Visitor Guide: Charity T20 Double-Header Day

All you need to know about Saturday's Charity T20 Double-Header Day at The Ageas Bowl

Charity T20 Double-Header Day

T20 Exhibition: Hampshire All Star XI v Lashings World XI

Charlotte Edwards Cup: Southern Vipers v South East Stars

The Ageas Bowl

Saturday 28th August


Gates Open: 9:30am

Hampshire All Star XI v Lashings World XI Starts: 10:30am | Southern Vipers v South East Stars Starts: 2:30pm


Tickets

Tickets for Saturday's Charity T20 Double-Header Day are still available to purchase for just £10 for Adults and £5 for Under-17s.

Tickets can be purchased online in advance of Saturday by following the link below.

Buy Tickets

Tickets will also be available to buy on the day from the Matchday Ticket Office (open 9am - 4pm Saturday).

Proceeds from ticket sales will go to the NHS and Southampton Hospitals Charity to help support the construction of a new rehabilitation space at University Hospital Southampton's General Intensive Care Unit.

Hampshire Cricket Members can attend this matchday for free courtesy of their Membership, and can simply scan in on Saturday using their Membership cards.


Event Overview

The Charity Double-Header Day is part of Hampshire Cricket’s ongoing fundraising efforts for Southampton Hospitals Charity and the NHS with the Club raising over £50,000 in 2020, and proceeds from this event will go towards supporting the construction of a new rehabilitation space at University Hospital Southampton's General Intensive Care Unit.

To begin the day, a Hampshire All Star XI will take on a star-studded Lashings World XI in a T20 exhibition, which will see cricketing legends in action from 10:30am. Click here to see the full line-ups for the T20 exhibition.

Following the T20 exhibition, the Lashings Legends will be available to see for autographs and photos at their Lashings Legends Hub located on the West Berm.

From 2:30pm, The Ageas Bowl-based Southern Vipers will contest their penultimate Charlotte Edwards Cup Group Stage fixture against South East Stars.


Fundraising Opportunities

There will be various options to help raise funds for the NHS and Southampton Hospitals Charity on the day.

Hampshire Cricket's Charity Auction has been popular with a number of incredible lots available to bid on. The online auction is currently live – featuring a host of exclusive experiences, signed merchandise and more – and will be open for bidding until 7pm on Saturday.

Online Auction

A text-to-donate option will also be available on Saturday, where anyone can simply send an SMS text using the details below to donate £5 to the NHS at the touch of a button.

Text T20NHS to 70085 to donate £5

Texts cost £5 plus one standard rate message and you’ll be opting in to hear more about our work and fundraising via telephone and SMS. If you’d like to give £5 but do not wish to receive marketing communications, text T20NHSNOINFO to 70085.


Getting Here & Parking

Please plan your journey carefully to avoid delays and allow plenty of time for your journey.

Car Parking

Pre-booked car parking pass holders, disabled guests and hospitality guests will be parked on site.

On-site parking is available to purchase for just £5 per car, and can be purchased online in advance of Saturday via the link below, or on the day upon arrival.

Buy Car Parking

On-site car parks will open 30 minutes before the scheduled gates opening time of the fixture.

For those who have secured on-site parking, please be aware the parking surface may be grass and car parking may be located a short walk away from the gate.

Please note, all parking will be available subject to availability.

The Ageas Bowl provides a FREE motorbike and bicycle storage facility. Please head towards the roundabout and follow directions from our traffic operatives. Please be aware motorbikes will be parked near the Hampshire Wellbeing Centre, located opposite the East Gate.

Taxis

A Taxi Rank will operate from The Ageas Bowl taxi pick up point, in Car Park 1, located opposite the West Gate.

To book a local taxi online click here, or call 02380 666666.

Drop-Off & Pick-Up Area

All private vehicle drop-offs and pick-ups will be directed from traffic stewards Car Park 1, located opposite the West Gate. If you're being picked up, please meet at this area.

