Bears vs Rapids – Spectator Guide

Plan Your Evening – Friday 17 August

It’s our FINAL group game of the season, and what better way to end the season than under your the lights at Edgbaston Stadium against our local rivals – the Worcestershire Rapids.

Advanced adults tickets are just £19 (£25 on the day) and Under 16 tickets are FREE.

Please note – this match starts at 6.30pm (half an hour earlier than our usual evening games)

If you are collecting general admission tickets, the ticket collection booth is outside the club shop on Edgbaston Road.

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Key Timings

GATES OPEN: 4.30pm

KIDS ZONE OPEN: 4.30pm

WIN A FREE PINT: 4.30pm

SHUTTLE BUSES START FROM NEW STREET: 4.30pm

COIN TOSS: 6.00pm

MATCH STARTS: 6.30pm

KIDS ZONE CLOSES: 6.30pm

LOCAL MASCOT RACE: Interval

MATCH ENDS: 9.15pm approx

SHUTTLE BUSES BACK TO NEW STREET: Straight after play

LIVE MUSIC IN EXHIBITION: Straight after play

Activation Map

Kids Zone – Pre Match Fun

Our Kids Zone is full of inflatable fun, with activities for all ages! This will be open  at 4.30pm and will close at 6.30pm as the Bears game gets underway. The Kids Zone is located in the main car park- opposite the big blue box (main reception).

All completely FREE 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.

Giveaways

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!

 

Parking

All on- site parking is sold out (included disabled parking) unless you have a car park season ticket or have parking included in your membership. There is still some spaces available to purchase in the Blue car park in Calthorpe Park which is accessed via Pershore Road/Edward Road (B5 7PH).  Any remaining spaces for this car park will be available on the day on a first come, first served basis.

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

Buy Parking

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 3.30pm.

 

Shuttle Buses From the City

National Express will have regular buses running from the city centre (Bullring- Smallbrook Queensway) convenient to both New Street & Moor Street station. First journey departing at 4.30pm. Buses will run at frequent intervals for 2 hours before & for 1 hour after. Return fare just £5.00 for adults and £3.50 for u16s.

You can pre purchase your bus tickets using the link below, or you can purchase on the day.

August 17

 

Public Buses

From Broad Street and Five-Ways Island
Service 1 stops outside the ground on Edgbaston Road.
From Bullring (Debenhams bus stops) & Moor Street Station)

Services 45 & 47 provide a frequency of up to every 5 minutes stop on Priory Road, Pershore Road which is only a few seconds away from the ground.
From Bullring (Debenhams bus stops)

Services X61, 63 & X64 stop on Priory Road, Bristol Rd which is a couple of minutes walk from the ground.
From Bullring (Selfridges Entrance) & Digbeth Coach Station

Service 35 takes you just a few minutes walk away from the ground on Willow Road, Edgbaston Road

Go direct to Edgbaston on your local bus from Harborne & Hagley Road

9, 22, 23, 24, 29, 120, 126, 128, 129, 140, 141
Change buses at Five Ways Island and jump onto the 1 service to Edgbaston.

Moseley, Acocks Green & Shirley

On the 1
Cotteridge, Stirchley, Kings Norton, Longbridge

On the 45 & 47
Selly Oak, Northfield

Virgin Trains – 10% Off Advanced Fares

As part of the new agreement, Virgin Trains – which operates services to and from Birmingham New Street – will provide discounted fares to Warwickshire Members, international spectators and event delegates who are travelling to the stadium.

Birmingham New Street which is 2 miles away from the Stadium. There are a further 2 main train stations in the City Center, Moore Street (3.1 miles away) and Snowhill (3.4 miles away).

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Food & Drink

When you get peckish, head to the Beach Area for all things food! From Caribbean to fish and chips there’s a big variety of delicious options, all provided from Fordhall Farm.

 

Cubs Corner

For the first time ever, there is a 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.

Other Kids Options

Around the ground, every food outlet will have a kids option- all £5 with a bottle of water included. Some examples of this are:

Sausage & Chips

Half Cheese Salad Baguette & Salad

Sausage & Mash

Chicken Goujons & Chips/Sausage & Chips

Lemon & Sugar Crepe

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. For full terms are conditions please click below.
Full terms and conditions

 

Dietary Information

In terms of GF/Vegetarian(V)/Vegan(VG)/Halal options each trader on the day will have all the product information and will be happy to come up with some options for customers.

Hydration Station

We have also placed 5 hydration stations around the ground, so you’ll be able to fill up your water bottle all day from where ever you are seated.

 

Under 16s Information

All Under 16s MUST be accompanied by an adult – otherwise they will not be granted entry. All Under 16s go completely free but they will need a ticket – please collect one of these from a steward or the club shop.

Best Seats in the House

Our partners, Unibet are providing this ULTIMATE money can’t buy experience. Want to win dugout seats, pitch side, with a cooler full of beer and a pizza delivered to your seat at half time? Not to mention your own Bears shirt, a tour of the home changing rooms and meeting Grant Elliott straight after play? Then keep an eye out on our social media channels because there are three lucky winners for each match – it could be YOU!

Free 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 2018. 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.

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. In the South Stand on the concourse, you will also find a baby changing facility should you require this.

A smiling band of volunteers together with Edgbaston’s experienced team 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.

Merchandise

Please visit the Edgbaston Shop where you will be able to find a range of fantastic merchandise including replica kit, caps, t-shirts and jerseys.

Cash Points

There are 8 cash machines located around the ground. 3 in the Exhibition Hall, 4 around the ground at the back of the RES Wyatt stand.

Queries

Please email t20@edgbaston.com with any additional queries. Alternatively please call our team on  0121 369 1994 (Option 2) lines are open Monday –  Friday 10am – 5pm.

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