Edgbaston stand to be renamed in fan's honour
Spectators are being given the opportunity to have a stand at Edgbaston renamed in their honour on day three of the third Investec Test between England and West Indies.
The newly-built West Stand will be named after a customer who has bought a ticket to sit there on Saturday 9 June. That person will be drawn at random on June 1.
The winner will then see the West Stand rebranded in their honour for the course of play on ‘People’s Saturday’.
Colin Povey, chief executive of Edgbaston Stadium, said: “The West Stand was only completed last year as part of Edgbaston’s £32million redevelopment so, with no commercial partner yet in place, we thought this would be the perfect opportunity to give one of our Test match visitors an opportunity that they will never forget.
“The world-famous atmosphere that the fans create during the Edgbaston Test match make it one of the marquee days in the British sporting calendar and I’m sure England are looking forward to returning here; they’ve lost just one Test match here in the last 10 years. We’re all very excited about having more great days of international cricket ahead and meeting the winner before play.”
As well as having the West Stand renamed after them for the day, the customer that is drawn out will also get the chance to come on to the hallowed turf at Edgbaston before play to have their picture taken in front of the renamed stand.
To have this chance, and if you do not already have a ticket for the West Stand on June 9, log on to www.edgbaston/tickets and select tickets for day three of the Investec Test in the upper or lower tier of the West Stand.