Edgbaston

Edgbaston Stadium

Edgbaston Road, Birmingham, West Midlands

About Edgbaston Stadium

Women’s cricket T20 will make its Commonwealth Games debut at one of the world’s leading cricket venues.

Edgbaston Stadium, the home of Warwickshire County Cricket Club, regularly hosts Test, One-day International and T20 International matches.

The stadium is recognised globally as having one of the best atmospheres in cricket, an atmosphere which has helped England’s men’s side make Edgbaston a fortress. Their record there is better than at any other home ground.

The stadium's history is littered with great feats. Brian Lara scored his world record 501 not out there for Warwickshire against Durham in 1994. In 1973, the ground staged the inaugural Women’s World Cup final, in which England beat Australia.

In 2011, Edgbaston’s capacity increased to nearly 25,000 following a £32 million redevelopment. Further improvements ahead of the Commonwealth Games include the new Edgbaston Plaza at the entrance to the ground.

Arrive Early: Edgbaston Stadium opens 1.5 hours before the session start time.

Accessibility: The ground is outdoor with some cover, with accessible routes around the ground. There will be a range of existing and temporary accessible facilities at this venue such as a changing places toilet.

 

 

What to expect

Birmingham will make history by hosting the first ever women's cricket tournament at the Commonwealth Games, with eight teams due to compete in a cricket T20 event.

Cricket was part of the Kuala Lumpur Games in 1998, where South Africa won the only gold medal to date in a men’s competition.

In T20 International cricket, teams only have one innings and a maximum of 20 overs (120 balls) to score as many runs as possible.

T20 is the shortest format of international cricket and so it is action packed.

In addition to the sporting action, there will be plenty to see and do at the Edgbaston. Look out for our ‘have a go’ activities and you might even meet an athlete or even Perry the Bull, Birmingham 2022’s official mascot.

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28 July - 8 August 2022

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