The Ageas Bowl is bidding to attract the next generation of cricket fans with a host of free, family-friendly activities during England’s Specsavers Test match against India in August.
The activities include a climbing wall, laser quest, giant inflatables, face painting and kids coaching.
All of the day’s off-field activities will supplement the guaranteed on-field thrills with Virat Kohli’s side – the world’s number one ranked Test team – taking on Joe Root’s men in a potentially series-deciding match-up at the home of Hampshire Cricket.
Similar activities have been installed on-site for England’s Internationals at the venue for the previous four years, and the provision demonstrates the Ageas Bowl’s ongoing efforts to introduce International cricket to the next generation of fans.
The Ageas Bowl’s chief commercial officer, Jonathan Crocker said:
We’re thrilled to be able to offer a whole range of family-friendly activities once again this year at the Ageas Bowl’s biggest ever match. These activities will help offer a world class experience to families visiting our venue and will complement the excellent cricket that will be on offer.
A range of new food and drink concessions will also be available for spectators to enjoy at next month’s match with an array of street food stalls installed for matches this summer.
The outlets will provide a varied offering, including healthy, vegetarian and gluten free options as well as child portions, while accepting contactless card payments meaning it’s never been easier to purchase food and drink at the ground.
Spectators will also be able to enjoy the Ageas Bowl’s two giant Samsung HD screens and leading-edge Wi-Fi technology which are all fully operational this season, giving fans an excellent digital experience from any seat within the stadium, as well as providing a new and improved integrated scoreboard system.