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11 February 2023

Club News


11 February 2023

We hope that this afternoon's improvements to the matchday experience add to your visit to Oakwell.

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Following feedback from you - our wonderful supporters, via initiatives such as our recent fan survey alongside numerous fan engagement events, we are pleased to announce a handful of changes will be implemented throughout Oakwell today to further enhance the supporter experience when coming to watch the Reds in action.

When we welcome Cambridge United in Sky Bet League One later today, we will have a ‘Happy Hour’ running from 1.30pm to 2.30pm – with all items sold in our kiosks available on a ‘3 for 2’ basis. Enjoy the offers in the concourse whilst watching the lunchtime action on the flat-screen TVs prior to kick-off. Musicians will also be playing in the East Stand concourse before the game to add to the atmosphere in the build-up to kick off.


‘Happy Hour’ will also be available within the Reds FanZone on Saturday, situated outside the East Stand prior to kick-off. With food, drink and live music, the space offers a dynamic build-up to kick-off amongst fellow Reds’ supporters.

‘Meet and greet’ staff will now be situated around the turnstiles of each stand and will be on-hand to answer any questions you may have, whether it is your first visit to Oakwell or you've been coming here as long as Toby Tyke!

The East Stand lower will have a guest food vendor until the end of the season, with ‘Get Wurst’ bringing you the best of Berlin street food, including ‘Proper Currywurst’, ‘Banging Bratwurst’ and vegan options.


‘SALT’ will also have a bar situated in the C.K. Beckett South Stand, as well as being available on draught in Rimmington’s. Based in Saltaire, West Yorkshire, the brewery started in 2018 and will be here to provide their delicious craft beers at Oakwell.


For supporters situated in our hospitality settings, increased staff will be present to ensure that your needs are catered for with maximum efficiency and care. Our East Stand hospitality reception will be open from 12pm, where you will be greeted by Chief Revenue Officer, Jon Flatman and Business Development Executive, George Johnston. A host will then show you to your table on our Executive floor.

Our MC, Jason Thelwell and Legends Suite host, Chris Ridyard will welcome you before the superb dining experience begins, with a range of starters, main courses and delicious desserts to choose from.

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A significant investment has already been made in the installation of our EPOS system, which has reduced queuing times in the concourses of the stadium. The opening of Rimmington’s provided an alternative option to the hospitality already available at Oakwell, with the upgrade costing just £5 for comfort, both pre- and post-match on gameday.

Furthermore, in our previous fixture at Oakwell against Accrington Stanley, we introduced the opportunity for supporters to display all compliant flags in the DX West Stand. There were also adjustments to the music played over the PA system to help build the occasion of gameday at Oakwell.

These are just some of the initial improvements planned to enhance your experience at Oakwell in the coming weeks as we approach the final fixtures of the 22/23 season here at home. We appreciate your fantastic support across the campaign so far and look forward to welcoming you back home, starting with the Cambridge game this afternoon!


We appreciate all constructive criticism, and welcome feedback, good or bad!

Please feel free to contact the Club HERE at any time, or call down to Oakwell and someone will be on-hand to help fix any issues. 

Thank you for your support, and enjoy the game!

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