Spectator Guide – Birmingham Bears vs Yorkshire Vikings
Plan Your Day
This Sunday 8 July, we have our first home Vitality Blast game of the season, Birmingham Bears vs Yorkshire Vikings. Gates open at 12.30pm which the game getting underway at 2.30pm.
With Under 16s going completely free, and a whole host of free activities around the ground, as well as the world famous Red Devils parachuting in, it's set to be a fantastic Sunday here at Edgbaston Stadium. Plus, with our full refund policy in place - there's no need to wait on the weather.
Advanced adults tickets are just £19 (£25 on the day)
For more information on tickets please click below.
GATES OPEN: 12.30pm
KIDS ZONE OPENS: 12.30pm
RED DEVILS JUMP: 2.00pm approx
MATCH STARTS: 2.30pm
KIDS ZONE CLOSES: 2.30pm
Witness a world class parachute team
The Red Devils, The world famous British Army parachute display team will be start our season off from the skies, by delivering our FIRST match ball of the season! Trust us, you DON'T want to miss this! They will be landing approx 2pm so make sure to get here in plenty of time.
All Stars Day
We are celebrating all the fantastic All Stars 2018 participants at the game
– Exclusive match day seating for All Stars Families
– Invited onto the pitch during half time for a lap of honour
– Dedicated meeting point for All Stars Families
– Twinkle and dedicated stadium volunteers
– Discount for All Stars Parents
Simply register using the link below.
Kids Zone - Pre Match Fun
Our Kids Zone is full of inflatable fun, with activities for all ages! Including bouncy castles, surf simulators and a gladiator duel to name a few! This will be open when gates open (2 hours before the start of play) and will close as the game gets underway.
All completely FREE with a match day ticket.
Please note all Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult over 18. Unaccompanied children will not be admitted to the stadium.
Bears Face Painting
Find your way to the our professional face painting team before the start of play! Kids can get their face painted like a Bear by the Impeccable Parties team.
Look out for our volunteers who will be giving out a whole host of freebies including clappits, hairy handbands and first time lanyards to name a few. We advise fans to get there early, we have a limited amount of giveaways and once they're gone - they're gone!
All on- site parking is sold out (included disabled parking) unless you have a car park season ticket or have parking included in your membership. There is still some spaces available to purchase in the Blue car park in Calthorpe Park which is accessed via Pershore Road/Edward Road (B5 7PH). Any remaining spaces for this car park will be available on the day on a first come, first served basis.
Public car parking may also be available on a pay and display basis in Cannon Hill Park and/or the Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Centre, but note that these car parks are not operated by the Club.”
Please use our post code B5 7QU to find us. If you are parking on site, please use the Pershore Road entrance.
For Sunday 8 July there will be no shuttle buses from Birmingham city centre, however there are plenty of public buses to utilize.
From Broad Street and Five-Ways Island
Service 1 stops outside the ground on Edgbaston Road.
From Bullring (Debenhams bus stops) & Moor Street Station)
Services 45 & 47 provide a frequency of up to every 5 minutes stop on Priory Road, Pershore Road which is only a few seconds away from the ground.
From Bullring (Debenhams bus stops)
Services X61, 63 & X64 stop on Priory Road, Bristol Rd which is a couple of minutes walk from the ground.
From Bullring (Selfridges Entrance) & Digbeth Coach Station
Service 35 takes you just a few minutes walk away from the ground on Willow Road, Edgbaston Road
Go direct to Edgbaston on your local bus from Harborne & Hagley Road
9, 22, 23, 24, 29, 120, 126, 128, 129, 140, 141
Change buses at Five Ways Island and jump onto the 1 service to Edgbaston.
Moseley, Acocks Green & Shirley
On the 1
Cotteridge, Stirchley, Kings Norton, Longbridge
On the 45 & 47
Selly Oak, Northfield
Virgin Trains - 10% Off Advanced Fares
As part of the new agreement, Virgin Trains – which operates services to and from Birmingham New Street – will provide discounted fares to Warwickshire Members, international spectators and event delegates who are travelling to the stadium.
Birmingham New Street which is 2 miles away from the Stadium. There are a further 2 main train stations in the City Center, Moore Street (3.1 miles away) and Snowhill (3.4 miles away).
For the first time ever, there is a dedicated food outlet, especially for children. Located in the Exhibition Hall, here you will find kids lunchboxes for sale, as well as a variety of snacks and treats.
Other Kids Options
Around the ground, every food outlet will have a kids option- all £5 with a bottle of water included. Some examples of this are:
Sausage & Chips
Half Cheese Salad Baguette & Salad
Sausage & Mash
Chicken Goujons & Chips/Sausage & Chips
Lemon & Sugar Crepe
We have also placed 5 hydration stations around the ground, so you'll be able to fill up your water bottle all day from where ever you are seated.
Bringing Food & Drink Into The Stadium
Picnics are allowed in the ground, but alcohol, glass bottles are cans are all prohibited and will be taken on arrival. For full terms are conditions please click below.
Full terms and conditions
In terms of GF/Vegetarian(V)/Vegan(VG)/Halal options each trader on the day will have all the product information and will be happy to come up with some options for customers.
Under 16s Information
All Under 16s MUST be accompanied by an adult - otherwise they will not be granted entry. All Under 16s go completely free but they will need a ticket - please collect one of these from a steward or the club shop.
Free Stadium Wi-Fi
Working with the ECB and The Cloud, Edgbaston has installed a state of the art free Wi-Fi available for all spectators in 2018. To connect search for Wi-Fi networks and select "_The Cloud" upon connection login using your existing Cloud account or complete a once only registration form.
Prayer Area and Baby Changing Facility
Edgbaston has a prayer room, which is accessible throughout play, located on the first floor of the West Stand by the entrance to the Visitor & Learning Centre. In the South Stand on the concourse, you will also find a baby changing facility should you require this.
A smiling band of volunteers together with Edgbaston's experienced team will be on hand throughout the day to assist, direct and generally ensure you have a great time at Edgbaston so please don't hesitate to ask them should you need directions or have any other questions.
Please visit the Edgbaston Shop where you will be able to find a range of fantastic merchandise including replica kit, caps, t-shirts and jerseys.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any additional queries for Sunday. Alternatively please call our team on 0121 369 1994 (Option 2) lines are open Monday - Friday 10am - 5pm.
Bears vs Vikings Tickets
Sunday 8 July - Gates open at 12.30pmBuy Now