The Kassam Stadium (also known as Grenoble Road) is the home of Oxford United Football Club, and is named after the ground's owner and former chairman of the football club, Firoz Kassam.
The Kassam Stadium currently hosts League One (third tier) games although Oxford were relegated to Division Three (fourth tier) the season before the new stadium was built and were further relegated to the Conference National (fifth tier) in 2005–06. The club was previously based at The Manor Ground from 1925 until the opening of the Kassam Stadium in 2001.
The Kassam Stadium consists of just three sides with the open west end of the ground situated behind one of the goals. The North Stand is divided for use by both home and away supporters and is the largest in the stadium with a capacity of 5,026.
The East Stand is home to the more vocal home supporters and is one single tier behind the goal whereas the South Stand is the main structure of the stadium, housing the Quadrangle conference centre, the Exhibition Bar, the club offices and changing rooms, and a row of 28 glass-fronted executive boxes.
The South Stand is divided into two tiers, with the lower tier including the ground's Family Section.
The North Stand is used to house the away supporters and is a single-tier structure opposite The Main Stand, a two-tier structure that houses the changing rooms and dugouts as well as the ground’s family section. The East Stand is another single-tier structure and welcomes the most vocal Oxford United supporters. There is no West Stand at the ground
Visiting supporters are situated towards the open end of the North stand. Views are very good and unobstructed as you'd expect from a ground built in the 21st century, whilst facilities and refreshment bars are very good too.
For away fans the nearest pub is the Catherine Wheel in Sandford-On-Thames which is approx. 10-15 minutes walk. Few pubs in town would be an issue for away fans, though the most likely for groups are the large bars on George Street - for ale drinkers there are a fair few decent pub in the centre including The Bear which dates from 1242. There are however, many places in the vicinity to grab a bite to eat before or after the game.
Parking is available at the stadium if you arrive early enough and what's more, it's free. There are 2,000 spaces available and well worth taking advantage of. There is hardly any street parking. You're warned to be very careful when parking anywhere else, especially on verges, as the wardens are very busy around the ground.
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