Ahead of the 2019/20 Sky Bet League One campaign, bwfc.co.uk will profile each of Wanderers' opponents.
In our latest article, we take a look at Oxford United
Nickname: The U’s
Stadium: Kassam Stadium
Capacity: 12, 500
2018/19 Finish: 12th in League One
2018/19 Top Scorer: James Henry, 15 goals in all competitions
Manager: Karl Robinson
Distance From The University Of Bolton Stadium: 178 miles
Getting To The Ground
By Car From the M6, merge onto the M42 and at junction 3A, use the left two lanes to merge onto the M40 towards London/Warwick/Stratford.
From there, follow the M40 down to junction 9 and use the left two lanes and follow signs for A34.
Use the A34 until the Cowley/Henley exit, where you will come off and follow signage for the Kassam Stadium.
Car Parking The stadium has unreserved spaces for around 2,000 cars at each game. Parking is free of charge and on a first come, first served basis. For big games the main car park does get full before kick-off although there is generally still space in the overflow parking at the back of the Vue Cinema just past the club shop.
At each game a fence is put up behind the North Stand which means that supporters cannot walk from one end of the ground to the other, therefore please park at the correct end of the ground
The Yellow Car Park behind the East Stand opens at midday for Saturday matches and a steward will guide fans to a parking place. Once the car park is full the club will tweet this fact (@OUFCOfficial) to allow supporters to make other arrangements.
There is some road parking near the ground with spaces between the stadium and the Watlington Road roundabout. All supporters attending games are asked to respect the Residents Only schemes that operate in the nearby streets and not to park on the double yellow lines on approach roads. The lines do include the grass verges along the edge of the road as well and the club will not accept responsibility for any parking tickets issued to motorists who park there.
The Royal British Legion at Littlemore (Littlemore, Oxford, OX4 4LZ) is available for matchday parking.
By train Oxford Station is roughly four miles from the stadium.
Stagecoach route 1 and The Oxford Bus Company route City 5 run at frequent intervals (every 4-10 minutes combined) from the station to Knights Road, a five-minute walk to the ground.
Oxford Plus Bus tickets are valid on both routes. Return or 24 hour passes bought from the driver on route 1 can be used to travel back to the station on the City 5 and vice versa.
Direct to the Ground from Oxford city centre and Iffley Road (Saturday and Good Friday games: 3A Bus Route from Oxford Bus Company and Stagecoach
Two buses per hour operate from Oxford city centre to the stadium on Saturdays and most Bank Holidays.
Return or 24 hour passes bought from the driver on one company can be used to travel back from the ground on the other. For midweek games the 3A stops at the Science Park close to the stadium but please note is not available for the return journey.
Stopping a short walk from the ground
From rail station, city centre, Cowley Road and Cowley Centre to Knights Road (5 minutes’ walk):
Stagecoach route 1 and the Oxford Bus Company City 5 route run from Oxford Station through the City Centre to Knights Road which is a five-minute walk to the stadium. In the city centre buses pick up at the Westgate shopping centre (stop M1), Speedwell Street, St Aldates (stop G5) and High Street, Queens Lane (stop K1). Buses will show Blackbird Leys as the destination on the front.
Return or 24 hour passes bought from the driver on one company can be used to travel back from the ground on the other.
From city centre, Cowley Road and Cowley Centre to Plover Drive (5 minutes’ walk): Stagecoach route 12 runs from the city centre to Plover Drive, which is a 5 minute walk to the ground. Buses pick up at St Aldates (stop G4) and High Street, Queens Lane (stop K2) in the city centre. Buses will show Greater Leys as the destination on the front.
From city centre, Abingdon Road and Donnington Bridge to Carpenter Close (10 minutes’ walk): Stagecoach route 16/16A runs from the city centre to Carpenter Close, which is a 10 minute walk to the ground. Buses pick up at St Aldates (stop H4) in the city centre. Buses will show Minchery Farm as the destination on the front.
Please note that these services are not operated by the club and are subject to change: please check the relevant bus company website before setting off.
The Stadium Address for SatNav’s is as follows:
Head to Head: Wanderers and Oxford United have met 22 times, with the first meeting taking place in 1968.
In the Whites last game against the U’s in 2017, they won 4-2 away from home as goals from Filipe Morais, Mark Beevers, Josh Vela and a Chey Dunkley own goal saw Wanderers take the three points in League One.