England vs New Zealand 2nd Test: Trent Bridge gives free entry to fans on day five
Trent Bridge on Tuesday set a great precedent for increasing the popularity of Test cricket by opening free entry for the final day of the second Test between England and New Zealand on Tuesday.
The high ticket price for the first Test at Lord’s, which England won by five wickets, reportedly prevented thousands of spectators from coming to the field and prompted cricket greats such as Michael Vaughan to lash out at the officials .
However, on Monday, stadium management made admission free, prompting Vaughn to tweet, “Well done @TrentBridge… Free entry for everyone to tomorrow’s game.. #ENGvNZ.”
Fantastic.. https://t.co/RNbiVLVdLY — Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) June 14, 2022
An hour before the start of the final day of the thrilling second Test, Trent Bridge issued a statement saying the stadium had reached its capacity.
“Following our decision to create free tickets for the fifth day of England v New Zealand, we can confirm that we have now reached our potential.
The stadium management said, “The demand for seats has been remarkable. And we regret those who were unable to secure them on this occasion.”