Birmingham Phoenix enjoy sell out return to Edgbaston in The Hundred

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It was a sell out for Birmingham Phoenix at Edgbaston yesterday as the women’s and men’s team returned to play their second home games in The Hundred against Midlands rivals, Trent Rockets.

Having welcomed more than 12,000 spectators for the first back-to-back games at Edgbaston one week ago, ticket sales soared with Sunday sold out and limited space available for the subsequent home games against Oval Invincibles (on Wednesday 4 August) and Welsh Fire (on Monday 9 August).

Birmingham Phoenix women’s team captain Amy Jones said: “The support that we received at Edgbaston versus London Spirit was fantastic and it was great that we were able to set a record for our opening game.

“The Hundred has created so much excitement in the game and having Sunday sold out is a great boost for the whole team. We hope that the supporters can get in early and get right behind us as we look to take a step closer to the knockout stages of the tournament.”

Birmingham Phoenix women get underway against Trent Rockets on Sunday at 11am with the men starting their game at 2.30pm. Both games will be broadcast live on BBC and Sky Sports, with live music from Birmingham’s own Lady Leshurr.

The opening home games at Edgbaston against London Spirit last Friday saw also saw record sales for a domestic game at Store 94, the club shop at Edgbaston, with figures resembling an international match.

Birmingham Phoenix men’s captain Moeen Ali said: “It might have been our first game, but we got incredible support from fans of all ages.

“There was a lot of orange in the crowd on Friday night with our local supporters showing their colours. We can’t wait to get back to Edgbaston and play back in front of our home support again on Sunday.”

At the opening game at Edgbaston, the Birmingham venue launched its new Hundred Club hospitality package designed for the whole family, which includes interactive games, food and drink and some of the best seats in the house.

The package has been extended for the matches with Oval Invincibles, with prices starting at £55 for adults and £15 for under 16s.

Tickets for the two remaining match days at Edgbaston start from £15 for adults and all tickets are £5 for under 16s. Tickets can be booked now at thehundred.com/tickets.

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