Before you read on, here are some key things to be aware of before arriving at the ground on a matchday, to make entry into the ground as smooth as possible.
Firstly, make sure you have the latest version of the app. One way to make sure you have the latest version is to uninstall and reinstall it. Secondly, have your tickets ready in the app: you can view our video guides to accessing and sharing tickets here. Make sure you are logged in to the app before you arrive at the ground. If you’re logged in and you’ve downloaded your tickets in advance, they will appear in the app without needing mobile or wifi connectivity.
Finally, get to the ground as early as you can. Bag checks are in operation so there may be queues at the gate. Have your tickets open in the app before you approach the gate.
Welcome to the venue information page for The Ageas Bowl, home of Southern Brave.
Here you can find all the information you need ahead of your matchday, including gate opening times, food & drink, travel options, accessibility provision and on-site facilities.
The green choices available to you on a matchday are highlighted as bold* throughout this page.
The first match of The Hundred 2022 is at The Ageas Bowl and will see the men’s team take on Welsh Fire! Gates open 120 minutes before play starts for this fixture (Wed 3 Aug).
Gates open 90 minutes before all other Southern Brave matchdays at The Ageas Bowl.
After that, your ticket gives you access to both the men’s and women’s matches on the same day, so make sure you get there for the first match!
Match day start times vary, so make sure you’ve looked at your ticket in the app to see what time the first match starts.
The Hundred Club
Please enter The Ageas Bowl via the West Gate and head towards The Atrium in the Rod Bransgrove Pavilion. You can then access The Hundred Club via a spiral staircase in the middle of The Atrium and follow The Hundred Club signs all the way to The Roof Terrace.
FOOD & DRINK
There's a range of food and drink outlets within the ground to suit all tastes. Food options around the ground include:
- Sanjha’s Punjabi Cuisine
- Donna Italia Pizza
- Fish and Chips
- Hog Roasts
- Ice Cream
Most stalls will offer vegetarian and/or vegan* options as well as gluten-free, alongside halal and kosher options.
Please note, no alcohol can be brought into the ground, only alcohol purchased on-site may be consumed. The Ageas Bowl operates a strict ‘Challenge 25’ alcohol policy and as such anyone deemed to look Under 25 will be asked to provide photographic proof of their age, prior to being served alcohol.
A wide selection of non-alcoholic beverages will also be available for purchase at food and drink stalls all around the ground. We also offer non-alcoholic beer on all bars, plus a selection of non-alcoholic spirits at selected bars.
Spectators can bring in food, a sealed soft drink up to 500ml, or an empty water bottle to fill at the water fountains.
Water fountains* will be available to fill water bottles up at the Hotel ends of the CIM and Shane Warne stands.
The venue is entirely cashless, so please ensure that you bring appropriate cards with you if you would like to purchase anything in the venue.
The Ageas Bowl provides a free bicycle* storage facility. Please head towards the roundabout and follow directions from our traffic operatives. All parking is subject to availability and on a first come first served basis.
Hedge End train* station is less than 2 miles away, approximately a 35-minute walk from The Ageas Bowl and Hilton at The Ageas Bowl.
Southampton Airport Parkway station is approximately 3.5 miles from The Ageas Bowl and Hilton at The Ageas Bowl and services the Waterloo to Weymouth South Western Railway Main Line.
Free rail shuttle buses* will be operating from and to Southampton Airport Parkway and Hedge End Railway Stations from 1 hour before gates open and to 30 minutes after the matchday has ended. Click here to find out more.
Find a train to either Southampton Airport Parkway or Hedge End for easiest access to the ground by clicking this link.
The roads around The Ageas Bowl are likely to be busy throughout The Hundred, so please allow plenty of time for your journey.
Parking must be pre-booked. To book your space, click here.
Please be aware that on-site car parking may be located a short walk away from the gate and the surface may be grass.
On-site car parks will open 30 minutes before the scheduled gates opening time of the fixture, and will close 90 minutes after the match. Cars are not permitted to stay overnight.
Drivers on the day who have not pre-booked, please use Southampton Airport Parkway Station’s Multi-Storey Car Park. From here you can catch the Shuttle Bus to the ground.
There is no car parking in local residential areas. Supporters should use official transport routes or get dropped off at the venue.
To book a wheelchair or accessible ticket, contact 023 8047 2002 (option 2), 10am – 4pm, Monday – Friday, or email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a call back.
The Ageas Bowl has a number of wheelchair accessible areas available to be booked. These areas will be supported by a dedicated Matchday Steward and provide space for an essential companion to sit alongside. It should be noted that the vast majority of seats at The Ageas Bowl are not covered.
The Ageas Bowl provides blue badge parking and accessible bus services from local transport hubs. To arrange this, contact the phone number or email outlined above.
There are clearly marked accessible gates at all entrances, these entrances allow access to The Ageas Bowl’s famous berm, which provides a level surface around the entire ground.
Accessible lifts provide access to hospitality suites and the Roof Terrace and are positioned in the lobbies of the main stands, pavilion and hotel. Some areas of the ground, including pitch level, require navigation via a short flight of stairs.
There are Accessible Toilets located around the ground, at both ends of the Shane Warne and Ingleby-Mackenzie Stands, in the pavilion and at the Hilton End. For some matches these toilets are controlled by a RADAR key. If you have forgotten or do not have access to a RADAR key please ask an Information Steward or staff in The Ageas Bowl Store.
Assistance dogs are welcome at the venue.
The Contemplation Room is located in the Colin Ingleby Mackenzie Concourse.
Make sure you visit the on-site shop at The Ageas Bowl, located under the Shane Warne Stand, to get your Southern Brave kit. You can also get the kit online here, in The Hundred's Online Store.
The Hundred is for everyone. We want everyone to feel welcome on our match days and to have a brilliant experience. Anti-social or discriminatory behaviour of any kind is unacceptable and will not be tolerated. Reporting these types of behaviour will help us to ensure The Hundred is a welcoming and inclusive competition and experience for everyone.
If you experience or witness any anti-social or discriminatory behaviour on a match day at The Ageas Bowl, please report it as soon as possible by using the fan reporting and feedback tool accessible via the Hampshire Cricket App, so that The Ageas Bowl can try to deal with the issue at the time.
If you wish to report discrimination direct to the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), click here.