Warwickshire have posted record financial results for 2014/15, helped largely by the succesful staging of the third Investec Ashes Test at Edgbaston.
Turnover was £2,600,000 and earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation came in at £1,900,000 – both significant increases from last time Edgbaston staged an Ashes Test in 2009.
Even though England wrapped up an eight-wicket victory inside three days, the club were able to make a healthy return.
Chairman Norman Gascoigne said: “2015 was always going to be an important year for the club with the Investec Ashes returning to Edgbaston for the first time since redeveloping the Pavilion end of the ground in 2010/11.
“I am pleased to say that we took the opportunity with both hands. The stadium, our fans, members and staff received rave reviews for what they delivered during the three days of the Test match, with Edgbaston receiving the highest spectator ‘atmosphere’ rating of any ground for the third year running.
“Similarly, despite a slightly earlier Test match finish than what we would have liked, both revenue and profits for the year were at record levels.”