Rose Bowl to tackle congestion for test match


Visitors to Southampton who will be Rose Bowl hospitality guests for the venue's first ever test match next week may be able to benefit from efforts by the organisers to reduce congestion in the area.

With thousands of cricket fans set to descend on the stadium to witness the historic event, officials have secured an extra 700 parking spaces adjacent to the ground, while extra bus services will also run each day.

Spectators will have plenty of options for using public transport to reach the ground, as a shuttle link with Southampton Central Station will provide easy access to the venue for those arriving by train.

Managing director at the Rose Bowl Glenn Delve stated: "It is great news for fans of top-level cricket that we have opened up extra facilities as it gives them extra flexibility to choose how they come to and exit from the ground."

Fans attending the third and final test may well be hoping to see a strong performance from the England side looking to secure a series win, which they can achieve by avoiding defeat, as they are already 1-0 up in the contest.

Posted by Keith Prowse

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