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Oxford took a 6th minute lead, when Hendry drove in from the right past a couple of non-tackles from Southend players and fired in a good shot from the edge of the box. We found street parking on Grenoble Road about 200 yards from the ground. Ended up in Thame about half an hours drive from the Kassam and found a tasty, cosy little place called the Rising which is a Brakspear pub with a Thai restaurant ( which I would highly recommend). So overall a great day out for Southend particularly as results elsewhere ensured we still had a chance of automatic promotion in our last game at home to Macclesfield. The facilities within and the views of the playing action are excellent, and there is also good leg room. Oxford United v Torquay United The Club had also got wind that around 150 tickets had gone astray. The North stand is where the away supporters are put. Easy to get out after a little walk. Take the Oxford Bus Company 400 (Park & Ride) towards the city centre, disembarking at Brookes University (stop B5). Still I will comeback to watch another derby game and hopefully see us at least score a goal! Sadly conditions played more than a part While oxford played well and posed a few threats, I thought we looked well in control and to be honest, I couldnt see Oxford scoring. However, the game made up for it, Oxford played some great football and were worthy 3-0 winners. The performance was poor from the team which frustrated the fans. There was just about sufficient car parking, and the advantage is that it is free, but latecomers do have to park behind the Vue Leisure Complex on land that is muddy, unlit and unlined, which I imagine could cause some trouble finding your car after a night game. Located in the village of Thorp Arch, near the town of Wetherby, the site covers 12.1 hectares. Capacity: Sue and Michael run fan stalls outside the main reception doors of the South Stand. The view is fine. There is a special type of pitch, one of the first to have artificial grass woven into the live turf. Well, top of the League against a side in the relegation zone. Oxford is in the South of England and not far from London. I was a little concerned about the distance between us and the exits, but I guess in an emergency you would go on the pitch, it just meant a half time comfort break was not worth the effort. Argyle were on a good run, but good runs have to end sometime..Oxford United meanwhile were manager-less and on a dip in form. Sign In | Register | My Account | Cart 0 items. Wed like to thank BMW for being such great landlords but it is time to move on and we now look forward to working with the City Council and with Fusion because the facilities here will be shared with the whole city and hopefully become a major boost for football in general in Oxford, as well as for United. The Argyle fans were in great voice for this game after recent results but Oxford started well and had a fee half decent chances that they failed to convert. If you have an issue or feedback relating to the University of Oxford website itself, please contact the webmaster. Our brand new state-of-the-art Gatwick training facility is approximately three miles from Gatwick airport and is located on Manor Royal Business District. . Oxford Training Ground Oxford. Train travelers were all whinging about the 30 minute ride into town. So I sat in my car from 21:50 to 22:40 waiting for the cars in the car park to start moving, then I joined the queues but it took another half hour before I even got out of the car park. 32.93. Oxford Sports Park will provide the following facilities for the wider community: Oxford United FC, which has a 25-year lease to operate the facility, will host club pitch hire, competitions, leagues, childrens sports parties and events at Oxford Sports Park. Second half Southend could not make a breakthrough and Oxford seemed happy enough to see things through for the 2 0 win and 3 points to get further from the relegation places. Oxford United Youth plus various OSL sides. The stewards were fine, but they did seem a bit nervous towards the end of the game. The stadium can be found in between the Oxford Science Park & Blackbird Leys Estate. A steady journey down the M40/A34. The game saw Braintree go 1-0 up and send our fans ecstatic During the half time interval I was chosen to participate in a fans crossbar challenge. It was extremely windy that night and with kick off approaching I just went straight into the ground to get out of the elements. All the facilities were fairly standard, had a bacon/onion roll and cup of tea which was fine. The Kassam Stadium is three quarters of quite an impressive ground. I decided to go straight inside the stadium after that, so I didn't have any contact with home fans. The views are good, the seats comfortable enough and there are no supporting pillars to get in the way. Some are tailored for researchers; some are for all staff:People and Organisational Development (POD): personal and professional development for all staff, including for those teachingThe Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL): offering a range of courses, support and services, for The game itself was very good. CAE London Gatwick. We share the car park with other facilities on the complex, including a cinema and bowling alley, and there can be a wait to exit the car park after the match. The atmosphere was also better than