Birmingham Bears has visited five locations across the region as part of its Bears On Tour coffee van tour to promote the upcoming Vitality Blast T20 season.

There is now only three weeks to go until the new Vitality Blast season begins as the Bears host Northamptonshire Steelbacks on Thursday 26 May, 6.30pm start.

The coffee van tour has been promoting the new campaign at locations in Solihull, Coventry and Birmingham, handing out free cups of coffee to members of the public, which is a link to the team’s new T20 kit which has been sustainably produced from coffee beans.

The home campaign will end with the eagerly anticipated local derby with rivals Worcestershire Rapids on Friday 24 June – a match that is expected to be a near sell-out.

A match ticket for a Bears game includes so much more than just the cricket, with kids inflatables, live music and free giveaways for all.

Carlos Brathwaite, T20 Captain at Birmingham Bears, said: “I know the Bears fans love the Blast and I absolutely share that feeling. I am full of excitement about leading the side in the tournament this year and this is a great way to meet fans and local people across the region before we start another exciting season.”

Tickets for the season opener against Northamptonshire Steelbacks are available for only £15 for adults, saving £4 on the usual advance price. Prices will rise on the day of the match, so buy your tickets in advance and save.

A wide range of tickets are available including group offers for bookings of six or more, while under 12s go free and 12 to 15-year-olds are just £5.

Bears On Tour

Tuesday 3 May (9am-12pm) – Mell Square, Solihull
Wednesday 4 May (9am-12pm) – Broadgate, Coventry
Thursday 5 May (9am-12pm) – Brindleyplace, Birmingham
Thursday 5 May (1pm-3pm) – Birmingham City University
Friday 6 May (9am-11am) – Edgbaston Stadium
Friday 6 May (12pm-1pm) – Talbots Law Offices, Edgbaston