The information below relating to the BE National Finals taken from the Bowls England website.
The National Finals will look a lot different to previous years in 2021. As well as being a ticketed event, tiered seating will be back by popular demand; there will be a brand-new concession area including a bar; and there will be a retail village for you to explore.
We’re delighted to announce that tiered seating will return to the National Finals this year. We are aware that this was something that was previously popular at the event in Worthing.
This will be on A Green and B Green, giving spectators a fantastic view of the action. Please note, this is unreserved seating, and we ask all spectators to respect their fellow attendees. We will ask you to remove any coats or jackets being used to reserve seats for friends, for example. We also ask all spectators to not move during an end.
Due to the tiered seating around A and B green, there will be limited space for spectators to use their own chairs around these greens – but there will be room around the other greens for your own seating as in previous years.
🍟 Food & Drink
We are delighted to announce that we have expanded the food & drink options available in the venue for the National Finals 2021. These new food and drink outlets will operate alongside the Cafe as in previous years.
You can also bring food and non-alcoholic drinks into the venue. Bowls England and Warwick District Council reserves the right to refuse entry to anyone deemed too intoxicated and you may be asked to leave the venue.
👕 Dress Code
There is no specific dress code for spectators at a bowls event – it is summer, so please ensure you are comfortable, use plenty of sunscreen and keep hydrated.
We do ask, however, that tops are worn at all times.
There will be parking in Victoria Park as in previous years, but this will be limited. This will be charged at £5 per day, per car. You can also buy a book of 5 parking vouchers for £20. You can pay for parking on arrival preferably using a card payment.
We recommend that where possible you should either use public transport to get to the venue; park in a car park nearby; or walk if you are local to the park. There will be a small amount of disabled parking for Blue Badge Holders, on a first come, first served basis.
Whilst there is a limited amount of designated parking for Blue Badge holders, a drop-off facility is offered on Archery Road. There is strictly no parking allowed here for non-residents.
You can buy your tickets for your chosen day by clicking the button below, or you can click here to plan your journey to the venue.
With the aim of keeping all spectators, employees, volunteers and competitors safe as a priority to Bowls England, and to enable a smooth running of the event whilst Covid infection rates are still high and rising, we have taken the best advice from Public Health and Regulatory experts in Warwickshire on the measures that would best prevent the risk of onward transmission of Coronavirus. Consequently, as a condition of entry to the event all attendees at the event must either:
- Take a Lateral Flow Test within 24 hours of arrival at the venue and be able to show proof of a negative test via an email or text from the NHS or show a photo of the negative test
- OR have evidence of double vaccination via the NHS app, a letter from the NHS or your Vaccination card. Information about how to download the NHS app or apply for a letter can be found here.
Without proof of either of these, all people aged 11 and over will be asked to take a Lateral Flow Test on arrival at the event, supervised by our onsite medical team. You will not be allowed access until the result has been read 30 minutes later. You must follow the government’s guidelines at all times in regards to self-isolation.
We hope these steps will give you more confidence around attending the National Finals and improve your enjoyment of the event.
You can find more answers on our FAQ page here.
😷 Masks & Social Distancing
There is no longer a legal requirement to follow previous COVID restrictions, but we have been asked to remain vigilant. Similarly, the advice we have received is to continue to follow certain rules when hosting events.
Therefore, we’re asking guests to wear masks indoors, and to try and respect people’s personal space where possible.
We know there are many different views around this, and we know our community will respect everyone’s personal feelings.