Road closures for Ashes 2023 at Edgbaston Stadium & how long cricket match is on for
The England vs Australia Test cricket series - known as the Ashes - is at Birmingham’s Edgbaston Stadium for five days & road closures are in place
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England is hosting The Ashes this year and it’s going to be a blast for cricket lovers. If you don’t know much about the game, this Test series between England and Australia might be the time to discover what all the fuss is about.
Also with thousands of cricket fans coming to town there will be a number of road closures in place around Edgbaston Stadium. Full detais of those are below as both mens and womens cricket teams prepare to compete at the world famous venue on the Pershore Road.
England captain Ben Stokes is hopeful about his strategy for this series. He told BBC: “Before a series, I always go back to a little list and bottom of the list is results. If we stick to everything and do everything that is on the list above that, the result will take care of itself.”
In Birmingham, the England vs Australia series starts on Friday (June 16) and will go on till Tuesday (June 20). It will be the First Test of the 2023 LV= Insurance Men’s Ashes Series. The Women’s Ashes IT20 will take place on July 1, 2023.
Tickets for the first four days of the Men’s Ashes Test have sold out, with only seats on the Seat Unique Terrace and Hospitality still available. Here is everything you need to know about the matches and road closures.
When will gates open at Edgbaston Stadium for the Ashes 2023?
The Ashes series takes place every two years. It is a five-match test cricket series played between Australia and England. This first Ashes was held in 1882. The last one in 2021 was won by Australia.
Edgbaston Stadium gates will open at 9am and play will start at 11am but if you want to catch the action is full - it is advised to arrive early since there will be road closures in place. The match will last about 7.5 hours with 40 minutes for lunch and 20 minutes for tea in the middle - on all five days unless the series ends early if one team gets the lead.
The England Men’s team has some great players including captain Ben Stokes - whose leadership has been inspirational, former Test captain Joe Root, and Moeen Ali - who was part of the IPL T20 2023 winning team Chennai Super Kings.
The England Women’s Test cricket squad for The Ashes has been announced too with Western Storm and duo Lauren Filer and Danielle Gibson included in the 15-strong group.
Which roads are closed?
Edgbaston Road, from A441 junction to Cannon Hill Road, will be closed from 9am to 11am each day - from Friday (June 16) to Tuesday (June 20). Traffic around Edgbaston on match days is extremely busy so give plenty of time to arrive and plan for extra time if you are travelling near the stadium during match days.
Where to park?
Warwicksire CCC said on its website: “We encourage spectators, who are able to, to leave their car at home and use public transport wherever possible.”
If you plan to travel by car, it is advised that you pre-book your car parking. Off-site parking is available and can be purchased in advance online here. Accessible parking for Blue Bade holders for this match is sold out.
Building work as part of Phase 2 of the Edgbaston Stadium Masterplan is on-going adjacent to the stadium so spectators need to take care when arriving and leaving.
Food and Drink
You can buy food and drink at various locations around the stadium offering a wide range of options including Halal (H), Vegetarian (V), Vegan (VE), Gluten Free (GF) and more.
Where to buy tickets?
General admission tickets for the first four days are sold out and only limited Day Five tickets are available to buy online at tickets.edgbaston.com.