The Ageas Bowl - Southampton
The Ageas Bowl
Southampton SO30 3XH
Entrance: Via Marshall Drive from Botley Road (B3035).
Members' enclosure: Pavilion and the defined members' seating located at Pavilion End of the ground
Public enclosure: Rest of the ground.
Covered stands: Pavilion plus two stands with limited seating on the west side of the ground.
Open stands: Plastic tip-up seating in terraced layers surrounds the entire playing area.
Name of ends: Pavilion End, Northern End.
How to get there:
Train: Hedge End Station (Eastleigh/Portsmouth line via Fareham) is less than 10 minutes by taxi from the ground. There is no direct bus service to the station but on certain days the club operates its own shuttle bus. Southampton Airport/Parkway Station (London Waterloo/Bournemouth line via Basingstoke (connections to Oxford), Winchester and Southampton Central (connections to Salisbury and the West) is 10 minutes by taxi from the ground. There is a direct bus service supplemented on certain days by the club's shuttle bus. 023 8021 3600, 0845 6000 0650, 08457 484950, www.swtrains.co.uk, National Rail Journey Planner
Bus: On certain days (mainly one-day matches) in 2002 the club operated its own shuttle bus from Hedge End and Southampton Airport/Parkway stations. At the end of certain Sunday matches, a shuttle bus also ran to Southampton city centre to cover a gap in the public services. A public service runs from Southampton city centre to The Rose Bowl (First Bus service 8A on Monday to Saturday and 4E on Sunday) and the journey takes 30 minutes. Buses run every 20 minutes Monday to Friday, half-hourly on Saturdays and hourly on Sundays. Solent Blue Line service, Nos 29 or 29A, operate a service from Southampton Airport/Parkway station to The Rose Bowl with a journey time of 12 minutes. This service runs every 30 minutes Monday to Saturday and hourly on Sundays. It is also possible to travel by bus directly from Eastleigh, Hamble, Winchester and Woolston as well as Petersfield (NB not on Sundays). 023 8059 5974/ 023 8061 8233 or Travel Line 0870 6082608/023 8022 4554. www.soton.ac.uk/-unilink, www.solent.blue.com, www.firstsoton.co.uk
Car: The Ageas Bowl is situated in West End, a short way from the M27 Junction 7.
From north: from M3 junction 14, take M27 (east) to junction 7. At roundabout take A334 (Charles Watts Way), follow this to roundabout and take B3035 (Botley Road). From south & east: from M27 junction 7 follow as for north. From west: from M27 junction 7 follow as for north.
Cycle: There are cycle routes from surrounding areas of Southampton to West End.