The DX West Stand is scheduled to re-open for supporters on 15 January 2022.
Following several open forums and consultations throughout the last two months, the Club can now announce that the South West block of the DX West Stand will re-open ahead of the Sky Bet Championship fixture against Blackpool on 15 January 2022.
When the decision was taken to temporarily close the stand, work was already underway to ensure that the closure would be for as short a period as possible. Outstanding concerns and reports have since returned to a satisfactory standard, with remaining work scheduled to be completed prior to the first home Championship fixture of the New Year.
From January, displaced supporters will be entitled to return to their West Stand seats. Further communications relating to certain options will be circulated both directly to impacted supporters, and across Barnsley FC digital channels in the coming days.
Chief Executive Officer, Khaled El-Ahmad said: “A proposed re-opening was always a goal the Club was working towards, and thanks to the hard work of our dedicated team, I’m pleased to say that this is now a reality.
“Whilst this impacted all supporters, I want to particularly thank those who have been displaced by the closure. Although we deemed it a necessity, those that I have met over the last months were understanding and supportive.”
The Club remain in positive discussions with numerous stakeholders, including Barnsley Council, about further enhancements of Oakwell Stadium.
Barnsley FC would once again like to place on record its thanks to supporters for their patience and understanding during this challenging period.