Celebrating 150 Years of 1st Central County Ground

By Shalini Lund -

Home to Sussex Cricket since 1872, the 1st Central County Ground is believed to be the oldest professional sports club in the world. Whether you want to sample a day of championship cricket from one of the famous deckchairs at the Cromwell Road End or host your guests for a spectacular conference, meeting or event, this picturesque ground is amongst the most enjoyable places in the world.

A venue for all occasions, Sussex Cricket Ground is an award-winning conferencing and events venue situated in the heart of Hove. From classic through to the most unique and quirky events, our extraordinary event profs at Sussex have had the pleasure of hosting a variety of occasions. You name it, we’ve done!

Boasting incredible modern facilities, The 1st Central County Ground is not only one of the most historic venues in Sussex, but also one of the finest.


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It’s inspiring and iconic pitch views bring a unique, one of a kind experience for you and your guests. Within close proximity to the sea, the venue offers great transport links via nearby Hove train station and local bus services, it’s the perfect place for all occasions. You can even go behind the scenes and book onto exclusive stadium and museum tours, dedicated to history of Sussex County Cricket. 

Come and see it for yourselves. We have a series of open days coming up in October & November. Get in touch with the team today and book your show around. By appointment only, please contact us to book your visit​. Call 01273827100 or email sarah.manser@sodexo.com. We look forward to seeing you soon!


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