The Kia Oval

oval invincibles

Before you read on, here are some key things to be aware of before arriving at the ground on a matchday, to make entry into the ground as smooth as possible.

Firstly, make sure you have the latest version of the app. One way to make sure you have the latest version is to uninstall and reinstall it. Secondly, have your tickets ready in the app: you can view our video guides to accessing and sharing tickets here. Make sure you are logged in to the app before you arrive at the ground. If you’re logged in and you’ve downloaded your tickets in advance, they will appear in the app without needing mobile or wifi connectivity.

Finally, get to the ground as early as you can. Bag checks are in operation so there may be queues at the gate. Have your tickets open in the app before you approach the gate.

Welcome to the venue information page for The Kia Oval, home of Oval Invincibles.

Here you can find all the information you need ahead of your matchday, including gate opening times, food & drink, travel options, accessibility provision and on-site facilities.

Sustainability

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The green choices available to you on a matchday are highlighted as bold* throughout this page.

Opening times

Gates open 2 hours before play starts.  

The first match of The Hundred 2022 at The Kia Oval sees the men's team take on London Spirit!

After that, your ticket gives you access to both the men’s and women’s matches on the same day, so make sure you get there for the first match!

Match day start times vary, so make sure you’ve looked at your ticket in the app to see what time the first match starts.  

Click here to read the Spectator Code of Conduct for The Kia Oval.

FOOD & DRINK  

There's a range of food and drink outlets within the ground to suit all tastes, including vegan*, gluten-free, nut-free and halal options.

Restaurant options include:

  • Crispy Duck* - vegan
  • Pizza & Co - nut-free
  • Piglets* - vegan, nut-free
  • Deep Blue fish and chips* - vegan
  • Olive Bros* - vegan
  • Cheese on Toast
  • Kennington Tandoori* - vegan, gluten-free, nut-free, halal
  • Brilliant Punjabi* - vegan, gluten-free, halal
  • Kebab Kid
  • Gamekeeper* - vegan, halal
  • KERB* - vegan
  • Sweet Sensations
  • Ice cream
  • OMD* - vegan
  • CLUCK - halal
  • Mother Flipper - gluten-free
  • StakeHaus - gluten-free
  • Chick N Sours* - halal
  • Kalimera* - vegan, gluten-free, nut-free, halal
  • Baked Bird - gluten-free, nut-free, halal
  • Annie Mae’s - nut-free
  • Grubshed* - vegan, gluten-free
  • Crepes - nut-free
  • Treats Club* - vegan, gluten-free

A wide selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase at stalls around the ground.

Please note that The Kia Oval is a cashless venue and only card payment will be taken. 

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

There are a number of water fountains* located around the ground where bottles can be filled up.

TRAVEL 

By Bike

There is limited bike* parking for spectators outside the Hobbs Gate in the form of bike racks. This is allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.

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 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 Bus 

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. 

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.  

FACILITIES  

Accessibility 

To book a wheelchair or accessible ticket, please contact the venue directly on 0203 946 0100, Mon, Weds, Thurs & Fri 9am-5pm, Tues 10am-5pm.

Matchday Blue Badge Car Parking booking is open four weeks prior to a fixture. To book, please contact accessibility@surreycricket.com. If you are a Blue Badge holder in the London Borough of Lambeth, you are entitled to park free of charge on the side streets near The Kia Oval.

The following facilities are available for people with a visual impairment:

  • The public address system will give live scores and updates of key developments during the match.
  • Guide dogs are permitted within the ground. Should your dog require water, the staff at any food service outlet will be more than willing to help. We ask that any dog mess is tidied up immediately and deposited in the bins provided.
  • Should any assistance be required to reach your seat, or any facility, then please contact the nearest Steward who will make arrangements for assistance to be provided.
  • A number of key signs have been adapted to a raised print format.
  • Outside the ground all road crossings have textured paving compliant with current legislation.

The following facilities are available for people with a hearing impairment:

  • Induction loops have been installed in a number of the seating blocks in the ground. All receptions, ticket offices and a number of catering outlets also have this facility. Switching your hearing aid to M or T can access the system.
  • Hearing dogs are permitted within the ground. Should your dog require water, the staff at any food service outlet will be more than willing to help. We ask that any dog mess is tidied up immediately and deposited in the bins provided.

The Kia Oval has launched a non-visible disability wristband. This optional wristband enables fans with a non-visible disability to easily identify themselves to venue staff on a matchday 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 one from the Micky Stewart Members’ Pavilion Reception at The Kia Oval or email accessibility@surreycricket.com and a wristband will be posted to you.

The following facilities are available for people with an ambulatory disability:

  • Match-day parking for Blue badge holders is available on or near The Kia Oval (depending on fixture type) and can be booked subject to availability four weeks prior to each fixture by contacting the venue’s Member and Supporter Services Team on 0203 946 0100 or by emailing accessibility@surreycricket.com
  • For Conference and Events for Blue badge holders please contact the Events Reception Team on 0207 820 5678
  • All entrances at The Kia Oval have dropped kerbs, in addition to accessible entrance gates.
  • Seating areas for the mobility impaired are in excess of the minimum requirements for sports stadiums and offer a multitude of views.
  • Should any assistance be required to reach your seat, or any facility, then please contact the nearest Steward who will make arrangements for assistance to be provided.
  • Accessible toilet facilities are available throughout the ground with the majority requiring a RADAR key. If you are not in possession of such a key then please contact the nearest Steward who will source one for you. Emergency cords are situated in all accessible toilets.
  • Catering facilities have been adapted to offer low level service points. Where these are not available, staff will be more than happy to source any product for you.

Additionally, please be assured by the following general accessibility options:

  • First Aid, medical & clinical waste facilities are available at either end of the ground for your use.
  • Less than 5% of internal areas are non-wheelchair friendly, and accessibility within the ground is good.
  • Accessible Taxis can be ordered from within the 1845 Stand or Pavilion Receptions.
  • The Kia Oval is happy to store wheelchair chargers on site for our regular visitors

Multi-faith Room

A Multi-faith Room is available on the ground floor at Bedser Entrance 32.

Shop 

You can get Oval Invincibles kit online here. Team merchandise will also be available to purchase at The Kia Oval, with shops in the Galadari Stand and in the JM Finn Stand. 

Internet Access 

To access the Cloud please see the following steps below. 

  1. Check your WiFi is on 
  2. Select WiFi Zone - The Cloud from the available network list 
  3. Follow on screen instructions to register or log on

Crowd Behaviour

The Hundred is for everyone. We want everyone to feel welcome on our match days and to have a brilliant experience. Anti-social or discriminatory behaviour of any kind is unacceptable and will not be tolerated. Reporting these types of behaviour will help us to ensure The Hundred is a welcoming and inclusive competition and experience for everyone.

If you experience or witness any anti-social or discriminatory behaviour on a match day at The Kia Oval, please report it as soon as possible by using The Kia Oval’s reporting form, so that The Kia Oval can try to deal with the issue at the time. QR codes located around the venue will also, when scanned, link to the form.

If you wish to report discrimination direct to the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), click here.

Click here to read the Spectator Code of Conduct for The Kia Oval.

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