughout the city, visit

Our nearest Cardiff Council car park is at Sophia Gardens car park located at CF11 9FH where you can park for just £10.


The seats of our Vitality Blast fixtures are unallocated, so you can choose your vision of the action! The Jellyfish Family Stand is an alcohol-free zone and nearby stalls are low alcohol. There is a multi-faith prayer room located in the NCC for those wishing to use it.


Whatever whets your appetite, there’s sure to be a dish to tickle your taste buds at the Vitality Blast matches at Sophia Gardens.

There is a huge range of food outlets located around the stadium to satisfy your hunger, most will be located under the Pro Steel Engineering Stand. Please refer to the food icons on the map below.

With all of our dining outlets offering vibrant flavors and exciting menus, as well as a wide selection of vendors serving vegetarian, vegan and halal menu options, you’re sure to find something you like.

The points of sale of the gourmet village of June 19:

Stack of Wings | Crave Burger | French pancake | Kerala Karavan | Chang’s Wok | Dewi’s Den (confectionery shop) | Dinky Donuts | Medical shelter | urban jungle

You’ll never be far from a refreshing drink, with bars and kiosks located around the site. Whether you’re in the mood for a draft beer, a refreshing cider, a classic G&T or a soft drink, we’ve got you covered.

If you’re feeling fruity, go for the new Thatchers range or if you are feeling adventurous we have a choice of beers offered by our new partner Glamorgan Brewing Co.

The Lewis Lounge is open to members again and is located on the 2nd floor of the National Cricket Centre.

Note: We are still operating as a cashless stadium, so please bring card payment rather than cash.

We will not admit those who are visibly intoxicated and we have breathalyzers in place to check.


We have installed water fountains throughout the stadium to help us end the addiction to single-use plastic. These are located under the Booth Castle Howell, Pro Steel Engineering Stand and Thatchers Pavilion car parking area. Please bring a bottle to fill.

In our public spaces, we have eliminated single-use plastic disposable pint glasses.

Use our Green cup reusable cups for your drink – drop off your reusable cup at collection points located throughout the stadium. Please do not place them in other bins.


Many activities take place around the stadium to keep you entertained. You can test your cricketing skills in the Family Fan Zoneenjoy football darts with Boom battle barget your makeup done or try golf, rugby and aerial badminton with our friends in the community!

There will also be live music from Becky and George duetlocated under the Pro Steel Engineering Stand. We will also hold a player signing session after the game in front of the Thatchers Pavilion. All of these activities are free, so skip the lines and get off early.


Sophia Gardens Cardiff offers a venue that meets all the needs of our visitors. It is our intention to provide information on accessibility, the facilities we have in place and usage. Glamorgan Cricket is a proud member of the Level Playing Field organization. Visit our website for more information.


Over the winter, the Club undertook a major maintenance project around the grounds to improve the facilities and enhance the experience for our guests. We have been busy replacing over 12,000 old seats, painting stadium infrastructure and upgrading toilets.

We’re working hard to complete the job as quickly as possible, and while we anticipate minimal disruption to your experience, we want to thank you for your patience as we complete this much-needed work.


We ask stadium visitors to remain considerate and respectful while on site and remember that other members, supporters and staff may have ongoing health conditions which may affect them or their immediate family. .

Maintain a reasonable distance as much as possible and do not come on site if you have symptoms of COVID-19 or have tested positive.

Full security measures will be in place for all who visit Sophia Gardens and all bags will be searched upon entry. Upon arrival at the gates, your match ticket will be checked by a steward, so please have it to hand when entering.

Our stewards will be happy to answer all your questions.


We would like to politely remind all members and spectators to check our ground rules before you arrive, please read these here.

We have carried out a trial on the use of cans for the first two home games, but following the advice of the local safety advisory group, we will not allow or sell cans for the remainder of the games, in accordance with the ground regulations. in force for the Stadium.


Glamorgan Cricket and Sophia Gardens invite visitors to UNITE against all forms of discrimination. There is no place for that in our sport.

We are committed to elevating the game and making our stadium welcoming to everyone.

Text UNITE at 60650 to report unacceptable behavior or inform your nearest stadium steward.

If you witness it, challenge it and CALL HIM!


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