All the information you need ahead of the LV= County Championship match between Surrey and Gloucestershire at The Kia Oval.
Thursday 27th – Sunday 30th May
Gates open at 9:30am each day
SCHEDULED HOURS OF PLAY
Tickets must be purchased online before arrival at the ground. Members need to reserve a ticket, free of charge, in order for us to monitor attendance figures and maintain social distancing.
Some spectators may have been moved since they received their original ticket. This is to ensure social distancing but will not affect the quality of your view of the cricket. Please check your emails to ensure you bring the latest version of your ticket.
Your seat location has been allocated by our Member and Supporter Services team in line with government guidelines. The location of your seat is visible on your eTicket. This cannot be changed and you must only sit in your allocated seat. Please note that if you were originally sat in the Laker Balcony for this fixture, you will have received new tickets via email.
COVID 19 PROTOCOLS
You must wear a face mask at all times other than when sat in your allocated seat, eating or drinking. Hand sanitiser will be available around the ground. Please maintain a safe distance from fellow spectators and staff at all times.
You should not attend The Kia Oval if you have any Covid 19 symptoms or your most recent test was positive. We kindly ask that all attendees read our Code of Conduct here before attending.
Scorecards are available from the Micky Stewart Members’ Pavilion reception. These are free of charge for Members.
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.
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
A wide selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase at Members’ prices at the Vauxhall End of the ground. A range of hot and cold food will also be available and will be sold in pre-packaged boxes to be taken away for consumption. Please note that The Kia Oval is a cashless venue and only card payment will be taken.
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.
If you have a lunch reservation on the Roof Terrace, the restaurant will be open from 12.30-2.30. This is a dining space area only and Members will need to return to their allocated seat after eating.
Queuing systems are in place for all outlets, ensuring social distancing is applied, and serving staff will be in PPE to adhere to government guidelines.
Some of the catering units are in enclosed concourse areas, and to access these you will be required to wear a face covering, in line with the most recent government guidelines. Please do bring a face covering or mask with you, so you can freely access all open areas of the ground.
Fans are permitted to bring their own food and drink into the ground, although no glass or metal cutlery will be allowed. As this is a Category ‘B’ fixture, it is permitted to bring your own alcohol. This is limited to 4x cans of beer or a 750ml bottle of wine per adult of legal drinking age.
Free water fountains are available in several locations on the concourse.
Please see below for a map of the ground.
Pitch 18, fairly central but slightly closer to the gasholder side of the ground, will be used for this match.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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, excluding the Ticket Office and bars within the Micky Stewart Members’ Pavilion.
Can I bring a guest?
Yes. You can use your guest vouchers for this match but you must have reserved a match ticket beforehand and you must bring the voucher with you to present along with the ticket on the day. Failure to present the guest voucher will unfortunately mean the guest must pay full price for entry.
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 at the Alec Stewart Gate 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.