Visitor Guide: Hampshire v Essex Eagles, Royal London Cup

All you need to know about Hampshire's opening Royal London Cup fixture against Essex Eagles on Thursday

Hampshire v Essex Eagles

Royal London Cup (50-Overs)

The Ageas Bowl

Thursday 22nd July

Gates Open: 10am

Match Starts: 11am | Estimated Finish: 6pm

Match Preview

Matchday App

The free-to-download Hampshire Cricket App is the ultimate matchday tool for all of Hampshire's fixtures at The Ageas Bowl, with attendees able to access the ground using just their device courtesy of the App's digital ticketing wallet, forward tickets to those they're attending with, find their seat and in-ground amenities using an interactive wayfinding map, follow live match coverage on their device and even have their say by voting on the player of the match!

The App is free to download on both Apple and Android and you can do so by following the links below. There are also guides outlining how to access and forward tickets on the App available below.

iOS Download
Android Download
Accessing App Tickets
Forwarding App Tickets


Tickets are available to purchase online via the link below at the cheaper, Advance rate until 23:59 on Wednesday 21st July.

Buy Tickets

Tickets will also be available to purchase on the day from the Matchday Ticket Office, located at the top of the hill outside of stadium, which will be open from 9:30am until 4pm.

Getting Here & Parking

Please allow plenty of time for your journey and please be aware it is possible that car parks will become full.

Please note, on Thursday roadworks will be taking place from 9pm on M27 junction 7 eastbound entry slip road and M27 junction 9 westbound to M27 junction 11.

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

On-site parking and Park & Walk slots are available to purchase online by following the link below, or available to purchase on the day, subject to availability.

4-match Parking Passports are also still available to purchase in advance of the Essex Eagles fixture for £30 per car, valid for all four group stage fixtures.

Buy Parking

There will be a taxi pick-up point operating opposite the West Gate, or taxis can still be booked over the phone via 023 8066 6666.

To find out more information about travel to The Ageas Bowl for tomorrow's Royal London Cup fixture, follow the link below.

Full Travel & Parking Information

Entry, Opening & Closing Times

The Matchday Ticket Office (located at top of hill), will be open from 9:30am until 4pm on Thursday.

Gates will open on Thursday at 10am for Hampshire's group stage fixture against Essex Eagles, with the fixture set to commence at 11am and schedule to finish at 6pm.

Upon arrival, please ensure you have downloaded the NHS Test & Trace app and scan the QR code on the West Gate turnstiles.

Hampshire Members can scan their Membership cards to gain access to Hampshire's fixtures, whilst Members' guests and ticket holders should scan their e-ticket to gain access.

Seating for this fixture is unallocated, however we ask attendees to remain socially distanced and respect the space of others who are not part of their attending group.

The Rod Bransgrove Pavilion is closed to all spectators for this season's fixtures - 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.

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 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 - 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.

Food & Drink

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

Food will be served around the venue with a wide choice available, 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 burgers, hog roasts, Greek, ice cream and more.

Bars will open and alcohol will be served from gates opening until 30 minutes after the close of play, with an array of bars located around the ground.

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 Hampshire's home Royal London Cup fixtures.

Water fountains will be available to fill water bottles up at the Hotel ends of the CIM and Shane Warne stands, so please feel free to bring an empty water bottle to fill at the water fountains to avoid dehydration on Thursday.

The on-site BEEFY'S By Sir Ian Botham Bar & Restaurant is available for bookings all day on matchdays. Please note, the restaurant will have limited availability, so please ensure that you book first.

You can check availability and book a table within the restaurant via the link below.

Book A Table

Club Shop

A retail unit located on the West Berm will operate as the club shop as well as the Ticket & Membership enquiries point, and will be open from gates opening to close of play.

The shop will have stock of Hampshire's Replica playing shirts for all formats, as well as training kit and supporter wear.

Check out the brand-new Hawks New Balance range ahead of your visit via the link below.

Online Store


The weather forecast looks great for Thursday! Click here to view the latest forecast for Southampton.

Umbrellas are permitted within the ground.

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