Go Green Game

The sold out Men’s Vitality IT20 against New Zealand on Sunday 3 September will be our Go Green Game – our first ever sustainable international match.

The stadium has underlined its green credentials in the last 12 months after reducing waste by a third, running kitchens on 80 per cent locally sourced produce, rolling out a low-energy LED light project, and continued use of e-cups that’s prevented 562,000 plastic alternatives being wasted.

But initiatives being deployed for the Kiwis’ visit will further drive down emissions and the match’s carbon footprint, whilst aiming to raise sustainability awareness amongst fans and the wider community.

It’s the first sustainable game of its kind in UK cricket and will see a focus on cutting emissions across all scopes of the ground’s footprint.

Read the Net Zero Now report summary from the fixture.
Read the full report here.

We want to raise awareness amongst staff, spectators and our community of the influence the sporting and event industry can have on sustainability and climate change.

Lydia Carrington

Sustainability Manager

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Free Public Transport

National Express West Midlands are offering free transport across their network.

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Renewable Energy

Electricity for this match will come from 100% renewable sources.

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More Recycle Bins

We’re asking all supporters to think green and recycle as much as possible.

Free Shuttle Bus

Shuttle Bus service, provided by National Express West Midlands, from Birmingham City Centre to Edgbaston Stadium will be available free of charge for the Go Green Game, running from 12.30pm.

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). 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.

Public Buses

For our Go Green Game, National Express West Midlands will be offering free travel on their buses to and from Edgbaston for all ticket holders. Simply show your ticket to the driver on the day.

The main bus routes serving Edgbaston are the National Express services 45 and 47, which stop at Pershore Road. National Express services 61 and 63 also operate within walking distance of Edgbaston, please board at Bristol Road. In addition, National Express services 1 and 35 run near the ground, on Edgbaston Road.

To check bus timetable information for these routes, please click here.

All buses have accessible access.