Visitor Guide: England v South Africa, Vitality IT20

All you need to know ahead of England's Vitality IT20 at The Ageas Bowl on Sunday 31st July

England v South Africa

Vitality IT20: Sunday 31st July

Car Parks Open & Rail Shuttle Starts Running: 12pm | Gates Open: 12:30pm | England v South Africa Starts: 2:30pm | Approximate Finish: 5:45pm


Tickets for England's Vitality IT20 against South Africa at The Ageas Bowl are sold out.

For those attending the best way to access your tickets is on the free Hampshire Cricket App. Information about how to do so can be found below. Otherwise ticket holders should have received e-tickets via email ahead of England v South Africa.

For any ticketing queries on the day, please visit the Matchday Ticket Office located at the top of the hill, open from 10am on Sunday 31st July.

Matchday App

The Hampshire Cricket App - free to download across Apple and Android - is the ultimate matchday tool for Thursday's IT20 with attendees able to access their tickets 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, and much more!

If you haven’t already downloaded the App and set up a Fanscore account you’ll need to do this to access your tickets – please find instructions on to how to do so below.

1) Search 'Hampshire Cricket' in your App Store or by using the relevant link to your device below and download the free App.

2) Click the ticket icon in the App's footer menu and then 'My Tickets'.

3) Sign Up to create a FanScore account using this email address.

4) Verify your email address via the email sent from FanScore.

5) Go back to 'My Tickets' and click 'Find Tickets' and your tickets will appear.

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Should you have any issues in accessing your tickets on the App please consult the document available below.

App Ticketing Guide

Once you’ve set up a Fanscore account and accessed your tickets on the App you’ll be able to forward on any tickets you’ve bought for friends and family to them. Once they accept the ticket it will then disappear from your wallet.

Instructions on how to forward (and receive) tickets are available in the step-by-step guide below.

Forward Tickets via App

Create Your Personalised Commemorative Ticket

Fans attending Vitality IT20 between England and South Africa at The Ageas Bowl can create their very own, personalised commemorative ticket courtesy of the free Hampshire Cricket App.

Once in the ground on Sunday fans will be able to create a digital commemorative ticket by simply downloading the free App – search ‘Hampshire Cricket’ in the App/Play Store - and then selecting the option to create a commemorative ticket on the App’s homepage. It’s then just a case of taking a snap and entering an email address – the commemorative ticket will then be emailed through.

This feature – powered by Filmily – is just one of many available in the free Hampshire Cricket App. The App is the ultimate way for fans to stay up to speed with everything going on at Hampshire Cricket and The Ageas Bowl.

Fan Reporting & Feedback Platform

Should you witness any anti-social or discriminatory behaviour during Sunday's match – or if you’d like to make the stewarding team aware of anything during your time with us – please utilise the fan reporting and feedback platform available within the Hampshire Cricket App.

Simply head to the App’s homepage to submit a report – if you’re yet to download the free App just search ‘Hampshire Cricket’ in your App store.

General Information, Opening & Closing Times

The Matchday Ticket Office (located outside the gates at the top of the hill) will be open from 10am for any ticket collections or queries.

 Upon arrival, please ensure you have downloaded the Hampshire Cricket App and accessed your tickets on the App, or have your e-tickets available and ready to scan. You'll then be able to scan your digital App tickets or e-tickets at the turnstiles at the West Gate (see instructions located above in 'Tickets' section on this webpage).

Gates will open at 12:30pm on Sunday 31st July with England v South Africa set to commence at 2:30pm.

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.

All seating for this fixture is allocated. 

The UEFA Women's European Championships Final between England and Germany (Kick-off: 5pm) will be shown on TVs around the ground.

Please note, The Ageas Bowl is a cashless stadium, so please bring payment cards for any on-site purchases. All concession stands will be accepting contactless payments on the matchday.

A contemplation room will be available as a shared facility for spectators, located under the Colin Ingleby-MacKenzie Stand.

A dedicated alcohol-free area is located for spectators who tickets sat in Block S Upper.

Find a venue map below to help guide your matchday ahead of arriving at The Ageas Bowl on Sunday 31st July.

