Ashes Test Stadiums 2019

Ashes Test Stadiums

The 2019 Ashes taking place in England and Australia is known for struggling in England as they have not won in England since 2001. The cricket grounds where the tests are being played are some of the very best in the entire world as England and Australia battle to win the Ashes.


Edgbaston in Birmingham is home to the Warwickshire County Cricket Club and is one of the most established cricket grounds in the United Kingdom. It is the fourth largest cricket stadium in the United Kingdom with a seating capacity of 25,000. The first cricket match took place on 7 June 1886 against the MCC (Marylebone Cricket Club). Edgbaston had the honor of holding the 1,000th test match of all time for England in 2018 where England defeated India by 32 runs.

The first test is largely expected to sell out every single day of the first test. Edgbaston is one of the most difficult places to play in England as the fans are very passionate and there is always a good crowd at the stadium.


Lord’s is the premier cricket grounds and is owned by Marylebone Cricket Club. Lord’s is widely referred to as the home of cricket and is home to the world’s oldest sporting museum. The earliest known match was MCC v Hertfordshire on 22 June 1814. The grounds held their 200 year anniversary in 2014 where an MCC XI side played a Rest of the World XI side to celebrate the incredible accomplishment. The stadium can hold up to 28,000 fans and it is expected that the 2019 Ashes will sell out at the historic location.


Headingley Cricket Ground is arguably the weakest stadium of the 2019 Ashes. It is the smallest stadium of the five where tests are being played and the grounds have hosted test cricket since 1899. Headingley stadium should sell out for the 2019 Ashes as the popularity of cricket locally is strong enough to attract enough patrons.

Old Trafford

Old Trafford Cricket Ground shares a name with the Old Trafford Football Stadium where Manchester United play their home games. The stadiums are located about a half a mile away from each other. Old Trafford is England’s second oldest test stadium, first hosting a test match back in 1884. Over 50,000 fans attended a test back in 1899 which is a staggering amount of people for the time. The stadium has a current capacity of 26,000 but 50,000 for music concerts where the biggest acts on the planet come and play.

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The Oval

The Oval is the largest cricket ground in London and it hosted the first ever test match in England in 1880. The Oval also hosted English Football’s first ever international match against Scotland in 1870 and the first FA Cup in 1872. The earliest recorded first-class match was the London v Dartford match on 18 June 1724 but there were still public executions being held there at the time. The tests at the Oval always sell out and for the 2019 Ashes, it will certainly not be any different.

How to Buy Tickets for the 2019 Ashes

Ashes Tickets

The 2019 Ashes are going to be an incredible sporting event with plenty of competition between Australia and England. The 2019 Ashes is going to be the first series played in the new ICC tournament where nine countries are playing six series over two years with the final occurring in June 2021. English and Australian fans alike are going to be fighting over these tickets to get to see a chance at both teams battle it out.

Fans were able to get tickets by entering a public ballot that closed on October 12th of 2018. The ballot is a fair way that fans can get tickets at a fair price. Fans will be notified if they won the public ballot in early 2019.

ECB Chief Executive Officer Tom Harrison had this to say, “There is nothing more important to England cricket fans than an Ashes series. With the added element of being England’s first Test series in the new World Test Championship, it’s a hugely exciting prospect and we anticipate unprecedented demand for tickets. We would love to see fans from all over the world getting to experience the unique atmosphere of an Ashes Test Match after the ICC Cricket World Cup.”

If you were unable to obtain tickets in the public ballot then you can always go on a third party reseller market to find tickets. There is one other way that you can get tickets but it is extremely expensive and it is only available to Australian fans.

