Edgbaston will play host to an exciting year of cricket and events in 2020, with a packed summer of international and domestic action to look forward to.
There is now less than 100 days until cricket returns to Edgbaston. We’ve put together a list of 10 reasons to be excited ahead of a summer of cricket in Birmingham.
Blast is back
With The Hundred, the ECB’s new 100-ball competition, taking place in July and August, we don’t have to wait as long for the fun of the Vitality Blast to return. The new home campaign begins on Sunday 31 May against Durham.
Join friends and family to experience the thrill of T20 cricket at Edgbaston and its world-famous atmosphere. One of the best day or night’s out in Birmingham this summer.
Tickets will go on general sale in March.
More weekend cricket
The return of county cricket sees an increase in the number of fixtures played over weekends, with 12 days confirmed across all three formats in 2020, including 10 in the County Championship and two Sundays in the Vitality Blast.
Three days of Championship cricket will also be played across Bank Holidays.
Local rivalry resumes
Bears vs Pears. The big local derby against Worcestershire Rapids is back on Friday 10 July at Edgbaston. Demand is expected to be higher than ever for the domestic event of the summer.
It’s the biggest game. The best atmosphere. You don’t want to miss it!
New cup venues
The Royal London Cup will see Warwickshire compete against some new faces in the domestic 50-over competition this year.
It will see away trips to the Kia Oval against Surrey and Sophia Gardens versus Glamorgan – plus a trip to Scarborough to face Yorkshire. Somerset will be new visitors to Edgbaston in white-ball cricket this summer.
Meanwhile, Warwickshire will host two home games at the Edgbaston Community Sports Ground in July.
In 2019, we set ourselves the goal of becoming the most sustainable cricket venue in the UK and launched our Edgbaston Pledge.
The pledge set out our commitment for a sustainable future which includes eliminating single-use plastics, electricity sourced from renewable sources and reducing our carbon footprint.
Learn more about the Edgbaston’s sustainability pledge here.
The ECB’s new 100-ball competition, The Hundred, launches in 2020 and Edgbaston will host four men’s games and one women’s game for the Birmingham-based team, Birmingham Phoenix.
It will feature world-class players and massive names from around the world. Eight brand new city-based women’s and men’s teams will compete over five weeks every summer.
Sign up for the latest updates and ticket information about The Hundred here.
West Indies return
The West Indies return to Edgbaston this summer for the first time since the famous Day/Night Test match in 2017, for the second Test of the summer from Friday 12 to Tuesday 16 June.
But if you want to join us, you will have to be quick as demand for tickets has been high. Day 2 is already sold out with Day 1 expected to sell out within days.
Tickets can be purchased online here.
England v Ireland
Ireland will compete in an ODI at Edgbaston for the first time in 2020 as they take on world champions England on Saturday 12 September.
The day/night ODI, which starts at 12.30pm, will have a carnival atmosphere as the touring Irish side look to cause another upset on the big stage.
Tickets can be purchased online here.
Kids go FREE
Your T20 matchday ticket includes so much more than just the cricket.
Our popular Kids Zone will be back before all home T20 games in 202 and will once again include a host of fun activities and inflatables – all for FREE.
And don’t forget under-16s go FREE to all Bears T20 games this summer.
We’ve received record demand for Vitality Blast Finals Day – the biggest day in domestic cricket – which has seen the day sell out earlier than ever before.
The showpiece event sold out in under two weeks and before tickets went on general sale, showing the ever growing popularity of major events at Edgbaston.