On Friday 30 August, we have our final home Vitality Blast fixture of the summer, Birmingham Bears vs Yorkshire Vikings.

Gates open at 4.30pm, match starts at 6.30pm.

With under 16s going FREE and a whole host of free activities around the ground, plus Live Music pre-match and after play, it's set to be a fantastic Friday night here at Edgbaston. Plus, with our full refund policy in place, there's no need to wait on the weather.

Advanced adults tickets are just £19 (£25 on the day).




Top Tips

  • All seating is unreserved. You can pick the stand and where you like to sit on the day
  • Arrive early and enjoy our pre-match entertainment, including Kids Zone and Live Music
  • Remember to bring your card or e-wallet, Edgbaston is now a cashless stadium 
  • Shuttle Bus service will be available from Birmingham city centre to Edgbaston
  • Parking will be available to buy on the day at Calthorpe Park (postcode B5 7PH)
  • If you need any help on the day, speak to one of our friendly stewards


Key Timings

  • Gates Open: 4.30pm
  • Kids Zone: 4.30pm to 6.30pm
  • Live Music - Esther Turner: 5pm to 6pm (Exhibition Hall)
  • Match Starts: 6.30pm
  • Interval: 7.45pm
  • Close of Play: 9.15pm approx.
  • Live Music - Under the Covers: After play (Exhibition Hall)
  • Post Match Signing Session: 9.20pm


You can save £6 by purchasing your tickets in advance of the day of the fixture, with adult advance tickets only £19 (£25 on the day). And with our full refund policy in place, there’s no need to wait on the weather.

Tickets will be available to buy on the day via the ticket booth located by the no.1 nets, near the main entrance off Edgbaston Road.

Under 16s go FREE to all Birmingham Bears games this summer.



Ticket Collection

If you need to collect pre-purchased matchday tickets from Edgbaston Stadium, our ticket collection booth will be open from 4.30pm. This will be located in the main car park, opposite the main reception.

Tickets on mobile devices will not be accepted. If you need a physical ticket printing on the day, please visit Store ’94, our Club Shop, on arrival.


Plan Your Night

There’s lots of things to do pre-match and around the ground on a Birmingham Bears matchday. Start planning for your night out with us.


Key Timings

Gates Open: 4.30pm
Kids Zone: 4.30pm to 6.30pm
Live Music – Esther Turner: 5pm to 6pm (Exhibition Hall)
Match Starts: 6.30pm
Interval: 7.45pm
Close of Play: 9.15pm approx.
Live Music – Under the Covers: After play (Exhibition Hall)
Post Match Signing Session: 9.20pm


Kids Zone – FREE pre-match fun

Our Kids Zone is full of inflatable fun, with activities for all ages! This will be open two hours before the start of play and close just before play begins. It’s the perfect way to start your day with us.

The Kids Zone, located in the outdoor nets opposite the main entrance, is completely FREE with your matchday ticket and will include a host of fun activities including inflatables and interactive games.


Activation Map

Plan your night with us. Familiarise yourself with the ground and the locations of the day’s activities. Kids Zone is open from when the gates open at 4.30pm.

Click HERE to view map.


How To Find Us

Edgbaston Stadium is located in Edgbaston, two miles from Birmingham city centre. Our postcode is B5 7QU.

There are plenty of public transport links to the stadium, with Birmingham New Street station located two miles away, with regular bus and taxi services available from the station to the stadium.

A safe walking route is also available from the city centre, which will take approximately 25 minutes.




We recommend that you consider public transport so that you can make the most of your day with us.

Birmingham New Street Station is the main rail hub for the city with connections from all over the country. There are regular trains to Manchester and London, with a journey time under 90 minutes. We recommend that you book your tickets in advance.

For more information about train times and how to book, please visit westmidlandsrailway.co.uk.


Shuttle Buses – The 501

The 501 pick-up is available from 4.30pm from right outside New Street Station on Smallbrook Queensway (opposite TK Maxx and close to the Bullring). The service is convenient for users of both New Street and Moor Street Train Stations.

Buses will be running back from the stadium to the city centre after the close of play.

A return journey on the shuttle bus service is available for just £5 for adults and £3.50 for children. You can pre-book your ticket online at edgbaston.com or you can purchase on the day.



Many regular attendees at Edgbaston enjoy the walk to the stadium from the city centre. The walking route between Birmingham New Street Station and the venue is straightforward, following public footpaths. The walk will take approximately 45 minutes from the city centre.


By Bike

Edgbaston Stadium is easy to get to by bike with both the Rea Valley Route and the brand new A38 (Bristol Road) cycle route from Selly Oak close by – find a map of this route here.

Facilities to lock your bike securely are available at the stadium.


Local Bus Routes

There are regular local buses to the ground from south-west Birmingham and the city centre. National Express buses 45 and 47 have services between the city centre and Pershore Road which is a 2-minute walk to the ground.

More information on local buses can be found online at nxbus.co.uk.


Coach Travel

Coach services run from across the country to the Birmingham Coachway in Digbeth. To find out how to travel by coach, please visit nationalexpress.com.


By Car

A word of caution if you are planning to drive. The streets around the stadium are all residential and are subject to stringent parking restrictions on major match days. If you park on one of these streets you will almost certainly be ticketed or, at the worst, your vehicle will have been removed when you return to it.

