Edgbaston once again established itself as the ‘Home of Atmosphere’ after delivering four exceptional matches in the ICC Champions Trophy with a partisan crowd cheering every wicket taken and every run being scored.
For the last three years, the Eric Hollies stand was voted as having the best atmosphere in cricket and is now regarded as the best party stand in International cricket both nationally and internationally.
The Eric Hollies Stand, our party stand, is recognised worldwide for its fancy dress and carnival atmosphere and it once again didn’t fail to deliver! The England boys simply love playing at “Fortress Edgbaston” and have now won the last 6 games a Edgbaston across all three formats. The coliseum worked its magic yet again this weekend with Eoin Morgan’s men beating Australia by 40 runs (D/L) to charge into the ICC Champions Trophy semi-finals with a 100 per cent group record.
Another record for an Edgbaston ODI was set as 24,227 loved every moment of England’s victory over their biggest rivals, the Aussies. As England’s charge gathered momentum, Aaron Finch, fielding in front of the Hollies Stand, suddenly acquired thousands of fans in the seats behind him all chanting “Finchy’s going home” – it was one of those moments that fans at the game will remember for many years to come.
If you are planning on coming to Edgbaston and having a few drinks with friends then this is the stand for you. For the last three years, the Eric Hollies stand was voted as having the best atmosphere in cricket and is now regarded as the best party stand in International cricket both nationally and internationally.
Nowhere in this sport can match the old Eric Hollies Stand for banter and bonhomie, for ridiculing misfields by opponents yet witty with it.Scyld Berry, Sunday Telegraph
“It was not just a cricket match either but a highly charged occasion, as only a fixture between England and Australia at Edgbaston can be. Nowhere in this sport can match the old Eric Hollies Stand for banter and bonhomie, for ridiculing misfields by opponents yet witty with it, and, with the aid of this 12th man, Eoin Morgan and Ben Stokes took England most of the way home.” Scyld Berry, Sunday Telegraph
“Of course Edgbaston lived up to expectations as always! Best ground in the country! England lads love playing there! Great atmosphere.” Chris Woakes, England bowler.
“Edgbaston…You sounded bloody marvellous today…Can you please all make your way to Cardiff on Weds to create the same atmosphere.” Michael Vaughan former England captain.
“Mark Wood is an X-factor bowler and when he comes to Edgbaston he meets an X-factor crowd, the most vibrant and vocal in the country. The energy pouring off the Hollies Stand drove him on.” Simon Wilde, Sunday Times
EXPERIENCE THE ERIC HOLLIES ATMOSPHERE
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.
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. Please click here or call the ticket hotline on 0844 847 1902.