Rose Bowl ups capacity for ODI

The Rose Bowl capacity will be upped to more than 20,000 for England v India
The Rose Bowl capacity will be upped to more than 20,000 for England v India
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Huge demands for tickets has led to the Rose Bowl increasing its capacity for England’s Natwest one day international with India on Tuesday, September 6.

Hampshire have added a further 7,000 temporary seats to the east and west of the ground next to the new stands, taking capacity to more than 20,000.

Only a few tickets remain of the initial allocation of 13,500.

And with the match still around six months away, fans are being urged to book early to avoid missing out on the eagerly-anticipated clash.

The Rose Bowl Group commercial director, Zac Toumazi, said: ‘We’ve been pleased but not surprised by the huge interest generated by this match.

‘England and India are two of the best sides in international cricket – something which was shown when the two sides played out a thrilling tie in the World Cup recently.

‘In a year when the Rose Bowl also welcomes Test match cricket to the south coast for the first time ever and the Royals defend their Twenty20 crown, we look forward to treating cricket fans across the south to a wonderful summer of international and domestic sport.’

Tickets in the new seats are priced at £55 for adults and £10 for juniors and can be purchased online at rosebowlplc.com or by calling the Hampshire box office during office hours on 0870 243 0291.

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