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Surrey v Hampshire: Match Day Info

Published: 14th August, 2019

All the information you need ahead of our Specsavers County Championship fixture against Hampshire at the Kia Oval.

MATCH DATE
Sunday 18th August – Wednesday 21st August

OPENING TIMES
Gates open at 10.00am

SCHEDULED HOURS OF PLAY
Start: 11.00am
End of First Session: 1.00pm
Start of Second Session: 1.40pm
End of Second Session: 3.40pm
Start of Third Session: 4.00pm
Close: 6.00pm

TICKET PRICES

Surrey v Hampshire has good ticket availability, and fans can purchase tickets in advance or on the gate. Tickets for any of the four days are £15 only if bought before midnight on the first day of play or £20 from the first day of the match onwards.

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Surrey & England, County, Championship and Pride of Lions Members get free access to this fixture, as it is included in their Membership package. Members should produce their Membership card on arrival at the ground.

Members who wish to use their vouchers, please do so directly at the gate, rather than exchanging them at the Ticket Office as per previous years.

SEATING

Seating is unreserved in the stands that are open for Specsavers County Championship fixtures at the Kia Oval, and fans can enjoy the match from any open area within the lower bowl except the Micky Stewart Members’ Pavilion which is restricted to use by Members only.

WICKET LOCATION

This week’s wicket will be extremely central on the Kia Oval field meaning seating anywhere around the ground will be appropriate.

CASHLESS GROUND

In order to reduce queue times at our bars and shops, The Oval is now a cashless ground. Payments can be made using all major debit and credit cards.

CLUB SHOP
The Club Shop in the Pavilion forecourt will be open throughout the match for fans to purchase Surrey merchandise and replica kits. The Club Shop will close at the end of play on each day of the match.

SCORECARDS
Scorecards are available from the Members’ Pavilion free of charge for Members, or are available to purchase by non-Members in the Club Shop, located in the Pavilion forecourt.

TRAVEL
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 West Trains coming in and out of Waterloo.

By London Underground
The Kia Oval is easily accessible on both the Northern Line and the Victoria Line. Oval tube station is a two-minute walk from the ground, and is on the Northern Line. Vauxhall tube station is a ten-minute walk from the Kia Oval, and is served by the Victoria Line. For more information, and to plan your journey to the Kia Oval via the London Underground, click here.

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.

FOOD AND DRINK

Various food and drinks options are available in the Pavilion forecourt, including Deep Blue Restaurant (fish and chips) and an ice cream van.

The Club’s annual Beer Festival will take place throughout this fixture at the Frederick King Bar in the Pavilion Forecourt. Full information about that event can be found here.

In addition, The Feathers, the Kia Oval pub located behind the Bedser stand, will be open serving drinks and snacks.

Members can enjoy exclusive food offers within the Pavilion, including:

  • The President’s Room
  • The Long Room
  • The Feathers Bar
  • The Hundreds Bar
  • The Ali Brown Bar
  • The Alcock Restaurant

The Kennington Club will also be open within the Lock Laker stand serving a selection of beers, wines and hot drinks.

As part of our promise to be single use plastic free by 2020, Members are now being given reusable pint glasses. There will be a £1 deposit, which will then be refunded to Members when they return their cup to the bar, or alternatively, Members can take the cup away as a souvenir.

TEAM NEWS

The Surrey squad will be announced on kiaoval.com and across our social channels the day before the start of the match. The final selected XI will then be revealed following the coin toss, half an hour before the start of play on the first morning.

SUSTAINABILITY

The Oval has pledged to be single-use plastic free by 2020. As part of this commitment, we have made a range of modifications around the ground. When you buy your first drink, you will also pay a deposit for a Stack-Cup which, when returned, will be taken and washed for re-use. If you buy another drink, you will not pay the deposit for a clean container and if that is your last drink, you will be handed your deposit back.

We also encourage you to bring an empty reusable water bottle, which can be filled at any of the numerous water fountains situated around the concourse.

ACCESSIBILITY

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 the Ticket Office or Pavilion Reception upon arrival or email accessibility@surreycricket.com, where one will be posted to you

FAQ

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.

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?

There is a cash machine allocated to the right of the Members’ Pavilion, in the reception of the OCS stand and by Block 5-6 of the OCS stand. There is also a cash point at Vauxhall station, a ten-minute walk from the ground, or the Post Office on Kennington Road.

Is there a map of the ground?

A map of the ground is available here. Stewards are located around the ground on match-day to assist with directing fans to different locations.

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