Plan Your Day - Spectator Guide
Below is everything you need to plan your day with us at Edgbaston. Scroll down for the timings and entertainment, then for everything else, please click the tabs on the left.
If you haven't purchased tickets yet, there is still some available so please click below to secure a few of the remaining tickets.
We are opening gates over 4 HOURS early. Avoid the traffic and the queues and make the most out of your day at Edgbaston. From 2.00pm - 4.30pm there will be 15% off drinks and a whole host of various free activities & entertainment around the ground.
We STRONGLY recommend leaving bags at home - this will speed up the queues and entry into the ground.
PLEASE NOTE IF YOU HAVE BOOKED PARKING - WE REQUIRE YOU TO FILL IN YOU NUMBER PLATE. PLEASE CLICK THE CAR PARKING TAB ON THE LEFT TO COMPLETE THIS.
2.00pm- Gates Open
2.00pm- 4.30pm- 15% off drinks
2.30pm - Live music, tailgate games & Heart FM entertainment
3.00pm - Germany vs South Korea on big screen
4.00pm - Q&A- Dominic Cork will be interviewing Jason Gillespie
6.30pm- Match Starts
9.30pm approx - Match Ends
9.40pm approx - Live music in Exhibition Hall
What's On Around The Ground
When you get here, head over to No1 Nets located in the car park, by Edgbaston Road. Here, from 2.00pm they'll be all sorts of free games to play with your mates - including sumo wrestling and giant beer pong to name a few. Make sure to get here early though as these are only open until 4.30pm!
Here, the main indoor hub we will have live music from local singer songwriter, Esther Turner from 2.30pm. We will also be showing the world cup match at 3.00pm which is Germany vs South Korea. After play, join us back in the hall - where will have our house band carrying on the party with an hour of music - covering crowd favourites! Swingo the ultimate balance training aid and Spintech to play spin like a pro, will be demonstrating these products around the ground from 2.30-4.00pm.
As well as being the central food place at Edgbaston - local breakfast presenters - Ed & Gemma from Heart FM will be hosting this area from 2.30-4.00pm. They'll be music and competitions throughout this time - so grab a drink from our new Gin Bar and enjoy! Plus as an added bonus, at 4.00pm Dominic Cork will be interviewing Jason Gillespie.
Former England batsman James Taylor will be holding a book signing of his newly released 'Cut Short' at 5.00pm. Just look on the map above for the location. Copies will be available for purchase from our club shop.
For all other key information- including travel, car parking and food & drinks - please check out the tabs on the left hand side.
If you need further assistance please call 0121 369 1994.
Car Parking - SOLD OUT
If you’re travelling to Edgbaston by car, please note that the streets around the stadium are all residential and as such they are subject to stringent parking restrictions throughout the day.
The on site car park at Edgbaston Stadium is exclusively for allocated blue badge permit holders and bookings need to be made in advance of our major match days with our Ticket Office, as there is limited availability. Parking for these fixtures has SOLD OUT both on and off site.
If you have purchased a car parking pass – PLEASE SEE BELOW – as there has been some recent changes – and we need your car registration numbers.
To speed up entry into our car parks and improve the spectator experience for visitors to Edgbaston this season, we are introducing a new automatic number plate recognition system (ANPR) for all prepaid parking. This will be operated by our official traffic management partner, Park-Live.
Through this system we will be able to:
Process you into our parking area more quickly
Improve the safety and security of your vehicle
Provide a seamless experience to re-book your parking with us in the future
Simply click the button below, enter your booking reference (that you received when making your booking) and add your number plate. It only takes a second, we promise!
If you have booked ‘Purple Car Park’
Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Priory School car park is no longer available for this game. However, the Club has managed to secure an additional car park on Calthorpe Park which is closer to the stadium, just off Pershore Road. (B5 7PH). This will still be signposted as the Purple car park.
Please still fill in your number plate in the link below to gain access.
ADD YOUR NUMBER PLATE HERE
Please note – the M6 has overnight closures J6-J5 SB & A38(M) out of city from 9pm on June 27.
Travelling by Bus
National Express West Midlands, our official shuttle bus provider to Warwickshire County Cricket Club, is running regular shuttle buses from the city centre to Edgbaston. Shuttle buses will be available throughout the day from Smallbrook Queensway (opposite TK Maxx and close to the Bullring) and are convenient for users of both New Street and Moor Street Train Stations. Buses will start from 2pm & they will also be running from Edgbaston after close of play. A return journey on our shuttle bus service is available for just £5 for adults and £3.50 for children. Please pre book these through the link above – though they will be available to purchase on the day.
From Broad Street and Five-Ways Island
Service 1 stops outside the ground on Edgbaston Road.
From Bullring (Debenhams bus stops) & Moor Street Station)
Services 45 & 47 provide a frequency of up to every 5 minutes stop on Priory Road, Pershore Road which is only a few seconds away from the ground.
From Bullring (Debenhams bus stops)
Services X61, 63 & X64 stop on Priory Road, Bristol Rd which is a couple of minutes walk from the ground.
From Bullring (Selfridges Entrance) & Digbeth Coach Station
Service 35 takes you just a few minutes walk away from the ground on Willow Road, Edgbaston Road
Go direct to Edgbaston on your local bus from Harborne & Hagley Road
9, 22, 23, 24, 29, 120, 126, 128, 129, 140, 141
Change buses at Five Ways Island and jump onto the 1 service to Edgbaston.
