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1. Alcohol Policy

International matches, T20 Finals Day, Twenty20 and The Hundred matches: NO ALCOHOL can be brought into the Stadium by any spectator.

County Championship and One-Day Cup matches: Alcohol can be brought into the Stadium, up to four cans of beer or one bottle of wine.


2. Smoking Policy

Smoking is only permitted within the marked smoking zones within the Stadium. This regulation applies to e-cigarettes and other vaping devices.


3. Prohibited Items

For international matches, Vitality Blast Finals Day, Vitality Blast and The Hundred, we will have a thorough safety and security operation in place when you arrive and bags will be searched. Please avoid bringing bags, if at all possible.

The following items are prohibited:

  • Fireworks, flares, weapons, firearms, glass bottles and cans and any other items considered dangerous are prohibited.
  • Musical instruments and horns of all descriptions are prohibited unless authorised by prior arrangement.
  • Flags, Banners or other signs that are offensive, racist or commercially or politically motivated.

Up to four cans and one glass bottle are allowed for County Championship and Royal London Cup matches.


4. The Club Reserves the Right To:

Refuse admission to any person. Refuse admission or eject from the Stadium any person under the influence of alcohol. Search spectators and/or their belongings upon entrance to the stadium.


5. Conduct Within the Stadium

Admission and the right to remain within the Ground is on condition that spectators shall not commit any of the following acts:

  • Failure to comply with directions given by a steward or Police Officer.
  • Going on the playing area at any time, unless specifically authorised by a Club Official, or interfering with the normal course of play in any manner. Spectators who enter the field of play unauthorised will be liable for a fine of up to £1,000 or prosecution.
  • Throwing or discharging missiles.
  • Obstructing any gangway or passageway.
  • Climbing on any building, wall or fence.
  • Defacing or obscuring any notice or advertisement displayed within the Stadium.
  • Offering for sale any articles unless specifically authorised by the Club in writing Interfering in any way with the comfort, enjoyment or safety of spectators.
  • Singing indecent songs or using indecent language or making indecent gestures.
  • Racist chanting or racially motivated conduct or comment. The Club will actively seek to support criminal prosecution where appropriate.
  • Making unnecessary noise such as that from the use of radios, whistles, bells, horns or chanting.
  • Obstructing the view of any other spectators.

It is the Clubs policy to actively support criminal prosecution regarding racist and anti-social behaviour.


6. Tickets

On occasions when tickets are issued, spectators MUST retain their ticket at all times.


7. Under 16’s

Young people under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a responsible adult (who will be over the age of 18) when entering the stadium, at all times while in the stadium and when leaving the stadium.


8. Animals

Animals are not allowed within the Stadium except hearing dogs for the deaf or guide dogs accompanying blind persons.


9. Spectator Code of Conduct

All spectators MUST read and agree to the Spectator Code of Conduct which is viewable at You MUST make sure that anyone you buy tickets for, or allocate/transfer ticket to, has also read and agreed.

We will not accept any bad behaviour or offensive language towards staff, players, officials or fellow spectators. We have a zero tolerance policy and spectators who display any form of bad behaviour will be ejected from the stadium.


Anti-Courtsider Regulations

Under no circumstances may any person at the ground use a mobile telephone or other kind of communication device to communicate or in any way transmit any form of commentary, data or other material in relation to a cricket match taking place at the ground for any kind of improper betting or other corrupt or unlawful purpose.

Any person who is reasonably suspected by [the Club] (or its appointed nominees), of acting in breach of this provision unconditionally accepts and agrees that he/she will cooperate with any enquiries made by [the Club] (or its appointed nominees), including by providing his/her name and address, an explanation for his/her suspicious conduct, and/or agreeing that he/she may be photographed and/or filmed by [the Club] (or its appointed nominees).

The person accepts that any such names, addresses, photographs and films may be shared between each of the ECB, all the other first class county clubs, relevant official cricket authorities and any relevant police and crime prevention authorities, for the purposes of any criminal investigations or proceedings, in connection with any investigation into a potential breach of domestic or international cricket anti-corruption rules and/or to enable the ECB and the other first class clubs to give reciprocal effect to any ban on entry which is subsequently imposed by [the Club].  Personal data collected under this provision will be processed in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998

Any person who is reasonably suspected to be in breach of this provision accepts that he/she may be immediately ejected from the ground (without any financial or other compensation) and prohibited from entering the ground and any other cricket ground under the control of either the ECB or any first-class county club for life or such other period of time as [the Club] deems appropriate in its sole and absolute discretion.

Anyone contravening these regulations may be ejected from the ground.



Spectators acknowledge that this venue and those attending may be filmed and/or photographed (creating ‘Audio Visual Materials’). By using you ticket and attending any event or fixture at Edgbaston, you expressly agree that Edgbaston, its sponsors and partners, other cricket and media organisations may use the Audio Visual Materials (in whole or in part and which may include images or audio recordings of you) for any purpose including marketing, promotions or commercial purposes in any media and format anywhere in the world without payment to you and the need to get permission from you or others.  Your rights under the Data Protection Act 2018 are not affected.  Further information is available at


It is the Clubs policy to actively support criminal prosecution regarding racist and anti-social behaviour.