Visitor Guide: England Women v New Zealand

Find out what to know before you go for England Women's Vitality IT20 against New Zealand at Utilita Bowl on Saturday 6th July

Visitor Guide: England Women v New Zealand

Vitality IT20: Saturday 6th July

England Women host their opening fixture of the Vitality IT20 series against New Zealand at Utilita Bowl on Saturday 6th July.


Car Parks Open & Rail Shuttle Starts Running: 12pm

Gates Open: 12:30pm

England Women v New Zealand Starts: 2:30pm

Approximate Finish: 5:15pm

Last Rail Shuttle Service: after England v Switzerland UEFA Euros fixture


How To Attend

Limited pitch-facing hotel bedrooms are still available. Tickets are sold out and hospitality is no longer available to purchase for this fixture.

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.

For any ticket collections or ticketing queries on the day, please visit the Matchday Ticket Office located opposite both East and West gates, open from 12pm on Saturday 6th July.

Click here to view the International Seating Plan to see seating areas for international matches at Utilita Bowl.

Find out how to attend this match via the link below.

Come Along

Accessing Your Tickets

All tickets to this fixture will be digital tickets (e-tickets) and also available on the free Hampshire Cricket App.

Upon arrival, please ensure you have your e-ticket or entry card at the ready.

If you haven’t already downloaded the app and set up a Fanscore account you’ll need to do this to access your digital tickets on the app.

Follow the link below to find out more and download the app to your device, and how to access and forward digital tickets on the app.

Hampshire Cricket 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.

FAQs

Getting Here & Travel

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

The roads around Utilita Bowl will be busy for this international fixture, so please allow plenty of time for your journey. 

We encourage our visitors to use public transport wherever possible.

The best way to travel to Utilita Bowl for England Women v New Zealand is to get a train to Southampton Airport Parkway and hop on the rail shuttle. These direct buses will be available from immediately outside the railway station, running continuously before, during and after the match  to transport fans to Utilita Bowl and back to the railway station. 

Please note, rail shuttle services will only be operating from Southampton Airport Parkway due to planned rail replacement services on the day. 

Please note, the final rail shuttle services will be returning to Southampton Airport Parkway at the end of the England v Switzerland UEFA Euros, which will be shown on TVs at the stadium.

Rail shuttle tickets can be pre-booked for £5 for adults and £3 for under-17s via the link below, whilst pay on the day will also be available.

Book Rail Shuttle

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

All car parking at Utilita Bowl is sold out.

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

When leaving Utilita Bowl, please be patient as cars will be held for at least 20 minutes before being directed to exit the venue slowly after crowds have exited safely.

If you are still planning on driving but haven't pre-booked car parking, there is also a multi-story car park located at Southampton Airport Parkway which contains additional car parking spaces, subject to availability. Hop on the rail shuttle from Southampton Airport Parkway once parked.

Find out more information about travel and getting to Utilita Bowl for England Women v New Zealand via the link below.

Travel Info

Key Timings & General Information

Upon arrival, please ensure you have your digital app tickets or e-tickets ready to scan at the entrances.

Ticketholders should scan the barcode on the ticket to access the ground via the gates.

The Matchday Ticket Office (located outside the East & West Gates) will be open from 12pm for any ticket collections or queries.

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.

Key Timings

Car Parks Open & Rail Shuttle Begins Running - 12pm

Gates Open, DJs Vin & RH9 (West Gate), Family Fun Zone Open (Hilltop Terrace) - 12:30pm

England Women v New Zealand Starts - 2:30pm

Scheduled finish time - 5:15pm

UEFA Euros Quarter-Final fixture England v Switzerland will be shown on TV screens around the ground

Last rail shuttle buses depart - at the end of the England v Switzerland Euros fixture

All seating for this fixture is allocated.

Blocks Q & R are reserved as an alcohol free zone. No alcoholic drinks are to be taken in this area.

Please note, Utilita 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 multi-faith room will be available as a shared facility for spectators, located under the Colin Ingleby-MacKenzie Stand.

Sensory bags, designed to add comfort and security to disabled supporters to perfect their matchday experience, are available to pre-book on a first-come, first-served basis.

These bags are designed to help fans, particularly those with autism, to enhance the matchday experience, making it more comfortable and enjoyable. Apply for a free bag by clicking here. 

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.

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

Free Entertainment & Activities

There will be numerous matchday activations running free of charge for attendees to enjoy.

Upon arrival opposite the West Gate, DJs Vin and RH9 will be bringing you an eclectic mix of classic anthems from gates opening to the start of the match.

Get your face painted and grab a 4/6 card upon arrival within the West Gate.

Enjoy a mix of sporting activities, garden games and paint our mural in the Family Fun Zone, located on the Hilltop Grass Terrace behind the Shane Warne Stand.

The East Berm will host even more activities at ECB's We Got Game concourse activation will have a number of giveaways and competitions available, alongside an interactive screen to send messages to the team, polaroid photo booth and 'have-a-go' area.

We Got Game

At the end of the match, players will hold a signing and selfies session on the edge of the boundary in front of the Rod Bransgrove Pavilion. This area will be marked by flags so fans should head down with a pen for an autograph!

The UEFA Euros Quarter Final fixture between England and Switzerland will be shown on TVs across the ground. Please note, the final rail shuttle services will run until the end of the England v Switzerland UEFA Euros fixture.


Food & Drink

Utilita Bowl serves the best food and drink in English cricket, as voted for by fans, and with new options available this year, it's unmissable at this summer's event days coming to the venue.

A large range of food & drink will be on offer across Utilita Bowl on matchdays for this fixture and will be available from gates opening, with tastes from around the world available for fans to savour.

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

Check out the food & drink guide via the link below to find out what's on offer.

Food & Drink Guide

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.

Alcohol will be served around the ground from gates opening, with bars closing 30 minutes after the close of play. 

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

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 2024 England IT20 and ODI kit at Utilita Bowl Store or online at https://utilitabowl.store/.

The Store (located within the West Gate) will have stock of Hampshire's 2024 Vitality Blast and Vitality County Championship official replica shirts, Southern Vipers' 2024 replica kit, a number of leisurewear & accessory ranges, scorecards and children's activity packs.

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

Online Store

Weather

Please click here to view the latest weather forecast for West End, 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

Additional Information

Utilita Bowl is a cashless venue.

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


Contact Us

Email: enquiries@utilitabowl.com

Phone: 02380 472002 (Opt. 2)

Visit Us: Utilita Bowl Store (inside West Gate)

Phonelines & Utilita Bowl Store open 10am - 4pm, Monday - Friday on non-matchdays.

You can report any concerns or issues by alerting one of the stewarding team at the venue or by messaging 07782 331988 via SMS or Whatsapp.

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