Edgbaston welcomed 135,000 fans over six days of men’s and women’s Ashes cricket – and Chief Executive Stuart Cain believes the record attendance signals the start of an exciting new chapter for the stadium.

For the first time in the Club’s history, all five days of the LV= Insurance Men’s Ashes sold out and there was another near capacity as close to 20,000 filled the ground for Saturday’s Women’s Ashes IT20.

The attendance of 19,527 smashed the record for the highest crowd for a standalone women’s international in the UK, outside of global events, beating the 15,187 at Lord’s last summer for the ODI versus India.

The ECB recently confirmed Edgbaston will host major international fixtures for at least the next eight years – including an Ashes return in 2027 and Tests against India in 2025 and 2029 – in what is the stadium’s biggest ever allocation of England internationals.

And following yesterday’s ECB announcement, fans can look forward to men’s and women’s IT20s against Pakistan in May 2024, plus a first Test visit from a touring West Indies side since 2017 in July.

He said: “People have known for some time our ability to put on great sporting occasions and days out and that reputation on the global stage has been enhanced following sell-out crowds for the Ashes.

“The Women’s Ashes IT20 was a highlight for me and another milestone in the exponential rise of women’s cricket on the back of the Commonwealth Games here, plus The Hundred which has done wonders for the women’s game.

“I’m already looking forward to watching England Women play Pakistan here next May to kick start our 2024 international calendar.

“Our plans to redevelop the Raglan Stand to incorporate a hotel are progressing and we hope to announce an update soon, plus our new Skyline hospitality space on the fourth floor of the South Stand was enjoyed by 1,000 people during the Men’s Ashes.

“There’s lots going on, lots to look forward to, and it feels like the start of a new dawn in the Club’s history.”

England Women return to Edgbaston next summer on Saturday 11 May for an IT20 versus Pakistan, before the Men compete in the same fixture two weeks later.

Edgbaston will also host a five-day Test Match against West Indies for the first time since 2017 while Vitality Blast Finals Day returns for a 12th year in a row.

Demand for tickets is expected to be high with more people than ever requesting tickets for matches at Edgbaston.

Fans can register now for the best chance to get access to tickets for matches in 2024 at edgbaston.com/ballot. Or beat any Ballot process with Priority Club Membership, which is on sale now for only £25.

Additional tickets released for first three days of West Indies Test

A small number of tickets have been released for the first three days of our Men’s Test against West Indies this summer (26-30 Juy).

Tickets are limited for these day and are expected to sell quickly. Early Bird tickets for Day Four are still available if purchased before midnight on 31 March.

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