Edgbaston Stadium will host the opening Men’s LV= Insurance Ashes Test in 2023 as part of one of the venue’s biggest ever Major Match schedule.

The oldest rivalry in cricket will return to Birmingham twice next year with the Men’s Ashes Test taking place from Friday 16 June to Tuesday 20 June and the Women’s Ashes IT20 following on Saturday 1 July.

In addition, Edgbaston will host the third Men’s Vitality IT20 of a four-match series between England and New Zealand on Sunday 3 September and Vitality Blast Finals Day, which the date will be announced in due course.

The fixtures follow a record-breaking 2022 for Edgbaston with over 400,000 spectators visiting the stadium for England Men’s Test and IT20 with India, Finals Day and the Commonwealth Games.

The ticket Ballot is now open and is the best way to get access to tickets for all Major Matches in 2023. Or fans can beat with the Ballot with Membership, with Priority Club available from only £35.

Alex Perkins, Sales and Marketing Director said: “Following a hugely successful year, we’re incredibly excited for what will be one of our biggest ever summers at Edgbaston in 2023.

“The Ashes is the biggest fixture in cricket for all England fans and to host both a Men’s and Women’s fixture will be special.

“We know demand will be high and encourage all fans who want tickets to enter our Ballot which is now open and free to do. Memberships are also available and offer the best way to beat the ballot and guarantee access to tickets.”

Edgbaston hosted the first Ashes Test in 2019, whilst the Women’s fixture follows a rich history of Edgbaston hosting England Women with 2023 marking 50 years since the venue hosted the inaugural Women’s World Cup in 1973.

The Ballot is now open and fans have until midnight on Tuesday 18 October to register. Winners will have access to purchase tickets, subject to availability, from Thursday 20 October.

Membership packages for 2023 are available to view online at edgbaston.com/memberships and go on sale from 10am on Thursday 22 September.

On Sale Timeline

  • 21 September, 10am – Ballot opens
  • 22 September, 10am – Memberships go on sale online at tickets.edgbaston.com
  • 27 September, 10am – Full Club Members have first access to Major Match tickets
  • 11 October, 10am – Priority Club Members have access to Major Match tickets
  • 18 October, midnight – Ballot closes
  • 20 October, 10am – Ballot winners will have access to Major Match tickets
  • 1 November, 10am – Any remaining tickets will go on general sale

If you have any questions about our Major Matches in 2023, please read our FAQs or email tickets@edgbaston.com. Ticket prices can be viewed online at edgbaston.com/prices, all pricing is subject to change.

Limited tickets left for 2023 Major Matches

Only limited tickets are left for our programme of Major Matches in 2023 – with the first four days of our Men’s Ashes Test now sold out.

Over 13,000 tickets have been sold for our Women’s Ashes IT20, while 95% of tickets have gone for our Men’s IT20 against New Zealand. Last few tickets are also left for Vitality Blast Finals Day.


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