Home of the famed Hampshire Country Cricket Club, The Rose Bowl is a cricket ground located in West End, Hampshire, England. This ground had been Hampshire's home ground since 1885. It was constructed as a substitute for the County Ground in Southampton. It was here that Hampshire played their first first-class match against Worcestershire on 9–11 May 2001, winning by 124 runs. Since then, the ground held intercontinental cricket matches like the One Day Internationals. Some T-20 matches have also been played here along with a Test match in 2011, which saw England play against Sri Lanka.
This ground was designed by architect Sir Michael Hopkins. The project consists of the centrepiece pavilion with a tented roof; the ground is built into the side of the gently sloping hill on which it is located, resulting in an amphitheatre bowl. The ground was christened The Rose Bowl, because the logo of this place is composed of a rose and crown and also because the ground is bowl shaped.
In order to be eligible to host Test cricket, redevelopment on this ground was started in 2009; where the stands were rebuilt to hold more people and other construction work was undertaken to allow hosting of international cricket at the ground possible. The Rose Bowl is now owned by the Eastleigh Borough Council since January 2012.