Why should I try to get tickets
near the Barmy Army area?
It is so muchmore fun! Travelling fans have
always grouped together and it gives us the best
platform to give the maximum support to the lads
whatever the situation is on the pitch. It creates a
fantastic atmosphere and we are able to bounce
off the Australian fans sitting around us, we are
yet to come close to losing a song contest!! In fact
some of our best singing has come in adversity
as you have probably seen fromwatching Sky.
Unfortunately for us so many Australians want to
sit near us and to be entertained which does put
additional pressure on securing tickets.
Trust us , you don’twant to be isolated in a part of
a ground away fromyour fellowsupporterswhere
youmay be subjected to the incessant banter
that theAussies are famous for - Pommies are
w******s, You Pommy B*****d or AussieAussie
AussieOi, Oi, Oi. We’ve been there before and that’s
one of themain reasonswe grouped together and
started the Barmy Armyway back in ’94/5.
Howmuch are the tickets?
The ticket prices have not been announced yet.
Belowwe have listed what the tickets cost in
2013-14. There is a chance tickets may even be
cheaper this time around as Cricket Australia
committed for the 2016-17 Series to make
general admission tickets available for just $30
at every venue, we obviously hope they will
maintain a similar policy for The Ashes!
Tickets will only be sold through official ticket
agents. For Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide this
will be Ticketek. Perth and Brisbane are yet to be
confirmed. Again keep an eye onwww.cricket. com.au/tickets
or join the ACF.
Cost of Ticket in Barmy Army area
Release the Gate
There were three different categories of pricing;
for the Australian Cricket Family (ACF), for
General Release and Pay at the Gate.
For which days should I try to buy
We are expecting the grounds to be pretty
much close to capacity for the first two days
and depending on the venue and if Australia are
competitive potentially day three. This means that
buying tickets in advance is highly recommended.
To avoid the burden of having to queue on
days three and four, when tickets are likely to be
available at the gate we would still recommend
buying in advance especially if you can get in the
adjoining bays to the Barmy Army area.
Day 5 tickets are sold on the day unless you
travel with one of the tour groups when day
5 tickets are included in the package. This has
occasionally proved really helpful as one of the
venues eg Sydney in 2003 had hardly any staff
on the ticket booths as England were about to
win and thousands of England fans couldn’t
get in and missed a huge chunk of the morning
session. Aussies…. Bad losers? Maybe! Therefore