Activations Confirmed For The Vitality Blast’s Return To The Ageas Bowl

With just one day until the Champions Day double-header, a list of activations have been confirmed for all of the Hawks’ Vitality Blast home matches

The Vitality Blast returns to The Ageas Bowl for 2023, with Hampshire Hawks’ first game of their title defence coming against Middlesex on Friday 26th May – as part of the Champions Day double-header with Charlotte Edwards Cup champions Southern Vipers.

2023's Vitality Blast fixtures see seven matchdays land at the home of Hampshire Cricket with a range of free activities now confirmed for these matchdays.

Hampshire Hawks mascot, Hawky, is ready to welcome all the fans to every game at The Ageas Bowl! He will also do a lap of the ground before the start of play in a Hendy Moke.

Upon arrival opposite the West Gate, DJ Vin and RH9 will be bringing you an eclectic mix of summer anthems ahead of the Hawks Vitality Blast action from gates opening. Fans can also grab a 4 & 6 card and get Hawks & Vipers coloured face paints from our team of Cricketeers as they enter the ground.

The Family Fun Zone will be open on the West Hilltop Terrace during the All Stars and Dynamos Takeover on Wednesday 31st May and the Schools Takeover on Wednesday 7th June. The area will feature inflatables including an assault course and cricketing activities for these matchdays, whilst all other matches will also see cricketing activities available in this area.

At the end of each game Hawks & Vipers players will be hold a signing and selfies session on the edge of the boundary in front of the Rod Bransgrove Pavilion. This area will be marked by flags so fans should head down with a pen for an autograph!

The first two matchdays (Friday 26th May and Wednesday 31st May) will feature the opportunity to get your photo with our 2022 silverware. The Vitality Blast Trophy and Charlotte Edwards Cup will be on display on the East Berm before both the Hawks and Vipers matches.

Fans aged over 18 in attendance for ‘Champions Day’ on Friday 26th May will be able to enjoy a Cider tasting pop-up with the chance to win your height in cider, courtesy of Club Partners, Weston’s Cider.

Friday and Saturday night games will be extended with bands performing live music at the end of play. The bands will set up between the Atrium and the Shane Warne stand after play.

Finally, make sure to look out for our T20 Skills Challenge before the games on Wednesday 31st May, Wednesday 7th June, Friday 23rd June and Friday 30th June. Clubs from Hampshire and surrounding counties will be bringing their U11 teams along to play on the hallowed Ageas Bowl turf before each match and compete for the chance to welcome both teams onto the pitch with a guard of honour.

Ahead of Champions Day, take a look at our Visitor Guide for all your matchday information.

Visitor Guide

To watch the Vitality Blast champions, Hampshire Hawks, in action in 2023 get your tickets, on sale at the Advance rate now via the links below.

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