Edgbaston sold out for Birmingham Phoenix home finale
Edgbaston has secured another sell out in its final Birmingham Phoenix home match day in The Hundred today with games versus Welsh Fire.
Having already attracted 44,269 spectators across its three home match days to date, including a sell out versus Trent Rockets, it’ll be a full house at Edgbaston cheering on Birmingham Phoenix, with the women’s game starting at 3pm and the men at 6.30pm.
Birmingham Phoenix men have won all three home games at Edgbaston and a fourth victory today would be a significant step forward to the knockout stages, with only two further group games to come; matches away to Trent Rockets and Northern Superchargers.
“The supporters in Birmingham have really got behind us in The Hundred,” said Birmingham Phoenix men’s captain Moeen Ali. “We’ve had fans of all ages in the ground and they’ve made so much noise in our games, which makes it more difficult for the opposition.
“We all want to play in-front of big crowds and we’re grateful that our supporters are turning up again in such big numbers at Edgbaston. We hope that we can put in another big performance for them and come out with maximum points from our home games.”
Birmingham Phoenix women have seen records broken for women’s domestic matches, played outside of London, in The Hundred including 9,633 for the game versus Trent Rockets. The team need a victory over Welsh Fire to keep qualification hopes alive.
“The support has been fantastic from Birmingham Phoenix fans at our three games to date and we can’t wait to play for another big crowd again today,” said Birmingham Phoenix women’s captain Amy Jones.
“They’ve broken records by turning up in such big numbers and there’s been a lot of orange on show around the ground.
“We all love playing at Edgbaston, so want to go out with a big win and say thanks for the great backing that we’ve received.”
Birmingham Phoenix move on from Edgbaston to take on Trent Rockets at Trent Bridge on Friday 13 August and Northern Superchargers at Headingley on Tuesday 17 August.