ICC Champions Trophy Reflections and Clean-up
20 Jun 2017
3 minute read
We’ve seen so much fantastic cricket over the past few weeks that it was fitting that the final was settled by some truly fantastic performances from some very special players.
"I'm proud of England for hosting such a brilliant tournament"
The tournament has brought people flooding into Birmingham with Edgbaston's four group games and semi-final attended by a total of 109,910 spectators, as well as thousands that attended fan parks in the city centre during the opening weekend of the tournament.
Prior to the ICC Champions Trophy and anticipating large crowds, Edgbaston actively aimed to recruit local talent for causal work at one of the world's largest sporting events, offering work opportunities in; retail, hospitality and catering.
Food and Drink Headline Stats
- 19,500 hours of work for casual staff, all supplied from the local area.
- 8,500 homemade desserts created using local produce.
- 122,000 pints poured over 5 games.
- 4,500 freshly baked homemade scones.
Speaking to ICC media Ian Bell said:"I'm proud of England for hosting such a brilliant tournament and I'm equally proud of the fans from who made it a competition to remember."
He added:"Lastly, congratulations to all the players. Whether it was your tournament or not in terms of success, well done on entertaining so many people, not least me."
Now the Champions Trophy is over staff at Edgbaston have been cleaning up the surrounding area ahead of the next round of Day/Night county games at Edgbaston, before the UK's first ever Day/Night Test match vs West Indies starting on August 17.
Secure Your Tickets
England take on West Indies in the UK’s first ever day/night Test Match from Thursday 17th August and will be looking to add another victory to their already impressive record in Birmingham. Tickets are sold-out in the Eric Hollies Stand for both day 2 (Friday 18 August) and day 3 (Saturday 19 August). However, you can still experience the famous atmosphere as tickets are available in the Eric Hollies for the very first day of the UK's first ever day/night Investec Test.
Additional tickets will be sold on a first come first served basis. You can secure your seat for this match from just £26 for adults and £6 for juniors (U16s) but please hurry as there is limited availability in most areas of the ground.
Alternatively you can call our ticket hotline on 0844 847 1902