The County Ground has been home to Somerset County Cricket Club since 1882. It has hosted a number of One Day Internationals, including matches for the 1983, 1999 and 2019 Cricket World Cup’s and hosted its first Twenty20 International in 2017 between England and South Africa. The ground has also been the main home of the England women’s cricket team since 2006.
Tenants: Somerset County Cricket Club
Capacity: 8,500 (12,500 for internationals)
Address: The Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 1JT
Location & Travel of County Ground
The ground is located in the centre of the regional town of Taunton.
Airport: The closest airports to Taunton are Bristol Airport (36 miles) and Exeter International Airport (34 miles), both of which serve a number of European destinations.
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Bus: Taunton Bus Station is less than half a mile from The County Ground, approximately a 5 minute walk away. National Express serves the bus station, with services to Plymouth, Exeter, Bridgwater, Reading, Heathrow Airport and London.
Coach: Coaches run to Taunton Bus Station on Tower Street in the centre, less than a mile from the County Ground.
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Driving: There is no parking available at The County Ground but there are a number of car parks situated within Taunton. There are also 2 Park and Rides at Silk Mills (TA1 5AA) and Taunton Gateway (TA3 5LU).
Train: Taunton Station is less than half a mile from The County Ground, approximately a 10 minute walk away. Direct services include Birmingham New Street, Bristol Temple Meads, Cardiff Central, Exeter St Davids, London Paddington, Manchester Piccadilly and Plymouth.
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Tickets at County Ground
Tickets for the 2018 season were priced as follows and can be purchased online through the club website here.
- Adults – £27.50-£37.50 advance, £30-£40 on day
- Students – £10-£20 advance, £12-£22 on day
- Juniors (Under 18’s) – £5-£10
Royal London One-Day Cup
- Adults – £20 advance, £25 on day
- Students – £10 advance, £12 on day
- Juniors (Under 18’s) – £5
Specsavers County Championship
- Adults – £13 advance, £18 on day
- Students – £7 advance, £9 on day
- Juniors (Under 18’s) – £3
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County Ground Official Website
Somerset County Cricket Club Official Website
Last Updated on May 21, 2021 by Sports Tourist