2019 World Cup of Cricket Venues

The 2019 Cricket World Cup will take place in 11 incredible venues across England and Wales. Cricket fans will be treated to some fascinating travel destinations in addition to the world-class competition. From the bright lights, big city feel of London and Manchester to picturesque countryside near Southampton and Taunton, the host cities will complement this iconic event and create some wonderful travel memories.

Host City

Leeds

Host Venue

Headingley

Leeds is a wonderful destination with plenty for travelers to explore. The city is heavy on museums and galleries, yet also boasts a thriving nightlife and shopping scene. Leeds’ Headingley Cricket Ground has a long history dating back to 1890 and has hosted matches for three previous cricket World Cups. It will host four matches for the 2019 World Cup; the highlight for the hometown fans will feature host country England taking on Sri Lanka.

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Host City

Nottingham

Host Venue

Trent Bridge

Another city with a wide range of interests, Nottingham has been named as both “England’s Home of Sport” by VisitEngland, and a “City of Literature” by UNESCO. Trent Bridge in Nottingham, home of Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club, will host five World Cup matches including England vs. Pakistan. The venue first opened way back in 1841 and hosted matches in the 1975, 1979, 1983, and 1999 World Cups.

trentbridge

Host City

London

Host Venues

The Oval, Lord’s

London needs little introduction. This world capital is brimming with incredible restaurants, world-famous attractions, critically acclaimed entertainment, heaps of shopping, and some of the finest hotels anywhere. London is the only city for the 2019 Cricket World Cup with two venues: The Oval and Lord’s. The Oval is primarily a cricket ground but has also hosted some historic soccer and rugby matches, including England’s first international soccer match in 1870. Lord’s, dubbed “The Home of Cricket,” will make the perfect venue for the 2019 Cricket World Cup Championship Final. This iconic stadium is consistently ranked as one of the best in the world and recently celebrated its 200th anniversary.

the oval

Host City

Birmingham

Host Venue

Edgbaston

With a population of just over 1.1 million, Birmingham is the second largest city in England, after London. As such, it affords visitors with a wealth of things to see and do. Check out the city’s impressive architecture by boat along its many canals (even more than Venice), go on a tour of a chocolate factory at Cadbury World, or take a day trip to Stratford-upon-Avon, home of Shakespeare. Edgbaston Cricket Ground is one of England’s premier cricket stadiums and is well known for its passionate fans. The venue has a capacity of approximately 25,000 and will host five matches, including one of the semi-finals, at the World Cup.

egabaston

Host City

Chester-le-Street

Host Venue

The Riverside Durham

The northernmost host city for the 2019 World Cup, Chester-le-Street is known as a market town, hosting a local market Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. Cricket is the city’s other passion and The Riverside Durham is the hub of the action. Unlike many of the of the other venues in the tournament, The Riverside Durham is relatively new, having hosted its first match in 1995. It has since seen a number of renovations to improve the player and fan experience.

Host City

Bristol

Host Venue

Bristol County Ground

A popular tourist destination, Bristol is a unique destination that appeals to a wide range of travelers. Active travelers can try their hand (or foot?) at stand up paddleboarding, canoeing, or kayaking on the city’s waterways or enjoy the nearby hot springs. Those seeking culture will enjoy its diverse arts scene, including wonderful theater, plenty of live music, fascinating museums and vibrant street art. Bristol County Ground is no stranger to major cricket events, hosting One Day Internationals usually once per year.

Host City

Taunton

Host Venue

County Ground Taunton

A small city in county Somerset, Taunton’s history dates back over 1,000 years. A must see for visitors is Taunton Castle, which was completed in 1129 as a means to defend the city. It now houses the Museum of Somerset and the Somerset Military Museum. Taunton Country Ground will be the city’s venue for the World Cup. The ground’s capacity will be expanded to 12,500 for the three matches it will host during the tournament.

Host City

Southampton

Host Venue

Hampshire Bowl

There’s evidence that Southampton was inhabited as early as AD 43, making it a fascinating destination for history buffs. The coastal city was the home port for many of the transatlantic crossings in the early 20th century, including the Titanic. Modern day Southampton boasts wonderful museums, an abundance of green spaces, and a wide variety of restaurants and nightlife. Southampton’s Hampshire Bowl will host five matches at the World Cup.

Host City

Manchester

Host Venue

Old Trafford

As the most visited city in England (after London), Manchester is used to welcoming travelers and has plenty to offer. You’ll find incredible architecture, wonderful art galleries, a long list of museums, and much more. The city is passionate about sports and is sure to be buzzing during the Cricket World Cup. Old Trafford Cricket Ground will be the center of the action, and will host six matches — the most of any venue — including a semi-final.

Host City

Cardiff

Host Venue

Cardiff Wales Stadium

Cardiff is Wales’ capital, largest city, and the only Welsh destination to host matches at the 2019 World Cup. Summer is the perfect time to visit; there are plenty of festivals to enjoy, lots of green spaces to explore, and plenty of cultural landmarks and historic buildings to marvel at. The sport culture is huge in Cardiff and the city is looking forward to welcoming guests to the 2019 Cricket World Cup. Cardiff Wales Stadium is located in a lovely green space on the River Taff and will host four matches in the tournament.

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