Kassam Stadium (capacity 12,500)
Having played at the Manor Ground since 1925, Oxford United moved into the Kassam Stadium in 2001. The stadium is named after former chairman Firoz Kassam, and cost around £15 million to build.
An unusual feature about the stadium is that it has only three sides, with the West End being unused. However, talks are ongoing about building a temporary fourth stand behind the goal. The two tiered South Stand is the most impressive looking stand, with the other two stands being single tiered. The East Stand is said to contain the most vocal home supporters, providing a good atmosphere.
Away fans visiting the Kassam Stadium are located in one side of the North Stand, and can hold up to around 5,000 supporters in total although there is rarely this level of demand from visiting teams.
There is a sizeable car park at the Kassam Stadium itself, with free parking in the areas for around 2,000 cars. If all those spaces have been taken by the time you arrive, then don’t be tempted to park on the grass verge as traffic wardens are particularly vigilant. Instead, there are some street parking options within walking distance.
We’ve compiled a list of car parks, below, near to the Kassam Stadium for hassle free parking while you’re at the match.
|Car Park||Sat Nav||Cost||Distance to Ground||Description|
|Kassam Stadium Car Park||OX4 4XP||Free||0.1km||There is around 1,600 spaces at the stadium itself, but make sure you arrive a good 75-90 minutes before kick off to make sure you get parked. Also, be mindful that when parking here it can take slightly longer to get away after the game has finished.|
|Vue Cinema Car Park||OX4 4XP||Free||0.2km||If you aren’t able to get a space at the stadium, there are an additional 400 free car parking spaces at the adjacent Vue Cinema, which is less than a 5 minute walk from the stadium.|
|Grenoble Road (street parking)||OX4 4XP||Free||0.2km||If you miss out on the free parking at the stadium itself and the nearby cinema complex, there is street parking available on Grenoble Road itself, which is literally opposite the stadium. However, make sure you use the marked bays and cars are parked here at your own risk.|
Oxford Station is around 4 miles away from the stadium, so walking isn’t a popular option amongst the vast majority of fans. The more popular options are to take a taxi which will cost between £10-£15, or take the bus. The Oxford Bus Company run the number 5 which goes into the City Centre, which then requires just a short walk to the stadium. Alternatively, there is also the 3A which runs directly to the stadium from the City Centre on Speedwell Street.
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There are a number of away friendly pubs near the Kassam Stadium, 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 the Kassam Stadium.
Over the coming months we will be building up fans reviews of the best places to drink on an away trip to Oxford United, 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 Oxford United’s Kassam Stadium 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 Oxford United 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!