The first three days of the third Ashes cricket Test between England and Australia at Edgbaston are already sold out, more than 10 months before the game.
Warwickshire’s cricket club is the first of the five venues to put tickets on sale, the second being Headingley at the beginning of next month.
Details of ticket sales for the other Tests at Cardiff, Lord’s and the Oval are yet to be announced.
The club first offered tickets to members August 11 and on Monday to fans who had attended international games at Edgbaston since 2005.
Officials today reported those additional 8,000 tickets, priced at STG75 ($A168) for adults, had been sold within two and a half days, ensuring sellouts for each of the first three days.
The local interest won’t mean a shutout for Aussie fans, however.
A 15 per cent share of the tickets will go to Cricket Australia through the England and Wales Cricket Board and others have gone to a travel agent for sale Down Under.