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1 February 2023

Club News


1 February 2023

Find out more ahead of the rescheduled trip to Oxford United in Sky Bet League One action on Wednesday evening.

The match was originally set to be played on Saturday 10 December, but due to freezing temperatures overnight the fixture was postponed.

Opened in 2001, the Kassam Stadium holds 12,500 supporters and plays host to the U's. The Reds last played there in January 2019, Kieffer Moore and Mamadou Thiam rescuing a point for Daniel Stendel in a 2-2 draw.

Where is the Kassam Stadium?

The ground can be found in Oxfordshire at the following address:

Kassam Stadium
Grenoble Rd,

Where will Reds fans be situated in the stadium?

We have received an allocation of 1,497 tickets for the Planet IT North Stand at the Kassam Stadium.

Supporters wishing to pay on the day at the Kassam Stadium are informed that there will be a price increase of £2, and tickets are available from the North Stand ticket office from 1:30pm.

Tickets from the original postponed fixture on Saturday 10 December remain valid for this match.


Where can Reds supporters find matchday parking?

There are unreserved spaces for around 2,000 cars at each game at the Kassam Stadium. Parking is free of charge and on a first-come, first-served basis.

Head for west car park B1 or B2 upon arrival on Saturday. If these spaces are full, you will be directed to the overflow carpark which is past the VUE cinema and club shop.

Supporters must note that after most matches there is a security gate in place behind the North Stand which prevents direct access from the away end to the East car parks.

How far is the nearest railway station to the Kassam Stadium?

Oxford Station is the closest train station, situated five miles from the Kassam Stadium. If you arrive at Oxford Parkway, a connecting train to Oxford is advised to ensure a more efficient journey to the match.

What is the weather forecast for the match on Wednesday night?


The gaffer's thoughts


Michael Duff spoke to the press to preview the fixture - here is what he had to say ahead of the game:

"A tough one. They've got good players, I think they've been in the play-offs the last three years. They've got a really well built team, they've got a manager who's got a lot of games compared to his age. You look at the last home game, they beat Ipswich. They gave Arsenal a really good run for their money in the FA Cup, came out with a lot of credit from that although they got beat.

"They'll be wounded from the last couple of games. They're a dangerous opponent - a wounded animal with good players. They'll probably think they've still got a chance of the play-offs because of the squad they've got and they can put a run of results together. We know it's going to be a difficult game."

We look forward to seeing you in the away end at the Kassam Stadium cheering the Reds on loud and proud!

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