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The Kia Oval
The Oval
Ground information
Location Kennington, London, England
Coordinates
Home club
County club
Establishment 1845
Operator Duchy of Cornwall
Surface
Capacity 23,500
Owner
Tenants
End names
End names
International information
Only Test
First Test
Last Test
First ODI
Last ODI
First T20I
Last T20I
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The Oval, referred to as the Kia Oval due to a commercial sponsorship deal, is an international cricket ground in Kennington, in the London Borough of Lambeth. In the past it was also sometimes called the Kennington Oval. In past years it was officially named as the 'Fosters Oval', 'AMP Oval', 'Brit Insurance Oval', due to previous commercial sponsorship deals.

The Oval is the home ground of Surrey County Cricket Club, and also traditionally hosts the final Test match of each English summer season in late August or early September. The Oval was the first ground in the United Kingdom and second in the world (after the Melbourne Cricket Ground) to host Test cricket.

The nearest Tube station is Oval, but Vauxhall is only half a mile away.

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Test cricket grounds in England and Wales
Current Test grounds:
EdgbastonHeadingleyLord'sOld TraffordThe OvalRiversideSophia Gardens
Trent BridgeRose Bowl
Former Test grounds:
Bramall Lane