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OAKWELL
 
Oakwell has been a League ground for 126 seasons;
from July 1st, 1898 to the current day .

Oakwell was the 58th
ground to be used for a League game.

Current Capacity 23,009

Year opened 1888

 
GROUND HISTORY adapted from "The Ultimate Directory of English & Scottish Football League Grounds"
 
Barnsley St Peter’s FC moved from an adjacent field to Oakwell in 1888 but it was not until 1895 that the facilities included a stand. This stand quickly succumbed to a gale and, following their election to the Football League in 1898 (as Barnsley FC) and considerable ground re-levelling, the central section of the 1,200 seat main stand (later extended) was constructed in 1904. The only other alteration prior to the setting of the record attendance of 40,255 on February 15th, 1936 at the FA Cup 5th Round tie v. Stoke City  (2-0) was the installation of a cover on the east side.

Post WWII improvements included the installation of a cover at the south end and extension of the terraces on the east side before the ground was extensively redeveloped during the 1990s. In 1993 additional land was purchased on the east side of the ground to facilitate the construction of a new 7,200 seat two-tier stand, whilst at the same time, and as a temporary measure, seating was installed at the north end. Later a new 4,508 seat stand was opened at the south end and seats provided in the main stand paddock before, in 2000, a 6,000 seat stand was completed at the north end. At the start of the 2007/8 season the all seat capacity was 23,009 and the pitch size was 110 x 75 yards.
 

GROUND DETAILS adapted from "The Extreme Groundhoppers Guide"
 
Ground address: Oakwell, Grove Street, Barnsley, S71 1ET
Main phone number: 01226 211211
Ticket office: 0871 226 6777
Ticket prices: Adults Ł25, (B Ł22), (C Ł15) Senior Citizens (Over 60's) Ł13, (B Ł12), (C Ł10) Under 18's Ł13, (B Ł12), (C Ł10) Under 12's* Ł7 (B Ł6), (C Ł5)
 
If driving to ground: Travel the A1/M1 and leave the M1 at Junction 37 and take the A628 towards Barnsley on Dodworth Road. Stay on this road (the ground is well signposted) and go through one roundabout and the next roundabout take the first exit into Wesley Street then at the T Junction take a right into Lambra Road and follow the road under the railway bridge to the T Junction then turn right then take the second right after the Mount pub. There are a couple of car parks located at the ground, but they are mainly for permit holders only. In between the ground and the MetroDome is a car park for visiting supporters, called the Queens Ground, which costs Ł3 Cars, Ł6 Mini Buses and Ł10 Coaches or street parking.
 
If using Public Transport: Barnsley railway station is about a ten minute walk away. From the train station turns left away from the town centre and into Kendray Street and head towards the bridge that the dual-carriageway runs over. Go under the bridge and cross the road then turn left into Bala Street and at the junction continue up the hill this is called Belgrave Road continue to the top of the hill. Oakwell is in front of you.
 
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