Edgbaston welcomes the ICC Champions Trophy to Birmingham
Ahead of tickets going on sale in just 10 days, Edgbaston Stadium today welcomed The International Cricket Council (ICC) for the regional launch of the Champions Trophy tournament, which takes place in June 2013.
The ICC Champions Trophy features the eight best one day international teams in the world (according to the Reliance Mobile ICC ODI Rankings) with Edgbaston scheduled to host five prestigious fixtures, which are expected to help generate £12.6 million to the Birmingham’s local economy.
- England v Australia, June 8
- Pakistan v South Africa, June 10
- Australia v New Zealand, June 12
- India v Pakistan, June 15
- Final: June 23
Colin Povey, Chief Executive of Edgbaston, said: “The 2013 ICC Champions Trophy will be the first time that a Final of a major ICC tournament has been staged outside of London when ECB have won the rights to stage such an event, which is a great honour for Edgbaston and fantastic for the City of Birmingham.
“The £32 million invested in the redevelopment of Edgbaston was intended to ensure that we can stage these marquee international cricket matches. We are delighted that next year’s ICC Champions Trophy gives us a chance to showcase both the City and the stadium.
“Everyone at Edgbaston is very excited about the 2013 summer and we all look forward to welcoming fans from around the world to this great event.”
Fans can register their interest in the tournament now at www.icc-cricket.com (before tickets go on sale), which will speed up the ticket purchasing process, which begins at 10.30am on Monday 5 November.
Adult tickets are priced in three categories – Gold, Silver and Family Stand – and range from £20 (for a group game in the Family Stands) up to £60 (Gold ticket for the Final).
Tickets for under 16s are priced at £5 for the entire tournament (including the Final), but must attend with an adult. A new pricing structure also sees the introduction of tickets for under 21s, priced between £10 - £25.
Steve Elworthy, Tournament Director, said: “We cannot wait for the start of the ICC Champions Trophy in June 2013, and are delighted to announce ticket details for the tournament. In a summer packed full of cricket, we’ve ensured that fans across England and Wales can enjoy world class cricket at exceptional value. A family of four can enjoy a day of fantastic cricket from just £50.”
Tim Manson, Operations & Policy Director, Marketing Birmingham said: “Next year’s ICC Champions Trophy will provide further invaluable international exposure for Birmingham, following a fantastic sporting summer in 2012, and is anticipated to benefit the local economy by over £12 million.
“We look forward to welcoming cricket fans from all over the globe to enjoy not only the excellent facilities at Edgbaston Stadium, but also the world-class heritage, culture and cuisine on offer across our region.”
Fans can register their interest in tickets and the tournament now at www.icc-cricket.com. Tickets go on sale at 10:30 on Monday 5 November at www.icc-cricket.com and via 0844 249 2013.