Spectator Guide: ICC Champions Trophy Warm Up Games
25 May 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 customer is 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.
Warm Up Fixtures and Start Times
- Bangladesh v Pakistan – Saturday 27 May (10.30am)
- Australia v Pakistan – Monday 29 May (10.30am)
- New Zealand v Sri Lanka – Tuesday 30 May (10.30am)
Arriving at Edgbaston
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 any queues and get through any additional security measures in place following the recent security 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 2 hours before start of play. Entry to Edgbaston will be via the E6 gate to the left of Main Reception.
Travel and Car Parking
We're just outside Birmingham city centre which has comprehensive motorway links and excellent public transport links which will take you right to our doorstep. The 45 and 47 bus will take you straight from Carrs Lane in Birmingham City Centre and drop you off on Pershore Road, which is a 2 minute walk from the Stadium.
If you are coming by car, Edgbaston’s on-site Car Park will be available for all three ICC Champions Trophy warm-up games on a first come first served basis. Please note that that car parking is priced at our usual match day rate of £5 for 2017 Warwickshire CCC Members and £7.50 for non-members. Committee and Executive Members will be able to park on-site without charge on production of a 2017 Car Park sticker.
"Edgbaston’s on-site Car Park will be available for all three ICC Champions Trophy warm-up games on a first come first served basis."
Please note Edgbaston Road will be closed from the Pershore Road junction to the Russell Road roundabout, between 9am and 11am on the morning of Saturday 27 June (Bangladesh v Pakistan). Access to the on-site car park at Edgbaston will be via the Pershore Road Entrance during the time of the Edgbaston Road closure.
Edgbaston Road will be open on Monday 29 (Australia v Pakistan) and Tuesday 30 May (New Zealand v Sri Lanka), with entrance to the on-site car park via the Main Entrance on Edgbaston Road. Pershore Road Entrance will be closed on the days of the second and third warm-up games.
ICC Champions Trophy Tickets
Warwickshire CCC has secured 2017 Members FREE entry to all ICC Champions Trophy warm-up games, with both Tom Dollery Members’ Lounge and David Heath Suite open for use.
Simply show a valid 2017 Membership to the stewards on the gate to enter the stadium for the warm-up games.
Chairman’s 1882, Platinum, 1 year Executive and Committee Members will receive complimentary access to The Chairman’s Lounge, which will be serving teas and coffees. Additional food and drink can be purchased next door in the Tom Dollery Lounge. Non-members can purchase tickets in advance from the ICC Ticket Online Ticket Office here:
Tickets will be on-sale on the day of each match from the Ticket Booths, located near to the Main Entrance, priced at £10 and £15 for adults and just £1 for Under 16s. Please be advised that there may be queues to purchase match tickets on the day. The lower tier of all stands at Edgbaston will be open for all three ICC Champions Trophy warm-up games.
Food and Drink
There is plenty of public catering around the ground 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.
"There are lots of catering options to choose from, all at a reasonable price including Halal, vegetarian, healthy options and family friendly menus."
Around the ground, you will find West Midlands street food at its finest and will include pizza, curry, noodles, fish and chips, kebabs, coffee and crepes, doughnuts etc as we want to ensure all fans have a range of options available. 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, big screen and a range of catering options for you to enjoy.
Special food offers are available
A new meal deal is available around the ground at all kiosks and will include any hot food item and a bottle of soft drink, water or any draught pint. We also have a new Kids Meal Box which is available in our Fine Leg Bar and Third Man Bar in the concourse of the South Stand. 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.
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 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.
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.
Edgbaston Stadium understands how important sustainability is and works hard to make sure the products we use are responsibly sourced whilst reducing our carbon footprint. In 2016 we decided to take the next step by introducing the e-cup. This reusable plastic cup has replaced all disposable cups at the Stadium and will prevent thousands of plastic disposable cups going into landfills.
With the help of our fans, we will be able to reduce the volume of waste at the Stadium and lower our carbon footprint, with an aim to reduce landfill waste by 10 tonnes.