The Ashes: England v Australia

Get tickets 4 - 5 Aug

Sports biggest rivalry. Unforgettable moments. The Ashes is coming back to Birmingham. Tickets for Ashes Sunday – on Sunday 4 August – still available.

 

Overview

Sports greatest rivalry. Unforgettable moments. The Ashes is coming back to Birmingham.

Tickets have sold out for the first three days of this summer’s opening Specsavers Ashes Test match between England and Australia at Edgbaston.

Tickets for Ashes Sunday - on Sunday 4 August - are on general sale, but only a limited number are still available. It's your chance to witness history being made and on a day that has thrown up plenty of drama, tension and excitement in the past.

Tickets for the fifth and final day of England’s opening Test of the Specsavers Ashes Series are on sale now, priced at £25 for adults and £5 for under 16s.

Edgbaston is a venue that is a favourite amongst players, fans and officials alike. Whether you are dancing in the Hollies, relaxing in our Skyline Terrace or even experiencing your first international match, we promise to provide an experience you will remember for a lifetime.

 

Ashes Sunday

Tickets for Ashes Sunday - on Day 4 on Sunday 4 August - are the only tickets still available on general sale.  There is limited availability and we would advise supporters to purchase their tickets early to guarantee their seat.

Tickets can be purchased online, in person at Edgbaston Stadium or over the phone by calling 0121 369 1994 (option 1), lines are open Monday to Friday; 10am to 5pm.

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Hospitality

Hospitality with our official providers Keith Prowse for Days 1, 2 and 3 are now completely sold out.

There is good availability for all packages on Ashes Sunday with prices from only £239 + vat per person for our Edgbaston Experience Club package. Experience the greatest rivalry in sport in style with our VIP packages.

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Good to know

It's good to know that you can claim cash back if play ends early with our refund policy.

If play is restricted, you will be entitled to a refund of only the match ticket value subject to there being (a) 15 overs or less - a full refund, (b) 15.1 overs to 29.5 overs - a 50% refund.

For tickets purchased in advance, refunds will be made automatically to the original purchasers, either by refunding his/her debit or credit card or by sending a cheque. For tickets purchased at the ground on the day, refunds may be claimed by sending the ticket, name and address to Warwickshire CCC.

 

FAQs

Parking

This will go on sale in 2019 - there will be an email to purchasers when it is available.

Tickets

Tickets - Physical tickets will be posted out after April 2019.  If you have purchased tickets, please ensure there is an address on your account. For any changes of address or any ticket queries please email tickets@edgbaston.com

Disabled Tickets & Parking

If you want to purchase disabled tickets/parking, you can do so over the phone. These will be sold on a first come, first served basis are there is limited availability left.

Please call 0121 446 3605, lines are open Monday to Friday; 10am to 5pm.

Day 5

Tickets for the fifth and final day of England’s opening Test of the Specsavers Ashes Series are on sale now.

Tickets for the final day, on Monday 5 August, are priced at £25 for adults and £5 for under 16s and will be available from edgbaston.com/tickets or by calling the Ticket Hotline on 0121 369 1994 (opt 1).

Spectators who purchase tickets for Day 5 will be granted a full refund if 9.5 overs or less are bowled in the day.

Contact Us

For general queries please email ashes@edgbaston.com or call 0121 369 1994 (option 1).

General Info

Are you visiting us for the first Specsavers Ashes Test between England and Australia. Read our Spectator Guide for all the useful information you need to ensure you can make the most of your day at Edgbaston.

Top Tips

  • Check your ticket in advance. It will tell you what entrance to use and where you are sitting
  • Arrive early to beat the queues. Gates open 2 hours before (9am) the scheduled start of play each day
  • There will be a thorough safety and security operation in place when you arrive at the stadium. Please have your bags ready to be checked
  • Remember to bring your card or e-wallet, Edgbaston is now a cashless stadium 
  • Parking will be available to buy on the day at our Blue Car Park (B5 7PH) and Red Car Park (B29 7ES), subject to availability.
  • If you need any help on the day, speak to one of our friendly stewards

Hours of Play

Gates open: 9am
Play: 11am
Lunch 1pm to 1.40pm
Tea: 3.40pm to 4pm
Close: 6pm (approx.)

There is scheduled to be 90 overs of play each day. Scheduled hours of play may be extended s in the event of any delays or suspensions during the game.

Tickets

Tickets for the Day 5 are available to buy online and on the day.

