Ticketing Advice and Guidance from the
Barmy Army’s Co –Founder Dave Peacock
At the moment the position is that Cricket
Australia are not able to offer England fans a
ticket only option to be sat in the same bays that
have been allocated to the Barmy Army Travel
Group. These bays are where Bill the Trumpet is
based and is where the TV cameras hone into as
being the Barmy Army sections.
The only way that you can guarantee to be sat
with the Barmy Army every day of every match is
to buy an official travel package through Barmy
Army Travel. They are licenced as an official tour
operator by the Cricket Australia Travel Office
(CATO), Barmy Army Travel offer both hotel and
match ticket modules as well as the full travel
packages, details of which can be found in this
guide and atbarmytravel.com
On previous Ashes
Tours we have taken up to 1,000 supporters on
official travel packages.
However, in running the Barmy Army and
being on the last 6 Ashes Tours Down Under we
know that thousands more fans want to travel
independently, sort out their accommodation
and just secure match tickets to be sat with us.
On this basis, I have written to the powers that
be at Cricket Australia and Paul Burnham and
Chris Millard have followed this up with a face to
face meeting in Melbourne in November 2016
requesting a ticket only option.
Negotiations are ongoing but at themoment
the stance position fromCricket Australia is that
it is likely theywill adopt a similar ticketing policy
to the one they took for the 2010-11 and 2013-14
Ashes Series. Theywill not sell tickets directly to
you in the Barmy Army bays but what theywill do
is mark on the public map of each groundwhen
the tickets go on general salewhere the Barmy
Army Travel Groupwill be sitting. This will enable
you to purchase tickets in adjacent bays to the
Barmy Army Travel Group, subject to availability,
when the tickets go on general sale. We anticipate
that this is likely to be around 1May.
The great news for Adelaide is that all you will
need is a general admission ticket to join us on
the grass bank under the Scoreboard. One of
many reasons why it is our favourite ground.
I have outlined in more detail many of the
questions we get asked.
Whenwill the tickets go on sale?
Until public tickets go on sale later this year (we
are anticipating 1 May), tickets are only available
when purchased with an accommodation
package through one of Cricket Australia Travel
Office’s (CATO’s) official licensed travel partners
of which Barmy Travel is one.
Before the tickets go on general sale we
expect there is likely to be a 1-2 week window of
exclusivity for members of the Australian Cricket
family to buy match day tickets. .
After this match day tickets will go on
general sale to the General Public including