The Ageas Bowl, West End
2001
6,500 (20,000 with temporary seating)
Yes
Pavilion End, Hotel End
Hampshire, Hampshire 2nd XI
10:29, Mon Sep 21, 2020 (UTC +0100)
The Rose Bowl
 

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England v Sri Lanka - Jun 16-20, 2011 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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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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Jofra Archer believes he's got his man, England v Pakistan, 3rd Test, Southampton, 4th day, August 24, 2020
Jofra Archer believes he's got his man
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