AWAY GUIDE | The Kassam Stadium


502 tickets had been sold by the time they were taken off sale on Monday afternoon. 

There is a ticket office right beside the away entrance at the Kassam Stadium with tickets available on the night, adults paying £24, over 65s £17, students and U22s £16, U18s £14, U13s a tenner and U7s £6. 


The Kassam Stadium boasts just three stands, one end still affording a view of a large car park and retail outlets. Although this is the absolute in terms of middle of nowhere stadia, the move was probably necessary and it is therefore just what one would expect. 

We are in the North stand along the side of the pitch (to the right hand side as you look at the pitch) and it pretty much does what one would anticipate it to say on the tin. 

Good view, room to manoeuvre in the seated areas themselves, although the concourse is a bit cosy with slightly awkwardly positioned toilets. The staircase to the stand isn't huge, although that may have been accentuated by the mad dash that ensued when we were awarded a penalty just after half-time last season! It takes you about a quarter of the way up the stand and then take your pick, the stewards seemed pretty friendly on our last couple of visits, too.

Food and Refreshments

Oxford is a lovely city with so many eclectic eateries and pubs to visit, student happy hours notwithstanding. Therefore, if you are making a day of it, the choice is yours, the Eagle and Child being a bit of a favourite. 

Nearer the ground, however, it is a little more difficult to find a pleasant watering hole that isn't rammed, which is a shame as, again, there are some lovely little places, especially in Sandford-on-Thames. 

If you are a bit pushed for time, however, nearby is the entertainment complex behind the car park (which is also visible from the ground) which has a few eateries and probably the easiest place for a pint is the bowling alley on the opposite side of the ground. Food and drink of all varieties are available inside the ground.


The Post Code is OX4 4XP and there is the aforementioned car park which allows all fans to park subject to spaces - don't anticipate a quick getaway, though. Getting there is simple enough, the A423 Ring Road is the one to aim at, then the A4074 towards Reading. From here, aim for the Oxford Science Park and the signposts pretty much do the job all the way.

Trains. Yes, you can get home on the night but the distance from the station is a bit of an issue, shall we say. If you don't fancy paying a cab drive for a single journey at least (again getting away post-match can be a delayed experience) then the number 5 from the station is the best way to make the return journey. 

Trains are frequent from both Paddington and Marylebone on the way out, average journey time around the hour mark. On the way back, realistic options into Paddington would be the 22.30, 23.09 or 23.16, along with the 22.15 or 22.41 to Marylebone, although add half an hour or so onto the journey time.

Because of roadworks in Oxford, the Oxford Tube and local buses to the Kassam Stadium, cannot use Speedwell Street as the usual interchange stop. Fans can use the Valley Away service and information on alternative routes is here.

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