Metro Bank One Day Cup - Travel Information

In 2024, Hampshire host four Metro Bank One Day Cup (50-over) group-stage matches in August, all four fixtures at Utilita Bowl. 

Please plan your journey carefully to avoid delays.

Metro Bank One Day Cup Final

Hampshire have earned their place in the Metro Bank One Day Cup Final, to be played against Leicestershire Foxes at Trent Bridge, Nottingham on Saturday 16th September.

The Club are organising a bus to transport fans up to Trent Bridge on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please note, this bus is now sold out.

If you're planning on traveling up to Trent Bridge for the Final, please find relevant travel information via the link below.

Travel by car

Those travelling by car from the mainland will need to book ferry travel for their vehicle. Please see 'Travel by ferry' section above for more information.

On-site car parking is sold out.

Supporters are directed to park in one of the pay & display car parks in Newport. The ground is a 25-minute walk or short bus ride from there.

Season-long car parking pass holders, disabled guests and hospitality guests will be parked on site. Season-long car parking passes will be valid to park at Newclose on a first come, first served basis.

All on-site car parking will be located on grass, so please be aware that surfaces may be wet or muddy if there is adverse weather ahead of the matchday.

Members park & ride

The Members park & ride service which includes all transport (incl. shuttle and ferry) from Utilita Bowl to Newclose Cricket Ground, plus return journey to Utilita Bowl after the fixture is sold out.

Members who have pre-booked this park & ride service will need to arrive at Utilita Bowl by 7.15am on Tuesday 22nd August ahead of buses leaving shortly after.

Find out more about Newclose by reading through the visitor guide available below.

Utilita Bowl

Car Parking

Seasonal car parking pass holders disabled guests and hospitality guests will be parked on-site for Hampshire's Metro Bank One Day Cup group stages matches.

  • Executive Club car parking is located in Car Park 1 (opposite the West Gate).
  • Members & general car parking is located in Car Park 2 (main car park).
  • Accessible parking is located in Car Park 6 (opposite East Gate).

Car Parking: £10 per car

Attendees travelling to Utilita Bowl by car are able to purchase on-site car parking in advance online for £10 per car via the link below.

On-site car parks will open 30 minutes before the scheduled gates opening time of the fixture.

For those who have secured on-site parking, please be aware the parking surface may be grass and car parking may be located a short walk away from the gate.

For accessible parking, please arrive with a valid Blue Badge to display to stewards at Utilita Bowl, who will then direct you to park in relevant accessible areas.

Click here to read Utilita Bowl's Car Parking terms & conditions.

Please note, all parking will be available subject to availability.

Motorbikes and Bicycles

Utilita Bowl provides a FREE motorbike and bicycle storage facility.

Please head towards the roundabout and follow directions from our traffic operatives. Please be aware motorbikes will be parked near the Hampshire Wellbeing Centre, located opposite the East Gate.

All parking is subject to availability and on a first come first served basis.

Public Bus

Bluestar Bus No.14

Southampton City Centre – Northam - Bitterne – West End – Chartwell Green – UTILITA BOWL – Hedge End Super Store and Train Station

For further timetable information for the No. 14 Bluestar Bus, please click here.

Bluestar Bus No.24

Eastleigh Bus Station – Southampton Airport Parkway Station - Mansbridge – West End – UTILITA BOWL – Hedge End Super Stores - Hedge End Village

For further timetable information for the No. 24 Bluestar Bus, please click here.

The closest bus stops to Utilita Bowl are Dawson Lodge for buses travelling towards Southampton City Centre, and Moorgreen Hospital for buses travelling towards Hedge End Train Station.


The closest railway stations located to Utilita Bowl are Hedge End and Southampton Airport Parkway Railway Stations.

Find a train to either of these two locations for easiest access to the ground via the link below:

Follow the link below if you can't see the train search portal above.

If coming from Hedge End Station, look out for the Bluestar no.14 bus to bring you to the stadium, alternatively you can get a taxi from the station.

If you are coming from Southampton Airport Parkway Station, you can look out for the Bluestar no.24 (more details listed above).


A Taxi Rank will operate from Utilita Bowl taxi pick up point, in Car Park 1, located opposite the West Gate.

To book a local taxi online click here, or call 02380 666666.

Drop-Off & Pick-Up Area

All private vehicle drop-offs and pick-ups can be done at the Holiday Inn Express Car Park.

If you're being picked up, please meet at this area.