First Test Package: A$2,998

6-night accommodation in Birmingham at AC Hotel by Marriott in a Guest Room:
Check-in: Wednesday 31 July 2019
Check-out: Tuesday 6 August 2019

Buffet breakfast daily

Official Ashes Tickets to the First Test, Reserved Seating for four days, General Admission for the fifth day:
Thursday 1 August to Monday 5 August

Second Test Package: A$6,898

Return economy flights* from Australia to London via Singapore
Return transfers from the Airport to your London Hotel
6-night accommodation in London at the DoubleTree by Hilton Westminster or Mandeville Hotel:
Check-in: Tuesday 13 August 2019
Check-out: Monday 19 August 2019
Buffet breakfast daily
Official Ashes Tickets to the Second Test, Reserved Seating for four days, General Admission for the fifth day:
Wednesday 14 August to Sunday 18 August
Cricket Australia Travel Office Pre Match Function in the evening including special guest appearances, three-course dinner, and beverages, 13 August at the Park Plaza Westminster Hotel
Return transfers to the Pre Match Function, 13 August
Ticket to the London Cricket Society Ashes Film Night with buffet dinner and drinks, 15 August
Ticket to the Events Travel Second Test Function, all-inclusive dinner, 16 August (venue TBC)
London Oyster Card for public transport with £20 pre-loaded
London sightseeing experience (choose one of 11 options, see below)

Third Test Package: A$2,698

6-night accommodation in Leeds at The Queens Hotel in a Standard Room:
Check-in: Wednesday 21 August 2019
Check-out: Tuesday 27 August 2019

Buffet breakfast daily

Official Ashes Tickets to the Third Test, Reserved Seating for four days, General Admission for the fifth day:
Thursday 22 August to Monday 26 August

Cricket Australia Travel Office Pre Match Function in the late afternoon/early evening including special guest appearances, finger food, and beverages, 21 August (venue TBC)

Return transfers to the Pre Match Function, 21 August (only if required)

Fourth Test Package: A$2,998

6-night accommodation in Manchester at DoubleTree by Hilton Manchester Piccadilly in a Standard Room:
Check-in: Tuesday 3 September 2019
Check-out: Monday 9 September 2019

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Buffet breakfast daily

Official Ashes Tickets to the Fourth Test, Reserved Seating for four days, General Admission for the fifth day:
Wednesday 4 September to Sunday 8 September

Australia to Play Australia A in 2019 Ashes Warm Up

Ashes Warm Up Australia to Play Australia A

The 2019 Ashes is scheduled to start on August 1st at Edgbaston in Birmingham. England and Australia are battling to take home the 2019 Ashes trophy. Australia defending their title but they have not won an Ashes on England soil since 2001. Fans and experts all over the world are excited for the 2019 Ashes and expect England to bring the Ashes trophy back to England.

Australian are taking the unusual step of scheduling a warm-up match for the 2019 Ashes at the Rose Bowl in Hampshire on July 23rd. Fans and experts are unsure what to make of the match as the World Cup final is just nine days earlier on July 14th. The match will be Australia versus Australia A where the top 22 Australian players will battle it out to prepare for the Ashes. Many experts are wondering if the match is being used to see which players are going to be at their peak in the Ashes so that Australia can successfully defend their title against England.

Australian superstars Steve Smith and David Warner are both currently suspended and they will be using the warm-up game to get back in the swing of things. Smith and Warner recently met with their Australian coach Langer as they are both out of the picture until April 2019. The match is not against the top talent in the world but playing against the Australian A side will certainly be competitive and provide a test-like environment to prepare all of the players for the 2019 Ashes.

“There’s going to be a process for the boys to come back and it is really important we start working on that process from now. We can’t get to the point and just say ‘right they’re back’. It’s not fair on them, it’s not fair on the team, it’s not fair on everyone,” Langer told Cricbuzz.

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“I had breakfast with him (Smith) on Monday morning and I caught up with Davey for a couple of hours that afternoon as well. I didn’t deliberately catch up with them separately. I caught up with Davey in Brisbane before we went to the UAE because I wanted to see him face to face. It’s one thing exchanging text messages and emails, you have to talk face to face. We had a great catch-up.” Tour games have recently come under fire by host nations and visiting nations alike for lack of quality in both the venues and teams that are playing in the tests. The International Cricket Council has asked host teams to provide a better quality of both their venues and treatment of visiting teams. Australia had an especially bad team in Sri Lanka in 2016 where the field was a heavy attack on a fast-bowler friendly deck. Sri Lanka most likely was attempting to gain an advantage over Australia so they could compete with the great cricket nation. Worcestershire is hosting Australia in a three day-fixture that starts on August 7th, which is in between the first and second 2019 Ashes tests. It will be interesting to see if the match has any effect on the Australian team during the Ashes.