Priced at £25 for adults and £5 for under 16s*, tickets guarantee an allocated seat and a full refund will be applied if less than 10 overs are bowled in the day.

To purchase, visit edgbaston.com/tickets and select the print at home option. Ticket holders who are unable to print a hard copy of their tickets should download the PDF, which can subsequently be scanned on the morning.

Tickets displayed on mobile devices will be accepted at the gate.

The Ticket Office located outside the Indoor School will open at 8.30am tomorrow morning for supporters to buy tickets on the day.

We encourage supporters to buy online and print their tickets at home to beat the queues on the day.

Note*: Those under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

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Seating is reserved, you must sit in the seat allocated on your ticket.

 

Ticket Collection

Ticket Collection Point for any general admission tickets already purchased in advance will be located outside the Indoor School and will be open on matchday from 8.30am.

If you have lost your ticket or not received them, you can print them off at home or collect replacement tickets from our Indoor School. Please have your booking reference to hand.

How To Find Us

Edgbaston Stadium is located in Edgbaston, two miles from Birmingham city centre. Our postcode is B5 7QU.

There are plenty of public transport links to the stadium, with Birmingham New Street station located two miles away, with regular bus and taxi services available from the station to the stadium.

A safe walking route is also available from the city centre, which will take approximately 25 minutes.

 

Things To Do

Looking for things to do during your stay in Birmingham? Here is a handy guide of things to do and see while you are in the city.

Click HERE for things to do in Birmingham.

Travel

 

Rail

Birmingham has great public transport links to the rest of the country so why not “Let the Train Take The Strain”. Seriously though, we do strongly recommend that you consider public transport so that you can make the most of your day with us.

Birmingham New Street Station is the main rail hub for the city with connections from all over the country. There are regular trains to Manchester and London, with a journey time under 90 minutes. We recommend that you book your tickets in advance.

For more information about train times and how to book, please londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk.

To make your journey as smooth and easy as possible, you can leave home jump on our dedicated shuttle bus from the city centre direct to the stadium. Seamless, stress-free travel – and what’s more the same process will get you home after a great day.

So leave the car at home and let others take the stress.

 

Shuttle Buses – The 501

When you arrive at New Street, you will be met by our fantastic volunteers who will direct you to the 501 pick-up point available from right outside New Street Station on Smallbrook Queensway (opposite TK Maxx and close to the Bullring). The service is convenient for users of both New Street and Moor Street Train Stations.

Buses will be running back from the stadium to the city centre after the close of play.

A return journey on the shuttle bus service is available for just £5 for adults and £3.50 for children. You can pre-book your ticket online at edgbaston.com or you can purchase on the day.

 

Walking

Many regular attendees at Edgbaston enjoy the walk to the stadium from the City Centre. There is a walking route between Birmingham New Street Station and the venue which is straightforward and signposted throughout.

Please ask a volunteer on the day for more information.

 

By Bike

Edgbaston Stadium is easy to get to by bike with both the Rea Valley Route and the brand new A38 (Bristol Road) cycle route from Selly Oak close by – find a map of this route here.

Facilities to lock your bike securely are available at the stadium.

 

Local Bus Routes

There are regular local buses to the ground from south-west Birmingham and the city centre. National Express buses 45 and 47 have services between the city centre and Pershore Road which is a 2-minute walk to the ground.

More information on local buses can be found online at nxbus.co.uk.

 

Coach Travel

Coach services run from across the country to the Birmingham Coachway in Digbeth. To find out how to travel by coach, please visit nationalexpress.com.

 

By Car

A word of caution if you are planning to drive. The streets around the stadium are all residential and are subject to stringent parking restrictions on major match days. If you park on one of these streets you will almost certainly be ticketed or, at the worst, your vehicle will have been removed when you return to it.

It would also be better for you to avoid driving too close to the stadium on matchdays. Edgbaston Road, directly outside the stadium between the Pershore Road junction and Willows Road, will be closed to traffic, as usual, for 2 hours before the start of play on each day and up to 2 hours after the match finishes.

Latest travel updates can be found online at visitbirmingham.com.

Please note; drivers choosing to park illegally, including on double yellow lines, blocking cycle routes, driveways or pavements will be ticketed as well as getting points on their licence.

 

Road Closure

Edgbaston Road directly outside the stadium between the Pershore Road junction and Willows Road will be closed to traffic, as usual on major matchdays, for 2 hours before the start of play and up to 2 hours after the match finishes.

