Visitor Guide: England v India, Vitality IT20

All you need to know ahead of England's Vitality IT20 at The Ageas Bowl on Thursday 7th July

England v India

Vitality IT20: Thursday 7th July


Car Parks Open & Rail Shuttle Starts Running: 3:30pm | Gates Open: 4pm  | England v India Starts: 6pm | Approximate Finish: 9:15pm


Tickets

Tickets for England's Vitality IT20 against India at The Ageas Bowl are sold out.

For those attending the best way to access your tickets is on the free Hampshire Cricket App. Information about how to do so can be found below. Otherwise ticket holders should have received e-tickets via email ahead of England v India.

For any ticketing queries on the day, please visit the Matchday Ticket Office located at the top of the hill, open from 10am on Thursday 7th July.


Matchday App

The Hampshire Cricket App - free to download across Apple and Android - is the ultimate matchday tool for Thursday's IT20 with attendees able to access their tickets using just their device, forward tickets digitally to friends and family to save waiting around at the gates, find their seat and in-ground amenities using an interactive wayfinding map, and much more!

If you haven’t already downloaded the App and set up a Fanscore account you’ll need to do this to access your tickets – please find instructions on to how to do so below.

1) Search 'Hampshire Cricket' in your App Store or by using the relevant link to your device below and download the free App.

2) Click the ticket icon in the App's footer menu and then 'My Tickets'.

3) Sign Up to create a FanScore account using this email address.

4) Verify your email address via the email sent from FanScore.

5) Go back to 'My Tickets' and click 'Find Tickets' and your tickets will appear.

iOS Download
Android Download

Should you have any issues in accessing your tickets on the App please consult the document available below.

App Ticketing Guide

Once you’ve set up a Fanscore account and accessed your tickets on the App you’ll be able to forward on any tickets you’ve bought for friends and family to them. Once they accept the ticket it will then disappear from your wallet.

Instructions on how to forward (and receive) tickets are available in the step-by-step guide below.

Forward Tickets via App

 Getting Here & Parking

The roads around The Ageas Bowl are likely to be busy for Thursday's international, so please allow plenty of time for your journey. 

Please only drive to The Ageas Bowl if you have a pre-booked car parking pass. On-site car parking and park & ride car are sold out.

The best way to travel to The Ageas Bowl for England v India is to get a train to Southampton Airport Parkway or Hedge End Railway Stations and hop on the rail shuttle. These direct buses will be available from immediately outside both Southampton Airport Parkway and Hedge End Railway Stations, running continuously before, during and after the match on 7th July to transport fans to The Ageas Bowl and back to the railway station. 

Rail shuttle tickets can be pre-booked via the link below, whilst pay on the day will also be available.

Book Rail Shuttle

PLEASE NOTE, NO PARKING IS AVAILABLE AT THE AGEAS BOWL APART FROM THOSE WHO HAVE PRE-BOOKED

Parking in local neighbourhood areas is for residents only. Please be respectful of local resident parking areas.

There is also a multi-story car park located at Southampton Airport Parkway which contains additional parking spaces, subject to availability.

When leaving The Ageas Bowl, please be patient as cars are safely directed to exit the venue slowly after crowds have dispersed.

Find out more information about travel and getting to The Ageas Bowl for England v India via the link below.

Full Travel & Parking Information

Opening & Closing Times

 Upon arrival, please ensure you have downloaded the Hampshire Cricket App and accessed your tickets on the App, or have your e-tickets available and ready to scan. You'll then be able to scan your digital App tickets or e-tickets at the turnstiles at the West Gate (see instructions located above in 'Tickets' section on this webpage).

Gates will open at 4pm on Thursday 7th July with England v India set to commence at 6pm.

Please note, all bags will be searched upon arrival.

Dedicated fast entry turnstiles will be available at the West Gate for those entering the ground without bags.

All seating for this fixture is allocated. 

 Please find a venue map available via the link below to view the stadium and seating areas ahead of your visit

Venue Map

The Matchday Ticket Office (located outside the gates at the top of the hill) will be open from 10am for any ticket collections or queries.

The Ageas Bowl Store will be open from gates opening at 4pm until 30 minutes after the close of play.

An information point will be open in the Arlott Atrium (located in Rod Bransgrove Pavilion) for any queries that you may have, and will be open from gates opening until the close of play. Please note, any lost property should be handed in or collected from this information point.


Weather

Please click here to view the latest weather forecast for Southampton.


Food and Drink

The best food & drink in English cricket - as voted for by cricket fans around the country - is on offer at The Ageas Bowl for England v India, and will be available to purchase upon gates opening at 4pm.

Food will be served in the Arlott Atrium (within the Rod Bransgrove Pavilion) whilst a wide variety will also be available to purchase around the ground, including Sanjha’s famous Punjabi cuisine located under the Colin Ingleby-Mackenzie Stand and Donna Italia Pizzas situated under the Shane Warne Stand as well as angus burgers, Mexican, Philly steak, Chinese, ice cream, fish & chips, hand made sandwiches/wraps, churros, pizza, hog roast, crepes & coffee, Greek, pick & mix sweets, street fries and more.

There will be a host of vegetarian, vegan. gluten-free and halal options available around the ground.

Free-to-use water fountains are located at the hotel-end of both the Shane Warne and Colin Ingleby-Mackenzie Stands.

Alcohol will be served from gates opening at 4pm until 30 minutes after the close of play, with an array of bars located around the ground.

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.

The Ageas Bowl advocates the responsible consumption of alcohol.


Free Activities & Entertainment

There's a whole host of free activities and entertainment to look forward to on Thursday.

Upon arrival opposite the West Gate, University of Southampton dance societies will be performing Bhangra and Bollywood dance sets, alongside DJs Vin & RH9 bringing you a mix of Bollywood, Bhangra and Brit-Asian beats from gates opening at 4pm.

Facepainting will be available in and around both the West and East gates upon arrival on the day.

Giant inflatables - including a giant super slide, assault course, wipeout simulator and bungee run - are located on the Hilltop Terrace (adjacent to the Matchday Ticket Office) from gates opening until approximately 9pm.


 Programmes & Scorecards

Programmes and scorecards will be available from the programme sellers around the ground from 4pm.

Earpieces, offering live commentary feeds from Sky Sports, will also be on sale from 4pm from sellers around the ground. 


The Ageas Bowl Store

The Ageas Bowl Store (located under the Shane Warne Stand) opens at 4pm and will be fully stocked with England's Castore replica IT20 and ODI kits as well as a whole host of England, Hampshire, Southern Vipers and Southern Brave replica, supporter wear and accessories.

Check out what's in store via the link below.

Online Store

Additional Information & Prohibited Items

Please note, The Ageas Bowl is a cashless stadium, so please bring payment cards for any on-site purchases. All concession stands will be accepting contactless payments on the matchday.

Mobiloo changing facilities will be available on-site for those with mobility needs, while a contemplation room will be available as a shared facility for spectators.

Find a venue map below to help guide your matchday ahead of arriving at The Ageas Bowl on Thurday 7th July.

Map Venue

Water fountains are available at the Hotel ends of the CIM and Shane Warne stands.

The Arlott Atrium is open to all spectators, whilst the the Robin Smith Suite is reserved for Hospitality guests and Roof Terrace is reserved for Roof Terrace ticket holders only.

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

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

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