What is a Debenture?

What is a Debenture?

There’s no place like the Home of Cricket. Steeped in over 200 years of history, Lord’s is the most famous cricket ground in the world.

Major match days at Lord’s are often oversubscribed. The purchase of a Debenture guarantees the holder the right to buy a ticket for his or her own designated seat for these matches (as well as for certain other matches that the M.C.C. Committee may specify from time to time) for four or eight Cricket Seasons, depending upon the type of Debenture.

The current Ticket Rights Period of Debentures in the Upper Mound Stand and the Upper Grand Stand expires on 31st October 2018.

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The Club is now making a new offer of Four-Year and Eight-Year Mound Stand Gold, Mound Stand Silver, Grand Stand Silver and Grand Stand Bronze Debentures.

Both the Upper Mound Stand and Upper Grand Stand offer superb views of Lord’s, with Debenture Holders having access to their own bar facilities on Debenture Match Days. In addition, Gold and Silver Debenture Holders in both stands have access to restaurant facilities on those days.

Other than guaranteeing the holder the right to buy a ticket for his or her own designated seat, the Debentures will be non-convertible, unsecured, non-interest bearing loans repayable in 75 years and will have the other rights and benefits set out in the Offer Document. The loan element of the Debentures is an unsecured debt of the Club and, accordingly, purchasing Debentures places a Debenture Holder’s capital at risk. The definitions set out in Section VI of the Offer Document apply equally to this webpage unless the context requires otherwise.

Applications are welcome from both individuals and corporate entities alike. The best way to ensure you apply for the type of Debenture that is right for you is to visit Lord’s on a bespoke tour of the two stands.

This webpage constitutes a communication to which the financial promotion restriction under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 applies and, consequently, the contents of this webpage have been approved for the purposes of Section 21 of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 by VSA Capital Limited, of New Liverpool House, 15-17 Eldon Street, London, EC2M 7LD (“VSA”). VSA is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and is entered in the Financial Services Register with registration number 158790. The main business of VSA is the provision of corporate finance advisory and corporate broking services.

VSA is acting exclusively for the Club and for no one else in connection with the approval of this webpage as a financial promotion and will not be responsible to anyone other than the Club for providing the protections afforded to clients of VSA. VSA accepts no fiduciary duties to any visitor to this webpage and in approving this webpage as a financial promotion VSA is not acting in a fiduciary capacity in respect of any visitor to this webpage. VSA excludes any liability other than to the Club in respect of approving this webpage as a financial promotion to the fullest extent possible by the law.

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Unparalleled Access

Unparalleled Access

Watch cricket from the Village Cup to the World Cup Final, from the thrill of a Twenty20 match to the majesty of an Ashes Test.

In 2019, the ICC Cricket World Cup returns to England for the first time in 20 years. With five matches, including the Final, Lord’s is right at the heart of the competition for cricket’s biggest prize.

Pakistan v. South Africa – Sunday 23rd June
England v. Australia – Tuesday 25th June
New Zealand v. Australia (D/N) – Saturday 29th June
Pakistan v. Bangladesh – Friday 5th July
Final – Sunday 14th July

2019 will also see a historic first Test Match at Lord's for Ireland in a four-day game and an Ashes clash between England and Australia.

England v. Ireland Test Match – Wednesday 24th to Saturday 27th July
England v. Australia Test Match – Wednesday 14th to Sunday 18th August

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The Club is also delighted to have been awarded two Test Matches and a One-Day International in each of the Cricket Seasons from 2020 to 2024.

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England v. West Indies Test Match
England v. Pakistan Test Match
England v. Australia One-Day International

2021
England v. India Test Match
England v. TBC Test Match
England v. Pakistan One-Day International

2022
England v. New Zealand Test Match
England v. South Africa Test Match
England v. India One-Day International

2023
England v. Australia Test Match
England v. TBC Test Match
England v. TBC One-Day International

2024
England v. TBC Test Match
England v. TBC Test Match
England v. TBC One-Day International

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All Debenture Holders enjoy the following rights:

  • Your own designated seat at Lord’s.
  • Your entitlement to buy a ticket at face value for your own designated seat for all Test Matches, One-Day Internationals, the County One-Day Cup Final (only in the 2019 Cricket Season) and Middlesex Twenty20 Matches. Tickets for the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup will also be available to purchase at face value. 
  • Complimentary access to the Ground on all Other Match Days at Lord’s, including Middlesex matches (other than Middlesex Twenty20 Matches), M.C.C. matches, Oxford v Cambridge, Eton v Harrow, the Inter-Services Twenty20 Tournament and the Finals of the Club, Village, Minor Counties and Universities competitions.
  • For Gold and Silver Debenture Holders, access to exclusive bar and dining facilities around the Ground.

