Barnsley Football Club are delighted to announce that the new Reds FanZone will be launching this coming season and will be open from 12pm this Saturday for the Sky Bet Championship opener against Fulham.
The new Reds FanZone will be based in the East Stand Car Park, and supporters can look forward to live music, a variety of street foods, while being able to enjoy Cask Ale from local favourites Acorn Brewery alongside a range of soft drinks and craft beer, through the Barnsley Football Club Supporters’ Trust (BFCST) run Redfearn’s Bar.
A first team player will also be available for a quick Q&A, to sign autographs and pose for photos. We will also be previewing the big kick-off and getting your views ahead of the new season.
Here is an idea on what you can expect on Saturday 3rd August:
12.00pm – FanZone Opens
1.00pm - Official Welcome
1.15pm – Live music set from Tom Masters
1.30pm – Reds Report will be on stage to preview the new season
1.45pm – Reds in the Community provide update on latest goings on
1.55pm – Non-playing player Q&A
2.00pm - Team News Announced
2.05pm – A historical background of the two teams
2.15pm – Tom Masters returns for his final set
2.35pm – Dave Cooper commences the countdown to kick-off
This news means that Redfearn’s Bar no longer exists in the Ozone venue on Matchdays and will be replaced with a more family orientated environment for our future generation of supporters, to build on the popular ‘Family Zone’ in the East Stand Upper (more information about this will be released on Wednesday).
Chief Executive Officer, Dane Murphy, is delighted to offer something new and exciting to home supporters at Oakwell.
“We are proud to launch our new FanZone, together with members of the Barnsley Football Club Supporters’ Trust. We want people of all ages to continue enjoying their visits to Oakwell and we hope that this fan friendly area will only add to supporters’ experience.”
BFCST Chairman Alan Bloore is excited to continue building on the amazing success of Redfearn’s Bar over the last five years and to partner with the club on moving to the new FanZone setup to create a fantastic pre-match experience for fans of all age groups.
“It’s a fantastic idea and something we are pleased to be a part of. It’s great that the Club are trying something new to engage supporters and we’re looking forward to getting the area up and running.”
So get yourself down to the new Reds FanZone at 12 noon and soak up the atmosphere!
Tickets for Saturday's Sky Bet Championship fixture against Fulham are on general sale now. You can secure your seat in person at Oakwell, over the phone (01226 211 183) or online at eticketing.co.uk/barnsleyfc.