Please find below important information for spectators at all Kent Spitfires home matches in the 2022 Vitality Blast, including:

  • Pre-match information for those attending the game
  • Confirmation of the parking process

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Before travel/arrival

Getting to the ground

  • Where can I enter the ground?

    • Pedestrian access to this match will be via:
      • Entrance Zone A, to the left of Sainsbury’s and the entrance to the Oriole at Lime Tree Café, OR
      • Entrance Zone B, at the Nackington Road entrance to the ground
    • Vehicle access for Spitfire Ground Car Parking Pass holders and pre-booked Blue Badge holders is via the Main Gates on The Drive
  • What time do gates open?

    • Gates open two hours before the scheduled start of play
  • Can I buy a ticket at the gate?

    • Yes – you can purchase a ticket for each day’s play via the Box Office at Entrance Zone A – to the left of Sainsbury’s and the entrance to The Oriole at Lime Tree Café
    • You can save money by purchasing your tickets before 15:00 the day of the match – click here to purchase
  • Can Members of the visiting team enter Member areas?

    • Yes – Members from the opposition will be able to access Member areas on production of a valid 2022 Membership Card from their home county
  • Is parking available for this match?

    • Car parking at The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence is extremely limited.
      • Bicycles are permitted, but must be locked and stored at the owner’s risk.
    • Parking is available in the following locations:
      • Simon Langton Girls’ Grammar School
        • This is available for free for all Spitfire Ground Car Parking Pass holders and Kent Life Members. Simply show your Life Membership or Spitfire Ground Car Parking Pass for parking at no further cost
          • Other Members/supporters can also secure a space for £10, first come first served, via this link
      • New Dover Road Park & Ride:
        • For more information on this service, please click here. Charges apply
      • On-street parking
        • Charges/restrictions may apply
  • I have a Blue Badge, can I park in the ground?

    • Limited parking at The Spitfire Ground is available for accessible parking for blue badge holders only
      • Tickets will be allocated on a first come, first served basis and will not be available to purchase on the day – call 01227 456 886 to reserve
      • Blue badge holders with a valid Spitfire Ground Car Parking Pass will not be charged to park – but must book a space in advance via the number above
      • Blue badge holders without a Spitfire Ground Car Parking Pass will be charged a daily rate of £15 – and must book a space in advance via the number above

Inside the ground

  • Are there any seating restrictions for this match?

    • For Vitality Blast fixtures, all seating except the Frank Woolley Lower Stand is specifically designated unless communicated otherwise
      • Please stay in your seat or standing area where possible
  • Is there accessible seating inside the ground?

    • Yes – accessible seating can be found in the lower tier of the Frank Woolley Stand
      • If you require accessible seating, please contact the Club on 01227 456 886 (Monday-Friday 10:00-16:00)
  • Will the Kent Cricket Shop be open?

    • The Kent Cricket Shop will be open during this match, stocking the latest Kent Cricket x Castore playing shirts and training wear
  • Are printed scorecards available?

    • Yes – The Kent Cricket Shop and a stall by Entrance Zone A will be selling printed scorecards for £1
    • A FREE Digital Match Programme will be available here
  • Will I need to wear a face covering inside the ground?

    • Face coverings are now not a requirement at sporting venues, as per Government guidance, and is completely down to personal choice
      • Please be considerate of other spectators inside the ground
  • Will I be able to use cash inside the ground?

    • No. All match day payments at The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence are now cashless. The Kent Cricket Shop, ticket sales, food and beverage payments at all outlets will now be conducted without cash
      • Spectators must use their credit/debit card, or smart device, for payment
  • Can I leave the ground and come back?

    • No, re-admittance is NOT permitted for this fixture
  • Where are the toilets situated?

    • Men’s Toilets are located behind the Frank Woolley Stand and at the rear of the Leslie Ames Stand
    • Women’s toilets are situated to the rear of the Underwood & Knott & Frank Woolley Stands
    • Portable toilets are also situated at the Nackington Road end of the ground and behind the big screen
  • Where am I allowed to smoke in the ground?

    • Smoking is not permitted in any of the seated or covered areas, including e-cigarettes
      • Spectators may smoke in designated areas as signposted
  • Can I bring my own food and drink?

    • Food and sealed soft drinks are permitted into the ground, but NO alcohol is permitted into the venue for any Vitality Blast match
      • All bags will be searched before entry
    • Food and beverage outlets will also be available inside the ground, all serving alcohol
  • Which food & drink outlets will be open for this match?

    • Public bars are available inside the Leslie Ames Stand and in the Beer Marquees situated behind the WW Martin Stand and Southern Bank
    • The Oriole at Lime Tree Café will be open for this fixture
    • A variety of food concessions offering a variety of foods catering to all, including child portions, will be inside the ground
    • A beer marquee will be in operation on the Southern Bank of the ground
  • Can I bring my dog?

    • No. dogs are not be allowed into the ground for Vitality Blast matches, with the exception of trained Assistance dogs.
  • Am I allowed on the outfield during breaks?

    • No. Spectators are asked not to go on the playing area at any time before, during or after the match
  • What do I do if I want to report discriminatory behaviour during the match?

    If you have experienced or witnessed discrimination, you can report it to Kent Cricket fully anonymously via a dedicated text service: text the word KENTCRICKET followed by your message, including where you experienced the behaviour and any other useful information, to 88440.

    All messages will be taken seriously and in complete confidence by the Club’s Stewarding team.

  • Can I get an autograph or a selfie with the players?

    • Yes – we’re pleased to confirm that spectators are permitted to interact with our players this season
      • Spectators are not permitted to enter the field of play or any prohibited areas at any time
      • A special autograph signing session will take place outside the Oriole at Lime Tree Café after every home Vitality Blast match

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