First Floodlit Game Celebrates New Pavilion
The club is excited to confirm the opening of the new Pavilion stand for the Friends Life t20 fixture against the Leicestershire Foxes on Friday 15th July. As a result, a large crowd is expected for the fixture which will be the first game played under the newly installed permanent floodlights.
As with any move, there are likely to be some initial operational issues to resolve and we will be using the domestic fixtures ahead of the test match to ensure we are fully up to speed by the time of the England v India fixture. Your co-operation and understanding during this transition will be very much appreciated.
Please note, to ensure we adhere to our safety obligations, we have been advised that for this game, we should limit access to the stand to Pavilion Members only. To enable us to manage the expected crowds effectively please remember the fixture starts at 7.10pm with gates open from 5.10pm. Again to assist in crowd management for this fixture no access to the Pavilion can be provided for Members’ guest tickets. City Members will continue to use the Wyatt Stand.
There will be limited on site car parking for this Friday’s game so space will based on first come first served. Offsite car parking will be available at the Nature Centre from 5pm.
This weekend, the club office staff will be moving into the new stand, however tickets for all fixtures can still be purchased via www.edgbaston.com. Please note the ticket office will remain in the Portakabin for Monday’s game.
The players will also be moving into their new dressing room facilities over the weekend ahead of Monday night’s clash vs Durham (Start 5.30pm).
Director of cricket Ashley Giles and the team have had a good look around the new build and are looking forward to the move. Commenting on the redevelopments Ashley said: “Without doubt, the new players dressing rooms and ancillary facilities are up there with the best in world cricket. I know Jim and the boys are looking forward to making the move and getting settled in as quickly as possible, hopefully with a couple of wins under our belts.”
Included below is a video from Cricketworld.com’s recent visit to Edgbaston when they spent the day at the ground finding out more about the new development. Watch on to find out more!