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Oakwell: A Family-Friendly Environment

9 July 2012


Barnsley Football Club places an emphasis on family enjoyment at all of our matches at Oakwell - the home of Barnsley FC.

If you've not been to a football match at Oakwell Stadium before then don't worry as we've listed all the information you need to know below!


. For more details see the links below. online ticketing pageYou can buy tickets by phoning our hotline 0871 2266777, in person from our ticket office or via our

We would recommend you purchase your tickets in advance. When buying tickets please mention to our ticket office staff if this will be your first time visiting us.

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Buying Tickets & Ticket Prices


Getting to the ground is easy and you can use either public transport or drive by car (there is plenty of parking available). For more information on getting to and from the ground see the links below.

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Directions and Parking

Barnsley Football Club currently play in the Championship. Our nickname is the Tykes. Our ground is called Oakwell. Our club colour is Red and you can see a picture of our strip below. 

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Club History

Family Atmosphere:

We are committed to providing a family friendly atmosphere here at Oakwell, but should you witness anyone engaging in foul, obscene, racist or homophobic abuse - you can report it immediately and anonymously via our text service. Simply text 'BarnsleyFC' to 80010 along with a brief description of the incident and your stand name and seat number. (Text charges apply).




Our mascot is called Toby Tyke - see the picture below! He is great with kids and will be putting on a special effort for this match to entertain all the families that come along before the game and at half time.


Football matches last 90 minutes and are played in two halves of 45 minutes each. At the end of the first half there is a 'half-time' break of 15 minutes that will allow you time to go and get a drink or a bite to eat from our refreshment kiosks.
Each team is comprised of 11 players (including one goalkeeper) and each team is allowed to make three substitutions.
The winner of the match will have three points added to their season total. If the match ends in a draw then each team will get one point each.

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