History


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History

Sussex County Cricket Club is the oldest professional sports club in the world. Formed in 1839, Sussex took ownership of the land on which the Ground stands in 1871. They harvested the barley crop that stood in the field at the time, then transferred the turf from their Royal Brunswick ground and laid it to form the new County Ground. Sussex played their first match at the County Ground in 1872, against Kent.

History #2

The Spen Cama Pavilion was renovated in 2011, introducing fantastic facilities to the venue whilst maintaining the history and heritage of the County Ground. Spen Cama, former Sussex president, left the club a £12million legacy in 2001 which supported the opening of the yurbuds Indoor School in 2003, followed by major refurbishment work that included new stands, upgraded floodlights and the Boundary Rooms.

For more information or to book your next event at the County Ground, please visit our Facility Hire page.