ICC Champions Trophy 2017 Venues
This year ICC Champions Trophy will be played in England. Most of the people say this is the place where Game of Cricket was born.
This year ICC Champions Trophy matches will be played across 3 great cricket stadiums across English. Let us understand and get to know a little more about these grounds.
The Oval, London
The Oval is one of the main venues this year. ICC Champions Trophy will start from Oval and final game will be played here as well.
This ground has an overall capacity of 24,500 fans and is in service since 1845.
Surrey County Cricket Club (The Oval) is home to many of the greatest Cricketing legend including Sir Jack Hobbs, Jim Laker, Peter May, Sir Alec Bedser, Alec Stewart, Graham Thorpe and Mark Butcher since it opened it’s door.
There are multiple ways to reach to Oval, which is in South West London.
Starting with a pleasant walk to coach for a group of people. You can also hop on Bus, Tube & Trains as well.
For more information about The Oval you may call 0844-375-1845
The Calthorpe Estate, who had developed the manor of Edgbaston into an exclusive Birmingham suburb over the course of the 19th century, originally owned the land that now makes up Edgbaston Stadium and a cricket ground would be a great asset to add to the area.
Club secretary, William Ansell believed that Birmingham’s large population and comprehensive railway connections would make Warwickshire a first-class county headquarters as well as give the ground test status.
Record attendance at a County Championship match at Edgbaston is 28,000 against Lancashire in the championship-winning season of 1951, and the record for a single day of a Test Match is 32,000 against the West Indies in 1957.
Of all England’s Test Grounds Edgbaston is the least disrupted by rain – losing an average of fewer than 90 minutes of play per match between 1979 and 1988, compared to over 8 hours per match on other grounds. You can reach Edgbaston cricket stadium via train, shuttle bus, regular bus & Coach. You can also take taxi from New Street Station.
We suggest not going by your own car since there is no parking space available during match days. The nearest parking space is half a mile away.
You can contact Edgbaston stadium on 0844 635 1902
Cardiff Wales Stadium
The Cardiff Wales Stadium is the home of Glamorgan Cricket and an established venue for international cricket. Following an extensive redevelopment, the stadium successfully staged sold-out Ashes Test matches in 2009 and 2015, and in 2009, it became the 100th cricket ground to stage Test cricket
During the 2007 season, the old ground was redeveloped into a magnificent new stadium, with state-of-the-art player facilities, a modern pavilion and a Media Centre, and a capacity of approximately 16,000.
In recent years, the Cardiff ground has also hosted regular international cricket, including the Ashes Test Matches in 2009 and 2015, as well as the ICC Champions Trophy in 2013.
You can reach the stadium via your own car with a parking fee of £10 per car. Other public options are train, bus, coach, taxi. Like The Oval, you can reach on foot as well from the train station. The walk might take 15 or minute.
For any information you can reach Cardiff Wales Stadium on 02920 409 380
Note: Contact numbers shared may change. We suggest visiting the stadium official websites for latest information.
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