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Ashes tickets on sale on Monday

The hottest ticket for the coming summer is about to go on general sale: here's everything to help you get your ticket to the Ashes

Nearly 300,000 men's Ashes tickets have already been sold to members of the Australian Cricket Family, with the rest expected to be snapped up quickly when sales launch at 9am Monday.

The last Ashes series in Australia saw Test match days sell out within minutes on going on public sale and early indications are tickets will again be snapped up quickly.

Tickets go on sale from 9am AEST for the first Test at the Gabba, 9am ACST for the day-night Test at Adelaide Oval, 10am AEST for the Boxing Day Test at the MCG and 11am AEST for the series finale at the SCG.

The prospect of Australia unleashing a fearsome four-pronged pace attack in their quest to regain the urn has spurred demand with the opening Ashes Test match at the Gabba proving the most popular so far.

Previous Gabba Ashes Tests have famously seen Steve Harmison deliver a first-ball wide to second slip in 2006 and Mitchell Johnson's thunderbolt barrage in 2013, both of which set the tone for eventual series whitewashes.

The day-night Test in Adelaide has also been popular with tickets in high demand, while Sydney and Melbourne have also seen strong demand in the pre-sale period.

The third day of Sydney's New Year's Pink Test, which celebrates the 10th year of partnership with the McGrath Foundation, is expected to completely sell out quickly.

Cricket Australia has confirmed more than 278,000 seats had already been snapped up in the pre-sale by Sunday afternoon. 

For matches in Victoria, NSW, South Australia, the ACT and Tasmania, Ticketek is the ticket agency. In Queensland, it is Ticketmaster.

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Tickets for the third Ashes Test, to be held in Perth, are not yet on sale with the venue still to be determined.

With the 60,000-seat Burswood Stadium still under construction, the venue for matches played in Western Australia is not yet confirmed. The WACA Ground is on standby as a back-up Test venue, and tickets for the third Test will only go on sale when the venue is locked in.

The five-Test series will pit rival skippers Joe Root and Steve Smith head-to-head in their first Ashes campaigns as captains, with the Aussies looking to gain revenge for England's triumph in 2015.

Tickets for the limited overs summer, including five ODIs against England and a T20 tri-series also featuring New Zealand, will also be available.

The entry-level price is the same as the 2016-17 season, with adult tickets starting at $30, children's tickets at $10 and family tickets at $65.

The most expensive seats are for the Boxing Day Test at the MCG, where a platinum band adult ticket costs $189.

There are again 'Twilight' tickets for the day-night Test in Adelaide, from $20 for adults and $10 for kids, which give access to the final two sessions of play.

There are ticket agency service and delivery fees on top of that. Full price details can be found at cricket.com.au/tickets

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"We know that tickets will be in high demand for this series, as we have already seen in the priority period for Australian Cricket Family Members," said Cricket Australia CEO James Sutherland.

"We are very aware of those who try to take advantage of the system and scalp tickets at inflated prices and our message is to get in early, and only purchase from official ticket agencies to ensure you only pay the official prices.

"We're looking forward to welcoming tens of thousands of visitors for what will be the biggest and proudest sporting contest in Australia this summer."

The Commonwealth Bank Women's Ashes Series is to be held from late October, with ticketing and broadcast details yet to be announced. 

Ashes ticket sales key dates


NOW: Tickets on sale to all ACF members

May 8: Tickets on sale to the general public

Click here to join the Australian Cricket Family. FAQs about the ACF can be found here


2017-18 International Fixtures:

Men's Ashes Series


First Test Gabba, November 23-27. Buy tickets


Second Test Adelaide Oval, December 2-6 (Day-Night). Buy tickets


Third Test Perth TBC, December 14-18


Fourth Test MCG, December 26-30. Buy tickets


Fifth Test SCG, January 4-8 (Pink Test). Buy tickets


ODI Series v England


First ODI MCG, January 14. Buy tickets


Second ODI Gabba, January 19. Buy tickets


Third ODI SCG, January 21. Buy tickets


Fourth ODI Adelaide Oval, January 26. Buy tickets


Fifth ODI Perth TBC, January 28


Prime Minister's XI


PM's XI v England Manuka Oval, February 2. Buy tickets


T20 trans-Tasman Tri-Series


First T20I Australia v NZ, SCG, February 3. Buy tickets


Second T20I – Australia v England, Blundstone Arena, February 7. Buy tickets


Third T20I – Australia v England, MCG, February 10. Buy tickets


Fourth T20I – NZ v England, Wellington, February 14


Fifth T20I – NZ v Australia, Eden Park, February 16


Sixth T20I – NZ v England, Seddon Park, February 18


Final – TBC, Eden Park, February 21


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