Edgbaston capacity to be increased for England’s inaugural day/night test match

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Reacting to high demand for England’s first Day/Night Investec Test match, due to be held in August, Warwickshire County Cricket Club has secured use of a temporary stand to increase the stadium capacity.

As part of a commercial partnership with Arena Seating, Edgbaston’s capacity will be bolstered by 850 seats for each day of the Investec Test match, which takes place from 17-21 August. The stand will remain in place for NatWest T20 Blast Finals Day on 2 September.

Gareth Roberts, commercial director at Warwickshire CCC, said, “The reaction to hosting England’s first ever day/night Investec Test match has been fantastic, with 55,000 tickets already sold and the allocation for day two tickets having sold out prior to today’s temporary stand announcement. Additionally, 45% of all ticket buyers are new to Edgbaston, which suggests that the game is helping attract a new audience.

“Having brought in the temporary stand for the recent ICC Champions Trophy, we were keen to maximize this opportunity for this first Day/Night Investec Test match and give even more supporters a chance to witness history.

“England will return to Birmingham on the back of six consecutive victories here, across all three formats of the game, and we hope that they can continue their great run at Fortress Edgbaston in August.”

June 28, 2017

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