Edgbaston confirms Finals Day sell out before Vitality Blast start
Birmingham Edgbaston’s Stadium has confirmed a sell-out for this year’s Vitality Blast Finals Day
Birmingham Edgbaston’s Stadium has confirmed a sell-out for this year’s Vitality Blast Finals Day, excluding the allocation of tickets reserved for the four competing semi-finalists on the day.
Widely known as the biggest day in the domestic cricket calendar, Vitality Blast Finals Day comes to Edgbaston for the tenth time on Saturday 15 September, with this being the first time that the event has sold out before the group stages of the competition.
"With our central location, increased capacity and legendary atmosphere, we believe that there is nowhere better in the country to stage such an important day in our national cricketing calendar."
Gareth Roberts, Commercial Director at Edgbaston Stadium, said: “Selling out before the Vitality Blast has even begun shows how much Finals Day has grown and how highly ranked it is a major, national sporting event.
“In partnership with the England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and host broadcaster Sky Sports, we delivered a truly memorable occasion last year, which saw three fantastic games, Freddie and Bumble’s legendary sing-off and 1,000 runs scored for the first time.
“With our central location, increased capacity and legendary atmosphere, we believe that there is nowhere better in the country to stage such an important day in our national cricketing calendar. We’re all very excited to be working on Finals Day again in 2018.”
In reaction to the high demand for tickets, Edgbaston has boosted capacity by 850 seats for all of this year’s major match days, including Finals Day and the 1st Specsavers Test between England and India, which will be England’s 1,000th Men’s Test match.
Edgbaston hosts its first game of the 2018 Vitality Blast on Sunday 8 July, when last year’s finalists Birmingham Bears take on Yorkshire Vikings.
Play starts at 2.30pm, with the world-renowned Red Devils parachute display team landing in the stadium with the match ball shortly after the 1.45pm coin toss.
Tickets are priced at £19 for adults in advance, £25 on the day, whilst under 16s go completely free with an adult at all times.