Oakwell (capacity 23,009)
Oakwell Stadium was built in 1888 and was extensively redeveloped in the 1990s, with only the original main stand left standing. The East Stand was first to be rebuilt in 1993, followed by a new South Stand in 1995. A new North Stand completed the works in 1999.
More recently, plans have been made to replace the old main stand with modern all-seater stand, but it isn’t expected to happen anytime in the near future. A unique feature of Oakwell is a purpose built stand for disabled supporters which is a three floor structure located between the East & South Stands.
Away fans visiting Oakwell are located in the new North Stand, with a typical allocation of around 2,000. The stand itself holds 6,000 but for larger followings, restrictions can be in place which limits the allocation to around 4,500.
Car parking is limited at the stadium itself, but there are other options within walking distance of Oakwell such as Queen’s Ground which is located between the stadium and the Metrodome.
We’ve compiled a list of car parks, below, near to Oakwell for hassle free parking while you’re at the match.
|Car Park||Sat Nav||Cost||Distance to Ground||Description|
|Queen’s Ground||S71 1AN||£4||0.4km||This is a popular choice for away fans given how close it is to Oakwell. However, it can take a while to leave after the game due to the amount of traffic.|
|Barnsley East Dene Working Mens Club||S70 1UD||£2||0.8km||This working men’s club allows people to park for just £2 and is just a 10 minute walk to Oakwell. You can also grab a pre-match pint here.|
|County Way||S70 2JW||£5||1.0km||This car park is situated behind Barnsley Railway Station and has a large number of spaces. It’s also just a 10 minute walk to the stadium.|
|Rob’s Autos||S71 1EB||£5||0.5km||Situated just off the A628 Pontefract Road, this secure parking facility with CCTV has space for 20 cars, and is a two minute walk from the stadium.|
Barnsley Railway Station is the closest railway station to Oakwell and is only around a 10 minute walk away.
When you exit the station, turn left away from the town centre and then take a left on to Eldon Street North. After around 100 yards, turn left on to Midland Street and then another left shortly after on to Kendray Street. Continue on to Pontefract Road for a couple of hundred yards and then take a left on to Bala Street. The stadium is around a 5 minute walk straight ahead.
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There are a number of away friendly pubs near Oakwell, all of which cater to different needs. Please note, however, that some bars require club colours to be covered and some do not allow children.
However, rather than take our word for it, we want to give you the view from other away fans who have visited Oakwell.
Over the coming months we will be building up fans reviews of the best places to drink on an away trip to Barnsley, and you’ll be able to find them here.
In the meantime, we’ve included a map below with all the best away pubs highlighted for you.
See what other away fans think of Barnsley’s Oakwell in our ‘Away Day Reviews’.
If you’ve already been, then you can share your experience with us by writing your own review.
See how Barnsley perform in our away day rankings, where away fans rate the pie, pint, cuppa and away day overall.
Check out our photo gallery where you can view other away fans’ photos. You can also share your own experience by uploading your own!