The Rose Bowl will increase its capacity to more than 20,000 for the One-Day International between England and India on 6th September following unprecedented demand for tickets.
An extra 7000 seats will be added in time for the match, which despite being almost six months away, has almost sold out and fans are being urged to book early to avoid disappointment.
"We’ve been pleased but not surprised by the huge interest generated by this match," The Rose Bowl Commercial Director Zac Tournazi said.
"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."
The extra temporary seats are to be added to the East and West stands at the ground in time for the second game in the five-match ODI series
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