Venue Map

An information point will be open in the Arlott Atrium (located in Rod Bransgrove Pavilion) for any queries that you may have, and will be open from gates opening until the close of play. Please note, any lost property should be handed in or collected from this information point.

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

The Arlott Atrium is open to all spectators, whilst the the Robin Smith Suite is reserved for Hospitality guests and Roof Terrace is reserved for Roof Terrace ticket holders only.

Spectators are prohibited from walking onto the field of play.

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

Ground Regulations

 Getting Here & Parking

The roads around The Ageas Bowl are likely to be busy for this international fixture, so please allow plenty of time for your journey. 

Please only drive to The Ageas Bowl if you have a pre-booked car parking pass. On-site car parking is sold out.


Parking in local neighbourhood areas is for residents only. Please be respectful of local residents' parking areas.

We encourage our visitors to use public transport wherever possible.

The best way to travel to The Ageas Bowl for England v South Africa is to get a train to Southampton Airport Parkway or Hedge End Railway Stations and hop on the rail shuttle. These direct buses will be available from immediately outside both Southampton Airport Parkway and Hedge End Railway Stations, running continuously before, during and after the match on 31st July to transport fans to The Ageas Bowl and back to the railway station. 

Rail shuttle tickets can be pre-booked via the link below, whilst pay on the day will also be available.

Book Rail Shuttle

A park & ride service will also be running on Sunday 31st July from Southampton University Sports Centre located on Wide Lane at Junction 5 of the M27.

Please note, we expect the Park & Ride to be busy on Sunday so please arrive to the Park & Ride site in plenty of time and allow at least 30 minutes for the transfer itself.

Park & Ride is now sold out.

There is also a multi-story car park located at Southampton Airport Parkway which contains additional parking spaces, subject to availability. 

When leaving The Ageas Bowl, please be patient as cars are safely directed to exit the venue slowly after crowds have dispersed.

Find out more information about travel and getting to The Ageas Bowl for England v South Africa via the link below.

Full Travel & Parking Information


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Food and Drink

The best food & drink in English cricket - as voted for by cricket fans around the country - is on offer at The Ageas Bowl for England v South Africa, and will be available to purchase upon gates opening at 12:30pm.

Food will be served in the Arlott Atrium (within the Rod Bransgrove Pavilion) whilst 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 angus burgers, Mexican, Philly steak, Chinese, ice cream, fish & chips, hand made sandwiches/wraps, churros, pizza, hog roast, crepes & coffee, Greek, pick & mix sweets, street fries and more.

There will be a host of vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free and halal options available around the ground.

Free-to-use water fountains are located at the hotel-end of both the Shane Warne and Colin Ingleby-Mackenzie Stands.

Alcohol will be served from gates opening at 12:30pm until 30 minutes after the close of play, with an array of bars located around the ground.

Beer Walls will also be operational on-site outside the Atrium on the East Side and at the Hotel End over the West Side. Please follow the link below to understand how to operate them.

How To Use Beer Walls

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.

The The Ageas Bowl advocates the responsible consumption of alcohol.

Free Activities & Entertainment

There's a whole host of free activities and entertainment to look forward to on Sunday.

Upon arrival opposite the West Gate, DJs Vin and RH9 will be bringing you an eclectic mix of summer anthems from gates opening at 12:30pm.

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

Beside the on-field action, a number of free-to-use activities such as laser quest, a climbing wall, wipeout simulator and bungee run will be located on the West Hilltop Terrace (adjacent to the Matchday Ticket Office) from gates opening until the end of the match.

 Programmes & Scorecards

Programmes and scorecards will be available from the programme sellers around the ground from 12:30pm.

Earpieces, offering live commentary feeds from Sky Sports, will also be on sale from 12:30pm from sellers around the ground. 

The Ageas Bowl Store

The Ageas Bowl Store (located under the Shane Warne Stand) will be open from gates opening at 12:30pm until 30 minutes after the close of play.

The on-site store will be fully stocked with England's Castore replica IT20 and ODI kits as well as a whole host of England, Hampshire, Southern Vipers and Southern Brave replica, supporter wear and accessories.

Check out what's in store via the link below.

Online Store
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