Visitor Guide: Royal London Cup 2022

All you need to know about Hampshire's home Royal London Cup fixtures at The Ageas Bowl in 2022

Cricket's original cup, the Royal London Cup returns for 2022 as Hampshire contest three huge matches at The Ageas Bowl and one at the outground in the Isle of Wight.

To read the Visitor Guide for Hampshire's fixture against Northamptonshire Steelbacks at Newclose County Cricket Ground, please follow the link below.

Newclose Visitor Guide

Find out more about Hampshire's Royal London Cup matchdays at The Ageas Bowl below.


Tickets

Tickets are available to purchase at the cheaper, Advance rate until 11:59pm the day before each match. After which, tickets will only be available at the On The Day price.

Buy Tickets

Tickets will also be available to purchase on the day of a Royal London Cup fixture from the Matchday Ticket Office, located opposite the West Gate, which will be open from 9:30am until 4pm.


Accessing Your Tickets

Tickets for this summer's Royal London Cup will be digital tickets and will be easily available on the free Hampshire Cricket App or you can access them via an email confirmation of your ticket purchase.

The free-to-download Hampshire Cricket App is the ultimate matchday tool for all of Hampshire's fixtures, 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 at The Ageas Bowl 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. 

iOS Download
Android Download

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.

Accessing App Tickets
Forwarding App Tickets

There are also guides outlining how to access and forward tickets on the App available above.

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


Getting Here & Parking

We encourage our visitors to use public transport as much as possible.

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

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

On-site parking is available to purchase online by following the link below, or available to purchase on the day, subject to availability.

Buy Car Parking

Please note, after the close of play car parks will be held whilst pedestrians exit safely, and car parks may take up to an hour to clear after the game.

Find out more information about travel and getting to The Ageas Bowl for Royal London Cup via the link below.

Travel Information

Rail Strike Sunday 21st August

Please note, there is planned rail strike action taking place between Thursday 18th - Sunday 21st August, which impacts South Western Railway services running for Hampshire v Essex Eagles (Sunday 21 August), with first services starting much later than usual and are likely to be busy, after which a full Sunday service will run.

If you're planning on attending this matchday and travelling by train, please click here to plan accordingly.


Entry, Opening & Closing Times | General Information

The Matchday Ticket Office (located opposite the West Gate), will be open from 9:30am until 4pm on all matchdays.

Gates will open at 10am for Hampshire home games, with the fixtures set to commence at 11am and scheduled to finish at 6pm.

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 or App Ticket to gain access.

 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.

Seating for all fixtures are unallocated.

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.

An information point will be open in the Arlott Atrium 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 or to the club shop.

The Arlott Atrium is open to all spectators in 2022, whilst the Derek Shackleton Bar will remain a reserved area for Hampshire Members, and the Roof Terrace & Robin Smith Suite reserved for Executive Club Members.

Free Wi-Fi is available to use at The Ageas Bowl for all of Hampshire's Royal London Cup matches. Simply log into 'Ageas Bowl' in your device's Wi-Fi settings, sign-in and browse.


Food & Drink

The best food & drink in English cricket - as voted for by cricket fans around the country - is on offer at The Ageas Bowl on Royal London Cup matchdays.

Food & drink will be available to purchase around the ground from gates opening, with a host of concessions available to cater for all dietary requirements.

 The Arlott Atrium (Rod Bransgrove Pavilion) and Boundary Bar (Hilton Hotel End) will be serving pies and sausage rolls, whilst the Derek Shackleton Suite (Members only) will be serving pies and mash.

Please note: The Boundary Bar will be closed for the first Royal London Cup fixture on Friday 5th August (Hampshire v Worcestershire Rapids).

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 around the ground from 60 minutes prior to each match, with bars closing 30 minutes after the close of play.

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.

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. 

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 BEEFY's

The Ageas Bowl Store

Get Hampshire's 2022 kit at The Ageas Bowl Store or online at store.ageasbowl.com.

In addition to Hampshire's kit, a whole host of England new kits, Southern Vipers and Southern Brave replica, supporter wear, leisurewear and accessories will also be available to purchase.

Programmes and scorecards will also be available at the store. You can visit the store online via the link below.

Online Store

Fan Reporting & Feedback Platform

Should you witness any anti-social or discriminatory behaviour during Royal London Cup matches – or if you’d like to make us aware of anything during your time with us – please utilise the fan reporting and feedback platform available within the Hampshire Cricket App.

Simply head to the App’s homepage to submit a report – if you’re yet to download the free App just search ‘Hampshire Cricket’ in your App store or Google Play Store.


Weather

Click here to view the latest forecast for Southampton.

Umberallas are permitted in the ground.


Programmes and Scorecards

Programmes and scorecards will be available from The Ageas Bowl Store and inside the West Gate, priced at £5 and £1 respectively.

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