HOURS OF PLAY
Gates open 17.00
Match starts 19.00
Please note that play can be extended by 30 minutes to make up for any lost time
In the event of a tie there will be a super over to decide the contest.
Tickets purchased in advance can be collected from the booths located outside of the Edgbaston Shop & Ticket Office on Edgbaston Road. Please bring ID and the card purchased with to collect tickets.
Spectators can save £4 on Adult tickets for Birmingham Bears v Northamptonshire Steelbacks by purchasing before midnight on Thursday 30 June at £19. Under 16s go FREE at all times if accompanied by an adult.
Click here to buy in advance or call the Ticket Hotline on 0844 847 1902. Please note that you can print at home for FREE to save any queue for collecting.
On the day tickets will be available from the Edgbaston Shop & Ticket Office at £23 for Adults. Please do arrive in good time to avoid the queues.
We give our supporters flexibility at NatWest T20 Blast matches with unreserved seating. The below summarises the experience certain stands.
RES Wyatt Stand (Blocks 9-15)
This is the more traditional, ‘cricket lovers’ stand with great views from behind the bowler’s arm.
Drayton Manor Family Stand (Blocks 1-3)
This is an alcohol-free area that’s perfect for families.
Eric Hollies(Blocks 21-30)
Known for having the best atmosphere in cricket, the Eric Hollies is our party stand and perfect for fancy dress groups.
The Tom Dollery Lounge (Blocks 231-234) and David Heath Suite (Block 9 RES Wyatt Stand) are for Members only.
The Skyline Terrace (Blocks 436-438) is our premium ticket area, priced at £35, but including a drink and item from a burrito. The area is not accessible with general match tickets.
Don’t panic as we have a full refund policy for all NatWest T20 Blast home group matches, giving you the comfort ahead of each match.
If play is restricted to 9.5 overs or less and no result is obtained, then you will be entitled to a full refund on your ticket or the right to use it for any other Birmingham Bears NatWest T20 Blast group match, Warwickshire group fixture in the Royal London One Day Cup or a day of Specsavers County Championship cricket at Edgbaston Stadium during the 2016 season.
Please see the terms and conditions listed on the back of your ticket.
The Club has arranged is again running Shuttle Buses from Birmingham New Street Station (outside TK Maxx) to Edgbaston, which will run from 17.00 to 19.00. The return shuttle buses will depart Edgbaston until one hour after the close of play.
Shuttle buses are priced at £3 for a single journey and £5 return.
All car parking at Edgbaston must be pre-booked before arrival. You can read all about Match Day parking here.
From M6: Leave at Junction 6, follow signs for A38(M) City Centre and then “A38 South West” through Queensway Tunnel, turn left at 1st set of traffic lights and then right at the roundabout onto the A441 (Pershore Road). Turn left on to Edgbaston Road at the cross roads.
From Redditch: A441 through Kings Norton, Cotteridge and Stirchley. Turn right at Edgbaston Road (B4217) traffic lights, the ground are situated on your left.
From Wolverhampton: A4123 and A456 (Hagley Road) to Five Ways island. Follow signs to Moseley and Edgbaston along the A450 until joining Pershore Road (A441). Turn left onto Edgbaston Road at the cross roads (B4217) and again into the Main Entrance.
From M40: Join M42 (M42 west and M5), leaving at Junction 3. Follow A435 towards Birmingham, through Kings Heath and turn left onto Salisbury Road (B4217), which become Edgbaston Road. Turn right into the Edgbaston Main Entrance.
From Solihull-Stratford: Leave Stratford Road (A34) at College Road (B4217) which becomes Wake Green Road, Salisbury Road and finally Edgbaston Road. Turn right into Edgbaston’s Main Entrance.
From Worcester/BromsgroveA38: or M5 (leave at Junction 4) through Northfield and Selly Oak, turning right at Priory Road traffic lights onto Edgbaston Road (B4217). Edgbaston is situated on your left after crossing the next set of traffic lights.
MATCH DAY ENTERTAINMENT
Ahead of play, there is free children’s coaching and the Club’s new bowlathon challenge located on the old player nets area by the main Edgbaston Road entrance to the stadium.
During the interval spectators can try their luck in the Selco High Catch on the outfield.
A smiling band of volunteers will be on hand throughout the evening to assist, direct and generally ensure you have a great time at Edgbaston.
Should you require any assistance during your day at Edgbaston, please ask one of the Bears Volunteers.
FOOD and DRINK
On Friday you can expect to see many food outlets, including a Hog Roast, BBQ, Traditional Fish & Chips and our Noodle Bar all supplied in partnership with Fordhall Farm. We are also launching the Edgbaston Market and Edgbaston Garden. Click here for further information.
All draught beer that is purchased from the public bars and kiosks will be served in a reusable e cup that will replace the disposable cups. Each e cup is subject to an initial £1 deposit, which is refunded at the end of the day when returned to the designated Return Points. Click here for further info.
Birmingham Bears replica shirts from MKK, New Era caps and an exciting new range of clothing and merchandise is available to buy from the Shop & Ticket Office.
SCORECARDS & PROGRAMMES
Match day scorecard are available for FREE for Members and 50p for non-members from the Edgbaston Shop & Ticket Office. Scorecards will also be available in Members’ and Hospitality areas as per usual.
If you require any medical attention please alert the nearest steward who can then summon help. The First Aid point on the ground located between the West Stand and Drayton Manor Family Stand.
PROSPECTS OF PLAY
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