After a record year in 2023, The Hundred will return to Birmingham in 2024, delivering a month of world-class cricket and blockbuster entertainment for all the family.

Birmingham will host its first game on Saturday 3 August, with both the Phoenix men’s and women’s teams kicking off their competition against Southern Brave. The Phoenix will then be back at home for the first of three more double-headers on Tuesday 6 August, taking on Northern Superchargers, before their final two matchdays, on Monday 12 August against Trent Rockets and Thursday 15 August versus Manchester Originals.

The competition itself will start on Tuesday 23 July, with Phoenix heading to South London to play Oval Invincibles in the first of 34 matchdays across 26 days of compelling sport at the height of summer. A record 580,000 fans were in venues across The Hundred in 2023, including over 300,000 in the women’s competition. The Hundred’s blend of high-quality sport and entertainment saw 41% of all tickets sold to families, 23% to juniors and 30% to women.

Alongside world-class cricket, thanks to The Hundred’s ongoing partnership with BBC Music Introducing, fans were treated to memorable music performances from a diverse line-up of artists and DJs including headliners Rudimental, the Lottery Winners, DYLAN and Prima Queen. Supporters who have been season ticket holders in any of the three years of The Hundred or who bought a ticket in 2023 will be able to buy a season ticket from today.

From 13-27 March there will be an exclusive window open to fans who have previously bought tickets to The Hundred. The priority sale window is open from 9-23 April, open to all fans who sign up in advance at The general sale period begins from 25 April.

Tickets are once again great value, with prices set at 11. The Hundred Eliminator, where second- and third-placed teams compete for a place in The Hundred Final, is confirmed for Saturday 17 August at The Kia Oval. The Hundred Final will take place on Sunday 18 August at Lord’s.

Birmingham Phoenix and England Men’s batter Moeen Ali said: “It’s always an amazing experience to play cricket in front of our fans at home in Birmingham, especially captaining the side in The Hundred. I am really looking forward to this year’s tournament.

“I think the competition had a really strong year last year, it’s so clear on matchdays that The Hundred is attracting new fans. Hopefully we can push forward on the pitch this summer.”

The Hundred Draft, powered by Sage, will be back across both the men’s and the women’s competitions ahead of the 2024 summer as the 16 teams – including Andrew Flintoff’s Northern Superchargers men’s team – prepare their bids for The Hundred title. For the first time, selection in the women’s competition will now take place exclusively through retention, The Hundred Draft and the Vitality Wildcard Draft.

Salaries in the women's competition have increased by £100,000 per team, with the top salary bracket now at £50,000.

All games will again be live on Sky Sports and BBC broadcast and digital channels throughout the competition.