The Bantams take on Oxford United this afternoon – in Sky Bet League One – and we have put together a helpful Away Day Guide to help you enjoy all of today’s action ahead of the 3.00pm contest.
The Kassam Stadium
The club would like to remind supporters that carrying pyrotechnics into a football ground or using them is strictly prohibited.
Those found to be carrying or using pyrotechnics will face a long-term ban.
The club moved to the Kassam Stadium in 2001, after leaving the Manor Ground, which had been it’s home for 76 years.
The stadium is named after the former Club Chairman Firoz Kassam and is located on the outskirts of Oxford.
The stadium has the capacity of 12,500 and City supporters will be seated in the North Stand alongside the pitch.
Oxford United’s pitch was one of the first to have artificial grass women into live turf.
A cash machine is located beside the Vue cinema. Please note: there is a fee for using this machine.
Tickets can be purchased from the North Ticket Office – adjacent to the visitors’ turnstile’s – CASH ONLY.
Prices are as follows:
ADULTS – £24
OVER 65s – £17
18-21s – £16
UNDER-18s – £14
UNDER-13s – £10
UNDER-7s – £6
Ambulant disabled supporters pay the relevant ticket price (Adult/Concession/Junior) and are entitled to a free carer ticket as long as the disabled supporter is on a medium to high rate disability allowance.
Any tickets which were not collected from the Northern Commercials ticket office before 4:00pm on Thursday March 14 can be collected from the North Stand ticket office at The Kassam Stadium.
The stadium is signposted on all major approach roads to Oxford with the brown “attraction” signs and a football icon. For Satnavs, use postcode OX4 4XP.
By rail & bus…
Oxford Station is approximately four miles from the stadium.
The Oxford Bus Company City 5 route runs from the station to Knights Road, a five-minute walk to the ground. Check the website for the route timetable and prices.
Taxis will take around 15 minutes to get to the ground from the rank outside the station.
Stagecoach Route 1 starts from Speedwell Street and follows the same route to Knights Road and Pegasus Road.
- Two buses per hour operate from the New Westgate shopping centre to the stadium on Saturdays.
- For midweek games, the 3A provides transport to the stadium but please note is not available for the return journey.
- For timetables and maps visit the Oxford Bus Company website by CLICKING HERE.
*Please note that these services are not operated by the club and are subject to change: please check the relevant bus company website before setting off.
The stadium has unreserved spaces for around 2,000 cars at each game. Parking is free of charge and on a first come, first served basis. For big games, the main car park does get full before kick-off although there is generally still space in the overflow parking at the back of the Vue Cinema, just past the club shop.
There is some road parking near the ground with spaces between the stadium and the Watlington Road roundabout.
All supporters attending games are asked to respect the residents only schemes that operate in the nearby streets and not to park on the double yellow lines on approach roads.
The lines do include the grass verges along the edge of the road and the club will not accept responsibility for any parking tickets issued to motorists who park there.
The Royal British Legion at Littlemore (Littlemore, Oxford, OX4 4LZ) is available for matchday parking.
ENTERTAINMENT & REFRESHMENTS
There are no pubs in close vicinity to the stadium.
There is a small, local pub called ‘The George Inn’ – situated in Littlemore – just off the ring road.
Also in Littlemore is the British Legion Club (OX4 4LZ) which also welcomes away fans. You are also able to park your car there for the duration of the game.
There are also a couple of other traditional pubs located in Sandford-on-Thames, which is in walking distance (20-25 minutes) of the Kassam Stadium or a five-minute drive. These are the Catherine Wheel on Henley Road and the Kings Arms on Church Road.
The Catherine Wheel offers local real ales and cider, plus hot food snacks on matchdays. Whilst the Kings Arms is in a splendid location on the banks of the River Thames and is part of the Chef & Brewer chain.
Adjacent to the stadium is the ‘Ozone Complex’
Inside, you’ll find a cinema, bowling alley, and restaurants such as Frankie & Benny’s, a Chinese buffet restaurant called ‘Oxy Oriental’, as well as a fish and chip shop called the ‘Ozone Plaice’.
Inside the ground…
Alcohol and refreshments are available inside the ground.
Oxford United produce two matchday magazines – one for home supporters, and one for away supporters.
The official matchday programme is available inside the concourse and from sellers around the ground and in the club shop for £3.