World Cup: Semi Final

11 Jul

Edgbaston will host the second ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Semi Final, taking place on Thursday 11 July.

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Edgbaston will host the second ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Semi Final, taking place on Thursday 11 July.

The match, who will decide which team will advance to the World Cup Final at Lord’s, will start at 10.30am.

The ICC Cricket World Cup is the ultimate prize in one-day cricket and takes place every four years, featuring 10 teams and is the culmination of a global qualification process that runs over a six year period.

The top eight teams in the ICC one-day rankings qualify automatically. The final two teams come from the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier which takes place in the year prior to the Cricket World Cup. This event is the culmination of the ICC World Cricket League series and regional qualification events which provide the opportunity for every ICC Member to progress through the qualification process.

All teams play each other in a full round robin format with the top four teams progressing to the Semi Finals and the winners contesting the Final at Lord’s on Sunday 14 July.

General Info

Are you visiting us for the ICC Cricket World Cup Semi Final between England and Australia on Thursday 11 July? 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 the scheduled start of play
  • 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 
  • Make sure to pre-book your car parking in advance to guarantee your space on the day. Parking can be booked at
  • If you have booked car parking , you must register your number plate. You will receive an email a day before the fixture to do this
  • If you need any help on the day, speak to one of our friendly stewards

Download the Edgbaston Transport Guide.


Hours of Play

Gates open at 8.30am, with the start of play scheduled for 10.30am. Each side will bat for a maximum of 50 overs.

The first innings is scheduled to take place between 10.30am and 2pm, before a 45-minute interval. The second innings is scheduled for between 2.45pm and 6pm.

Scheduled hours of play may be extended by up to 75 minutes in the event of any delays or suspensions during the game.

Download the official ICC Cricket World Cup Spectator Guide for Edgbaston.


Supporters are reminded that the Official Resale Platform is the only place to safely buy and sell #CWC19 tickets.


Where can I buy tickets?

Tickets have been sold for the semi-finals and final since May 2018 to fans around the world and there are NO further tickets available for either semi-final or the final at this stage.

Tickets may become available once the team line-ups are confirmed after Saturday’s final group stage fixtures, should ticket buyers decide to no longer attend. Information will be shared on our official website and social media channels should tickets become available in the coming days.

Any tickets that become available will be placed for sale on the Official Ticketing Website.


Can I buy or sell on secondary ticket websites?

Fans are reminded to avoid using secondary ticket websites. Our Ticket Terms and Conditions prohibit the resale of any ticket outside of the ICC’s Official Resale Ticket Platform.

We are continually monitoring secondary ticket resale activity and will take action to cancel tickets offered for sale on unofficial third party websites. Purchasing from an unauthorised source, either online or in person, could leave you out of pocket and unable to enter the venue.

Any tickets returned by fans will be made available to fans on the Official Ticketing Website.


I have a ticket but can no longer attend

Fans who hold tickets for either semi-final or the final but are no longer planning on using them are asked to place the tickets on the Official Resale Platform, so that fellow supporters can purchase them at face value in a safe and secure way. This is the only secure way to buy and sell tickets.

For those looking to place their tickets on the Official Resale Platform, the deadlines for posting the tickets for sale are below:

India v New Zealand at Old Trafford until 12:00pm BST on Monday 8th July
Australia v England at Edgbaston until 12:00pm BST on Wednesday 10th July
Final at Lord’s until 12:00pm BST on Saturday 13th July

For a step-by-step guide on how to sell your tickets on the Official Resale Platform, click here.

Note: For further details on how tickets were sold to fans, click here.

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


Ticket Collection

If you need to collect pre-purchased matchday tickets from Edgbaston Stadium, the Ticket Office will be open on Tuesday 9 and Wednesday 10 July, from 10am to 4pm.

The Ticket Office is located by the Indoor School and is accessible via the main entrance off Edgbaston Road.

We encourage spectators, who are able to, to collect their tickets in advance to beat the queues on the day. 

Ticket Office opening hours will be extended on matchdays.

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.


Heading to Edgbaston for the ICC Cricket World Cup? Thought about your travel plans? Here is your complete guide on how to get to the stadium.

Download the Edgbaston Transport Guide.



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

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 Cricket World Cup 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 or you can purchase on the day.



Many regular attendees at Edgbaston enjoy the walk to the stadium from the City Centre. The walking route between Birmingham New Street Station and the venue is straightforward with comprehensive signs being installed for the ICC Cricket World Cup.

Please ask a World Cup 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


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


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

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 can be pre-booked at for all ICC Cricket World Cup games at Edgbaston.

Parking will only be available to buy online until midnight on Monday 8 July. We advise all spectators wishing to purchase parking to do so as early as possible.

Please do not contemplate driving without first booking your car park space – there are only a limited number of spaces available and this will guarantee you a parking spot close to the stadium.

Parking will be available to buy on the day, subject to availability.


Car Park Sites

We have two off-site car parks available – both are 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) are:

  • Blue – Calthorpe Park (Postcode B5 7PH)
    • 5 minute (0.5 miles) walk to the stadium – best if you are coming from the M6 direction
    • This car park sells out quickly and we advise supporters buy their car park early
  • Pink – Moseley Ashfield Cricket Ground (Postcode B13 8NQ)
    • 10 to 15 (0.9 miles) minute walk. Best if you are travelling from London or South East via M40
  • Green – Disabled Parking – Edgbaston Stadium (Postcode B5 7QU)
    • Disabled parking must be pre-booked in advance by calling 0121 369 1994 (option 2)


Buy on the day Car Park site (subject to availability)

  • Purple – Priory School (Postcode B15 2US)
    • 15 minute walk (o.9 miles) to the stadium. A good location if coming from the
      south and west


Number Plate Recognition

To speed up entry into our car parks and improve the spectator experience, we have introduced an automatic number plate recognition system (ANPR) for all prepaid parking. This will be operated by our official traffic management partner, Park-Live.

  • 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

Once you have pre-booked your parking, you will be contacted via email a day before your fixture and asked to add your number plate. This will then give you access to the car park on the day. It will take less than a minute to complete.

You must provide your vehicle’s number plate to gain access to the car park. 

Simply click the link below, enter your client reference number (shown next to your name in the Tickets Purchased section of your confirmation e-mail) and add your number plate.




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 vessels
  • 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.



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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