Oakwell Stadium

Key facts

Club: Barnsley FC | Opening: 1888 | Capacity: 23,287 seats

History and description

Oakwell Stadium was built in 1888. It got extensively redeveloped in the 1990s, with only the original main stand from the early 20th century left standing.

First, a new East Stand got built in 1993, followed by a new South Stand in 1995. Works were completed with a new North Stand in 1999.

In recent years, plans have been made to replace the old main stand with a new modern all-seater stand, but it is unlikely that these will get realised in the upcoming years.

Getting there

Oakwell Stadium is located just east of Barnsley’s town centre and rail station. The walk will only take 5 to 10 minutes.

Barnsley is serviced with direct trains from, among others, Sheffield, Leeds, and Huddersfield.

If arriving by car from the M1 motorway, exit at junction 37 toward Barnsley and turn east onto the A628. At the Townend Roundabout take the third exit following the A628 and keep straight at the subsequent Alhambra Roundabout. From there follow the signs for Football Ground and Barnsley FC.

Address: Grove Street, Barnsley, S71 1ET


Tickets for Barnsley matches can be bought online, or at the ticket office at the stadium. Tickets can also be bought at the turnstiles on the day of the match.

Tickets for all stands go for the same price of £28.00.

For more information email boxoffice@barnsleyfc.co.uk or call +44 (0)871 2266777.


Relevant Internet links

Barnsleyfc.co.uk – Official website of Barnsley FC.
Barnsley.co.uk – Barnsley tourist information.
Nationalrail.co.uk – Check train times and fares.