Derbyshire Falcons will make history at Edgbaston to begin their 2023 T20 campaign, as one of the hosts of the first-ever Blast Off on Saturday 20 May.
The double-header event will signal the start of the 2023 Vitality Blast, with the Falcons to face Lancashire Lightning and Birmingham Bears to host Yorkshire Vikings.
Blast Off will include all the entertainment and excitement that fans enjoy year-on-year at Finals Day, with live music and fan activations taking place throughout the day.
Derbyshire have worked closely with Warwickshire, along with the ECB and broadcasters, on the creation of Blast Off as a showpiece event to kick-start a packed summer of T20 cricket
The Blast Off double-header is included in 2023 Membership and Blast Pass packages, meaning that Derbyshire supporters can be at the heart of the action, for both games, as the Falcons return to the biggest stage.
Further details regarding coach travel options, as well as Blast Off start times, will be released in due course.
Derbyshire’s full fixture list (all formats) is due to be announced on Wednesday 30 November.
Head of Cricket, Mickey Arthur, said: “In my first season in English cricket, I was really impressed with the quality of the Vitality Blast and the domestic game as a whole. This event will put the Blast front and centre for the summer and will showcase the competition as one of the world’s best.
“It’s going to be a fantastic occasion, we’re really happy to be a part of it. It prepares our players for playing on the big stage and hopefully can be a bit of a curtain raiser for us reaching Finals Day later down the line.
“Blast Off is going to be exciting, it will be colourful and it’ll be a good day out for ourselves and our supporters.”
Having enjoyed a Club-record T20 campaign in 2022, Mickey Arthur’s Falcons will again be targeting a place in the knockout stages next season and you can watch all seven home games with a Blast Pass for just £99!
The Blast Pass includes all Derbyshire Falcons home cricket, including the full Blast Off double-header event, as well as the Vitality IT20 between England Women and Sri Lanka next September, meaning you get access to nine T20 matches.
There’s a host of added benefits included too, so make sure you don’t miss out on an explosive summer of Twenty20 action with Blast Pass.
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2023/Life Members and Blast Pass holders will be able to claim their free Blast Off tickets from Thursday 24 November and will be contacted via their registered email address with a unique code and details of how to book with Edgbaston.
From then on, all supporters who renew or join as a Member/Blast Pass buyer, will be contacted with their unique code to book within 7 days of buying a qualifying Membership product. This includes Direct Debit subscribers.
Ticket prices start from just £25, and the priority window for Falcons supporters who have purchased T20 tickets at The Incora County Ground or Queen’s Park in recent years will open from Tuesday 29 November, with the remaining Blast Off tickets going on general sale from Monday 7 December.