Visitor Guide: Vitality Blast 2023

What to know before you go to Hampshire Hawks’ Vitality Blast matches at The Ageas Bowl

Hampshire Hawks have qualified in second place in the South Group and will host Worcestershire Rapids in a winner-takes-all, Vitality Blast Quarter-Final.

Find out more about Hampshire Hawks' T20 and how to get tickets via the link below.

Vitality Blast


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 rate. 

Tickets can be purchased via The Ageas Bowl’s online ticketing website courtesy of the link below or in person at The Ageas Bowl Store (Mon - Fri: 10am - 4pm).

Seating is reserved for Ticket Plus and Hospitality guests and unreserved for all general admission tickets, passports and bundles.

Click here to view the Domestic Seating Plan to see seating areas for Vitality Blast at The Ageas Bowl.

Availability Update

Vitality Blast Quarter Final: Over 7,000 Tickets Sold
Ticket Plus: SOLD OUT
Hospitality: Very Limited

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Accessing Your Tickets | Matchday App

Vitality Blast Passport holders and Hampshire Cricket Membership Cards will not work at this match.

Members and Passport Holders will need to purchase tickets (at discounted rates) to gain access to the Quarter-Final. All Members & Passport Holders will have received an email with instructions on how to claim their discounted tickets.

All tickets to individual Vitality Blast matches will be digital tickets and available on the free Hampshire Cricket App.

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.

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Should you have any issues in accessing your Vitality Blast 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

If you are a ticketholder and are unable to retrieve your tickets on the Hampshire Cricket App, then you can access the venue on the matchday by scanning a printed or digital version of the e-ticket you will have received on the same email that the booking was made on.

Find a number of ticketing and matchday queries available in the list of FAQs available via the link below.


Free Buses and Travel

Please plan your journey in advance to avoid delays in getting to The Ageas Bowl.

Free buses will be available for all fans travelling to and from all of Hampshire Hawks' Vitality Blast fixtures at The Ageas Bowl in 2023.

These free direct buses will be available from both Southampton Airport Parkway Railway Station and Hedge End Station, running continuously and beginning from 30 minutes before gates opening for each matchday.

The buses will depart from immediately outside both stations - simply head for the Hampshire Hawks flags upon arrival at the stations!

The buses heading back to the stations from The Ageas Bowl will depart from opposite the West Gate turnstiles and the last bus back to the stations will leave roughly 60 minutes after the end of the match.

You won't need a ticket or any accreditation to use the free buses, simply turn up at the stations and get on board.

Car parking is available to pre-book at The Ageas Bowl's Park & Walk site. Follow the link below to find out more about car parking for Vitality Blast.

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

In an attempt to alleviate any congestion, car parks will be open from 120 minutes prior to the start of the game. 

Find out more information about travel and getting to The Ageas Bowl for Vitality Blast via the link below.

Travel Info

Access, Opening & Closing Times | General Information

 Upon arrival, please ensure you have downloaded the Hampshire Cricket App and accessed your tickets on the App. You'll then be able to scan your digital tickets at the turnstiles at the West Gate (see instructions located above in 'Tickets' section on this webpage). Alternatively, all ticket holders who purchased in advance will have been sent an e-ticket to the email which they purchased tickets with, which will contain a barcode to scan at the gates.

Hampshire Cricket Members (excl. Standard Members) and Vitality Blast Passport and 3-Match Bundle holders can scan their Membership/Passport card via the West Gate turnstiles to gain access.

For Hampshire Hawks T20s, gates will open 90 minutes before the start of the match.

Hampshire Hawks v Worcestershire Rapids | Friday 7 July | Key Timings

Free Shuttle Buses Start Running - 5pm

Gates Open, DJs Vin & RH9 (West Gate), Cricket Activities Available (Hilltop Terrace), Vitality Blast Trophy Showcase (East Berm) - 5:30pm

Hampshire Hawks v Worcestershire Rapids Starts - 7pm

Hampshire Hawks v Worcestershire Rapids Scheduled Finish, Post-Match Signing & Selfies Session - 9:45pm


Seating at all Vitality Blast fixtures is unallocated (other than Ticket Plus & Hospitality).

