Bristol County Ground facts for kids
|Location||Ashley Down, Bristol|
17,500 for internationals
|Ashley Down Road End
Bristol Pavilion End
|First ODI||13 June 1983: New Zealand v Sri Lanka|
|Last ODI||4 July 2021: England v Sri Lanka|
|First T20I||28 August 2006: England v Pakistan|
|Last T20I||8 July 2018: England v India|
|Domestic team information|
|Gloucestershire (1889 – present)|
In July 2009, Gloucestershire C.C.C. announced plans to redevelop the ground into a 20,000-capacity stadium, with an aim to retaining one day international status. The ground now includes a world class media centre and conference facilities. To help fund the project, student accommodation is included in the development. In March 2010, Bristol City Council gave the go-ahead for the new ground.
The following year, the club revised its plans due to concerns from residents on the adjacent Kennington Avenue over permanent stands at the boundary of their property. The permanent capacity will now be raised to 7500 (8000 including the semi-permanent Hammond Roof) with temporary seating increasing capacity to 17,500, but with other changes still implemented: new pavilion, new conference facilities and the construction of new stands (including the demolition of the Jessop stand and Tavern and the rebuilding of the Mound stand to a fixed capacity of 4500) and 147 apartments in three blocks. These plans were approved on 31 May 2012 and development began in October 2012. The Bristol Pavilion opened in August 2013. Permanent floodlights were approved by Bristol City Council in April 2015, which were installed ready for the start of the 2016 season and which will allow the club to continue to host international matches as well as the four 2019 Cricket World Cup matches it has been allocated.
Montpelier railway station is under a mile from the ground. Main line stations Bristol Temple Meads railway station and Bristol Parkway railway station are 2.5 miles and 3.8 miles, respectively, from the ground. Former station Ashley Hill railway station was situated outside the ground but was closed in 1964. There are plans to reopen the station as part of the Greater Bristol Metro proposals.
There are five ODI centuries have been scored at the venue.
|1||104*||Rahul Dravid||India||109||Kenya||23 May 1998||Won|
|2||140*||Sachin Tendulkar (1/2)||India||101||Kenya||23 May 1998||Won|
|3||102||Ricky Ponting||Australia||101||England||10 June 2001||Won|
|4||113||Sachin Tendulkar (2/2)||India||101||Sri Lanka||11 July 2002||Won|
|5||106||Andrew Flintoff||England||121||New Zealand||4 July 2004||Lost|
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