Edgbaston is reacting to high demand for England’s inaugural Day/Night Investec Test match against West Indies, in August, by securing use of a temporary stand to increase the stadium capacity.
The extra tickets go on sale at 10am on Monday morning.
As part of a commercial partnership with Arena Seating, Edgbaston’s capacity will be bolstered by 850 seats for each day of the Investec Test match, which takes place from Thursday 17 to Monday 21 August. The stand will subsequently remain in place for NatWest T20 Blast Finals Day on Saturday 2 September.
Having brought in the temporary stand for the recent ICC Champions Trophy, we were keen to maximise this opportunity for this first Day/Night Investec Test matchGareth Roberts
Gareth Roberts, Commercial Director at Warwickshire CCC, said: “The reaction to hosting England’s first ever day/night Investec Test match has been fantastic, with 55,000 tickets already sold and the allocation for day two tickets having sold out prior to today’s temporary stand announcement.
Additionally, 45 per cent of all ticket buyers are new to Edgbaston, which suggests that the game is helping attract a new audience.
“Having brought in the temporary stand for the recent ICC Champions Trophy, we were keen to maximise this opportunity for this first Day/Night Investec Test match and give even more supporters a chance to witness history.
“England will return to Birmingham on the back of six consecutive victories here, across all three formats of the game, and we hope that they can continue their great run at Fortress Edgbaston in August.”
The Day/Night Investec Test match marks a key milestone for Edgbaston as the legendary venue’s 50th Test.
England have won 26 of the previous 49 Tests, with 15 draws and just eight defeats. Edgbaston has a 20-year association with day/night cricket, after becoming the first cricket venue in the United Kingdom to host a day/night domestic fixture in 1997, as Warwickshire beat Somerset in an AXA Life League match.
England will return to Birmingham on the back of six consecutive victories here, across all three formats of the game, and we hope that they can continue their great run at Fortress EdgbastonGareth Roberts
The Birmingham venue helped secure the right to stage England’s first Day/Night Investec Test match by trialling a Second XI Championship match in Day/Night conditions last year between Warwickshire Second XI and Worcestershire Second XI.
As part of the preparations for England versus West Indies, there will be a full round of Day/Night Specsavers County Championship matches played across the country next week with Edgbaston hosting Warwickshire versus Lancashire from Monday 26 June.
Tickets for the Day/Night Investec Test match at Edgbaston are available from £26 for adults and from £6 for Under 16s. Simply visit www.edgbaston.com/tickets or call the Ticket Hotline on 0844 847 1902 to purchase. Please note that there is limited availability for days two and three.
Secure Your Tickets
England take on West Indies in the UK’s first ever day/night Test Match from Thursday 17th August and will be looking to add another victory to their already impressive record in Birmingham. Tickets are sold-out in the Eric Hollies Stand for both day 2 (Friday 18 August) and day 3 (Saturday 19 August). However, you can still experience the famous atmosphere as tickets are available in the Eric Hollies for the very first day of the UK’s first ever day/night Investec Test.
Additional tickets will be sold on a first come first served basis. You can secure your seat for this match from just £26 for adults and £6 for juniors (U16s) but please hurry as there is limited availability in most areas of the ground.
Alternatively you can call our ticket hotline on 0844 847 1902