Rose Bowl (Southampton)

Opened in 2001, the Rose Bowl (currently known as the Ageas Bowl for sponsorship reasons) is the home of Hampshire County Cricket Club. The Rose Bowl has held Test Matches, One Day Internationals, Twenty20 Internationals and the 2008 and 2010 Twenty20 Cup Finals Day.

Tenants: Hampshire County Cricket Club

Opened: 2001

Capacity: 15,000 (Domestic) / 25,000 (International)

Address: Ageas Bowl, Botley Road, West End, Southampton, Hampshire, SO30 3XH


Location & Travel to Rose Bowl

The Rose Bowl is located within the parish of West End, 5 miles to the east of central Southampton.

Airport: Southampton Airport is 4 miles north of the Rose Bowl and serves European destinations. Bus X4 stops at Moorgreen Hospital, 5 minutes walk from the ground.

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Bus: The number 8 bus connects Southampton City Centre to Hedge End, stopping at the Rose Bowl.

Coach: Southampton Coach Station is nearby to the city centre, with the number 8 bus running to the ground.

National Express has links to many destinations from Southampton, you can search and book your tickets here.

Alternatively, Megabus offers cheap travel to Southampton and offers over a number routes from Birmingham, Leeds, Manchester, Newcastle, Oxford, Portsmouth, Sheffield and York. You can search and book your tickets here.

Driving: The ground is located very close to Junction 7 of the M27. There is car parking available onsite, please use the link below to see further information.

Train: Hedge End Station is the closest station, approximately 2 miles away and has services to London Waterloo, Portsmouth and Winchester. The station is either a 35 minute walk or the number 8 bus goes to the ground. Alternatively, Southampton Airport Parkway (at the airport – see above) has services to Birmingham New Street, Bournemouth, Brighton Cardiff Central, London Waterloo, Manchester Piccadilly, Portsmouth, Reading, Salisbury and Southampton Central.

Thinking of catching a train to Southampton? Search and and book your journey through the Trainline here.


Tickets at Rose Bowl

Tickets for the 2018 season were priced as follows and can be purchased online through the club website here.

Vitality Blast

  • Adults – £21 advance, £25 on day
  • Students – £18 advance, £22 on day
  • Under 17s – £5
  • Family Ticket (2 Adults & 2 U17s) – £47 advance, £55 on day

Royal London One-Day Cup

  • Adults – £16 advance, £21 on day
  • Concession (Over 60s/Students) – £11 advance, £16 on day
  • Under 17s – £5
  • Family Ticket (2 Adults & 2 U17s) – £37 advance, £47 on day

Specsavers County Championship

  • Adults – £16 advance, £21 on day
  • Concession (Over 60s/Students) – £11 advance, £16 on day
  • Under 17s – £5
  • Family Ticket (2 Adults & 2 U17s) – £37 advance, £47 on day

Where to stay in Southampton

The Rose Bowl is unique in the fact that it has a hotel overlooking the ground, the Hilton at the Ageas Bowl.

Use TripAdvisor to find some great other places to stay in Southampton by clicking here.


Further information

Rose Bowl Official Website

Sports Tourist Southampton City Guide


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