Visitor Guide: Metro Bank One Day Cup 2023

What to know before you go for Hampshire's Metro Bank One Day Cup fixtures at Utilita Bowl in 2023

Hampshire have qualified for the quarter-final of the 2023 edition of the Metro Bank One Day Cup.

Hampshire v Worcestershire Rapids

Sunday 27th August

Utilita Bowl

Gates Open: 10am | Match Start 11am

Find out more about Hampshire's Metro Bank One Day Cup matchdays at Utilita Bowl below.


Tickets are available to purchase at the cheaper, Advance rate until 11:59pm the day before each match, after which tickets will only be available at the On The Day rate. 

Tickets can be purchased via Utilita Bowl’s online ticketing website courtesy of the link below or in person at Utilita Bowl Store (Mon - Fri: 10am - 4pm).

Seating is reserved for Hampshire Cricket Members and hospitality guests, and unreserved for all general admission tickets.

Please note, Members' Area seating is for Hampshire Cricket Members only, these are located in blocks A, B, W, X.

Click here to view the Domestic Seating Plan to see seating areas for Metro Bank One Day Cup at Utilita Bowl.

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Accessing Your Tickets | Matchday App

All tickets to individual Metro Bank One Day Cup matches will be digital tickets and available on the free Hampshire Cricket App.

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

If you are a ticketholder and are unable to retrieve your tickets on the Hampshire Cricket App, then you can access the venue on the matchday by scanning a printed or digital version of the e-ticket you will have received on the same email that the booking was made on.

Find a number of ticketing and matchday queries available in the list of FAQs available via the link below.


Travel Information

Please plan your journey in advance to avoid delays in getting to Utilita Bowl.

We encourage our visitors to use public transport as much as possible. Click here for full information about travel to Utilita Bowl via public transport.

Public bus 'Bluestar' no. 14 and no. 24 both pass Utilita Bowl on Metro Bank One Day Cup matchdays. 

Please allow plenty of time for your journey and please be aware it is possible that car parks will become full.

Season-long car parking pass holders, disabled guests and hospitality guests will be parked on site.

On-site parking is available to purchase online by following the link below, or available to purchase on the day, subject to availability.

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Please note, after the close of play car parks will be held whilst pedestrians exit safely, and car parks may take up to an hour to clear after the game.

Find out more information about travel and getting to Utilita Bowl for Metro Bank One Day Cup via the link below.

Travel Info

Access, Opening & Closing Times | General Information

Upon arrival, please ensure you have downloaded the Hampshire Cricket App and accessed your tickets on the App. You'll then be able to scan your digital tickets at the turnstiles at the West Gate (see instructions located above in 'Tickets' section on this webpage). Alternatively, all ticket holders who purchased in advance will have been sent an e-ticket to the email which they purchased tickets with, which will contain a barcode to scan at the gates.

The Matchday Ticket Office (located opposite the West Gate), will be open from 9:30am until 4pm on all matchdays.

Gates will open at 10am for Hampshire home games, with the fixtures set to commence at 11am and scheduled to finish at 6pm.

Hampshire Members can scan their Membership cards to gain access to Hampshire's fixtures, whilst Members' guests and ticket holders should scan their e-ticket or App Ticket to gain access. 

The venue is entirely cashless, so please ensure that you bring appropriate cards with you if you would like to purchase anything at the venue.

Seating for all fixtures are unallocated.

Free Wi-Fi is available to use at Utilita Bowl for all of Hampshire's Metro Bank One Day Cup matches. Simply log into 'Utilita Bowl' in your device's Wi-Fi settings, sign-in and browse.

Please note, Members' Area seating is for Hampshire Cricket Members only, these are located in blocks A, B, W, X.

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

An information point will be open in the Arlott Atrium 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.

The Arlott Atrium is open to all spectators, whilst the Derek Shackleton Bar will remain a reserved area for Hampshire Members, and the Roof Terrace & Robin Smith Suite reserved for Executive Club Members. 

Find the information point, Matchday Ticket Office, Utilita Bowl Store and more on the venue map ahead of your trip to the venue via the link below.

Venue Map

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

Food & Drink

A range of food & drink will be on offer at Utilita Bowl on Metro Bank One Day Cup matchdays.

Food & drink will be available to purchase around the ground from gates opening.

The Arlott Atrium (Rod Bransgrove Pavilion) and Derek Shackleton Suite (Members only) will be serving food & drinks within the Rod Bransgrove Pavilion, whilst the Boundary Bar (Hilton Hotel End) will be serving drinks too.

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

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

BEEFY’S by Lord Botham Restaurant & Bar (located within Hilton at Utilita Bowl) has a brand-new menu. With Hampshire's home matchdays due to finish at roughly 6pm, attendees may wish to consider booking a table for dinner via the link below, or please contact the team on 02382 027097, or via


Alcohol will be served around the ground from 60 minutes prior to each match, with bars closing at the close of play. 

Please note, a maximum of four cans of beer or equivalent, or 70cl of wine may be brought into the ground for Hampshire's Metro Bank One Day Cup fixtures at Utilita Bowl. 

Utilita 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 age, prior to being served. 

Utilita Bowl Store

Get the 2023 Hampshire Metro Bank One Day Cup kit at The Utilita Bowl Store or online at

The Store (located within the West Gate) will have stock of Hampshire's 2023 official replica shirts, Southern Vipers' 2023 replica kit, the brand-new England Ashes Test, IT20 & ODI kits, a number of leisurewear & accessory ranges, and programmes and scorecards.

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

Online Store


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

Umbrellas are permitted within Utilita Bowl. 

Please note, in the event of inclement weather, any decision regarding cancelling or delaying play is made by the umpires and not the venue staff.

What happens if the match is reduced or called off? For more information about Utilita Bowl's ticket refund policy, please follow the link below.

Ticket Refunds

Programmes & Scorecards

Scorecards will be available from Utilita Bowl Store and inside the West Gate for just £1.

Additional Information

Utilita Bowl is a cashless venue.

All of the concession stands will be accepting contactless payments during all matchdays.

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

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