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Hampshire Bowl
CWC19 Venue Guide

Hampshire Bowl

Southampton

Fixtures Staged

5

Venue Capacity

17,000*

Established

2001

PLAN YOUR JOURNEY

The following information will help you plan your travel to and from the Hampshire Bowl and make your visit as enjoyable as possible.

Plan your journey to and from the match and purchase your tickets in advance.

Allow enough time for your journey and get to the venue in plenty of time, the surrounding area can get extremely busy near the start of the match.

Parking on site or close to the Hampshire Bowl is strictly limited to hospitality guests, pre-booked Hampshire Cricket Members and blue badge holders.

*Please note, the following info is for ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 matches only, not applicable for warm up matches.

TRAVEL GUIDE

To download the Travel Guide for Hampshire Bowl click here. This can be used on your phone/tablet or printed for use before and during your match day.

TRAIN

Southampton Airport Parkway is the main rail station for the Hampshire Bowl and has good links to London and the Southwest. There is a free shuttle from the station to the ground which takes approximately 15 minutes. 

These will run continuously from 8:00 to 11:30 and on a reduced frequency during the match.

If you are coming from Portsmouth and the Southeast it is advised to use Hedge End station where a free shuttle runs direct to the ground.

At both these stations our World Cup Cricketeers will be there to welcome you, help answer any questions and guide you to the shuttle!

Shuttle buses will run continuously once the game has finished.

It is recommended to get your tickets in advance, for more information about train times and to book please visit www.southwesternrailway.com or www.nationalrail.co.uk. 

DRIVING

Please be aware that Highways England is upgrading the M27 between junction 4 (M3 interchange) and junction 11 at Fareham, into a smart motorway. Smart motorways are a technology driven approach to tackling the most congested parts of the network. They increase capacity and improve journey reliability, by controlling the flow and speed of traffic and providing driver information displayed on signs.

Construction has now started, and the scheme will be completed by spring 2021. There will be traffic management in place along the M27 between junctions 4 and 11 throughout this time, so we advise road users to plan their journey in advance by visiting the Traffic England website: www.trafficengland.comor by following their Twitter feed: @HighwaysSEAST.  Alternatively, please also consider other modes of transport when travelling to the Hampshire Bowl.

For more information on the scheme, visit the Highways England website - www.highwaysengland.co.uk where you can also sign up to receive email updates.

PARK & RIDE

The Hampshire Bowl Park and Ride is located University Sports Ground accessed from Junction 5 of the M27. The cost for this is £20 in advance or £25 on the day and includes the shuttle bus to and from the ground. Visit www.eticketing.co.uk/ageasbowl to book your parking.

Parking is located at the University of Southampton Sports Ground, Wide Lane, Eastleigh, SO50 5PE.

The Car Park will be open from 07:30 am. Shuttle buses will begin at 08:00 am and run continuously until 11:30 am when they will run every 30 minutes. Shuttle buses will run continuously for one hour once the game has finished.

There is clear signage directing you to the Park and Ride. Please exit the M27 at Junction 5 and follow the yellow and black AA signs. Look out for the coloured sticker and number that matches your car park pass hanger.
Please be aware the parking surface is grass.

PARKING

There are a limited number of parking spaces within a 10-minute walk of the Hampshire Bowl. These are priced at £20 and only available on a pre-booked basis www.eticketing.co.uk/ageasbowl. The parking is located off Botley Road (SO30 3RS) and will be open from 08:00am.

Please exit at Junction 7, M27 and follow yellow and black AA signs to Car Parks 10 and 11. Look out for the coloured sticker and number that matches your car park pass hanger.

Please be aware the parking surface is grass.

There are limited blue badge spaces which must be booked in advance. To book a parking space please call 023 8047 2002 (Opt 2).

If you are planning to travel by private coach, please call 02380 475 606 for more information.

The Hampshire Bowl provides a free motorbike and bicycle storage facility on a first come first served basis. Please head towards the Marshall Drive roundabout and follow directions from our traffic operatives.

BUS

First Bus no.8 service connects the Ageas Bowl with Hedge End train station and Southampton city centre. For further information please visit www.firstgroup.com.

DROP OFF & PICK UP / TAXI, PRIVATE HIRE, UBER

Hampshire Bowl has a designated drop off and pick up point for all taxis and private hire vehicles which is located in Car Park 2. 

After the match you will be able to get a ‘Hackney taxi’ from the designated rank in Car Park 2. 

Pre-booked Taxis operated by Radio Taxis will have a booking desk close to the pick-up area.

Private Hire vehicles including Uber will also have a designated pick up location within this area.

The drop off and pick up location for friends and family is in the Holiday Inn Express Car park accessed off Marshall Drive.

WALK / CYCLE

Cycle storage is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please contact a steward on arrival.

ADDRESS

Hampshire Bowl
Botley Road
West End
Southampton
Hampshire
SO30 3XH