County Ground (Hove)

The County Ground has been the home of Sussex County Cricket Club since it opened in 1872. The ground has a distinct seaside feel and is famed for its blue and white deckchairs for spectators at the northern end, with views of the sea from the pavillion.

It was the first cricket ground to install permanent floodlights for day/night cricket matches. Sussex won their first County Championship at the ground in 2003, with batsman Murray Goodwin scoring 335 not out during the match.

It has hosted a single men’s One Day International, with South Africa defeating India by 4 wickets in a group match during the 1999 Cricket World Cup and a number of women’s international matches.

Tenants: Sussex County Cricket Club

Opened: 1872

Capacity: 6,000

Address: The 1st Central County Ground, Eaton Rd, Hove BN3 3AN


Tickets at County Ground

Sussex County Cricket Club Tickets

Tickets for Sussex County Cricket Club matches are to purchase through Ticketmaster by clicking here.

Sussex Cricket Museum

The Sussex Cricket Museum is open lunch and tea intervals and before play on County Championship and One Day Cup days. Further information is available on their website here.


Location & Travel of County Ground

The ground is located in the centre of Hove or approximately 1.5 miles from the centre of Brighton in the county of Sussex in south-east England.

Airport: The closest airport to Brighton and Hove is Gatwick Airport, approximately 30 minutes away from train.

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Bus: The number 7 bus from either Brighton or Hove Station stops close to the ground and run every 10 minutes, whilst the 21 & 21A also stop near the ground but are less frequent. Timetables will be available here.

Driving & Parking: From the A27 use the slip road singed for A2038 Hove/Devils Dyke and follow the signposts for ‘County Cricket Ground’. A limited amount of onsite parking is available for County Championship matches but is unavailable for all other match days. The nearest public car park is available at Norton Road Car Park (BN3 3BE).

Train: Hove Railway Station is just a 10 minute walk from the ground and has services to Brighton, Bristol Temple Meads, London Victoria, Portsmouth Harbour and Southampton Central.

Brighton station is approximately a mile and a half away and has services to many UK destinations, with trains to London taking just under an hour.

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Hotels near County Ground

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Further Information

Sussex County Cricket Club Official Website

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