Parking

Car Parking will be available to buy on each day of the Test match, available on a first come, first served basis priced at £10 per car.

Parking will be available to buy on the day. For Day 5, this will be at our Blue Car Park (B5 7PH) and Red Car Park (B29 7ES), subject to availability.

Parking will be available subject to availability.

 

Car Park Sites

Off-site car parks available to buy on the day – all located close to the stadium (maximum 10-15 minutes walk).

The available Car Parks (which will all be sign posted as you reach the local area) to buy on the day for Day 5 are:

  • Blue – Calthorpe Park (Postcode B5 7PH)
    • 5 minute (0.5 miles) walk to the stadium
  • Red – Zoo Drive (Postcode B29 7ES)
    • 10 to 15 (0.5 miles) minute walk to the stadium

If you have pre-booked, advance car parking sites are located below – please travel to the car park site you have pre-purchased your parking for.

  • Blue – Calthorpe Park (Postcode B5 7PH)
    • 5 minute (0.5 miles) walk to the stadium
  • Pink – Moseley Ashfield Cricket Ground (Postcode B13 8NQ)
    • 10 to 15 (0.9 miles) minute walk
  • Green – Disabled Parking – Edgbaston Stadium (Postcode B5 7QU)
    • Disabled parking

Please note; Edgbaston Road will be subject to road closures between 9.30am and 11.30am and after play finishes for 90 mins.

There is no taxi rank, guests are advised to meet any taxis a short walk from the stadium to avoid congestion. Thank you for your cooperation.

Arrival

Check your ticket in advance, it will tell you what entrance to use and where you will be sitting on the day. Click on the Ground Map tab to view an interactive map of the ground.

We ask that you bring with you only essential items, leaving bags at home if at all possible. This will help speed up your entry into the ground. Please listen to our stewards at the gate. They will be able to direct you to the shortest queue and help with any questions you have.

As you would expect, we will have a thorough safety and security operation in place when you arrive. There are some items you can’t bring into the ground;

  • No alcohol
  • No cans
  • No glass bottles
  • Spectators can bring in their own food and drink subject to the above restrictions
  • No fireworks
  • Buggies are not allowed
  • No whistles or horns
  • No instruments

Please check the full list before you travel. For full T&Cs and list of prohibited items, please click HERE.

 

Food & Drink

Fordhall Farm, a community-owned organic farm, are our exclusive matchday food catering partner. They supply all units that are open around the stadium at Edgbaston and you will find a wide variety of catering options available including vegetarian, vegan, halal and gluten free.

 

Ground Map – Plan Your Visit

We’re proud to offer a wide variety of food and drink options on matchdays. There will be street food including pizza, curry, noodles, fish and chips, kebabs, coffee, crepes, doughnut and more. What ever your taste, there will be something for you.

Click HERE to download Food & Drink Ground Map.

 

Cashless – Bring Your Card or E-Wallet

To help improve the service we can offer, Edgbaston has gone cashless. Only card payments will be accepted at bars and catering units around the ground.

Please remember to bring your card or e-wallet.

 

Cub’s Corner

Cub’s Corner is our dedicated food outlet, especially for children. Located in the Exhibition Hall, here you will find kids lunchboxes for sale, as well as a variety of snacks and treats.

There will be a wide selection of kids options available at units around the stadium.

 

E-Cups

Edgbaston understands how important sustainability is and works hard to make sure the products we use are responsibly sourced whist reducing our carbon footprint. Reusable e-cups have therefore been in place at Edgbaston since 2016.  With the help of our spectators, we are going to be able to reduce the volume of waste and lower our carbon footprint.

Spectators will pay a £1 deposit for their e-cup with their first drink. Every subsequent drink will be poured into a clean e-cup and when the spectator has finished drinking, they can either keep the e-cup as a souvenir or return it to an e-cup refund point in exchange for their deposit.

The e-cups can be reused many times over and then at the end of their life they are recycled into other useful objects.

 

Hydration Station

We have five hydration stations located around the ground, so you’ll be able to fill up your water bottle all day from where ever you are seated.

We encourage spectators to bring their own sports water bottle and use our stations to stay hydration during your day with us.

 

Bringing Food & Drink Into The Stadium

Picnics are allowed in the ground, but alcohol, glass bottles and cans are all prohibited and will be taken on arrival.

Please check the full list before you travel. For full T&Cs and list of prohibited items, please click HERE.

Ground Map

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