England v Sri Lanka: Match Day Info - Kia Oval Skip to main content

All the information you need ahead of the Royal London One-Day International between England and Sri Lanka at The Kia Oval.

Thursday 1st July

Gates open at 11am

Start: 1pm

Interval: 4:30pm approximately

Restart: 30 minutes after the end of the first innings

Close: 8: 30pm


This match is part of the government’s Events Research Programme, meaning we will have 50% capacity at The Kia Oval. All ticket holders have been contacted via email with information on whether their tickets remain valid or not and all tickets have been distributed digitally.

Everyone attending this match must have filled out the form at this link and must be willing to demonstrate their COVID-19 status when entering the ground.

You must only sit in your allocated seat and this seat cannot be changed. As part of the Events Research Programme, there will be no social distancing in place in the stands.


You should not attend The Kia Oval if you have any Covid 19 symptoms or your most recent test was positive. All spectators will be required to demonstrate their COVID status through the NHS app as this article explains.

All in attendance must continue to wear a mask at all times unless they in their seat or eating and drinking.

Scorecards are available from several ECB vendors around the ground.

By Car
No match-day parking is available at, or in the vicinity, of the ground and we advise all fans to use public transport.

By National Rail
The Kia Oval is located just a ten-minute walk from Vauxhall station, served by South Western Railway trains coming in and out of Waterloo.

By London Underground

Vauxhall Underground station is on the Victoria line, with services every few minutes, and just six minutes walk from the JM Finn Stand End of the ground.

Oval and Kennington Underground stations are both on the Northern line and just a few minutes from the Pavilion End of the ground.

By Bus

Route numbers 36, 185 and 436 stop outside the ground and the following buses stop within a five-minute walk of the Kia Oval: 3, 59, 109, 133, 159, 333. For more information, and to plan your journey to the Kia Oval via the London Underground, click here.


A wide selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase at a number of bars throughout the concourses. Please note that The Kia Oval is a cashless venue and only card payment will be taken.

Gluten free beer is available from the Oval Tap bar on the concourse of the new One Oval Square.

Food options around the ground include:

  • Fish & chips
  • Pizza
  • Burgers
  • Pies
  • Kebabs & wraps

Most stalls will offer vegetarian and/or vegan options as well as gluten-free.

Members who renewed their Membership prior to 1st March 2021 will have credit applied to their Membership Card and this can be used on Kia Oval owned and operated outlets around the ground.

Please do bring a face covering or mask with you should you wish to.

Fans are not permitted to bring their own drinks into the ground, although food is permitted. No metal cutlery or glass will be allowed into the ground.

Our water fountains are currently covered due to Covid 19 but you can fill your water bottles at any bar or stall around the ground.


There will be several matchday stores open throughout the day, with the widest range available at brand new shop on the bottom floor of the One Oval Square development at the Pavilion End of the ground.

The largest store at the Vauxhall End of the ground will be in the Jardine Suite, beneath the JM Finn Stand.

These stores will be selling official England and Surrey merchandise.


Please see below for a map of the ground.


As we are constantly striving to improve our standards, facilities and attitudes accordingly, we have launched a non-visible disability wristband. This optional wristband will enable fans with a non-visible disability to easily identify themselves to Club staff on match-day, should they need any assistance, without having to give an explanation or the nature of their disability. Staff can then support the individual in the appropriate way.

If you require a wristband, please collect it from Theresa Peters in the Pavilion Reception upon arrival or email accessibility@surreycricket.com and one will be posted to you.

Fans attending with accessible needs can view our access guide here.


Can I smoke?

There are designated smoking areas around The Kia Oval, located at the back of the stands. Please ask your nearest steward or staff member for directions to any such area. Note: This policy also applies to the use of electronic smoking devices.

Will additional tickets be available on the gate?

No. All Members must have a ticket to attend the fixture, and cannot attend with their Membership Card alone.

Do I need to print my ticket, or can I show it on my phone on arrival?

You do not need to print your ticket. As long as you can show the eTicket on your phone, our stewards will be able to scan you in.

Is there WiFi available?

WiFi is available free of charge at the Kia Oval. Use ‘_The Cloud’ to gain access.

Where is the nearest cash point?

Please note, a cashless system is in place at all outlets and bars.

Do I need to bring my own PPE?

Yes. If you would like to wear gloves and a mask at The Kia Oval, then please bring your own PPE to the ground. Hand sanitiser will be available around the ground. Please note that some catering facilities are in enclosed areas and therefore you will require a face covering or mask to access these, in line with the most recent government guidelines.

Do I need to bring my Membership card?

You will have been sent an eTicket which should be produced on arrival for a steward to scan. Your Membership Card will not grant you access to the ground for this fixture.

Is parking available?

No. Parking is not available on-site at The Kia Oval for this fixture.