Northamptonshire County Cricket Club are pleased to announce The County Ground is now a cashless venue for all cricket and concert events in 2021 and beyond.
All concessions within the ground, including the Club Shop and Ticket Office will now only be able to accept card payments, and supporters are encouraged to use contactless payments where possible.
“Becoming a cashless venue has been on the club’s radar for a couple of years now and I’m pleased we’ve been able to take this step ahead of the return of spectators this week.” Northamptonshire CCC Chief Executive Ray Payne said.
“There are a number of positives that come with the switch, particularly around the safety of our staff and fans in the current situation and that’s always our top priority.”
Northamptonshire’s Operations Manager Jonathan Taylor explained how going cashless would benefit supporters and help improve their experience at The County Ground.
“Card based payments and particularly contactless are just so much faster than paying with cash. This means we’re able to cut down on the time it takes to serve each customer and improve that experience in the venue, it should really help with queues on busy nights like the Vitality Blast.”
The change comes into effect immediately ahead of The County Ground welcoming spectators for the first time in 20 months when Northamptonshire take on Lancashire in the LV= Insurance County Championship on Thursday.