Opposition: Northamptonshire Steelbacks  Venue: Edgbaston, Birmingham
Birmingham Bears
vs
Northamptonshire Steelbacks
156 - 4
l
160 - 5
l

Northamptonshire Steelbacks win by 5 wickets

Plan your evening

Key Timings

GATES OPEN: 5.00pm
COIN TOSS: 6.30pm
MATCH STARTS: 7.00pm
MATCH ENDS: 9.45pm
POST MATCH: Band playing in Exhibition Hall

ON SITE PARKING: Must be pre booked - Can only enter via Pershore Road (Edgbaston road will be closed) This is all SOLD OUT.
Nature Centre parking will available on the day
FOOD & DRINK: Picnics are allowed. Alcohol, glass bottles and cans are prohibited.
EDGBASTON BEACH: Open from 5.00pm. - with everything from Halal to gluten free
SHUTTLE BUSES: Start from 5.00pm at the Bullring- and for 1 hour after. £5.00 return

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Under 16s

Important Information

All under 16s go completely FREE to all our T20 home group games but must be accompanied by an adult. They will need a ticket to enter the ground - these can be obtained at the stadium pre match. 16 year olds and above are allowed in unaccompanied but they have to buy a match day ticket. This year, we have introduced kids lunch boxes available to purchase. These include a sandwich, fruitshoot, fruit, cereal bar and quavers.

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Parking

Pre Book

You MUST pre book on site parking.
Please note: If you have a 2017 car park pass you do not have to pre-book.
There will be no entry to the car park through Edgbaston road, you must enter via Pershore Road.
Post match, all cars in the car park will be held 15-20 minutes to allow pedestrian traffic to leave the ground.
On the day parking will be available at the Nature Centre - postcode B29 7HQ and Queens Ride - postcode B57RL. However these will be first come, first served! Alternatively from 5.00pm there will be shuttle buses running pre and post match from the Bullring.

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Pre Match Entertainment

Authentic Steel Drum Band

Come down to Edgbaston for when the gates open at 5.00pm to be welcomed into Edgbaston by our Steel Drum Band. With a range of styles from traditional island songs, to recent chart songs and a touch of reggae it's the perfect start to the weekend.

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Seating

Where to sit

If you're after the best atmosphere in cricket, the Eric Hollies (Block 21-30) is our party stand and perfect for fancy dress groups.

The Drayton Manor Family Stand (Blocks 1-3) is home to our responsible drinking zone. Parents can relax and have a drink in a family friendly environment.

Remember all seating is unreserved, we encourage our fans to explore the different stands at Edgbaston and find their own favourite view.

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Food & Drink

Where to eat at Edgbaston

Head straight to Edgbaston Beach, where we offer everything from Halal to Gluten-Free to traditional fish and chips! Some other popular food offerings are our hog roasts, supplied by our Organic Concession Partner Fordhall Farm, a traditional BBQ, and an authentic Noodle Bar. We have also introduced kid’s lunch-boxes with nutritious and healthy snacks for the Little Bears you bring with you. Picnics are allowed but glass bottles, cans and alcohol are not permitted.

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Party After Play

Join Us

After the cricket finishes, head straight to the exhibition hall where our band, Under The Covers will be performing for an hour after close of play. Skip the crowds, grab a beer and join us.

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Edgbaston Shuttle Bus

T20 Friday Night Service

Regular buses will be running from the city centre (Bullring- Smallbrook Queensway) convenient to both New Street & Moor Street station. First journey departing at 5.00pm. Buses will run at frequent intervals for 2 hours before & for 1 hour after. Return fare just £5.00.

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Junior Bears Club

Exclusive Coaching Session

If you are in the Junior Bears Club you are invited to a free coaching session from 5.30-6.30pm at the stadium before the game. You MUST pre book- please email emmawindsor@edgbaston.com to book your place or for any Junior Bears' Club inquiries.
Junior Bears Club members also have reserved seating in the south lower- block 34!

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Giveaways

Souvenirs from the day

Look out for our volunteers who will be giving out a whole host of freebies including clappits, hairy handbands and first time lanyards to name a few. We advise fans to get there early, we have a limited amount of giveaways and once they're gone - they're gone!

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The Bear Pit

In the Exhibition Hall

Think you can bowl like a Bear? Come and give our Bears’ bowlathon a go in this ultimate accuracy challenge!

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Get Involved

Drayton Manor Playzones

Put your skills into action, at our cricket play zones! Find these stumps on the wall behind the back of the RES Wyatt- the perfect place for a bit of impromptu cricket!

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Pepsi Max Bucking Bronco

In the exhibition hall

Give our brand new addition to the exhibition hall a try! It's not as easy as it looks.

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Motorpoint Bear Hunt

Follow the map

Starting in the Exhibition Hall - Grab yourself a map and find the hidden Bear pop up’s all around the stadium. There are 5 to find and make sure you tweet us your Bear pics at #YouBears.

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