Moseley, Acocks Green & Shirley
On the 1
Cotteridge, Stirchley, Kings Norton, Longbridge
On the 45 & 47
Selly Oak, Northfield
Travelling by Train
10% Off Advanced Fares
As part of the new agreement, Virgin Trains – which operates services to and from Birmingham New Street – will provide discounted fares to Warwickshire Members, international spectators and event delegates who are travelling to the stadium.
Birmingham New Street which is 2 miles away from the Stadium. There are a further 2 main train stations in the City Center, Moore Street (3.1 miles away) and Snowhill (3.4 miles away).
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 (4:30-6:30pm) and up to 2 hours after the match finishes.
Please note – the M6 has overnight closures J6-J5 SB & A38(M) out of city from 9pm on June 27.
Safety & Security
Arrive early and minimise what you carry. We strongly recommend leaving bags at home. Fewer bag searches speed up entry.
You will also see additional bag searches and individual ‘pat downs’ which will no doubt add a little more time to your entry in to the stadium. With that in mind, we would recommend that fans head to the stadium in plenty of time to avoid the expected match-day queues. Prior to the match day please make sure that you have checked the full list of what you can and can’t take into the venue which includes cans and glass, Full terms and conditions
Food & Drink
Fordhall Farm are our exclusive major match day food catering partner. They supply all 27 units that are open all around the stadium at Edgbaston. All of their meat is fully traceable back to the individual animal. The burgers are 100% Aberdeen Angus, and the sausages are from outdoor reared, free-range pigs- neither contain any artificial additives and are all handmade on the farm in the butchery.
Around the stadium you will find street food at its finest including pizza, curry, noodles, fish and chips, kebabs, coffee, crepes and doughnuts to ensure all fans have a range of options available. Look out for our latest additions – including our brand new Gin Bar and our Yorkshire Pudding Wraps outlet – which we predict is going to be big hit!
For the first time ever, there is a 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.
Other Kids Options
Around the ground, every food outlet will have a kids option- all £5 with a bottle of water included. Some examples of this are:
Sausage & Chips
Slow Cooked Pork & Chips
Half Yorky Pud, Beef & Veg
Half Cheese Salad Baguette & Salad
Sausage & Mash
Small Portion of Halloumi Fries
Chicken Goujons & Chips/Sausage & Chips
Lemon & Sugar Crepe
Due to customer demand and our fantastic partnership with Marston’s Brewery we have put a real focus on real ale over the last couple of years having arguably the best range of cask ales across any stadium in the country. We have two dedicated real ale bars serving 6 different cask ales , including seasonal guest ales as well as craft beer, and a wide array of bottled ales in hospitality areas. Furthermore for the IT20 we will have our real ale tent in Exhibition Hall serving 10 different cask ales throughout the day.
Edgbaston Stadium 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 fans, we are going to be able to reduce the volume of waste at the Stadium and lower our carbon footprint and our aim to reduce landfill waste by 10 tonnes.
Matchday 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.
We have also placed 5 hydration stations around the ground, so you’ll be able to fill up your water bottle all day from where ever you are seated.
BRINGING FOOD & DRINK INTO THE STADIUM
Picnics are allowed in the ground, but alcohol, glass bottles are cans are all prohibited and will be taken on arrival. For full terms are conditions please click below.
Fullterms and conditions
In terms of GF/Vegetarian(V)/Vegan(VG)/Halal options each trader on the day will have all the product information and will be happy to come up with some options for customers. Some examples are included for some of the units.
Fordhall Farm BBQ/Shack BBQ/Burger Barn: (V, CG,GF,H) Chips (GF, V, VG) Falafel & Spinach Burger (V) Without Bun-sub salad/chips (GF, VG, H)
Fordhall Farm Hog Roast: (GF)
Slow cooked pork with apple sauce and chips/salad (GF)
Fordhall Farm Baguettes: (V, VG, GF, H)
Salad Boxes (cheese) (V, VG, GF)
Cheese Salad Baguettes (V)
Fordhall Farm Yorky Puds (V)
Yorkshire, roasties & veg (V)
Fish & Chips: (V GF)
Fish & Chips suitable for Pescatarians, as with scampi & fish fingers.
Chicken Wraps (H, V)
Indian Street Food (V, VG, GF)
Churros (V) Without chocolate (VG)
All crepes except ham & cheese are (V)
Vegetarian Pizza (V)
Without Cheese (VG)
Vegetarian Pie (V)
Vegetarian Special Option sweet potato bites (V)
Sweet Potato Fries (V, GF, VG)
Rice n Peas (V, GF,VG)
Plantain (V, GF, VG)
Dumpling (V, VG)
Jerk Fries (V, VG, GF)
All units have up to date allergen sheets, and on Fordhall Farm units we can put together a meal to fit with allergens if customers make us aware.
Free Stadium Wi-Fi
Working with the ECB and The Cloud, Edgbaston has installed a state of the art free Wi-Fi available for all spectators in 2018. To connect search for Wi-Fi networks and select “_The Cloud” upon connection login using your existing Cloud account or complete a once only registration form.
Prayer Area and Baby Changing Facility
Edgbaston has a prayer room, which is accessible throughout play, located on the first floor of the West Stand by the entrance to the Visitor & Learning Centre. In the South Stand on the concourse, you will also find a baby changing facility should you require this.
A smiling band of volunteers together with Edgbaston’s experienced team will be on hand throughout the day to assist, direct and generally ensure you have a great time at Edgbaston so please don’t hesitate to ask them should you need directions or have any other questions.
Please visit the Edgbaston Shop where you will be able to find a range of fantastic merchandise including replica kit, caps, t-shirts and jerseys.
Eric Hollies Stand – Snaptivity
If you’re sat in the Eric Hollies Stand, download the Snaptivity app on your smart phone to access photos of your IT20 experience.