12:32 15 February 2012
Oakwell has been the home of Barnsley FC since 1888 - a year after the club's formation.
The Reds' founder, Reverend Tiverton Preedy, persisted with the owner of the old Oakwell field to allow his newly-formed team to play there.
After persisting for quite some time without success, Reverend Preedy was finally granted his wish on the proviso that his team 'behaved themselves'.
Aerial shot of Oakwell from 2011
The official capacity of Oakwell Stadium is 23,287.
C.K. Beckett Stand - South (4,497)
Barnsley's own take on the famous 'Spion Kop' - the C.K. Beckett Stand houses 4,497 home supporters.
Reds Chief Exec Ben Mansford with Kev Beckett and Reds Manager, Danny Wilson. July 2014.
The C.K. Beckett Stand was renovated in the early 1990s and re-opened as the new, all-seater stand in 1995 with built-in offices and the Reds Superstore and Box Office.
The view of the 'Ponty End' from the North Terrace circa 1980.
Hayselden West Stand (4,883)
Oakwell's oldest stand was erected in 1904 and has housed witnesses of some of the greatest and worst Oakwell moments.
West Stand in the 1950s
Essentially known as the 'main stand' at Oakwell throughout most of the 20th century, the West Stand included the location of the dressing rooms, managers' offices, club shop and ticket office.
Pukka Pies East Stand (7,132)
Pukka Pies became the first sponsors of the East Stand in August 2014
Palmer Construction North Stand (6,238)
The away fans' stand was developed at the turn of the millennium from an open-end seated stand of around 2,000.
Now sponsored by Palmer Construction Ltd as of August 2014, the stand now holds 6,000 spectators and boasts state-of-the art facilities in its bowels.
Sponsors of the Palmer Civil Engineer and Construction Stand. August 2014.
Dimensions Stand - South-East Corner (houses 70 disabled fans)
Dimensions Stand sponsor, Bill Shaw. August 2014.
Getting to Oakwell...
If you are traveling to Oakwell on the motorway leave the M1 at Junction 37 and take the A628 towards Barnsley.
Stay on this road, following the signs, and you will see the ground on your right.
There are car parks located at the ground. Close by Oakwell is the Metrodome Leisure Centre where there is a car park for visiting supporters, called Queens Ground - the post code for the Away Fans' Car Park is S71 1AN.
Postcode for SatNav: S71 1ET
Barnsley railway station is five to ten minute walk from the stadium. This station is served by trains running between Sheffield and Leeds.
From the train station turn right towards the traffic light, then turn left and walk towards the flyover. Go under the bridge and turn left up Grove Street. The ground is at the bottom of the hill.
View Larger Map