Light up the Oval – Game day guide



Dear Ticket Holder,

Please see below important information regarding the Light up the Oval Super Smash T20 double header at Hagley Oval this Sunday.

With 8000 tickets allocated, we anticipate it will be very busy between 5.30 – 7pm so please come early where possible to beat the queues. Please have your ticket(s) printed or loaded on your phone ready to be scanned and be patient while we scan everyone through. If you have bags, please also have these ready to be checked by security.

Look forward to seeing you there!

For this match, you can enter through Gates A or B with access from Riccarton Avenue (site map).

Gates Open – 3pm
Magicians Coin Toss – 3.10pm
Magicians First Ball – 3.40pm
Kings Coin Toss- 6.40pm
Kings First Ball – 7.10pm


PLAY TM: More FM will be onsite at each of the Canterbury home games in January with the legendary PLAY TM! It’s like an eftpos machine… but scans tickets and dispenses prizes to give Cricket fans a memorable experience as they arrive.

For one hour as fans arrive for the game, More FM staff will greet them near the gates with the chance to scan their cricket ticket at the PLAY TM to see if their ticket is a lucky ticket. Selected tickets will dispense a prize down the chute!

MAIA MAD DASH: During the innings break Maia Health will give you a chance to win some prizes by competing in the Maia Mad Dash. It’s a race to the finish line and along the way you will have to put on a selection of different cricket equipment.

Sign up during the first innings at the Maia Health gazebo to be in with chance for your name to be called out to take part in the Maia Mad Dash!

KIDS ZONE: We will have our giant inflatables to the left of gate B entry. A great chance for the kids to test out their cricketing skills.

PLAYER SIGNINGS: At the conclusion of each match, player signings and photos will be available next to the Pavilion.


Arjee Bhajee – Indian cuisine, soft drinks

Fush – Burgers, Fish & chips, coffee and café food

Tu Meke BBQ – Pulled pork, pulled lamb, burgers, loaded fries, slaw and pickles, smoked kransky

Tiki Taco – Burritos, tacos, quesadillas, nachos, chips and salsa, salad

LilOrbits- Mini donuts, dipping sauces, soft drinks, slushies

Gelatiamo- Sundaes, gelati, sorbetti

Eagle Bar – Local craft brewery, on tap: Pilsner, APA, Hazy Pale Ale, Light Pilsner (2.5%), Range of Giesen Wines

Grab your official Kings and Magicians Merchandise from the Super Smash gazebo at the top of the embankment.

It’s not uncommon for the cricket ball to be hit into areas where fans are. Please stay safe by keeping your eye on the ball and remind your friends and family to do the same. For full event information including details about running times, what to bring, what not to bring and more click here.

Fan safety is our number one priority and we need your help to ensure events are as safe as possible.

Prior to attending the match, please ensure you download the NZ COVID Tracer app. All patrons are required to scan in, a parent or guardian may scan on behalf of a child. QR codes will be available to scan upon entry and throughout the venue. If you are feeling unwell or displaying any symptoms, please stay home.

Disability parking, with valid mobility pass, is available on Riccarton Ave. Wheelchair access is available via both Gate A and Gate B, however we recommend entering via Gate A as this is closest to the accessible seating area. Valid match tickets are required to access these parking spaces and entry points.

Street parking is available on the streets surrounding Hagley Park. Free parking is also available at Christchurch Arena for those who wish to use public transport or taxis for the short journey to Hagley Oval. For information about public transport, click here.

You can bring your own homemade food to the game. Just remember to use a soft chilly bag no larger than 20L. There will also be an array of food concessions at the venue. No alcohol can be brought into the match, but you can bring sealed, unopened plastic bottles (up to 1.5 litre in size) containing non-alcoholic beverages for personal consumption. A reminder that no glass or cans can be brought into any venue.

Please note that the grass embankment does not have any fixed seating. A low profile portable/collapsible seat will be permitted on the slope of the embankment while full sized seats will need to be positioned at the top of the embankment.

As there is limited space on the top of the embankments for deck chairs, once that space fills up, no more will be allowed. However, lower beach chairs are permitted on the embankment slope. We ask you to consider others around you when using these chairs. We can’t allow umbrellas into the ground as they create a sight issue for patrons sitting behind. Free sunscreen will be available.

This is a non-smoking venue. Patrons are asked to exit the ground when wishing to smoke, including the use of vaping devices and E-cigarettes.

A stamp will be given should you need to leave the venue and wish to return.


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