I was expecting due to a higher than average attendance, boosted by a large following from Bristol. Address: TRAINING GROUND, Isherwood Road, Carrington, Manchester, M31 4BH: Car Park: Yes: Car Park Capacity: 200: Management Type: Sport Club: Management Group: . Getting away was easy as our coach was waiting for us outside the away end, and a Police escort away from the ground meant we were on our way out in a matter of moments, and another fantastic journey meant we were arriving back in Stevenage for just after 6.30pm. The most convenient bus is the Stagecoach 3 or N3 bus which runs between the city centre and Iffley Road. Then Oxford sealed the 3 points by getting another penalty and scoring making it 3-0 full time. However as I was starting to come out, Oxford took the lead through Liam Sercombe. Living in the south of England and supporting the Blades means that I mainly get to see only away games, and with Oxford being only an hour away it was an ideal opportunity to take advantage of a re-arranged fixture. Alternatively, please email - note that live chat is recommended for the quickest response on a matchday. However, the car parks tend to fill up fast, so try and arrive early if you can (at least 75 minutes before kick off). Please do not park at the end of the paved section of Edgeway Road as it blocks access for local residents. In the away section at one sideof thepitch, we were at the top of the stand next to the car park, however, the view of the pitch was superb. Second half they scored a deflected second. I took the supporters coach which left at 8:45am and arrived at Oxford around 1:20pm. A ground that I'd looked forward to going to for quite a while rather let me down. Theres also a free continental breakfast included in the price of your stay, free Wi-Fi and, of course, free parking. 2018-2019: 7,315 (League One) This wasn't. The Kassam Stadium looks very much like many new builds apart from the bizarre sight of one end missing. The ground is so well signposted on the A34 that you'd really have to go out of your way to miss the signs. If you have a question you would like to ask, including admission queries, please use our Any Questions website. Oxford's London Road Stand, Manor Ground 1980 - Steve Daniels [, The East Stand under construction - Steve Daniels [. There is an electronic scoreboard in the South West corner. Please make sure you lock your bike securely (D-Lock is recommended), only to cycle racks and not site handrails and barriers. Car parking. I'd been to Oxford (both the Kassam Stadium and the old Manor Ground) several times before , and we normally win more than we lose, so a no-brainer. I wasn't looking forward to this game at all given the fact we had lost our previous five league matches, were conceding goals for fun and had one of our main centre-backs suspended. I was happy enough with Leicester's performance, as well as the result. Ross Hitchcock informs me; Oxford Bus Company/Stagecoach route 3A runs half hourly from the city centre (Westgate stop E1 and High Street stop T2), Iffley Road and Sandford-on-Thames direct to the ground on Saturdays only. The place was very full with local fans mixing happily with Vale fans. Lee Williams met with Scott Humphries, the training ground's twenty-five-year-old head groundsman. The stands are quite steeply banked and reasonably close to the touch/bye lines. There is also the option of renting a private driveway near the Kassam Stadium via We then headed back to the ground, its an easy 30-minute walk, arriving at about 1:45pm. After two defeats, an away point ground out with considerable effort was most valuable in Martin Ling's opinion. As one of it's fryers wasn't working, only chips and burgers available. 3), and nearby Cowley Road (1, 5, 10, 12) and to St. Clements (X13, 4A, Oxford Tube, X90) which are all within walking distance. It was an unlikely team that we were drawn with no one expected this, so it was a chance to tick off a new ground and have a great day out, I went. Even more so with a goalkeeper debutant and without striker Rene Howe (suspended). Justice done therefore when Jones saved the penalty from Liam Sercombe. Later customers had a long wait for chips but they were nice. So far I have managed all 65 grounds watching either Tottenham or Exeter, and taken my time, I have now decided to finish the 92 in the next two years so have abandoned that plan and will be taking in some neutral games, starting at Brighton in 3 weeks time. At the one end is the Oxford Mail Stand, which is also single tiered. Comment on the game itself, atmosphere, stewards, pies, facilities etc.. New York Location. Credit to the Oxford United fans for really getting behind their team. Although Oxford took the lead early on (before many fans had entered the ground!) For the first 20 years of their existence, Oxford lived a nomadic life with no home stadium as such. In spite of this effort however, fans and press still called it the Kassam Stadium. Coach and minibus drivers must drop-off on Iffley Road and park at the dedicated council coach parking provision at: The car park is locked outside ofopening hoursand vehicles are non-retrievable during closed periods. I have been to the Kassam Stadiumseveral times, and find no issues with it being three sided (especially since my early memories of Bramall Lane include a cricket ground along one side of the football pitch or was it a football pitch alongside one side