Edgbaston Test 2021 capacity: Warwickshire Cricket Club has made public the maximum number of allowed spectators for the upcoming Test.
The second Test between England and New Zealand scheduled to commence from June 10 at Edgbaston is all set to allow an enhanced number of spectators.
Slated to welcome 70% spectators on the first three days, the development has come as a massive sense of relief for fans who haven’t watched international cricket at the iconic venue since 2019 Ashes Test.
“Having crowds back into cricket grounds is so important for the game and for our fans too. The last 15 months have shown just how big a role cricket plays in many people’s lives, and we cannot wait to welcome a growing number of fans back to our stadia over the coming months,” England Cricket Board Chief Executive Tom Harrison said in a statement.
Edgbaston Test 2021 capacity
The move will result in allowing access to a tentative of 18,000 spectators to watch the first three days of the second Test live in Birmingham. Fans, who have already booked their tickets, will be contacted once to offer a refund should they wish to not watch the match after the new ruling.
Among the most important COVID-19 protocols for the match, ticket holders will have to ensure a negative COVID-19 result from an NHS Rapid Lateral Flow Test, completed within 24 hours in advance of the day they are supposed to watch the match.
The view from the Tom Dollery Lounge! 😍
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“Whilst public health is the priority, the first stage pilots have shown how people can safely start to enjoy the things they love; live sport and music. It will be great to welcome cricket fans to Edgbaston and give the England team a huge boost as nothing beats the atmosphere that crowds create here,” Edgbaston Chief Executive Stuart Cain said in a statement.
The historic Lord’s, which will host the first Test of the summer against New Zealand from June 2, will only have a 25% capacity which mounts to around 7,000 people per day.