Warwickshire will play at a home outground for the first time in eight years when they face Glamorgan in a Twenty20 at Rugby School on July 6 next year.
The Bears have not ventured outside Edgbaston since Stratford-upon-Avon hosted championship matches in 2004 and 2005.
But Rugby School has provided an impressive venue for 2nd XI cricket in recent seasons so next year will host first-team county cricket for the first time.
The school is a very welcome – and historic – arrival to the county scene. It hosted a match against the MCC as far back as 1841.
Warwickshire’s 2013 fixture list takes them to several away outgrounds. In the championship, they miss out on Lord’s and The Oval as they will face Middlesex and Surrey at Uxbridge and Guildford respectively.
The Bears will start their title defence with successive home games against Derbyshire and Durham before facing away games at Somerset and Sussex.
Due to the ICC Champions Trophy being held in England next summer, the schedulers have been unable to spare a window in the season specifically for the T20.
Coaches and players are not keen on the concept of alternating between formats but they will have to deal with that for part of next summer.
In July, for example, two days after the T20 at Rugby, Warwickshire will face Midlesex in the championship over four days at Uxbridge then, next day, revert to T20 and the derby with Worcestershire at New Road.
Their 40-over campaign will begin at home to Kent on Bank Holiday Monday, May 6.
Sun, March 24 4 days MCC Abu Dhabi Other
Fri, April 5 3 days Oxford MCCU The Parks UNI
Wed April 10 4 days Derbyshire Edgbaston CC
Wed April, 17 4 days Durham Edgbaston CC
Thurs April 25 4 days Somerset Taunton CC
Wed, May 1 4 days Sussex Hove CC
Mon, May 6 1 day Kent Edgbaston 40L
Wed, May 8 4 days Middlesex Edgbaston CC
Sun, May 12 1 day Sussex Edgbaston 40L
Wed, May 15 4 days Yorkshire Edgbaston CC
Thurs , May 23 1 day Nottinghamshire Edgbaston 40L
Mon, May 27 1 day Northamptonshire Northampton 40L
Thurs, May 30 1 day Sussex Hove 40L
Sat, June 1 1 day Worcestershire New Road 40L
Wed, June 5 4 days Surrey Guildford CC
Sat, June 8 1 day England v Australia Edgbaston ICC
Mon, June 10 1 day Pakistan v South Africa Edgbaston ICC (D/N)
Wed, June 12 1 day Australia v New Zealand Edgbaston ICC (D/N)
Wed, June 12 4 days Durham Durham CC
Sat, June 15 1 day India v Pakistan Edgbaston ICC
Sun, June 16 1 day Nottinghamshire Trent Bridge 40L
Fri, June 21 1 day Netherlands TBC 40L
Sun, June 23 1 day ICC Champions Trophy fina l Edgbaston ICC
Wed, July 3 1 day Glamorgan SWALEC Stadium T20
Fri, July 5 1 day Northamptonshire Northampton T20
Sat, July 6 1 day Glamorgan Rugby School T20
Mon, July 8 4 days Middlesex Uxbridge CC
Fri, July 12 1 day Worcestershire New Road T20
Sun, July 14 1 day Gloucestershire Cheltenham T20
Mon, July 15 4 days Nottinghamshire Edgbaston CC
Sat, July 20 1 day Northamptonshire Edgbaston T20
Sun, July 21 1 day Somerset Taunton T20
Wed, July 24 1 day Gloucestershire Edgbaston T20
Fri, July 26 1 day Worcestershire Edgbaston T20
Tues, July 30 1 day Somerset Edgbaston T20
Fri, Aug 2 4 days Yorkshire Headingley CC
Aug 6,7,8 1 day T20 Quarter finals TBC T20
Sun, Aug 11 1 day Netherlands Edgbaston 40L
Thurs, Aug 15 1 day Kent Canterbury 40L
Sat, Aug 17 1 day T20 semi finals & final Edgbaston T20
Mon, Aug 19 1 day Worcestershire Edgbaston 40L
Tues, Aug 20 4 days Somerset Edgbaston CC
Mon, Aug 26 1 day Northamptonshire Edgbaston 40L
Wed, Aug 28 4 days Sussex Edgbaston CC
Tues, Sept 3 4 days Nottinghamshire Trent Bridge CC
Sat, Sept 7 1 day CB40 Semi final TBC 40L SF
Mon, Sept 9 1 day CB40 Semi final TBC 40L SF
Wed, Sept 11 1 day England v Australia Edgbaston ODI
Tues, Sept 17 4 days Surrey Edgbaston CC
Sat, Sept 21 1 day CB40 Final Lord’s 40L
Tues, Sept 24 4 days Derbyshire Derby CC