Barnsley FC - Oakwell

Oakwell Stadium Guide

Stadium Info

With a capacity of more than 23,000, Oakwell is more than double the size of the average home gate. A nice modern stadium with one stand in need of redevelopment. The West Stand has wooden flooring in the upper tier and there are some 'issues' with the roof, all of which culminating in the club announcing back in 2008 that they would be knocking it down and re-building it. If this was to happen, it would increase capacity by just under 4,500.

Away Fans

Visiting supporters are seated in the North Stand. You'll normally get about 2,000 tickets but if there is more demand the number can rise to around 6,000. It's not recommended that away fans drink in Barnsley city centre at all. So if you do it might be a good idea to cover up any colours.

Stadium Layout

Oakwell seating plan:

Oakwell Stadium seating plan

Where To Drink

The Metro Dome, which serves food till 2pm, The Coach and Horses and The East Deane Working Mens' Club both on Doncaster Road are reportedly away fan friendly. The East Deane Club serves food from a hatch but you have to sign in to enter. Children are welcome however, if accompanied by an adult.


Parking is freely available on site at the club. There are two large car parks, one for home and one for visiting supporters which allow easy access to and from the stadium.

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By Train

The nearest / closest train station to Barnsley's Oakwell Stadium is Barnsley. This is approximately 5 minutes walk from the ground.

Turn left away from the town centre when you leave the train station then left again onto Eldon St N. After 100 yards turn left onto Regent Street and follow it to Kendray St where you turn right again. Continue onto Pontefract Road for a couple of hundred yards and then take the left at Bala Street. The Ground is about 5 minutes walk straight ahead.

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Rivals - Sheffield United, Sheffield Wednesday, Rotherham

Fans Reviews

  • Travel: I drove and parked in the away car park. Just £3 per car was good value. It did take around 30 minutes to get away after the game however.

    Refreshments: The pub I visited was the Button Moon, 2 miles south of Barnsley in the village of Wroxborough. They had a good selection of usual beers plus local ales. The food was excellent and reasonably priced and although the decor was really dated, it was charming in a 70s way.
    Full of friendly Barnsley fans who were a good laugh.

    Impressions: Entry was £25 which is about the norm. Really quite impressed. Three good stands, but the older stand did look a bit out of place. Atmosphere was almost non-existent though.

    Facilities: On the whole, very good with the usual food bar which was large. The drinks bar was limited to what drinks there were and was as usual, expensive. Toilets very good and clean.

    Enjoy: Marks out of 10 would be 7. Heard reports that the home fans in local pubs were hostile but the BUTTON MOON lot were great! To sum up: Good day out.

  • Travel: The Traffic Gods didn't seem to like me today. Horrific traffic as usual at the end of the M67 through Mottram, Id already avoided the M62.M1 interchange becuase I know there are roadworks there, so came back through Huddersfield and rejoined the M62 after the roadworks…only to hit traffic yet again thanks to a broken down vehicle in more roadworks closing two lanes! But I suppose this shows at least that Barnsley is at least a pretty accessible place from the North West! Council car parks in the town are free at weekends at the moment too, so your best bet is to head for any town centre car park, I ended up next to the town Magistrates Court, right near the town centre transport interchange, and about 5-10 minutes walk from the ground…as accessible as a football ground gets!

    Refreshments: Shock horror, they sell chips and Bovril! Two big rarities in fotball grounds these days! Outside, with the ground so close to the town centre, you couldn't exactly want for anything.

    Impressions: Its a very good ground really. Upgraded on 3 sides, the two big single tier ends are very imposing, the ground feeling much bigger than it's 23k capacity. The side stands are both two tiered, the older West Stand having some pillars in the upper tier, while the East is modern and has flawless views all round, as the two behind the goals do.

    Atmosphere: It was really good actually! Blackpool brought plenty over, but were fairly quiet for much of the game. The Barnsley fans were fantastic first half, a bit more reserved second half, but as the game was coming to an end and the game started to get a bit frantic, both sets of fans were really going for it.

    Enjoy: Not a bad one to be my 100th football and rugby ground! Classic heart of it's community club, good atmosphere and great facilities, it had everything really.

  • Travel: I drove to Oakwell with my 2 sons sat nav took us as close as they ever do to the vising supports end. Then I asked a steward on the gate for directions to visiting supports parking which was a left right then right hey presto drove straight in no problems.... Although it is a little slower getting out.

    Refreshments: We were directed by the police to the leisure centre at the side of the north stand where facilities were good basic food and a pint if required with a large screen showing football.

    Impressions: I was impressed with the away supporters parking right outside the ground with no hassle...i found the police very helpful and friendly.

    Facilities: The stadium facilities were much as you would expect from a football ground in the UK.

    Enjoy: I really enjoyed the day, although we lost. I would recommend Oakwell to any visiting supporter and not to be afraid of taking the kids, it really is a good set up for visiting fans..... Thank you very much Barnsley Football Club a most enjoyable day.

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Ground Name: Oakwell
Capacity: 23,009 (all seated)
Address: Grove St, Barnsley, S71 1ET
Main Tel No.: 01226 211 211
Team Nickname: The Tykes
Year Ground Opened: 1888


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