As it is located on the sloping hill, the structure of the ground resulted in an amphitheater bowl. Due to this bowl-shaped structure along with the Hampshire County Cricket Club's logo (having crown and rose), the name of the stadium was announced as the "Rose Bowl".
Also known as the Ageas Bowl for sponsorship reasons, the Rose Bowl is the home ground of HampshireCounty Cricket Club since its establishment in 2001. Located between the Telegraph Woods and the M27 motorway, the ground has hosted many international matches since its inception. RB Sport & Leisure Holdings PLC owns the ground. The construction to build the place as a beautiful cricket ground was initiated in 1997; being designed by Sir Michael Hopkins, an English architect.
An additional satellite ground borders the main field to the south-east which is known as the 'Nursery Ground'.
The venue also has an atrium restaurant which is located between the pavilion and the cricket academy building.
Australian batsman Aaron Finch set a new record of T20 international cricket by scoring 156 runs off 63 balls against England in 2013, surpassing the previous record of 123 runs set by New Zealand's Brendon McCullum.
The venue hosts one the largest fireworks displays on the South Coast every November.
The ground witnessed the highest individual innings of an international Test match when Ian Bell scored 167 for England against India in 2014.
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