First Bus Leicester is announced as Leicestershire County Cricket Clubs ‘Official Fan Travel Partner’

  • First Bus Leicester 'Official Fan Travel partner'.
  • Services 88 and 88A travel to the ground every 10 minutes throughout the majority of the day.

Leicestershire County Cricket Club can today announce First Bus Leicester as the Club’s new ‘Official Fan Travel Partner’.

The partnership will provide free day tickets for travel across the First Bus network in Leicester on home T20 matchdays, starting on 31 May against Yorkshire Vikings, and across the Club’s calendar of major non-cricketing events.

Supporters will receive a unique code in advance for each fixture or event, which can be redeemed via the First Bus iOS or Android app.

The partnership will support fans across the city and residents alike, helping to reduce matchday traffic congestion and parking constraints around Uptonsteel County Ground.

First Bus are the UK’s leading bus operator, transporting more than 2.8m passengers around the country every day. In Leicester, First Bus operates 18 bus services running regularly across the city, helping customers get to their destinations as easily as possible.

John Williams, Commercial Director at Leicestershire CCC, said: "We’re delighted to be able to welcome such a recognisable, national, company in First Bus as our newest Club Partner.

"Given our stadium’s location, to be able to partner with First Bus to make it easier for supporters to get to the Uptonsteel County Ground brings huge positives for both the Club and surrounding areas.

"We thank First Bus for their support into this partnership and looking forward to the relationship growing over the coming years.”

Ian Smith, Commercial Director at First Bus said: “We are really excited to be partnering with Leicestershire CCC for the forthcoming season, helping to address some of the parking challenges the Club has around fixtures and events.

“First Bus tickets are easy to use and mean that supporters can travel, enjoy the hospitality, and not worry about having to find a parking space. Our services 88 and 88A run every 10 minutes throughout the majority of the day with just a short walk of five minutes to the ground from Saffron Lane”.

To find out more about First Bus Leicester’s services, click HERE.

To buy tickets for Leicestershire Foxes’ T20 campaign, click Here . To explore the Club’s events calendar, click HERE .