Durham County Ground
Seating capacity: 5,000
Ends names: Finchale End, Lumley End
When Durham County Cricket Club was awarded first-class status on 6 December 1991 it did not have a permanent home, but staged home matches at various locations around the county including Gateshead, Jesmond, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Sunderland, Darlington, Hartlepool, Stockton-on-Tees, Chester-le-Street and Durham.
Durham's first first-class match was held at their new headquarters at the Riverside in Chester-le-Street in May 1995 and the Don Robson Pavilion was opened by HM the Queen on 13 October 1996.
In 1999 the Riverside hosted its first World Cup matches, the first ODIs were held in 2000 and in June 2001 it hosted its first Test Match between England and Zimbabwe. It is now a regular venue for Durham CCC and England matches.
County Cricket News October 2009
Riverside, Chester-le-Street, County Durham DH3 3QR
Source(s): CricketArchive, Durham CCC