Headingley Carnegie Stadium has been at the heart of many English sporting success stories over the last 120 years and patriotic fans will be hoping that the latest chapter will be written here this summer.
The stadium will host a fan park for all of England's World Cup group matches, with the action beamed live from South Africa so that fans can watch Fabio Capello's team as they go for World Cup glory. The action will be shown live on Yorkshire CCC's giant replay screen (pictured), which is the biggest screen in the country, with fans able to sit on the cricket outfield and enjoy all the action.
The event will be free of charge* to enter, with spectators able to bring their own picnics to enjoy on the grass, whilst food and drink will also be available for members of the public to purchase at the ground.
England's first match in the World Cup is against the USA on Saturday 12th June, then they take on Algeria on Friday 18th June before they complete the group stage against Slovenia on Wednesday 23rd June.
Commenting on the World Cup Party, Yorkshire CCC Sales and Marketing Director Richard Kaye said, "With England having just won the ICC World Twenty20 Cup I can't imagine a more fitting venue than the world famous Headingley Carnegie Cricket Ground for everyone to come along and watch our footballers try and follow suit in June and July. As we get closer to the World Cup clearly everyone is going to get more excited about our chances so we look forward to welcoming the public, and especially families, to come along and enjoy the games here at the ground."
Rob Oates commercial Director of Leeds Rugby said: “This is another great joint initiative between Yorkshire CCC and Leeds Rugby. We want to make Headingley Carnegie THE venue to watch the world cup this summer."
* The gates will open approximately 3 hours before the kick-off of each England group match. Entry to the ground will be free of charge to all Members and Season Ticket holders of Yorkshire CCC, Leeds Carnegie and Leeds Rhinos. The event will also be free of charge to all members of the public, but the Club's reserve the right to levy a charge, of £2 per person, for entry at any time from 1 hour before kick-off onwards. Any proceeds generated will be shared between the Yorkshire Cricket Foundation and the Leeds Rugby Foundation.