Sussex have just signed a five-year partnership with LED Sport Europe, which will see a new LED big screen replace the existing scoreboard at The County Ground, Hove.
New perimeter LED boards will also be installed, meaning the main scoreboard will be converted to an electronic version shortly before the beginning of the new campaign.
The entry guarantees a big attendance for the Sharks as they aim to go one better than than last year when they qualified for the semi-finals.
Zac Toumazi, chief executive of Sussex, said: We’re delighted to be able to form this partnership with LED Sport Europe, which we hope will bring many benefits to both parties. Thanks to their generous support we are able to offer the Worcestershire clash as a ‘free match’.
“Hopefully the waiving of the admission fee will encourage not only new visitors to Hove but also those who have not been to the ground in a while, particularly with the fantastic new redevelopment which has been undertaken.
“This is a wonderful opportunity for first time visitors and the local community to experience all that the ground has to offer, engage with the Sussex family and get behind the Sharks.”
All supporters must gain their ticket for free entry in advance of the day, by going to the club’s website www.sussexcricket.co.uk or by calling the ticket office on 0844 2640 206.
Tickets will be limited to a maximum of four per person and anyone attending on the day without a ticket will be asked to pay the usual price of £15 for adults or £5 for juniors.
Supporters are advised to apply for tickets as soon as possible as demand is expected to be high and members can gain free entry to the match by bringing their memberships cards as usual.
Visitors will also be able to enjoy the Sussex Beer Festival, which will take place in the ground on the day.