ICC Champions Trophy Semi Final – Here is our Spectator Guide!
12 Jun 2017
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We're delighted to be hosting the ICC Champions Trophy and we very much look forward to welcoming you throughout the tournament. Our spectators and guests are at the heart of all our operations and we have invested and made significant improvements to our facilities to make sure we deliver a truly unforgettable match day experience.
Edgbaston hosts four fantastic group games and a Semi-Final and over 1,000 security, catering, customer service and cleaning staff will be on-site to ensure a fantastic service for all of our supporters.
Semi-Final A2 V B1 - Thursday 15 June (10.30am)
Following the recent events in Manchester, your safety and security is our priority. You will see additional bag searches and individual ‘pat downs’ which will no doubt add a little more time to your entry in to the stadium. With that in mind, we would recommend that fans head to the stadium in plenty of time to avoid the expected match-day queues and get through any additional security measures in place following the recent incidents in the UK.
Prior to the match day please make sure that you have checked the full list of what you can and can’t take into the venue, click here for the full ticket terms and conditions. Please note gates open at 8.30am (2 hours before start of play).
Travel and Car Parking
Why not travel to Edgbaston with Virgin Trains? With up to three trains an hour and just 1 hour and 24 minutes from London to Birmingham New Street, the stadium’s just a short lob away. Leaving the car at home means the whole squad can travel together from start to stumps. Click here for more information on trains to Birmingham.
"If you're coming by car, please note that the streets around the stadium are all residential and as such they are subject to stringent parking restrictions during the ICC Champions Trophy."
Once you arrive at New Street Train Station, National Express West Midlands our official shuttle bus provider to Warwickshire County Cricket Club is running regular buses to Edgbaston. Shuttle buses will depart from Smallbrook Queensway (opposite TK Maxx and close to the Bullring) and is convenient for users of both New Street and Moor Street Train Stations. A return journey on our shuttle bus service is available for just £5 for adults and £3 for children.
Edgbaston is also only a 40 minute walk from Birmingham New Street train station if you fancy a stroll and increasing your step count. Volunteers will be on hand at New Street station to point you in the right direction.
If you're coming by car, please note that the streets around the stadium are all residential and as such they are subject to stringent parking restrictions during the ICC Champions Trophy. Car parking can be purchased in advance by simply clicking here to buy online. Please note that car parking on-site is unavailable for all matches.
Edgbaston Road Closure
Edgbaston, Birmingham: Please note that a full closure of Edgbaston Road, from the Pershore Road to Willows Road, will take place at peak times on five days in June to support Birmingham’s hosting of the ICC Champions Trophy at Edgbaston.
Tournament matches take place at Edgbaston on 2, 4, 7, 10 and 15 June and, following recent consultations with West Midlands Police and Birmingham City Council, a full road closure will be delivered.
National Clean Air Day - Thursday 15 June
Air pollution is real and harms the health of millions. Unlike other risks to our health, lots of people don’t know what causes air pollution, what effects it has on our bodies or how to reduce our exposure to it. But there are lots of simple things we can do to improve air quality and look after our own and other people’s health.
That’s what National Clean Air Day is all about. It’s a chance to find out more about air pollution, share information with your friends and colleagues, and take action to make the air cleaner and healthier for everyone. Will you help us and be part of the UK’s first ever National Clean Air Day? There are lots of ways to get involved. Click here to find out more.
Food, Drink & Entertainment
There is plenty of public catering around the stadium for you and your guests to enjoy. Our Executive Head Chef, Dave Hill and this team have worked hard to make sure our public catering is full of flavour and there are lots of catering options to choose from, all at a reasonable price including Halal, vegetarian, healthy options and family friendly menus.
Edgbaston will have 29 food outlets and 30 bars open throughout the ICC Champions Trophy with a range of catering options being available for spectators. Around the stadium you will find West Midlands street food at its finest including pizza, curry, noodles, fish and chips, kebabs, coffee, crepes and doughnuts to ensure all fans have a range of options available.
"Edgbaston will have 29 food outlets and 30 bars open throughout the ICC Champions Trophy with a range of catering options being available for spectators."
Why not head to our new and improved Beach Area which is located behind the RES Wyatt Stand? Here you will see a number of improvements which includes new deck chairs, sand pit, a big TV screen and a range of catering options for you to enjoy. We also have live music with a band also playing in the Exhibition Hall before start of play. Again, gates open 2 hours before the match and we would encourage all spectators to arrive early to the stadium to avoid any potential queues.
We have also made improvements on the Skyline Terraces and our extensive offering now includes wines, spirits and wider food variety. This area has also been refurbished and we now have a new look and feel which we believe our spectators will benefit from.
Special food offers are available
A new meal deal is available within the South Stand Kiosks, which include any hot food item, with a bottle of soft drink, water or any draught pint. We also have a new Kids Meal Box which is available in within the South Stand Kiosks, which includes a Ham or Cheese(v) Roll, Crisp, Cereal Bar, Fruit and Juice. We also recommend you try Edgbaston's homemade sausage rolls in partnership with Fordhall Farms.
ICC Drinks sponsors; the main drinks on sale during the tournament will be provided by the ICC’s commercial partners, so you will be seeing different products across all the bars and hospitality areas in the stadium. Look out for Kingfisher (lager), Amber Ale (Ale) and Guinness (Stout) as well as Wolf Blass wines & Veuve Cliquot champagne.
New 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 2017. 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 and we've also added an extra prayer area behind the number one nets for the ICC Champions Trophy.
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 caps, t-shirts and jerseys.
Edgbaston Stadium understands how important sustainability is and works hard to make sure the products we use are responsibly sourced whist reducing our carbon footprint - reusable e-cups have therefore been in place at Edgbaston since 2016. Reusable plastic cups have replaced all disposable cups at the stadium and prevent thousands of plastic disposable cups going into landfill each year.
With the help of our fans, we are going to be able to reduce the volume of waste at the Stadium and lower our carbon footprint and our aim to reduce landfill waste by 10 tonnes.
Any remaining tickets for Edgbaston's fixtures can be purchased by visiting the official ICC Champions Trophy ticketing site. Spectators who have not received their tickets can collect at our ticket collection point which is located next to the number one nets (next to the main entrance on Edgbaston Road).