How to Watch Ashes 2019 online

Ashes live online

The 2019 Ashes takes place throughout the months of August and September as the Australian and English teams battle it out in a new format that is being tested in 2019. The 2019 Ashes is the first series that is going to be played in the new ICC Test Championship for nine different countries. Each nation will play six different series, three home and three away from 2019 to 2021 with a final occurring in June 2021. Australia currently holds the win after claiming the Ashes in the summer 2017-2018 but they have not won an away Ashes since 2001. But how do we watch England and Australia battle it out in the first series? Let’s go through the different ways you can watch the 2019 Ashes online no matter where you are located in the world.

How to Watch in the UK

If you live in the United Kingdom then you only have one choice when it comes to watching the Ashes in 2019. BT Sport used to have the rights to the Ashes but this is the first time that the competition will be airing on Sky Sports. If you do not have a cable subscription then there are two ways you can watch the Ashes; the first is by going through NOW TV. It is a subscription-based service where you can get Sky Sports but it is costly. You will have to pay 34 pounds a month to watch the 2019 Ashes, but you can get a week-long pass for 13 pounds. Since there are several tests during the month of August, it makes more sense to get month-long service.

One of the best ways that you can get Sky Sports cheaply is by signing up for their service called Sky Sports Mobile TV. You can access all of Sky Sports’ broadcasts for a low price of just 11 pounds per month. If you are looking to save a few bucks each month they also offer another package for 6 pounds a month that comes with the following channels: Sky Sports Action, Sky Sports Arena, Sky Sports Premier League, Sky Sports News, Sky News. The only issue with using this service is that you can only watch the games on your mobile device. But, if you have an iPhone or iPad as well as an Apple TV you can cast the game from your mobile device to the TV using AirPlay.

How to Watch in Australia

In Australia, the Ashes is going to be on Channel Nine and Fox Sports. The best part about Channel Nine is that it is completely free, it is similar to ABC, NBC, FOX, and CBS in the United States. You can go right on Channel Nine’s website online to watch all of the 2019 Ashes. Channel Nine also has a great app called 9Now that will be broadcasting the 2019 Ashes live. The app is free to download and you will be able to watch all five tests. You can also use a VPN to access the site for free if you live outside of Australia.

How to Watch in the United States

Cricket is not a very popular sport in the US but thankfully there is a service dedicated to cricket. Willow TV is a dedicated cricket online service and you can get it for a relatively cheap monthly price. For just $10 a month you can get access to cricket matches all over the world including the 2019 Ashes. This is an incredible deal if you live in the United States.

How to Watch in India

Sony has recently taken over the cricket scene in India and they have acquired the rights to the Ashes through 2023. Sony LIV is the service that is completely free in India if you are just looking to watch the 2019 Ashes. You can either download the app or stream the broadcast live right on their website.

How to Watch in South Africa

If you live in South Africa then you can watch the 2019 Ashes live on SuperSport. The only problem is that you have to have a cable subscription in order to get access to SuperSport. If you have a cable subscription then you have two options to watch the 2019 Ashes online. You can watch their live broadcast on their app which you can download on the App Store or the Google Play Store or you can go right on their website to stream the 2019 Ashes.

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How to Watch Using a VPN

If you are not in any of the countries listed above the best way to watch the 2019 Ashes is to use a virtual private network (VPN). It can be a bit confusing to use a VPN so let’s go through the steps on how you can use one to watch the 2019 Ashes.

  1. Purchase a subscription from a VPN service. Make sure that you do not use a free service as they are ridden with malware. Most services cost around $10-12 a month which is a great deal to watch the Ashes from anywhere.
  2. Download and install the service’s software from their website.
  3. Launch the software and log into your account.
  4. Choose Australia as the country that you want to connect to.
  5. Go to Channel Nine’s website and you will be able to watch the 2019 Ashes online.

The 2019 Ashes will be an incredibly exciting event as Australia and England always have great tests. It will be very interesting to see how the new format for ICC Test Championship works out and the entire cricket world will be watching to see how it works. Who do you think is going to take home the win? Let us know in the comments!