Birmingham Bears win by 6 wickets
Plan your day
GATES OPEN: 5.00pm
COIN TOSS: 6.30pm
MATCH STARTS: 7.00pm
MATCH ENDS: 9.45pm
POST MATCH: Band playing in Exhibition
ON SITE PARKING: Must be pre booked - Can only enter via Pershore Road (Edgbaston road will be closed)
KIDS ZONE: 5.00pm until start of play - All free of charge with a match ticket
BAND: 6.00pm & Post match - in the Exhibition hall
FOOD & DRINK: Picnics are allowed. Alcohol, 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
All completely FREE
Come down to the ground from 5.00pm to enjoy our brand new Kids' Zone that is opening for the first time. There will be a variety of fun inflatables for all ages, including a surf simulator, gladiator duel and giant garden games, to name a few. All of the activities are completely FREE* of charge with a match day ticket.
*Please note all Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult over 18. Unaccompanied children will not be admitted to the stadium.
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 or chocolate and quavers.
Before AND after play
Under The Covers will be playing live in the Exhibition hall before the start of play. Grab a beer and come and enjoy fun, • highly experienced musicians including ex Stereophonics drummer Sam Yapp. They will also be on after the cricket finishes so the party will carry on in the Exhibition Hall.
The Big Sleuth
Our Bear Will Be Revealed
Come down to Edgbaston on July 8th, to see one of the first Bears on the Big Sleuth Trail on display! Our Bear is very special as it's been designed by one of our coaches and is inspired by one of our players.
Follow the map
Grab yourself a map from the Kids Zone 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.
Drayton Manor Playzones
Put your skills into action, at our cricket play zones! Here, there will be a coach on hand to give you tips and tricks in this ultimate accuracy challenge.
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 no alcohol, glass bottles or cans are permitted.
The Bear Pit
Test out your skills
Think you can bowl like a Bear? Come and give our Bears’ bowlathon a go. This is right by the Drayton Manor Playzones.
In the Exhibition Hall
Find your way to the our professional facepainting team before the start of play! Kids can get their face painted like a Bear by the Impeccable Parties team.
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 lanywards to name a few. We advise fans to get there early, we have a limited amount of giveaways and once theiy're gone - they're gone!
Where to sit
Find the perfect view
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.
All stadium parking must be pre-booked, unless you have a 2017 car parking pass. 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.
Edgbaston Shuttle Bus
T20 Saturday 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.