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The Ageas Bowl

The Ageas Bowl Botley Road | West End, Southampton SO30 3XH, England
+44 23 8047 2002
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Championship cricket

Always a pleasure to visit the Ageas Bowl. Top quality catering and Ringwood ales. 18th time I've... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
via mobile
Great ground1

I am used to going to the grounds in Loondon, where they are 19th Century grounds adapted for the... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2017
London, United Kingdom
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The home of Hampshire Cricket, host to England Internationals and arena-scale concerts from the likes of Oasis, REM, and The Who. A new era has begun with a £48 million development including the opening of two new stands; which boast contemporary architecture and luxurious new conference and event facilities, making it one of the most exciting venues on the South Coast. With the imminent construction of a 4-star hotel to the Northern End of the venue, it will be the only Model Test match ground in the country as defined by the ECB. The Ageas Bowl is available to host business meetings and conferences all year round. Located on the outskirts of Southampton it benefits from exceptional links to the motorway networks and public transportation. So whatever your business or leisure requirements, we invite you to consider the fantastic opportunities at The Ageas Bowl, a relaxed atmosphere combined with spectacular architecture, professional service and a beautiful setting.
  • Excellent28%
  • Very good26%
  • Average11%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible21%
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The Ageas Bowl Botley Road | West End, Southampton SO30 3XH, England
+44 23 8047 2002
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Always a pleasure to visit the Ageas Bowl. Top quality catering and Ringwood ales. 18th time I've been here this year. Service can be slow during lunch breaks and a serious lack of seats/tables. Carvery is fabulous and the ground itself is wonderful with a...More

Thank cricketphil
Reviewed 12 August 2017

I am used to going to the grounds in Loondon, where they are 19th Century grounds adapted for the current age. This ground is built for the 21st Century - a great experience. My only criticism is that the seating is built very steeply -...More

Thank oldie076
Reviewed 4 August 2017

Drove from Bournemouth took an hour and half, heavy traffic there. Parked at the car park on the right recommended by the ground, £10,00, met by jolly farmer type who was clutching all his tenners he had taken, this was basically an over priced farmer's...More

2  Thank Paul F
Reviewed 2 August 2017

Well located ground with modern facilities and a great view of the pitch. Mostly open seating, but some under cover.

Thank LHJ42
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

Lots of negative comments about the venue for concerts, but as a cricketing stadium (it's purpose) it's a lovely setting. Went here for a washed out t20 game but there was lots to entertain the kids with on the day. Looking forward to returning.

Thank filhart
Reviewed 25 July 2017

We went to the Aegas Bowl for a T20 game. Sadly we saw no cricket due to persistent rain, which was very frustrating. Not the fault of Hampshire CCC but many opportunities were lost to make a good impression on 1st time visitors. I researched...More

Thank JenniferTaylor1
Reviewed 10 July 2017

We got there early to find decent unreserved seats. There were lots of seats, but with the stage being set 140 yards away beyond various marquees, the roped off cricket square and tents, you would be hard pressed to find one with an unrestricted view....More

Thank peterrexwhite
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Without a doubt the worst venue I have ever been to for a gig. Little Mix were playing, we'd had tickets for months so clearly not a surprise that such a big band were playing. The bars had absolutely no sense of urgency, we stood...More

Thank Sarah M
Reviewed 9 July 2017

My first time at this stadium to watch a T20 and I would just like to say it was a fantastic experience and couldn't fault the venue at all. Parked at the university on the field and was transported in by bus. The buses came...More

1  Thank Richard W
Reviewed 9 July 2017

Great show and the venue much better for music since our last visit years ago, bit more built up so sound is now much better. The bars up on the upper outer level at the rear were poor though, the staff just stared and never...More

1  Thank Baconbuttie
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sally m
18 December 2016|
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Response from Horshamdeano | Reviewed this property |
Hi, sorry if its a bit late. We have stayed at the Botley Park Hotel twice for international matches. Lovely hotel and in the beautiful surroundings, highly recommended.
20 June 2016|
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Response from Moleexpress | Reviewed this property |
Think we were just lucky about our seats and access to the park ride bus plus we were early just after doors opened so it was a case of wandering around and choosing which bar to go to. If we had arrived later or found... More