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🚘 Away Day Guide: Barnsley (27/1/24)

All you need to know for our trip on Saturday

24 January 2024

Club News

🚘 Away Day Guide: Barnsley (27/1/24)

All you need to know for our trip on Saturday

24 January 2024

The Grecians are next in Sky Bet League One action on Saturday, with a trip to face Barnsley in a 3pm kick-off.

Making the trip to Oakwell? Check out all you need to know below:

Match Tickets

Tickets are on sale for our away match at Barnsley on Saturday, January 27.

We have been allocated 518 seated tickets at Oakwell, which are on sale at the following prices:

  • Adult - £23
  • 65+ - £16
  • YA 19-21 - £16
  • Under-19 - £10
  • Under 14* - £5

Adult, senior and young adult ticket prices rise by £2 when bought on match day.

*please note that under 14 prices only apply when purchased alongside a fee paying adult, young adult or senior ticket. No unaccompanied under 14s are permitted. 

How to Buy

Tickets are available via your online ticketing account or in the club shop.

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The Stadium 

  • Name: Oakwell
  • Opened: 1888
  • Capacity: 23,287
  • Address: Grove Street, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S71 1ET

Oakwell Stadium was built in 1888 and was extensively redeveloped in the 1990s, with only the original main stand left standing.

Away fans are located in the North Stand, with a usual allocation of around 2,000. The stand holds 6,000 but for larger followings, restrictions can be in place which limits the allocation to around 4,500.

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How to get there

By Car

You can plan your journey to Barnsley by heading over to Google Maps and typing in the postcode S71 1ET.

By Train

The train from Exeter St Davids to Barnsley takes 5 and a half hours, meaning you'd have to leave around 8am to give plenty of time to arrive for the match.

Click here to plan your train journey.

Grecian Travel

Grecian Travel, completely run by the Supporters' Club, and not for profit, will be available for City's trip to Barnsley. 

  • The coach will depart from Unit 1 nightclub at 7am for a fare of £40.

Other pick-up points include: Honiton Road park and ride (by Miller and Carter Steakhouse), junction 28 (Cullompton services), junction 27 (Tiverton), junction 25 (Taunton). All other pick-ups by prior arrangement.

Currently Grecian Travel can only be booked directly.

For more information or to book please contact Simon Carnall on email at: simoncarnall77@gmail.com.

Parking

Between Oakwell Stadium and the Metrodome is a car park for visiting supporters, called the Queens Ground, which costs £5 for Cars and £20 for Coaches. This is just a couple of minutes walk from the stadium.

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At the Stadium

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The away supporters section of Oakwell is located in the North Stand of the stadium. This is clearly signposted and is sponsored by club partner, Palmer Construction.

Upon arrival at Oakwell, there are a number of outlets of information available to you. Our stewards are strategically placed around the stadium in their high-visibility uniforms, on hand to give assistance and answer any questions you may have. They have a high knowledge of local amenities and stadium access - if they do not know a piece of information they will endeavour to find someone that does.

Away Ticket collection

Away fans are advised to collect any tickets prior to the fixture from Main Reception at Oakwell which is located in the South Stand. Tickets are usually available to collect from 2pm onwards.

Reds Superstore

The superstore is situated in the South Stand and is open for business Monday to Saturday, including matchdays, giving you the perfect opportunity to shop whenever you are at the stadium.

Matchday Catering

Refreshments are available throughout Oakwell Stadium within the supporter concourses. There are bar and refreshment facilities within these areas that offer a range of food. From pies, chips and burgers, to hot dogs, flatbreads and pizza. Confectionary and both alcoholic and soft drinks are also on offer.

All of Barnsley's food is cooked and served fresh, with queuing expected at peak times. Our concourses also show live TV, usually Sky Sports and are open 90 minutes prior to kick-off.

Payments via card are encouraged inside Oakwell, but cash payments are also available.

Pubs for Away Fans

Taken from the footballgroundguide:

"Popular with away fans and in easy walking distance of Oakwell is the Metrodome Leisure Complex, which has a bar inside. If a sizeable away following is expected then additional bar facilities are brought into the sports hall at the Metrodome, which as you would expect is a bit sparse. Neil Tubby a visiting Norwich City fan, recommends the Dove Inn on Doncaster Road. This pub which is listed in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide is an outlet for the Old Mill Brewery. It is only a five minute walk away from the ground down Oakwell Lane and is happily frequented by both home and away fans. Further along, Doncaster Road (on the right after the Primary School on the left) is the Barnsley East Dene Working Mens Club, which is happy to admit visiting supporters (including accompanied children) for a small donation."

The Weather

At the time of writing, the forecast for Barnsley on 9 degrees and light rain, so make sure you bring a coat!

Total Distance

The total distance from Exeter to Oakwell or is 260 miles and will take around four hours and fifteen minutes each way.


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