Hosts of the T20 Vitality Blast Finals
The Calthorpe Estate originally owned the land that is now Edgbaston Cricket Ground. They believed a cricket ground would be an asset to the Birmingham area and a preferable site for the county headquarters. Rugby and Leamington Spa were considered, but with Edgbaston’s grounds being a 20-minute walk away from New Street Station, Warwickshire agreed to lease the land for £5 per acre over a 21-year period starting in 1885.
Less than two decades later, Edgbaston hosted its first test match, which was the very first in the Ashes series in 1902. To accommodate the spectators, the club erected a permanent stand, two temporary stands and facilities for 90 members of the press. Edgbaston was also the first to host a competitive floodlit day-night cricket match in Britain.
Edgbaston is now renowned for being one of the world’s most famous cricket grounds, hosting several international Test Matches. With fantastic facilities and an incredible atmosphere, guests are guaranteed to be impressed by the panoramic views of the ground and the delicious food and drinks service.
Edgbaston Cricket Ground Hospitality:
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Experience unparalleled cricket hospitality at Edgbaston Cricket Ground, where you can savour gourmet delights, premium seating, and impeccable service while soaking in the electric atmosphere of the game. Get ready for an unforgettable 2024 cricket season filled with thrilling fixtures, where you can create lasting memories with friends, family, or colleagues in the heart of Birmingham’s iconic cricket venue.
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Discover More About Edgbaston Cricket Ground:
Established in the 19th century, Edgbaston Cricket Ground is a leading sporting venue in the UK. It has hosted a number of major international matches as well as the T20 Blast Finals Day, and more recently was also chosen to host the Cricket World Cup 2019, which saw England beat long-term rivals Australia in the semi-finals.
In 1886, Edgbaston hosted its first match against the MCC (Marylebone Cricket Club), attracting 3000 spectators over a period of two days. Two months later, more than 6,000 spectators attended to watch the match against Australia. The stadium can now hold a capacity of 25,000 and every seat tends to be filled during a match.
The grounds at Edgbaston are often favourites for swing bowlers due to the grass and moisture in the air, which can be problematic for other international teams but provides great thrills and excitement for all spectating. The atmosphere at Edgbaston is known to be the most hostile in England for any visiting team – which is great for lifting the spirits of England’s players and seems to be a firm favourite for our 2019 World Cup stars. The ground is home to Warwickshire County Cricket Club and is also a prime venue for Test Matches and One Day Internationals.
Visiting cricket fans may also enjoy the indoor cricket centre, onsite museum which displays the club’s collection of memorabilia, and visitor centre. The visitor centre opened in 2011 and charts the history of Warwickshire Country Cricket Club and all the test matches played at Edgbaston. They also have an official charity – The Edgbaston Foundation which aims to use cricket as a unifier and ensure everyone feels they belong to a diverse community.
Now, we look forward to yearly cricket fixtures that are both exciting and exhilarating as we see teams from all over the world compete against each other for coveted titles. In 2019, Edgbaston hosted the Cricket World Cup, including the Semi-Final match and the first Ashes test.
Edgbaston Cricket Ground Redevelopments:
Edgbaston’s primary aim is to become – or at least be a worthy contender in being – one of the best Cricket businesses in the world. The record-breaking Ashes Test match in 2015, which saw England win by 8 wickets significantly helped Edgbaston achiever higher status by putting them on the map for cricket and strengthening links between themselves and visiting teams. They have focused their efforts on five core objectives: Cricket, Community, Customers & Supporters, Venues and People – and hope to produce results that will create innovative change and deliver sustained excellence.
Travelling to Edgbaston Cricket Grounds:
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How do I get to Edgbaston Cricket Ground by Train?
If you are travelling to Edgbaston by train, Birmingham New Street is the main station with connections across the country, and there are regular services to/from Manchester and London. Once at New Street, a shuttle bus service (National Express) can take you to the ground. Edgbaston is 2 miles away from Birmingham New Street, approximately a 40-minute walk away.
How do I get to Edgbaston Cricket Ground by Bus?
There are regular bus services from the City Centre and South-West Birmingham. The 45 and 47 (National Express) buses are available between the City Centre and Pershore Road. Pershore Road is a two-minute walk away from Edgbaston Cricket Ground.
How do I get to Edgbaston Cricket Ground by Car?
Once you get onto the A38, you will need to take the A38 slip road to M6 (S)/M42/Birmingham/Coventry/A446. Once at the Swinfen Interchange, take the 1st exit onto London Road/A38. Then, after approximately 5.4 miles, take the 3rd exit from the roundabout onto the A38.
Stay on the A38 until you reach Minworth Island, where you will need to take the third exit onto Kingsbury Road/A38. After that, at Tyburn House Island, take the 2nd exit to stay on Kingsbury Road. Then, take the A38(M) slip road on the right to B’ham (City) before continuing on the A38 (M), followed by the Aston Expressway.
Keep right to stay on Aston Expressway before keeping right again to continue on Queensway/A38. You will then need to stay right to continue on Great Charles Street before keeping right once more to continue on Suffolk Street Queensway/A38. Then, keep left to continue on Bristol Street/A38.
You will need to turn left onto Priory Road/B4217 before turning left again after 0.2 miles, and the Edgbaston Cricket Ground should be on your right.
Once you have merged onto the M40, you will need to eventually merge onto the M42. Once on the M42, you are to take the A435 exit to Birmingham (S)/Redditch/Evesham at junction three before using the right lane to keep right at the fork, and you will then follow signs for the A435.
At Portway Island, take the third exit onto Alcester Road before keeping right to stay on Alcester Road/A435. After approximately a mile, you will need to take the 2nd exit at the roundabout onto the Hollywood Bypass/A435. Then, after travelling for around two and a half miles, you need to take the 2nd exit back onto Alcester Road S/A435.
After a couple of miles, turn left onto Vicarage Road/B4122 before turning right onto Avenue Road before continuing onto Dad’s Lane. You will then go onto Shutlock Lane. Then, continue onto Moor Green Lane and, after around half a mile, take the first exit from the roundabout onto Russell Road.
After 0.7 miles, take the 1st exit onto Edgbaston Road/B4217 before turning right after 0.3 miles, where the Edgbaston Cricket Ground should be on your right.
Parking is available at the venue, but this must be pre-booked.
Upon driving into Birmingham, please note there is a Clean Air Zone in the City Centre.
Edgbaston Cricket Grounds FAQs:
Is he Edgbaston Cricket Ground cashless?
Yes, the Edgbaston Cricket Ground is a cashless stadium.
What accessibility options are available at Edgbaston?
There are wheelchair accessible seating in the West Upper, South Lower, the Eric Hollies Stands. Wheelchair-accessible seats can also be found in the Skyline, the Tom Dollery Lounge and the David Heath Suite. For disabled parking, you must purchase it as early as possible, and the parking is available on-site at Edgbaston Stadium. The ground is also home to a multifaith room and sensory rooms as well.
Assistance Dogs are allowed.
Are assistance dogs allowed into the Edgbaston Cricket Ground?
Yes, guide dogs are allowed into the ground.
What is the nearest car park to the Edgbaston Cricket Ground?
Parking is available on-site, but make sure that you pre-book.
When will my match tickets arrive?
For any tickets that you purchase with Eventmasters, you should expect them to arrive two weeks ahead of the fixture that you are going to attend.
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