Bristol County Ground (Bristol)

The Bristol County Ground (currently known as The Brightside Ground for sponsorship reasons) has been home to Gloucestershire County Cricket Club since 1889.

The ground has played host to a number of Twenty20 Internationals and ODI’s, including matches at the 2019 Cricket World Cup.

Tenants: Gloucestershire County Cricket Club

Opened: 1889

Capacity: 8,000 (increased to 17,500 for internationals)

Address: The Brightside Ground, Nevil Road, Bristol, BS7 9EJ

Location & Travel to Bristol County Ground

The Bristol County Ground is located approximately 3 miles north of the City Centre in the district of Ashley Down. Travel options for getting to the ground include:

Airport: Bristol Airport is located south of the city, with airlines including easyJet, Flybmi, Ryanair, Thomas Cook Airlines and TUI Airways serving many European destinations. The airport is approximately 11 miles away from the County Ground and is around a 30 minute drive away via the A38.

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Bus: Bus numbers 70/71/72/73/75/76 all travel from the City Centre to Gloucester Road, less than a 5 minute walk from the County Ground.

Coach: Bristol Coach Station is just under 2 miles away from the ground, with buses 71/73/75/76 heading to the country ground from the station.

National Express has links to many destinations from Bristol, you can search and book your tickets here.

Alternatively, Megabus offers cheap travel to Bristol and offers over 10 routes from Birmingham, Bristol Airport, Cardiff, Exeter, Falmouth, Gatwick Airport, Heathrow Airport, London, Sheffield and Taunton. You can search and book your tickets here.

Driving: Located close to the M32, with good access to the M4 and M5. Parking options at the County Ground are limited. The City of of Bristol College (BS7 9LU) may be available.

Train: The closest train station is less than a mile away from the Ground (Montpelier railway station), with trains coming from Bristol Temple Meads.

Thinking of catching a train to Bristol? Search and and book your journey through the Trainline here.

Further information can be found on the Club’s Official Website, here.

Tickets at Bristol County Ground

Tickets for the 2018 season were priced as follows and can be purchased online through the club website here.

Vitality Blast

  • Adults – £20 advance, £25 on day
  • Group (10 or more tickets) – £15
  • Juniors (18 & under) – £3 advance, £5 on day

Royal London One-Day Cup

  • Adults – £15 advance, £20 on day
  • Concessions (Students & over 60s) – £10 advance, £15 on day
  • Juniors (18 & under) – £3 advance, £5 on day

Specsavers County Championship

  • Adults – £15 advance, £20 on day
  • Concessions (Students & over 60s) – £10 advance, £15 on day
  • Juniors (18 & under) – £3 advance, £5 on day

Where to stay in Bristol

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Further Information & Events

Gloucestershire County Cricket Club Official Website

Sports Tourist Guide to Bristol

Last Updated on May 21, 2021 by Sports Tourist

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