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CHANGE OF FIXTURE WEDS AUG 11 ..NOW BIRMINGHAM V LEICESTER CHAMPIONSHIP LEAGUE

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BIRMINGHAM will now do battle with Midlands rivals Leicester at Perry Barr this Wednesday (August 11, 7.30).

The Brummies were due to host Edinburgh in the Knockout Cup, but with league meetings needing to take priority, a fixture reshuffle has taken place.

Club bosses would like to thank everyone connected with Leicester for their co-operation - and it promises to be another stunning night of entertainment against one of the Championship’s most powerful sides.

After a successful night all-round last week against Kent, another healthy crowd is anticipated in the Second City.

And if you’re planning on joining us at Perry Barr this Wednesday then here is everything you need to know…

FIXTURE:
Birmingham Brummies v Leicester Lions
COMPETITION:
Championship
DATE:
Wednesday, August 11
START TIME:
7.30pm (Gates open at 6pm)
VENUE:
Perry Barr Stadium, Aldridge Road, Perry Barr, Birmingham, B42 2ET ADMISSION DETAILS:
Adults: £16.50
Concessions: £14.00
Students 17-22 (ID/PROOF must be provided): £5.00 Juniors (12-16): £2.00 Children 11 and under: FREE Raceday Programme: £3.00
NOTE: Cash and card payments can be taken upon arrival or you can book your tickets online up until 6pm on raceday at: https://www.trybooking.com/uk/eventlist/speedway

CAR PARKING:
Limited spaces are available on the stadium car park via Walsall Road for £2.50.
Alternatively, supporters can park on the One Stop Shopping Centre between 6pm and 10.30pm.

REFRESHMENTS:
Only food or drink purchased from the stadium bar / snack bar may be consumed within stadium grounds.

VIEWING:
You can either head straight upstairs and take a seat watching the action from inside the main grandstand bar or you can stay downstairs, head outdoors and choose where you stand to take in the racing.


ONCE YOU’RE IN…
There is lots to look forward to from the minute you arrive at Perry Barr Stadium!

HEAD TO THE PITS
Here you will find all of the riders and their bikes as they prepare for the night of racing ahead!
Grab a selfie and an autograph and feel free to ask about the specialised motorcycles you see in front of your very eyes.
NOTE: The pits are only open to the public until 6.50pm.

TRACK WALK
Ever wanted to step foot on the Perry Barr shale? Well now you can!
Join plenty of other excited supporters and at least one Birmingham rider / management member on a special track walk - and don’t be afraid to ask any questions!
This is free of charge and anyone interested should gather in the pits by 6.30pm.

GRAB SOME MERCHANDISE
Head over to our track shop and grab yourself some brand new merchandise!
It is situated in the lower bar area where you can also find our Raceday Programme sales (a must have to help you follow the scores), our DVD store and our 50/50 Prize Draw ticket sellers - get yours for just £1 per strip and you could be heading home with a nice amount of unexpected cash!

CENTRE GREEN EXPERIENCE
Speedway racing can be breathtaking from the terraces, but there’s nothing quite like being in the middle of the action!
Up to 25 supporters will have the chance to watch three races from the infield.
Tickets to watch Heats 12-14 will be on sale upon entry to the stadium for just £3 per person and will be sold on a first come, first served basis.

MEET OUR MASCOT - BRUMMIE BEAR
One character you certainly won’t be able to miss is our mascot Brummie Bear!
He’ll be walking around in his bright yellow racesuit - and he’ll have free sweets for the kids!
Don’t be afraid to ask him for a picture - oh and the kids will be able to join him on the centre green during the interval for some fun and games so listen out for those announcements!

BONUS JUNIOR RACING
Once the main event is over and the 15 Championship heats are over - stick around if you can!
Not only will we have the winning team parade, we also have nine heats of second half action for you to stick around for too!

NEW TO SPEEDWAY?
Don’t panic! Speedway racing is more than easy to follow!
All of the basic rules can be found on Page 17 of the raceday programme to help you - alternatively, feel free to ask one of our friendly, regular supporters or listen carefully to the announcements from our presentation team of Ryan Guest and David Rowe before and after each heat!

The main event is usually wrapped up by 9.30pm with all of the evening’s entertainment done and dusted by 10pm.
We look forward to welcoming you to Perry Barr Stadium - home of the Birmingham Brummies Speedway team!

 

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Why do league meetings need to take priority? At this rate the KOC will be raced in cold & wet October!

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Well that's that visit b------d!  Accommodation was booked for Edinburgh meeting.  Thanks very much NOT!!

