Utilita Bowl

southern brave

Welcome to the venue information page for Utilita 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.

Matchday Hospitality

Find out more about our matchday hospitality options at Utilita Bowl here.

Elevate your Southern Brave matchday with exclusive premium experiences at Utilita Bowl.

Hospitality Packages

Enjoy the best seats, luxury amenities, and delicious dining with our hospitality packages. Explore suite options and private boxes by clicking here.

Pitch-Facing Hotel Bedrooms

Stay in style in pitch-facing Hilton hotel bedrooms, offering comfort and a balcony for an unparalleled view. Discover more by clicking here.


The Hundred is partnered with Sky Zero

The Hundred is partnered with Sky Zero

The green choices available to you on a matchday are highlighted as bold* throughout this page.

Opening times

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.

Click here to view Utilita Bowl’s full Ground Regulations. 

What a view 😍

What a view 😍


We’ve got a huge selection of food, and drink stands at Utilita Bowl, making sure to cater for all requirements. 

  • Angus Burgers
  • Hog Roast
  • Mexican
  • Greek
  • Traditional Pasties
  • Chinese
  • Katsu Curry
  • Fish & Chips
  • Loaded/Street Fries
  • Nachos
  • Pizza
  • German Sausage
  • The famous Sanhja’s built-in Punjabi cuisine
  • Churros
  • Pick n Mix Sweets
  • Ice Cream

Spectators can bring in food, a sealed soft drink up to 500ml, or an empty water bottle to fill at the water fountains. Please note, no alcohol can be brought into the ground, only alcohol purchased on-site may be consumed.

Water fountains will be available to fill water bottles up at the Hotel ends of the CIM and Shane Warne stands.

Please note that Utilita Bowl is a cashless venue.

Fireworks on and off the pitch!

Fireworks on and off the pitch!

In-ground activities 

Live music & team DJ 

Enjoy live music at every matchday through The Hundred’s partnership with BBC Music Introducing. A local BBC Music Introducing DJ will also perform throughout the day. From walk-out music, to match reaction sounds, the venue DJ is in full control of the sounds of Southern Brave. 

Games & activities 

Pose like a pro!
Fancy seeing how you’d look if you were a member of your favourite team? Well, now’s your chance. With a single shot, this will place you in the team’s shirt with a uniquely detailed augmented reality try-on with an overlay graphic for each team that will include your name. You’ll even be able to print out the photo and take it home.

Dynamos Cricket
Test your skills with batting, bowling and fielding drills in our fun Dynamos Cricket activation at all matchdays at Utilita Bowl.


By Bike

Utilita 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.

Let the good times roll

Let the good times roll

By Bus/Train

Hedge End train* station is less than 2 miles away, approximately a 35-minute walk from Utilita Bowl and Hilton at Utilita Bowl.

Southampton Airport Parkway station is approximately 3.5 miles from Utilita Bowl and Hilton at Utilita Bowl and services the Waterloo to Weymouth South Western Railway Main Line.

Free rail shuttle buses* will operate from and to Southampton Airport Parkway and Hedge End Railway Stations from 1 hour before gates open 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.

By Car

The roads around Utilita Bowl will likely be busy throughout The Hundred, so please allow plenty of time for your journey.

Please only drive to Utilita Bowl with a pre-booked car parking pass. If you are yet to secure on-site car parking, it is available to purchase by clicking 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. Please follow the directions provided on your purchased car parking pass if you have pre-booked car parking.

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.

Show your support!

Show your support!



To book a wheelchair or accessible ticket, contact 023 8047 2002 (option 2), 10am – 4pm, Monday – Friday, or email tickets@utilitabowl.com to request a callback.

Utilita 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 Utilita Bowl are not covered.

Utilita 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 Utilita 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 Utilita Bowl Store. In addition, a Changing Places Toilet can also be found in the Colin Ingleby-Mackenzie Stand concourse.

Assistance dogs are welcome at the venue.

Electric atmosphere!

Electric atmosphere!

Multi-faith Room

The Contemplation Room is located in the Colin Ingleby Mackenzie Concourse.


Make sure you visit the on-site shop at Utilita 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.

Please note that Utilita Bowl is a cashless venue.

Get your Southern Brave merchandise!

Get your Southern Brave merchandise!

Sustainability at Utilita Bowl

Utilita Bowl is one of the country’s most modern and innovative sports, music and leisure destinations. Set in 150 acres of natural beauty, we respect nature and are committed to preserving the environment and making net positive contributions through our influence and actions.

Sustainable Transport

Transport contributes a significant proportion of carbon emissions at major events. As part of our commitment to reducing our impact on the environment, we actively encourage supporters to use public transport through our rail shuttle bus provision.

In 2022, we provided over 20,000 journeys on our bus services, removing almost 5,000 vehicles from local roads.

Big sixes this summer

Big sixes this summer

Waste Reduction

Our concessions and suppliers use biodegradable packaging and responsibly sourced products wherever possible.

Our self-destructing cups prevent ocean plastic pollution by degrading within two years of being used, and our ORCA food waste processor digests all of our food waste into water, eliminating landfill and carbon-heavy waste disposal processes.

Energy Saving

Across our site, we have installed energy-saving measures, including LED lighting and smart energy monitoring systems, as well as solar-powered lighting for the Park & Walk walkway. Solar-powered lighting will also be used across other customer car parks on major matchdays.

We continue investigating opportunities to generate green power onsite and will introduce EV charging points in our new supporter car parks.

Get ready for good times

Get ready for good times

Water Saving

In 2022, 50% of our golf and cricket irrigation requirements were supplied through recycled greywater.

By 2024, we plan to supply over 20,000 cubic metres of water for this purpose, completely removing our reliance on mains water while maintaining picture-perfect outfields, fairways and greens.

Tree Planting

Over the next ten years, we plan to plant over 15,000 trees across our site, providing a significant biodiversity gain and carbon capture opportunity.

Alongside this, we will continue to manage thousands of existing trees and further offset our environmental impact.

Crowd Behaviour

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 Utilita Bowl, please report it as soon as possible by using the fan reporting and feedback tool accessible via the Hampshire Cricket App, so that Utilita 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.

Click here to view Utilita Bowl’s full Ground Regulations.