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Visitor Guide: Hampshire v Sussex Sharks, Vitality Blast

All you need to know about Hampshire's 'el clasicoast' Vitality Blast clash against Sussex Sharks

Hampshire v Sussex Sharks

'el clasicoast'

Thursday 12th July, Vitality Blast

Gates Open - 5:30pm | Match Start - 7pm | Live Music - 9:45pm


Tickets are available to purchase via the Ageas Bowl’s online ticketing website, over the phone on 0844 847 1863 or in person at The Ageas Bowl Ticket Office (Mon - Fri: 9am - 5pm).

Tickets are only available at the advance rate listed above until 23:59pm on Wednesday (11th July) - after this point, tickets will only be available at the standard rate.

Tickets will remain available to purchase online and over the phone until midday on Thursday (12th July), from which point they will only be available to purchase in person at the venue. 

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Phone: 0844 847 1863

 Free Entertainment & Activities

Thursday's on-field action will be complemented by a number of free to use activations:

The majority of these activations will be located on the East Berm.

The post-match live music - courtesy of Skyline - will take place outside the Ticket Office, starting immediately upon the completion of play.

Getting Here & Parking

There is a chance the roads around The Ageas Bowl will be busy on Thursday. 

Travel Information

In an attempt to alleviate any congestion, car parks will be open from 5pm. 

Opening & Closing Times

Gates will open at 5.30pm, with Hampshire v Sussex Sharks to commence at 7pm and scheduled to finish at 9.45pm. 

The Arlott Atrium is open to all spectators in 2018, whilst the Derek Shackleton Bar will remain a reserved area for Hampshire Members. 

The Matchday Ticket Office (located at top of hill), will be open from 2pm until 30 minutes after the close or abandonment of play. 

The Ageas Bowl shop will be open from 5.30pm until 30 minutes after the close or abandonment of play.

Food and Drink

Food will be available to purchase around the ground from gates opening, with a host of new concessions available to try.

BEEFY’S, the Ageas Bowl’s Sir Ian Botham-inspired restaurant (located within Hilton at the Ageas Bowl) is serving dinner from 5pm. To book a table or for more information, please contact the team on 02382 027097, via or online (via the link below).


Alcohol will be served around the ground from 5.30pm, with bars closing by 11pm. 

Please note, no alcohol can be brought into the ground and 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 age, prior to being served. 

Club Shop

The Club Shop will have stock of Hampshire's 2018 Vitality Blast shirt, along with Royal London One-Day Cup replica kit, programmes and scorecards.


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

If you are unsure on the latest situation with the weather at the ground, you can call our Match Day Information Line (recorded message) on 023 8047 5662. 

Programmes & Scorecards

Programmes and scorecards will be available from the Club Shop, priced at £3 and 50p respectively.

In addition, programme and scorecard sellers will be located around the ground.

Additional Information

Cash can be withdrawn from the ATM located in the Arlott Atrium although we encourage spectators to bring cash with them where possible.

All of the new concession stands will be accepting contactless payments during Thursday's match.

Water fountains will be available to use at the end of both the Shane Warne and Colin Ingleby-Mackenzie stands.

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