of the cricket square?). Oxford United train here. New ground, another awayday and another to tick off my list. The away end is at the North side of the ground with the away fans housed on the right-hand side as you view the pitch. I had also heard good things about the Kassam Stadium. This pub was really busy with tourists and day trippers but again had a good selection of drinks. Thu, Feb 17, 17:00. There are 1,600 car parking spaces at the stadium itself, which are free. I spoke to an Oxford fan about the departure of Matty Taylor and their performance against Luton a few days before. A smoke bomb was thrown into the field of play causing the visibility to temporarily disappear almost entirely. One tiny road out of the car park and a lot of cars. It was a little embarrassing from a Pompey fans perspective. This limited carparking can accomodateapproximately 40 vehicles. Next time, I'll park 15 minutes walk away and get away 45 minutes faster. Those in the know would get there really early and get a space near the leisure complex. The journey takes around 40 minutes and then it is a 15 minute walk to the stadium (see, With one end of the ground being open, there is always the remark of watch my car as another wayward shot flies into the car park behind. In particular we would like to thank Darryl Eales who has believed in this project throughout his time as Chairman and I think leaves this as a fantastic parting gift for the club, and our new Chairman Tiger who understands the importance of top class training facilities to help move the whole club forward., Mark Munday, Divisional Business Manager for Fusion Lifestyle, said: We are thrilled to have made this agreement with Oxford United. The new ground was hit by numerous problems and issues during the building phase, with the construction taking four years to complete because of financial issues causing the company that was building it to abandon work when they were not getting paid. From here Marston Road Sports Ground is a 15minute walk or you can take the U5 bus towards Marston and disembark at Ferry Road, walking 5 minutes down Edgeway Road andfollowing the walking and cycling instructions. Its a nice spot by Sanford Lock to while away a couple of hours. Theres also free parking on site and the now almost ever-present free Wi-Fi. It costs 4 and is available from the away ticket office (cash) or the club shop (cash or card). Away fans are normally housed on one side of the North Stand, towards the open end of the ground. It was decided in 1995 that Oxford United would leave the Manor Ground, with the cramped and out-dated stadium no longer suitable for the club take itself to the next level. Walkers: What is the heart-shaped 100k challenge? The ground looks very impressive and the double-tiered stand opposite is Premier League standard. As you can see in the team supported above, that there were a mixture of reasons for me going to this game: 1) I live in Northampton and my wife's family support the cobblers (NTFC) and so are a kind of adopted team 2) Local derby with a near sell out crowd would be a good atmosphere. This is a problem at a lot of clubs not just Oxford by the way. At The Manor Ground: The three stands also sit completely unconnected to each other. The stewards were okay but a few fans did get very noisy and standing on steps. View list of results. The postcode for Kassam Stadium is OX4 4XP. Bus - Route 5 from the Oxford Bus Company and Route 1 from Stagecoach Services both run to about five minutes from the stadium. The OX postcode area, also known as the Oxford postcode area, is a group of 26 postcode districts in south-central England, within 17 post towns.These cover most of Oxfordshire (including Oxford, Banbury, Abingdon, Bicester, Witney, Didcot, Carterton, Kidlington, Thame, Wantage, Wallingford, Chipping Norton, Chinnor, Woodstock, Watlington, Bampton and Burford), plus very small parts of . Its in a nice location though if was coming via train can imagine it's a pain. Note these operate cashless payment. Good day with the best fans in the league , especially as now every club seems obsessed in trying to force a rivalry with us for some weird reason (Oxford included). One good thing about an away ticket is that whilst in theory it is for a designated seat, they let you sit anywhere. Then left back Ricardinho played a one two into the box before shooting through the keepers legs to give a 2-0l half time lead to Oxford. Postal addressUniversity of Oxford University Offices Wellington Square Oxford OX1 2JD United Kingdom, Telephone: +44 1865 270000Fax: +44 1865 270708. Reason for going: So it may be an idea to allow yourself plenty of time if you are going to travel in this way. Tom Raffan a visiting Southend United fan advises; Its worth noting that the bus from the train station takes a very windy, indirect route so if intending to get the bus from the station then get there by 1.30pm at the latest (for a 3pm kick off). We arrived at 11:15am so, as you would expect, there was no issue getting a parking space although there were already several cars there, some football supporters and some for the bowling/cinema. Coach and minibus drivers must drop-off on either Parks Road or South Parks Road and park at the dedicated council coach parking provision at: This is our preferred method for students and locals community members. The journey on the whole was uneventful and we arrived in good time at 1.30pm.