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The Ageas Bowl

Address: Botley Road | West End, Southampton SO30 3XH, England
Phone Number: 02380 47 2002
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Ranked #31 of 58 Attractions in Southampton
Type: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields, Theaters & Stadiums
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Owner description: The home of Hampshire Cricket, host to England Internationals and arena-scale concerts from the likes of Oasis, REM, and The Who. A new era has begun with a £48 million development including the opening of two new stands; which boast contemporary architecture and luxurious new conference and event facilities, making it one of the most exciting venues on the South Coast. With the imminent construction of a 4-star hotel to the Northern End of the venue, it will be the only Model Test match ground in the country as defined by the ECB. The Ageas Bowl is available to host business meetings and conferences all year round. Located on the outskirts of Southampton it benefits from exceptional links to the motorway networks and public transportation. So whatever your business or leisure requirements, we invite you to consider the fantastic opportunities at The Ageas Bowl, a relaxed atmosphere combined with spectacular architecture, professional service and a beautiful setting.

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English first
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 via mobile

What a gorgeous venue to watch cricket in. All you can see is trees and greenery (when not watching the cricket). Makes a change from those built up inner city stadiums.....plan your travel to and from the ground and you will be fine. Come on ECB support Hampshire with an A list test match.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Over this last year, I've been to the Ageas Bowl a lot of times. I first went last year for the England v Australia ODI and nearly froze to death because I really do not know what it is with the Ageas Bowl that means that inside it's at least 3 degrees colder than it is outside. So I highly... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I was recently here for the England v India test match (caught the final day) and I must say that the renovations are looking good. As a local, I was a bit disappointed by the name change (sponsors will have their way though), but this stadium is definitely one on the up! The only issue is that food and drink... More

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North Carolina, USA
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

My first visit to the Ageas Bowl was on July 31, 2014 to attend the last day of a very exciting test cricket match between England and India (which England won). Fifth day tickets were sold at much lower prices than the tickets for the first 4 days, and were very affordable. The Ageas Bowl itself is very well-designed and... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I have been to the Ageas Bowl (Rose Bowl) many times and its always a special occasion to go and watch the cricket. My last visit was to the 2nd Day of the England v India Test Match. The ground does have a very handy cycle park where you can lock your bike up for the day, As a cyclist... More

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Lovely stadium (at least it will be when the hotel is finished) however: I attended day 5 of the test match yesterday, my first visit, and with a crowd of circa 5,000 expected I turned up without doing any research on transport as I figured none would be necessary with the ground 1/3 full. The last 2 miles to the... More

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I had the occasion to watch the opening day of the India England Test match on Sunday, July 28. I found the Ageas Oval beautiful, and the facilities excellent. I would rate this as one of the most attractive grounds I have seen.. I was privileged to be driven to the stadium in a friend's chauffeur driven car, so access... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

The Ageas Bowl is a really good newer cricket ground. I have been a few times now and its really taking shape and becoming a good Test venue. Good staff and a good park and ride bus. Tickets are fairly priced. I recommend you visit this ground when you can.

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Watchet, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Went to the second day of the Test Match, on 28 July, with a few friends. The ground is truly excellent, a few of the positives being:- a. Good seats, with plenty of legroom b. Helpful stewards c. Very good selection of food and drink outlets d. Little or no yobbish behaviour amongst the spectators - no beer glass snakes... More

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Built with absolutely nothing around it,viewing in ground was good,not much shelter from rain or sun,porta cabins for toilets,food at venue substandard,never going to beat lords,oval or cardiff,You have to be bused in from station,infrastructure not thought about at all.hampshire ccc really need to improve all facilities at the ground for visitors and transport links.the que for the bus when... More

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