The Ageas Bowl, West End
2001
6,500 (20,000 with temporary seating)
Yes
Pavilion End, Hotel End
Hampshire, Hampshire 2nd XI
06:42, Fri May 14, 2021 (UTC +0100)
The Rose Bowl
 

Records and statistics

England v Sri Lanka - Jun 16-20, 2011 Scorecard
England v Pakistan - Aug 21-25, 2020 Scorecard
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South Africa v Zimbabwe - Jul 10, 2003 Scorecard
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England v Australia - Jun 13, 2005 Scorecard
England v Australia - Sep 8, 2020 Scorecard
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Profile

The Rose Bowl, Hampshire's fourth home and its most state-of-the-art, was designed by award-winning architects Michael Hopkins & Partners and hosted its inaugural first-team match in 2001. The ground, shaped like a circular amphitheatre, and its highlight - the three-storey pavilion with canopied roof - is a splendid feat of architecture, but its location - just off the M27 on the outskirts of Southampton - proved problematic for spectators in the early days. One of the venues for the Champions Trophy in 2004, The Rose Bowl received widespread criticism when access to the ground for England's key fixture against Sri Lanka proved extremely difficult, as 16,000 spectators descended. Nevertheless, Hampshire's ambitions continue unchecked: the ground hosted England's first Twenty20 international against Australia in 2005; floodlights were installed in 2006, and after hosting some memorable day/night fixtures against Australia and Pakistan in 2010, the ground became England's tenth Test venue the following year, when Sri Lanka visited in mid-June.

The ground's development - costing a whopping £24million - ran into financial difficulties in 2000, before a Hampshire businessman and cricket enthusiast Rob Bransgrove stepped in to secure its future. In 2006 the venue lost out to Cardiff in the race for Test status, but Bransgrove reacted by investing another £35 million, largely aimed at improving the pitch and the dreadful traffic problems which had blighted major matches. The planned development of a state-of-the-art hotel at the northern end of the ground will further boost The Rose Bowl's ambitions as it seeks to cement its place in the international calendar, and safeguard Hampshire's future.

Notes

Travel
Train - Hedge End station and Southampton Airport/Parkway are 10 minutes' taxi ride from the ground.
Car - The Rose Bowl is in West End, a short distance from Junction 7 of the M27.
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Fixtures

2021
Wed May 19 - Sat May 22
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
County Championship
Group 2 - Hampshire v Leicestershire
Sat May 29 (50 ovs)
Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy
Southern Vipers v Lightning
Mon May 31 (20 ovs)
Second Eleven Twenty20
South Division - Hampshire 2nd XI v Surrey 2nd XI
Wed Jun 2 (20 ovs)
Second Eleven Twenty20
South Division - Hampshire 2nd XI v Kent 2nd XI
Wed Jun 2 (20 ovs)
Second Eleven Twenty20
South Division - Hampshire 2nd XI v Kent 2nd XI
Fri Jun 18 - Tue Jun 22
ICC World Test Championship
Final - India v New Zealand
Sat Jun 26 (20 ovs)
3rd T20I - England v Sri Lanka
Mon Jun 28 (20 ovs)
Vitality Blast
Hampshire v Middlesex
Wed Jun 30 (20 ovs)
Vitality Blast
Hampshire v Surrey
Fri Jul 2 (20 ovs)
Vitality Blast
Hampshire v Gloucestershire
Sun Jul 4 - Wed Jul 7
10:30 local | 09:30 GMT
05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT
County Championship
Group 2 - Hampshire v Surrey
Fri Jul 9 (20 ovs)
Vitality Blast
Hampshire v Somerset
Fri Jul 16 (20 ovs)
Vitality Blast
Hampshire v Essex
Fri Jul 16 (20 ovs)
Vitality Blast
Hampshire v Sussex
Sun Jul 18 (20 ovs)
Vitality Blast
Hampshire v Glamorgan
Thu Jul 22 (50 ovs)
Royal London One-Day Cup
Hampshire v Essex
Tue Jul 27 (50 ovs)
Royal London One-Day Cup
Hampshire v Sussex
Fri Jul 30
The Hundred
Southern Brave v Birmingham Phoenix
Fri Jul 30
The Women's Hundred
Southern Brave Women v Birmingham Phoenix Women
Sun Aug 1 (50 ovs)
Royal London One-Day Cup
Hampshire v Lancashire
Wed Aug 4 (50 ovs)
Royal London One-Day Cup
Hampshire v Worcestershire
Sat Aug 7
The Hundred
Southern Brave v Northern Superchargers
Sat Aug 7
The Women's Hundred
Southern Brave Women v Northern Superchargers Women
Wed Aug 11
The Hundred
Southern Brave v Welsh Fire
Wed Aug 11
The Women's Hundred
Southern Brave Women v Welsh Fire Women
Mon Aug 16
The Hundred
Southern Brave v Oval Invincibles
Mon Aug 16
The Women's Hundred
Southern Brave Women v Oval Invincibles Women
Tue Sep 7 - Fri Sep 10
Second Eleven Championship
Hampshire 2nd XI v Warwickshire 2nd XI
Tue Sep 14 - Fri Sep 17
Second Eleven Championship
Hampshire 2nd XI v Somerset 2nd XI
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Latest Photos

Hampshire and Sussex take part in a pre-season friendly, Ageas Bowl, April 1, 2021
Hampshire and Sussex take part in a pre-season friendly
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Umbrellas are the order of the day with rain not letting up at the Ageas Bowl, England v Pakistan, 3rd Test, Southampton, 5th day, August 25, 2020
Umbrellas are the order of the day with rain not letting up at the Ageas Bowl
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The covers were on but the rain on Day 5 morning was persistent, England v Pakistan, 3rd Test, Southampton, 5th day, August 25, 2020
The covers were on but the rain on Day 5 morning was persistent
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Covers on at the Ageas Bowl with rain disrupting play, England v Pakistan, 3rd Test, Southampton, 4th day, August 24, 2020
Covers on at the Ageas Bowl with rain disrupting play
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