It would also be better for you to avoid driving too close to the stadium on matchdays.

Latest travel updates can be found online at visitbirmingham.com.

Please note; drivers choosing to park illegally, including on double yellow lines, blocking cycle routes, driveways or pavements will be ticketed as well as getting points on their licence.



All advance on-site parking is SOLD OUT for this fixture.

Only visitors with a car park ticket or pass will be allowed entry to the on-site car park. If you are parking on site, please use post code B5 7QU to find us. However, please use the Pershore Road entrance as the main entrance off Edgbaston road will be closed from 4pm.


On the day Car Parking

Car Parking will be available to buy on the day at Calthorpe Park, priced at £10 per car. Calthorpe Park (postcode B5 7PH) is a 5 minute walk away (0.5 miles) from the stadium.

All parking is subject to availability. While we will always try to accommodate all vehicles, admittance will be on a first come, first served basis. We ask that all visitors try and schedule their arrival at the ground, allowing plenty of time.


Public Car Parking

Public car parking may also be available on a pay and display basis in Cannon Hill Park and the Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Centre, but note that these car parks are not operated by Edgbaston.


All seating at our Birmingham Bears games is unreserved, you can sit where you like on the day.

We ask that you bring with you only essential items, leaving bags at home if at all possible. This will help speed up your entry into the ground. Please listen to our stewards at the gate. They will be able to direct you to the shortest queue and help with any questions you have.

As you would expect, we will have a safety and security operation in place when you arrive. There are some items you can’t bring into the ground;

  • No alcohol
  • No cans
  • No glass bottles
  • Spectators can bring in their own food and drink subject to the above restrictions
  • No fireworks
  • No whistles or horns
  • No instruments

If you plan to bring a pushchair into the ground, this can be left during the match at our pushchair drop-off point located behind the main reception.

Please check the full list before you travel. For full T&Cs and list of prohibited items, please click HERE.

Food & Drink

Plan Your Visit

We’re proud to offer a wide variety of food and drink options on matchdays. What ever your taste, there will be something for you.

  • Pavilion Stand
    • Exhibition Hall
      • Bears Bear Festival – try a wide variety of beers, ales & ciders with 46 options to choose from
      • Cub’s Corner – serving food and drink especially for children, including lunchboxes, treats and snacks
      • Exhibition Hall Kiosk – full bar facility
      • Coffee Pod – serving Barista Coffee, tea, sweets, crisps and chocolate
    • Concourse
      • Fine Leg Bar – full bar facility
      • Mac n Cheese – serving Mac n Cheese, offering three topping options, and soft drinks
      • Third Man Bar – full bar facility
  • RES Wyatt & Aylesford Stand
    • Edgbaston Beach
      • Draught bar facility, serving sweets, crisps and snacks
      • Gin Cocktail Bar
    • Wyatt Bar – full bar facility
    • Moseley Ale Bar – full bar facility
    • Market Bar – full bar facility
  • Eric Hollies Stand
    • Hollies Bar – full bar facility
  • Concessions
    • Ice Cream
    • Pie Tanic
    • Chicken Wraps
    • Hog Roast
    • Horse Box Coffee
    • Fish & Chips
    • Woodfired Pizza
    • Chicken & Fries
    • Market BBQ


Early Bird Discount

Arrive early to beat the queues and take advantage of our Early Bird prices on all beer and bundle products from our Edgbaston kiosks.

Fans can save £1 on the advertised beer and bundle products, from 5pm to 6pm. Please remember to bring your card or e-wallet.


Cashless – Bring Your Card or E-Wallet

To help improve the service we can offer, Edgbaston has gone cashless. Only card payments will be accepted at bars and catering units around the ground.

Please remember to bring your card or e-wallet.


Cub’s Corner

Cub’s Corner is our dedicated food outlet, especially for children. Located in the Exhibition Hall, here you will find kids lunchboxes for sale, as well as a variety of snacks and treats.

There will be a wide selection of kids options available at units around the stadium.



Edgbaston 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.  With the help of our spectators, we are going to be able to reduce the volume of waste and lower our carbon footprint.

Spectators will pay a £1 deposit for their e-cup with their first drink. Every subsequent drink will be poured into a clean e-cup and when the spectator has finished drinking, they can either keep the e-cup as a souvenir or return it to an e-cup refund point in exchange for their deposit.

The e-cups can be reused many times over and then at the end of their life they are recycled into other useful objects.


Hydration Station

We have five hydration stations located around the ground, so you’ll be able to fill up your water bottle all day from where ever you are seated.

We encourage spectators to bring their own sports water bottle and use our stations to stay hydration during your day with us.


Bringing Food & Drink Into The Stadium

Picnics are allowed in the ground, but alcohol, glass bottles and cans are all prohibited and will be taken on arrival.

Please check the full list before you travel. For full T&Cs and list of prohibited items, please click HERE.


Fordhall Farm

Fordhall Farm, a community-owned organic farm, are our exclusive matchday food catering partner. They supply all units that are open around the stadium at Edgbaston and you will find a wide variety of catering options available including vegetarian, vegan, halal and gluten free.

Ground Map