2020 Ticket Ballot entries exceeds Ashes demand at Edgbaston
Birmingham’s Edgbaston Stadium has seen record demand for tickets for next year’s programme of Major Match cricket in response to an unprecedented summer of cricket, which saw the England men’s team win the ICC Cricket World Cup and draw the Specsavers Ashes series.
Edgbaston – which hosts England’s second men’s Test match of 2020 versus West Indies, a One-Day International with Ireland and Vitality Blast Finals Day – has received more than 67,000 entries to its 2020 ticket ballot, which closed at 5pm yesterday.
"We’re thrilled with the response to the ticket ballot, which represents a 72 per cent increase on the number of applications that we received for last year’s Ashes Test match ballot and could lead to days being sold out in early October."
Successful applicants from the ticket ballot will be informed via email on Friday and have until midnight on Monday to purchase their tickets.
“The 2019 cricketing summer will live long in the memory of all sports fans and it’s fantastic that we’re able to build on it being at the forefront of the national sporting agenda with another unrivalled programme of fixtures next year,” said Edgbaston’s Head of Commercial, Alex Perkins.
“We’re thrilled with the response to the ticket ballot, which represents a 72 per cent increase on the number of applications that we received for last year’s Ashes Test match ballot and could lead to days being sold out in early October.”
Subject to availability, unsuccessful applicants in the Edgbaston ticket ballot will have the opportunity to purchase any remaining tickets at 10am on Wednesday 2 October. Any tickets that remain available from this window will then be released on General Sale at 10am on Thursday 10 October.
“In addition to the seven days of major match cricket in 2020, we’ve got a comprehensive programme of domestic cricket for Warwickshire and Birmingham Bears,” added Perkins.
“With the launch of the ECB’s new 100-ball competition for the men’s and women’s game, The Hundred, 2020 promises to be another great year of cricket that we hope can inspire many more people of all ages to get involved in the game.”