The two venues for the finals in The Hundred have been confirmed. The 1st Central County Ground in Hove will host The Hundred women’s competition final on 14 August. Lord's will host the final of The Hundred men’s competition on 15 August.
Lord’s is globally regarded as the Home of Cricket and will welcome international and domestic stars for the showpiece event. More people than ever will be able to cheer them on with the redevelopment of the Compton and Edrich stands having completed its first phase of development.
MCC plans to transform the ground with increased food and drink options – including vegan, halal and child-friendly concessions – and off-field entertainment to appeal to all ages. The Nursery Ground and MCC Cricket Academy will also host fan zones with space for entertainment, retail and child-friendly activities. Lord's will provide a vibrant experience that will be enjoyed by cricket fans new and old.
Guy Lavender, Chief Executive of MCC, said: “We are thrilled to be hosting the inaugural men’s final of The Hundred at Lord’s and we are committed to making it a great success. The Home of Cricket is a great setting for the final of this brand new competition, which will provide MCC the opportunity to welcome many more young people and families into the ground, including the Pavilion, not only for the final but across the group stages with our team, London Spirit.
“We have been fortunate enough to host some incredible finals over the years, not least with the recent exploits of both the England men’s and women’s teams winning their respective World Cups in exhilarating fashion, and we know this is going to be another momentous sporting occasion - as well as another seminal moment in the rich history of Lord’s.”
The 1st Central County Ground, Hove
The women’s competition will culminate in a showcase Finals Day in Hove the day before with an exciting line-up of world-class cricket, music and entertainment. The ground has a strong track record of staging sell-out England women’s internationals and the Kia Super League Finals Day in recent years.
Rob Andrew, Sussex Cricket Chief Executive Officer, said: “We are delighted to be hosting the first women’s Finals Day for The Hundred. We have a strong reputation for supporting and promoting the women’s game in Sussex and this will help grow the interest in girls’ and women’s cricket - one of our key priorities over the coming years.”
Sanjay Patel, Managing Director of The Hundred, added: “We’re delighted to award the first Finals of The Hundred to Lord’s and Hove – two grounds with a great history of staging showcase events in men’s and women’s cricket.
“The Hundred represents an incredible opportunity to broaden our audience for cricket and it’s great to see our Finals venues committed to delivering great spectacles next August to close the inaugural competitions with a bang. We’re looking forward to what promises to be a fantastic tournament, starting with the first men’s match in The Hundred on July 17 at the Kia Oval.”
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