Hampshire enjoy rise in memberships
Hampshire have seen memberships increase by 20% compared to the same time last year on the back of the Royals’ double-winning season.
Ahead of this campaign 350 new memberships have been bought, taking the total to 3,000 - 500 ahead of the same period in 2012. Last year, when Hampshire won the Friends Life t20 and Clydesdale Bank 40, they eventually had 4,000 members.
A membership offers the equivalent of a season-ticket to Hampshire home games as well as numerous additional perks, including exclusive access to the members' area at the Ageas Bowl, complimentary guest passes and discounts around the ground.
It also allows priority booking and discounted tickets for England's one-day internationals with New Zealand (June 2) and Australia (September 16) as well as their Twenty20 international versus Australia (August 29).
Chairman Rod Bransgrove said: "Hampshire have shown over the last few years that they are, without doubt, the most exciting county to watch in the UK. Four trophies in as many seasons tells its own story, so it's not surprising that more and more people want to come to the Ageas Bowl and see this team in action.
"In addition, the Ageas Bowl is a fantastic place to be right now and our membership package allows members the opportunity to witness, first hand, the changes that are going on, including the building of our four-star Hilton hotel. There really hasn't been a better year to be a part of this club."
The additional benefits to a membership include reciprocal arrangements with Essex, Gloucestershire, Kent, Northamptonshire and Sussex to watch their home matches not against Hampshire for free. It also means free entry at the following race meetings: Goodwood (May 9), Newbury (March 23 and October 26) and Wincanton (October 17).
2013 Hampshire Cricket standard and premium membership is already available from ageasbowl.com, by calling 0870 243 0291 or visiting the ticket office during normal office hours. Tickets for international matches at the Ageas Bowl can be bought now via the same methods.