Published: 1st March, 2018
The Kia Oval is launching a new Family Zone for the 2018 Vitality Blast, improving the experience for families and Pride of Lions Members at T20 fixtures.
With an ever increasing number of families enjoying T20 cricket at the Kia Oval, and a growing Pride of Lions Membership that caters specifically for Surrey fans under the age of 16, the ground is committed to improving the match-day experience for our family audience.
In addition to the affordable ticket prices and all catering units offering kids-sized portions and prices, the Kia Oval is proud to announce a brand new Family Zone allowing young fans to enjoy T20 cricket in a safe, engaging and fun environment.
The Kia Oval Family Zone gives fans the very best view of the action, with seats located on the second floor balcony of the OCS Stand, directly behind the bowler’s arm. Games, cricket coaching, competitions, giveaways and player autograph signings will take place in the England Suite of the OCS Stand, which is directly linked to the seats and will provide more space than in previous years – and an indoor environment for fans to enjoy on a match-day. Food and drink will also be available in the India Suite, situated next door to the England Suite.
There will also be an exclusive parent’s bar – making it easy for parents to enjoy a drink whilst looking after their children.
The decision to move the Family Zone from the Peter May Stand, where it has been located in previous years, to the England Suite of the OCS Stand has been taken following direct feedback from Members and fans. Sitting away from the main crowd, families can continue to enjoy the amazing Kia Oval atmosphere in a safe environment with more space to enjoy all of the facilities and activities that the ground offers.
Steve Kitcher, Head of Public Sales at Surrey County Cricket Club and the Kia Oval, said: “We’ve had such a great crowds in our existing Pride of Lions Family Zone that we’ve needed to relocate it to a much larger area.
“It’s incredibly important to us that our young fans have the time of their lives when watching Surrey at the Kia Oval and we’re all really excited to try out the brand new Family Zone during Thursday’s night game.
“The addition of a specific private suite behind the seats will enable families to easily access all the fun activities we’ve got planned and have a specific part of the ground that’s devoted entirely to their needs and stewarded appropriately.”
How to get tickets in the Family Zone
To purchase tickets within the Family Zone, visit the Kia Oval ticketing page, choose the game you would like to purchase and select any seats within Blocks B-F of the OCS Stand. Fans are only able to purchase tickets within their area if they have at least one U16 ticket in their basket at the time of purchase. This is to ensure that the Family Zone seating is exclusive to family parties.
Pride of Lions Members
Pride of Lions Members can sit in Block A of the new Family Zone, where there is unreserved seating for Members. If Members would like to bring a guest into this area, they must purchase a ticket for their guests. Members can purchase up to two guest tickets for every game. Please note, for Block A to show as available, Members must be logged into their ticketing account using the email address associated with their Membership.