Visitor Guide: England v Pakistan - Royal London One-Day International

All you need to know ahead of England's Royal London One-Day International at the The Ageas Bowl
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England v Pakistan

Royal London One-Day International: Saturday 11th May

Gates Open: 9:00am  | England v Pakistan Starts: 11:00am | Estimated Finish: 6:30pm

Brand New Matchday App

Hampshire Cricket last week released a brand new App - free to download across Apple and Android - and it's the ultimate matchday tool for Saturday's ODI with attendees able to access the ground using just their device, forward tickets digitally to friends and family to save waiting around at the gates, find their seat and in-ground amenities using an interactive wayfinding map, follow live Opta match coverage on their device and even have their say by voting on the player of the match!

The App is free to download on both Apple and Android and you can do so by following the links below. There’s also a guide to aligning your eticketing account within the App and accessing your ODI tickets on your device for ticketless entry on Saturday.

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App Ticketing Guide


Tickets for England's One-Day International against Pakistan at the The Ageas Bowl are sold out.

 Getting Here & Parking

The roads around the The Ageas Bowl are likely to be busy throughout the ODI, so please allow plenty of time for your journey. 

Please only drive to the The Ageas Bowl if you have a pre-booked car parking pass.

Free shuttle buses will be running from Southampton Airport Parkway & Hedge End Stations.


There are still spaces available to book onto Park & Ride from Junction 5, M27. You can book via the link below while paying on the day will also be available.

Please note, there will be no on-site taxi booking service via Radio Taxis but taxis can still be booked over the phone via 023 8066 6666.

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Travel Update – Rail Services

To help customers travelling from London, South Western Railway are providing two special services from London Waterloo to Southampton Airport Parkway to connect with shuttle buses to take ticketholders to the The Ageas Bowl.These services depart London Waterloo at 6:39am and 7:45M and also call at Clapham Junction, Woking & Guildford.

After the match, additional services will be provided from Southampton Airport Parkway to London Waterloo at 19:27 (does not call at Guildford), 19:43 (does not call at Clapham Junction) & 20:25.

Please be aware for those coming from or via Basingstoke, rail replacement buses will take passengers to Winchester, whereupon they will board a train to Southampton Airport Parkway.

A free shuttle service will transport you from Southampton Airport Parkway to the ground as normal.

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Opening & Closing Times

Gates will open at 9:00am on Saturday with England v Pakistan set to commence at 11:00am.

Please note, all bags will be searched upon arrival.

Dedicated fast entry turnstiles will be available at the West Gate for those entering the ground without bags.

The Matchday Ticket Office will be open from 8am for any ticket collections or queries.

The Ageas Bowl Shop will be open from 9:00am until 30 minutes after the close of play.

The post-match entertainment - live music from the Vibes - will commence just after the last ball of the day has been bowled and last for approximately 60 minutes.


Please click here to view the latest weather forecast for Southampton.

If you are unsure on the latest situation with the weather at the ground, you can call our Match Day Information Line (recorded message) on 023 8047 5662. 

Food and Drink

Food - at the ground rated as having the best food and beverage offering in International cricket by the ECB in 2018 - will be available to purchase upon gates opening at 9:00am.

Food will be served in the Arlott Atrium (within the Rod Bransgrove Pavilion) - breakfast available from 9am, with a lunch menu served 12pm-3pm.

A wide variety will also be available to purchase around the ground, including Sanjha’s famous Punjabi cuisine located under the Colin Ingleby-Mackenzie Stand and Donna Italia Pizzas situated under the Shane Warne Stand as well as burgers, fish and chips, pulled pork, pasties, Yorkshire pudding wraps and caribbean cuisine to name but a few.

Alcohol will be served from 10am, with an array of bars located around the ground.

Please note, no alcohol can be brought into the ground, only alcohol purchased on-site may be consumed.

The Ageas Bowl operates a strict ‘Challenge 25’ alcohol policy and as such anyone deemed to look Under 25 will be asked to provide photographic proof of their age, prior to being served alcohol.

If you have pre-booked a matchday hamper, these will be available to collect from the East Terrace (outside of the Arlott Atrium) from 9:00am on Saturday.

Free Activities & Entertainment

The giant inflatables, climbing wall and laser quest are all located on the Hilltop Terrace (adjacent to the Matchday Ticket Office), while the power hitting, catching challenge and table cricket will be located on the East Berm (table cricket available during pre-match and interval break).

Facepainting will be available in and around both the West and East gates upon arrival on the day.

Live music will be taking place on the West Atrium Concourse Stage (opposite the Ticket & Membership Office), taking place after the final ball has been bowled.

Post Match Music Line-Up

The Vibes (Rock Band)

 Programmes & Scorecards

Programmes and scorecards will be available from the programme sellers around the ground from 9:00am, priced at £6 for programmes and £1 for scorecards.

Earpieces, offering live commentary feeds from Sky Sports on sale from 9:00am from sellers around the ground. 


The Ageas Bowl Shop (located under the Shane Warne Stand) opens at 9am and will be fully stocked with England's New Balance replica kit as well as a whole host of England and Hampshire fan and supporter wear.

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Additional Information & Prohibited Items

Cash can be withdrawn from ATMs (for which there is a £2.95 charge) located at the East end of the Colin Ingleby-Mackenzie (CIM) stand and from the West side of the Hilton Hotel.

Water fountains will be available at the Hotel ends of the CIM and Shane Warne stands.

Prohibited Items include - Alcohol, Glass, Cans, Musical Instruments, Flares, Laser Devices, Air Horns, Fireworks, Weapons, Whistles

For a full list of prohibited items, please view the ground regulations - available here.

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