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Edgbaston sells out three days of Ashes

Edgbaston Stadium in Birmingham has revealed sellouts for the first three days of the 2019 opening Test cricket match of the Ashes series between England and Australia.

The 25,000-capacity venue released tickets on general sale 10 days ago following a public ballot and priority booking window for Warwickshire County Cricket Club Members and previous Test match purchasers.

Edgbaston is due to host an Ashes Test for the 15th time, kicking off on August 1.

Neil Snowball, chief executive of Edgbaston Stadium, said: “We changed our ticketing model for this 1st Specsavers Ashes Test match by operating a ballot process for the first time. This ensured that we could be as fair as possible in allocating tickets, whilst also providing a priority window to our most loyal supporters and keeping a smaller general sale allocation for new supporters.

“However, the results of the ballot exceeded everyone’s expectations, with applications for almost 65,000 tickets across the first four days, which demonstrates how highly the Ashes is valued as a major global sporting contest.”

Tickets now only remain for the game on August 4, with an announcement for August 5 tickets to be made in the new year.

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