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Fair play to the Brum promotion team..

Some 'nice' extras advertised..

It shows how easy it is to do something different without having to break the bank to do so..

Let's hope they can get the message out wider than just to those who would be there already..

Hope it goes well.. 

 

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The league helping the Brummies out financially by bringing forward a local Derby 

I presume 

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Well THANK YOU for nothing!!! Do he fans EVER come into consideration???

Money wasted on Leicester call off and now this. I sympathise with Birmingham’s problems but this is NO WAY to treat loyal fans. To say I am furious is an understatement ........... 

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1 hour ago, Speedway fan said:

 

BIRMINGHAM will now do battle with Midlands rivals Leicester at Perry Barr this Wednesday (August 11, 7.30).

The Brummies were due to host Edinburgh in the Knockout Cup, but with league meetings needing to take priority, a fixture reshuffle has taken place.

 

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This could have reverted to Edinburgh in the league rather than it being  on 15 September  and it would have followed your logic.

But of course visiting supporters don't count do they?

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If the league takes priority as they imply Edinburgh still have to visit Birmingham in the league so why not just change Wednesday to the league fixture and the Edinburgh fans who had planned on going  wouldn’t be left out of pocket !!

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2 minutes ago, KEITH M said:

If the league takes priority as they imply Edinburgh still have to visit Birmingham in the league so why not just change Wednesday to the league fixture and the Edinburgh fans who had planned on going  wouldn’t be left out of pocket !!

That would’ve been the obvious choice you would think

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1 hour ago, mikebv said:

Fair play to the Brum promotion team..

Some 'nice' extras advertised..

It shows how easy it is to do something different without having to break the bank to do so..

Let's hope they can get the message out wider than just to those who would be there already..

Hope it goes well.. 

 

Probably can’t type how angry I am just now. Sat in a Premier Inn 2 miles from Leicester track and it is dry, has been since we arrived at 4.30.  Blue sky. 

win some lose some, at least I have still left leg 2 and 3 of my mini tour, Friend texts me they have ditched Monarchs match at Birmingham. So hotel booked at Perry Barr, Cookie Cat an extra night in cattery but hey away fans don’t matter but never mind. After all ………

“Fair play to the Brum promotion team. Some nice extras advertised. “

If league takes priority why not make Monarchs match a league fixture.

 

 

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3 minutes ago, Endeavour said:

Probably can’t type how angry I am just now. Sat in a Premier Inn 2 miles from Leicester track and it is dry, has been since we arrived at 4.30.  Blue sky. 

win some lose some, at least I have still left leg 2 and 3 of my mini tour, Friend texts me they have ditched Monarchs match at Birmingham. So hotel booked at Perry Barr, Cookie Cat an extra night in cattery but hey away fans don’t matter but never mind. After all ………

“Fair play to the Brum promotion team. Some nice extras advertised. “

If league takes priority why not make Monarchs match a league fixture.

 

 

I think the "local derby" angle and the s**t that Brum are in has superseded all other considerations.. 

Two meetings with (hopefully) decent crowds on the bounce may just mean they can keep going..

Not ideal obviously for those planning their Speedway watching in advance...

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19 minutes ago, mikebv said:

I think the "local derby" angle and the s**t that Brum are in has superseded all other considerations.. 

Two meetings with (hopefully) decent crowds on the bounce may just mean they can keep going..

Not ideal obviously for those planning their Speedway watching in advance...

Every track has struggled. I will think twice about attending a meeting at Perry Barr the way they have treated visiting fans. Quite a few have planned a three leg mini tour ; blue sky but rained off Leicester, Kent and Birmingham. Beggars belief that we find out is has been changed 4 days before match.

“Superseded all other considerations” for that read a two fingered salute to the Monarchs fans.

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2 hours ago, mikebv said:

Fair play to the Brum promotion team..

Some 'nice' extras advertised..

It shows how easy it is to do something different without having to break the bank to do so..

Let's hope they can get the message out wider than just to those who would be there already..

Hope it goes well.. 

 

Joke

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1 hour ago, edmon said:

This could have reverted to Edinburgh in the league rather than it being  on 15 September  and it would have followed your logic.

But of course visiting supporters don't count do they?

Too much like common sense.

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12 minutes ago, Endeavour said:

Joke

To be fair..

It is UK Speedway..

Hardly surprising is it?

I am to be honest, given the clear track record and history, surprised anyone would plan in anything around the UK fixtures given so much can change at a moments notice..

Its brave people who do..

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