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Edgbaston Stadium Seating Plan and Capacity, Photos, Boundary length, History, Size and Pitch Details

Edgbaston Cricket Ground, also known as the County Ground or Edgbaston Stadium, is a cricket ground in the Edgbaston area of Birmingham, England. It is home to Warwickshire County Cricket Club and its T20 team Birmingham Bears. Edgbaston has also been the venue for Test matches, One-Day Internationals and Twenty20 Internationals. The first international match hosted by the venue was long back in 1902. Lets check out Edgbaston Stadium Seating Plan and Capacity etc in detail.

Edgbaston Stadium Seating Plan and Capacity

With permanent seating for approximately 25,000 spectators, Edgbaston is the fourth-largest cricketing venue in the United Kingdom.

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Edgbaston Stadium Boundary length

The ground is known for its unusual boundary lengths. Overall it’s a small ground when compared to other grounds in England. The western side’s boundary length is just 59 metres. So it doesn’t meet the ICC’s minimum length requirement (59.43 metres) to constitute an official match. Rest on other fronts the boundary length is according to the international standards.

Stadium History

Calthorpe Estates, the owner of the land that presently makes up the stadium believed that a cricket ground would be an asset to Birmingham. Warwickshire County Cricket Club agreed in 1885 to lease the land for £5 per acre for 21 years. The ground was later renovated and the first match which took place was in June 1886 against the MCC. The first Test at Edgbaston was the first match of The Ashes series in 1902. The first ODI was played on August 28, 1972. In which the hosts England, beat their arch-rivals Australia with 2 wickets in hand.

In July 1997, Edgbaston was the scene of the first competitive floodlit day-night cricket match in Britain. Edgbaston was also the first English grounds outside Lord’s to host a major international one-day tournament final when it hosted the ICC Champions Trophy final in 2013. In addition to this, it also hosted the first day/night Test match in England in August 2017 when England played the West Indies.

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Edgbaston Stadium Pitch Details

Edgbaston Stadium Seating Plan and Capacity with pitch report.

The track at the Edgbaston Stadium in Birmingham is one of the batting-friendly tracks in England, but it has a fair bit of help for the bowlers as well. This is not a greenish track like Lord’s nor is it batting heaven like the Trent Bridge in Nottingham. The brownish track at the Edgbaston will encourage the batters to play their shots. With the true bounce of the track assisting them. Having said that, the pace and bounce on the pitch will help the cause of the pacers as well in the match. The Duke’s ball stays hard for a longer duration, and the pacers will enjoy that. Batting fourth on this track is not at all favourable and both captains would look to bat first after winning the toss at this ground.

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