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Blast Off 2024

Blast Off 2024

Blast Off returns in 2024, with Derbyshire once again taking centre stage as the Vitality Blast gets underway at Edgbaston.

The event, which is becoming established as one of the premier events in the English cricketing summer, will take place on Saturday 1 June, and see Birmingham Bears and Derbyshire Falcons both feature as home teams.

Following positive feedback from the hundreds of Members and Blast Pass holders who attended last summer, the Club has been keen to secure this opportunity for the Falcons again in 2024, providing an additional big event for supporters and revenue opportunities to continue investing in the playing squad and spectator facilities at The County Ground.

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FAQS

  • How do I purchase a ticket? Tickets are on sale now via Edgbaston. To purchase tickets, and for all other general ticket enquiries, please contact the host venue.
  • Do Members get free entry? Derbyshire’s 2024 and Life Members, as well as 2024 Blast Pass holders, can enjoy free entry to Blast Off next summer.
  • Do Members need to claim a ticket? All supporters wishing to attend Blast Off are required to claim a ticket and seat.
  • Are Derbyshire selling / booking tickets? Derbyshire are not selling or booking tickets. All tickets must be claimed via Edgbaston. For supporters who attended last year, this will be in the same method. For those attending for the first time, you will be required to create an Edgbaston account in order to claim tickets.
  • Will Coach Transport be provided? Coach Travel is on sale now, with further details included below.
  • What are the fixtures? Derbyshire Falcons vs Leicestershire Foxes and Birmingham Bears vs Notts Outlaws. Derbyshire Falcons will be the designated home team in the first game of the day, while Birmingham Bears will take part in the evening fixture.
  • Why are Derbyshire taking part in Blast Off? Blast Off was devised and implemented in 2023 as an additional big event to the major match schedule and a way to focus on the Vitality Blast at the start of the competition. Recent attendance and sales information across the game suggested that the tournament gets off to a slow start and Blast Off is a way to provide similar entertainment to Finals Day, but at the start of the competition, with the aim being to attract further attention to the competition for all counties.
  • Was Blast Off 2023 a success? Derbyshire Falcons welcomed a Club-record aggregate crowd (across six fixtures) to The County Ground and Queen’s Park in 2023, with Blast Off one of a number of positive changes which enabled greater attendances in the early part of the competition. As discussed at the Members’ Forum in September, the revenue generated surpassed that of the like-for-like fixture in Derby and allowed for further investment in the playing squad last summer. The Club received positive feedback from Members who attended and we thank you for your continued support.

Members’ & Blast Pass Tickets

All 2024 Members, Life Members and Blast Pass 2024 holders will be able to claim their free ticket/seat for Blast Off (one per Member).

All Members who wish to attend must book their free ticket in advance of the double-header event. Entry will not be permitted on the day without a pre-booked ticket.

Members subscribed to receive email communication from the Club have been contacted with their unique code to book tickets.

If you have not received your unique booking code, or for any further help regarding your ticket, please email [email protected].


Coach Transport

Coach Travel for Blast Off is now on sale.

Supporters can choose between two return departure times when booking coach travel. While all tickets include entry to both fixtures in the double-header, the Club will run a coach for supporters wishing to return after the Derbyshire fixture (afternoon game). Please note that tickets are valid for the chosen return departure time only.

While Derbyshire will again be providing travel from The County Ground for Members and Blast Pass holders, non-Members can also purchase coach travel.

One coach on the way to Edgbaston, plus a further coach for each of the afternoon/evening inbound departures, will stop via Derby Train Station. Any passengers wishing to be picked up from Derby Train Station, or dropped off there on the way back must include this request at the time of booking via the question box.

Please note, Derbyshire Car Park passes are not valid for use at Blast Off.

Coach Travel – All Day (All timings subject to change)

  • Depart The County Ground at 12.00pm
  • Depart Edgbaston Stadium 30 minutes after the end of the second game (approx. 10pm)

Coach Travel – Afternoon Only (All timings subject to change)

  • Depart The County Ground at 12.00pm
  • Depart Edgbaston Stadium 30 minutes after the end of the first game (approx. 5.30pm)

Pricing

  • Members and Blast Pass holders – FREE. Reserve with a fully refundable deposit
  • All other supporters – £20 (non-refundable)
Book Coach Travel

Accessibility

Supporters with accessibility needs are requested to book directly via the Club’s Accessibility Liaison Officer, to ensure your needs are catered for. To enquire about accessible coach travel, email [email protected], or call 01332 388 101.

Coach Travel Terms & Conditions

Coach Ticket includes return travel to Edgbaston Stadium from The County Ground, Derby on Saturday 1 June 2024 only.
Supporters are permitted to leave their cars at The County Ground to collect when the coach returns. All vehicles are left at the owner’s risk.
No concession discounts. No refunds for missed travel, including Member deposits.
Tickets will be scanned before departure and deposit refunds for Members returned within 10 working days.
For more information, email [email protected].

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