This webpage constitutes a communication to which the financial promotion restriction under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 applies and, consequently, the contents of this webpage have been approved for the purposes of Section 21 of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 by VSA Capital Limited, of New Liverpool House, 15-17 Eldon Street, London, EC2M 7LD (“VSA”). VSA is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and is entered in the Financial Services Register with registration number 158790. The main business of VSA is the provision of corporate finance advisory and corporate broking services.

VSA is acting exclusively for the Club and for no one else in connection with the approval of this webpage as a financial promotion and will not be responsible to anyone other than the Club for providing the protections afforded to clients of VSA. VSA accepts no fiduciary duties to any visitor to this webpage and in approving this webpage as a financial promotion VSA is not acting in a fiduciary capacity in respect of any visitor to this webpage. VSA excludes any liability other than to the Club in respect of approving this webpage as a financial promotion to the fullest extent possible by the law.

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Get In Touch

Get In Touch

Please complete and submit the adjacent form to register your interest in debenture seats at Lord's.

  • Ben Porter

    Ben Porter

    Debenture Manager

    “Working at Lord’s is a dream come true for me. I am a huge cricket fan and never tire of walking through the Grace Gate every morning.  

    The buzz in the Ground on a match day is something everyone should experience at least once.”

  • James Glover

    James Glover

    Hospitality Manager

    "As a cricket fan there isn’t a better place to work than Lord’s.

    "We’re also lucky enough to have a fantastic team here which I am proud to be a part of."

M.C.C. shall hold your personal information for the purposes of registering your interest to become a Debenture Holder and adding your details to the Debenture Enquiries List. M.C.C. shall send you information pertaining to the current Debenture Offer and shall invite you to apply to become a Debenture Holder. M.C.C ensures that your personal information is kept secure and safe. You are entitled to receive a copy of your personal information held by M.C.C. on request and to correct any inaccuracies in it. Please see M.C.C.’s Privacy Policy on www.lords.org for more information.

Marylebone Cricket Club, Lord’s Ground, London NW8 8QN. Incorporated by Royal Charter under number RC000862.

This webpage provides only a high-level summary of the principal terms of the new Debenture schemes. Visitors to this webpage should not therefore rely upon the summarised terms of the new Debenture schemes set out on this webpage, but instead should rely exclusively upon the full terms and conditions for the new Debenture schemes set out in the Offer Document.

Consequently, this webpage does not constitute, or form part of, any offer or invitation to sell or issue, or any solicitation of any offer to purchase, Debentures or other securities of the Club and nor shall this webpage or any part of it, or the fact of its distribution, form the basis of, or be relied on in connection with, any such contract to do so.

This webpage constitutes a communication to which the financial promotion restriction under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 applies and, consequently, the contents of this webpage have been approved for the purposes of Section 21 of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 by VSA Capital Limited, of New Liverpool House, 15-17 Eldon Street, London, EC2M 7LD (“VSA”). VSA is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and is entered in the Financial Services Register with registration number 158790. The main business of VSA is the provision of corporate finance advisory and corporate broking services.

VSA is acting exclusively for the Club and for no one else in connection with the approval of this webpage as a financial promotion and will not be responsible to anyone other than the Club for providing the protections afforded to clients of VSA. VSA accepts no fiduciary duties to any visitor to this webpage and in approving this webpage as a financial promotion VSA is not acting in a fiduciary capacity in respect of any visitor to this webpage. VSA excludes any liability other than to the Club in respect of approving this webpage as a financial promotion to the fullest extent possible by the law.

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It's always a very special place. I felt that the emphasis was always about doing well here at the headquarters of the game.

Sir Vivian Richards
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