Grace Road (currently known as Uptonsteel County Ground for sponsorship reasons) is a cricket ground that is the home of Leicestershire County Cricket Club.
The club purchased the land on which the ground sits in 1877 and held their first match there in April 1878, playing the touring Australians in which they lost by 8 wickets. Leicestershire left the ground 1901 as it was deemed too far from the town centre, returning in 1946 and have been there ever since.
Three One Day International matches have been played at Grace Road, the first during the 1983 Cricket World Cup as eventual winners India defeated Zimbabwe by 5 wickets in the group stage. A further two matches were held there during the 1999 Cricket World Cup, with Zimbabwe defeating India by three runs and West Indies winning against Scotland by eight wickets.
Tenants: Leicestershire County Cricket Club
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Location & Travel to Grace Road
Grace Road is located about two miles south of Leicester city centre in the county of Leicestershire in the Midlands of England.
Airport: The nearest international airport is East Midlands Airport, which is approximately 22 miles away and has connections to many European destinations. A little further further afield, but offering a great variety of destinations, Birmingham International Airport is about 36 miles away.
Bus: Bus routes 85 and 87 all stop at Grace Road, a couple of minutes walk away from the ground. You can check on the latest bus timetables here.
Coach: Megabus offers cheap travel to Leicester and offers over 10 routes from Leeds, Liverpool, London, Loughborough, Manchester, Middlesbrough, Milton Keynes, Newcastle, Nottingham and Sheffield. You can search and book your tickets here.
Driving & Parking: The ground is approximately 3 miles from M69/ M1 at Junction 21. About 200 car parking spaces are available via the Curzon Road entrance, with off-site car parking for T20, Tourist & International matchdays (check the latest information on the official website).
Park & Ride: There are three park & ride sites at Birstall, Meynell’s Gorse and Enderby which operate from 7am to 7pm, Monday to Saturday and costing £3 per person. Further information is available here.
Train: Leicester railway station is on the Midland Main Line with services running south to London and North to Sheffield and Nottingham. You can use the bus as above to reach the ground.