Public Transport

First Bus No. 8

Southampton City Centre – Bitterne – West End – AGEAS BOWL – Hedge End Train Station

For further timetable information for the No. 8 First Bus, please click here.

Xelabus X4

Eastleigh – Airport Parkway – Mansbridge – AGEAS BOWL – Hedge End Town Centre

For further timetable information for the X4 Xelabus, please click here

Train

The closest railway stations located to The Ageas Bowl are Hedge End and Southampton Airport Parkway Railway Stations.

Find a train to either of these two locations for easiest access to the ground via the link below:

Find Trains

Entry, Opening & Closing Times | General Information

The Matchday Ticket Office (located at top of hill), will be open from 9am until 4pm on Saturday for ticket sales and queries.

Gates will open at 9:30am pm on Saturday with the Hampshire All Star XI v Lashings World XI T20 Exhibition beginning at 10:30am, and scheduled to finish at 1:15pm, before the Southern Vipers v South East Stars T20 begins at 2:30am, and is scheduled to finish at 5:15pm.

Upon arrival, please scan your ticket or Membership card (Hampshire Cricket Members only) at the West Gate turnstiles to gain access to the venue.

If you are yet to do so, you can download the free, award-winning Hampshire Cricket App to access your tickets on the mobile App's ticket wallet and simply scan in using your mobile phone.

What's more, the App's interactive wayfinding map can help you find your way around the venue, whilst there are a also whole host of other exciting features on the mobile App. Follow the link below to read more about what the App offers and to download on Apple & Android devices.

Hampshire Cricket App

Seating for this fixture is unallocated.

The Rod Bransgrove Pavilion is closed to all spectators - including the seating area in front of the pavilion - whilst it is kept sterile for players and match officials only, however the Arlott Atrium can be used as a walkway for circulation.

The Ageas Bowl Store, located just inside of the West Gate and under the Shane Warne Stand will be open from gates opening until the close of play for the Southern Vipers fixture. Any in-ground queries can be asked at the Store, and any lost property should be handed in or collected from this information point.


Health & Safety | Prohibited Items & Areas

Whilst restrictions have eased throughout the country, in order to keep our staff, players and customers safe, our staff within the ground will continue to wear face coverings and try to maintain social distance.

All attendees are encouraged to continue to practise social distancing where possible and wear a mask when they are not sat in their seat.

The Rod Bransgrove Pavilion and Arlott Atrium is closed to the public but can be used as a walk through for circulation. 

The venue is entirely cashless, so please ensure that you bring appropriate cards with you if you would like to purchase anything at the venue.

Hand sanitising stations are located around the stadium. The venue encourages all spectators to keep hands sanitised.

Prohibited Items include - Musical Instruments, Flares, Laser Devices, Air Horns, Fireworks, Weapons, Whistles

For a full list of prohibited items, please view the ground regulations - available here.


Food & Drink

Food will be available to purchase upon gates opening on Saturday, and the selection available accommodates all dietary requirements.

Food will be served around the venue with a wide choice available, including Donna Italia Pizzas situated under the Shane Warne Stand as well as burgers, Greek, and coffee & cakes.

The Shane Warne Bar will open and alcohol will be served from gates opening until 30 minutes after the close of play, with the bar located underneath the Shane Warne Stand.

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.

Spectators can bring in small picnics of food, soft drinks and a maximum of four cans of beer or equivalent, or 70cl of wine can be brought into the ground for Saturday's Charity T20 Double-Header Day.

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


Retail

The venue's new shop is located under the Shane Warne Stand, inside of the West Gate. Check out its new look and a range of retail items.

The shop will have stock of Hampshire Cricket and Southern Vipers New Balance replica & training kits, supporter wear and accessories.

Check out the range of items ahead of your visit via the link below.

Online Store

Weather

Click here to view the latest forecast for Southampton.

Umbrellas are permitted within the ground.

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