Please note, Members' Area seating is for Hampshire Cricket Members only, these are located in blocks A, B, W, X.

A contemplation room will be available as a shared facility for spectators, located under the Colin Ingleby-MacKenzie Stand.

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.

The Arlott Atrium is open to all spectators, 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. 

Find the information point, Matchday Ticket Office, The Ageas Bowl Store and more on the venue map ahead of your trip to the venue via the link below.

Venue Map

Spectators are prohibited from walking onto the field of play.

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

Ground Regulations

Free Entertainment & Activities

There will be numerous matchday activations running free of charge for every Hampshire Hawks T20 at The Ageas Bowl this summer. 

Upon arrival opposite the West Gate, DJs Vin and RH9 will be bringing you an eclectic mix of summer anthems for the Hawks Vitality Blast action from gates opening to the start of the match.

Get your face painted with Hawks colours, grab a 4&6 card and get your photo with Hawky upon arrival within the West Gate.

At the end of the match Hawks players will hold a signing and selfies session on the edge of the boundary in front of the Rod Bransgrove Pavilion. This area will be marked by flags so fans should head down with a pen for an autograph!

There will be live music after every Friday & Saturday match - starting as soon as the last ball has been bowled and located outside of the Arlott Atrium.

What's On | Hampshire Hawks v Worcestershir Rapids (Fri 7 Jul)

DJs Vin & RH9 will be bringing you an eclectic mix of summer anthems from gates opening to the start of the match.

A number of free-to-use cricket activities will be available at the Family Fun Zone (Hilltop Terrace behind Shane Warne Stand).

Get your photo with the Vitality Blast trophy on the East Berm from gates opening until the match kicks off at 7pm.

Following play, Hawks players will hold a signing and selfies session on the edge of the boundary in front of the Rod Bransgrove Pavilion. This area will be marked by flags so fans should head down with a pen for an autograph!

The Family Fun Zone was open on the West Hilltop Terrace on Wednesday 31st May and Wednesday 7th June. The area featured inflatables including an assault course and cricketing activities for these matchdays.

Find out the full list of matchday activities via the link below.

Matchday Activities

Food & Drink

A large range of food & drink will be on offer at The Ageas Bowl on Vitality Blast matchdays, with food options including burgers, mexican, hog roast, greek, fish & chips, loaded fries, chinese, pasties, german sausage, pizza and of course the famous Sanhja's built-in Punjabi cuisine.

Follow up on the savoury delights with sweet treats, such as churros, ice cream and pick & mix sweets also on offer around the ground.

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

The Arlott Atrium (Rod Bransgrove Pavilion) and Derek Shackleton Suite (Members only) will be serving food & drinks within the Rod Bransgrove Pavilion, whilst the Boundary Bar (Hilton Hotel End) will be serving drinks too.

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 both ends of the Shane Warne Stand and the hotel end of the Colin Ingleby-Mackenzie Stand.

BEEFY’S by Lord Botham Restaurant & Bar (located within Hilton at The Ageas Bowl) is serving a limited menu to pre-booked parties only. 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 90 minutes prior to each match, with bars closing 30 minutes after the close of play. 

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. 

The Ageas Bowl Store

Get the 2023 Hampshire Hawks Vitality Blast kit at The Ageas Bowl Store or online at

The Store (located within the West Gate) will have stock of Hampshire's 2023 Vitality Blast and LV= Insurance County Championship official replica shirts, Southern Vipers' 2023 replica kit, the brand-new England IT20 & ODI kits, a number of leisurewear & accessory ranges, and programmes and scorecards.

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

Online Store


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

Umbrellas are permitted within The Ageas Bowl. 

Please note, in the event of inclement weather, any decision regarding cancelling or delaying play is made by the umpires and not the venue staff.

What happens if the match is reduced or called off? For more information about The Ageas Bowl's Vitality Blast ticket refund policy, please follow the link below.

Ticket Refunds

Programmes & Scorecards

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

Additional Information

The Ageas Bowl is a cashless venue.

All of the concession stands will be accepting contactless payments during all matchdays.

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

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