What is a Major Match?

A Major Match is a fixture where a near-capacity crowd is expected. This includes all international fixtures and Vitality Blast Finals Day.

In 2020, we have the following Major Matches scheduled:

  • England v West Indies, Test Match – Friday 12 to Tuesday 16 June
  • England v Ireland, ODI – Saturday 12 September
  • Vitality Blast Finals Day – Saturday 5 September

When will my match tickets arrive?

If you’ve selected a physical ticket, these will be posted at least two weeks prior to the match. If you’ve not received your ticket a week before your fixture, please contact the Ticket Office on tickets@edgbaston.com or call 0121 369 1994.

If you’ve selected an e-ticket, you will be notified when your tickets are available to download. This will be at least two weeks prior to the match.

How old do you need to be to have a ticket?

Anyone over the age of 2 must have a valid ticket to gain entry to the ground on any domestic or Major Match. Anyone under the age of 2 is free of charge, as long as they do not require a seat.

Under 16s

Under 16s are not permitted in the ground without an adult. There is a limit of five under 16s for every one paying adult in attendance. Under 16s must have a match ticket to gain entry.

If you have a question regarding tickets for a fixture at Edgbaston, please email tickets@edgbaston.com.

Can I get a refund if the match is cancelled due to bad weather?

If a match is cancelled or shorted due to inclement weather, ticket buyers will be entitled to a full or partial refund.

This policy differs depending on match format. For full refund policies, please view our Ticket Terms & Conditions.

 

Test Match

For days 1 to 4 of the Test Match: If play is restricted or does not take place on the day for which this ticket is valid, you will be entitled to a refund of only the match ticket value subject to there being: (a) 15 overs or less because of adverse weather conditions or completion of the match – a full refund; (b) 15.1 overs to 29.5 overs because of adverse weather conditions or completion of the match – a 50% refund.  I

This refund policy does not apply to day 5 of Test matches.

 

ODI

If play is restricted or does not take place on the day for which this ticket is valid, you will be entitled to a refund of only the match ticket value subject to there being: (a) 15 overs or less because of adverse weather conditions and no result is obtained – a full refund; (b) 15.1 overs to 29.5 overs because of adverse weather conditions and no result is obtained – a 50% refund.

 

Vitality Blast Finals Day

If, due to adverse weather conditions, play is restricted or does not take place on the scheduled day for which this ticket is valid you will be entitled to claim a refund subject to the below: (a) if the second semi-final does not achieve a result a full 100% refund may be obtained for the match ticket value only; (b) if both semi-final matches do achieve a result but (i) there are 9.5 overs or less of the T20 Final (the last scheduled match of the day) and (ii) no result is obtained in the T20 Final, a 50% refund may be obtained for the match ticket value only.

 

Birmingham Bears – Group Stages

If play is restricted to 9.5 overs or less and no result is obtained, then you will be entitled to a full refund on your ticket or the right to use it for any other Birmingham Bears Vitality Blast group match, Warwickshire group fixture in the Royal London Cup or a day of Specsavers County Championship cricket at Edgbaston Stadium during the same season.

What facilities are available for disabled spectators?

At Edgbaston we pride ourselves on being able to offer world-class facilities that are accessible to everyone.

Around the ground there are a number of wheelchair user areas, which are located within the stands ensuring that fans are still a part of the fantastic Edgbaston atmosphere. The stadium is also accessibility friendly with a host of lifts, ramps and staircases around the ground. Additionally on match days our stewarding team are available to provide assistance and direction for all fans.

If you wish to discuss any particular needs you may have as a visitor please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us on 0121 369 1994 or email tickets@edgbaston.com.

 

Seats

We have wheelchair access seating in the West Upper, South Lower and Eric Hollies. There are also a selection of seats on the Skyline Terrace and in our two Members areas; the Tom Dollery Lounge and the David Heath Suite.

To purchase wheelchair access seating, please call 0121 369 1994.

 

Parking

A limited number of disabled parking spaces are available on-site at Edgbaston Stadium. We encourage anyone seeking to purchase disabled parking to do so as early as possible.

To purchase disabled parking, please call 0121 369 1994.

Is there a Family Stand at Edgbaston?

Yes, the Drayton Manor Family Stand is located in blocks 1, 2 and 3. The family-friendly stand is open on both Major Matches and Birmingham Bears T20 fixtures.

We recognise that adults may still like a glass of wine or an alcoholic drink while enjoying the cricket in this stand. Alcohol is allowed, but consumption is controlled by our stewards.

 

Can I purchase Car Parking?

Yes, Car Parking for Major Matches and Birmingham Bears fixtures will be available to purchase at edgbaston.com, subject to availability.

For Major Matches, parking will be available at sites located near Edgbaston Stadium. No parking will be available on-site, except for those with Disabled Parking tickets.

For Birmingham Bears fixtures, parking will be available on-site at Edgbaston Stadium.

All car parking is subject to availability. We encourage ticket buyers who wish to purchase car parking to do so as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

There is no taxi rank on all match days. Spectators are advised to meet any taxis a short walk from the stadium to avoid congestion. Thank you for your cooperation.

 

Automatic Number Plate Recognition

To speed up entry into our car parks and improve the spectator experience, we use an automatic number plate recognition system (ANPR) for all prepaid parking on Major Matches. 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

When you purchase your car parking, you will be asked to add your number plate. This will then give you access to the car park on the day. Please take care when entering your number plate.

 

Road Closure

Please note; Edgbaston Road will be subject to road closures at Major Matches. The road will close two hours before the scheduled start of play and after play finishes for 90 mins.

What is the best way to travel if I want to leave my car at home?

Birmingham has great public transport links and we strongly recommend that you consider public transport so that you can make the most of your day with us.

For full travel information, please visit our Travel page.

 

Rail

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 visit londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk.

 

Shuttle Bus

Shuttle Bus service will be available for all Major Matches. It will also run on selected Birmingham Bears fixtures (excluding Sunday fixtures), please check the match Spectator Guide for details.

The 501 Shuttle Bus pick-up point is located from right outside New Street Station on Smallbrook Queensway (opposite TK Maxx and close to the Bullring). 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 tickets online at edgbaston.com or you can purchase on the day.

 

Public Buses

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.

Can I bring food and drink into the ground?

Yes, spectators can bring in their own food and drink subject to the following restrictions

No alcohol is allowed into the ground for Major Matches and domestic Birmingham Bears T20 fixtures. This rule applies to all spectators and is a requirement from the International Cricket Council (ICC) and the England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB).

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

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 or flares
  • Buggies are not allowed (for Major Matches)
  • No whistles or horns
  • No instruments

This policy helps to ensure the safety and comfort of spectators in attendance at Edgbaston Stadium.

Can I get a message on the big screen during a game?

Edgbaston do not operate the display of media or control the broadcast of announcements at any Major Match or ICC event. Fans are encouraged to interact with big screen content, but specific messages cannot be facilitated by the venue.

Emergency notifications should be relayed to your nearest steward who will endeavour to communicate through the most efficient and effective sources.

At Birmingham Bears matches, we will from time-to-time display social media messages on the big screen. If you wish to get a message on the screen, send us a tweet on Twitter during the match using the hashtag #YouBears. Not all messages will be displayed.