Worcestershire Rapids win by 5 runs
Plan your evening
GATES OPEN: 5.00pm
KIDS ZONE OPEN: 5.00PM
JUNIOR BEARS COACHING: 5.30PM
COIN TOSS: 6.30pm
MATCH STARTS: 7.00pm
HALFTIME: Mascot Race
MATCH ENDS: 9.45pm
POST MATCH: Band playing in Exhibition Hall
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
You MUST pre book on site parking. This is all SOLD OUT now. If you have a members yearly car parking pass you do not need 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 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.
Shuttle Bus Service
From the City
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.
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. Picnics are allowed in the ground, however alcohol, glass bottles and cans are prohibited.
This year we have introduced kids lunch boxes that are available to purchase on the concourse. There is also kid's alternatives at Edgbaston beach- just look out for the bright yellow signs!
All Completely FREE
Come down to the ground from 5.00 pm to enjoy our brand new Kids' Zone. There will be a variety of fun inflatables for all ages, including spacehopper steeple chase, giant velcro darts and giant garden games, to name a few. All of the activities are completely FREE* of charge with a match day ticket.
*Please not all Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult over 18. Unaccompanied children will not be admitted to the stadium.
Pre Match Tunes
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 tunes to listen to whilst the youngsters are playing in the kids zone!
Junior Bears Club Coaching
Exclusive Training 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 email@example.com to book your place or for any Junior Bears' Club inquiries.
LOCAL MASCOT DERBY
Half time fun
Edgbaston is welcoming back the famous mascot race! Local mascots from all over the region will join Hugh & Carmen on the start line for the Drayton Manor Mascot Derby. The mascots will tackle obstacles on the outfield. Come on Hugh & Carmen!!
The Bear Pit
Test our your skills
Think you can bowl like a Bear? Come and give our Bears’ bowlathon a go. .
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. Make sure you tweet us your finds at @Bearst20 #YouBearss.
Drayton Manor Playzones
Put your skills into action, at our cricket play zones with bats and balls there to use. Here, there will be a coach on hand to give you tips and tricks in this ultimate accuracy challenge!
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. It's completely FREE!
Souvenirs from the day
SOUVENIRS FROM THE DAY
Look out for our volunteers who will be giving out a whole host of freebies including clappits, hairy handbands and autograph bats 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.
Stay after play
Join us in the exhibition hall after the match has finished with our band Under The Covers to start your weekend party properly! Plus, drinks will be discounted!
Catch a Carling
Celebrate our sixes!
For each Friday night T20 match, Molson Coors are supporting every Bears’ wicket and 6 with two free pints of Carling.
HOW TO WIN
If you’re in the Eric Hollies stand look out for volunteers throwing stress balls into the crowd when the over is complete. The two lucky winners (MUST BE over 18) win a pint of Carling each.
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